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  • ANALYSIS: Airline safety performance in 2014

    News | 08 Jan 2015 12:10 | David Learmount

    Despite public perception, 2014 has been an extraordinarily good year for aviation safety – but the shadow of MH370, MH17 and December's AirAsia disaster cast a long shadow over the positive figures
  • Bangladesh's GMG Airlines to expand regional network

    News | 06 Apr 2010 04:28 | Joshua Low

    <p>Bangladeshi carrier GMG Airlines launched a twice-weekly Dhaka-Abu Dhabi service on 28 March, its eighth international destination. </p><p>The airline is...
  • Albania's Belle Air launches new Prishtina link

    News | 04 Jun 2008 10:29 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Albanian budget carrier Belle Air has launched scheduled services between its home base at Tirana and <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>Pristina</span></span>, the capital city of <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:City u1:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Kosovo</st1:place></st1:City></st1:City></st1:place>.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Belle Air, which launched in March 2006, operates scheduled and charter services. According to <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>Flight’s</i> <i style='mso-bidi-font-style:normal'>ACAS</i> database its fleet comprises a British Aerospace <span class=SpellE><span class=spelle>BAe</span></span> 146-200, a Fokker 100 and a Boeing McDonnell Douglas MD-82.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-ma
  • Deals - 1 September 2007

    News | 01 Sep 2007 00:00

    <P><STRONG>Flybe </STRONG>has concluded the sale and leaseback of 16 Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft (24, 39, 42, 88, 94, 107, 167, 177, 196, 201, 219, 300, 357, 404, 458, 482, 546, 578, 617) all with AE3007-A1 engines. The aircraft have been purchased by US investors and leased back to Flybe, who acquired the aircraft in March this year from British Airways. All 16 aircraft were built between 1997 and 2002 and operated by British Airways subsidiaries. Airstream International Group arranged the sale and leaseback on behalf of Flybe. As part of the transaction, Airstream was also appointed by the new owner as exclusive remarketing agent for the aircraft. <BR>Flybe also operates another nine aircraft of the type on 10-year operating leases from RBS Aviation Capital. The aircraft are scheduled to exit the fleet between 2009 and 2011. </P> <P><STRONG>Aircastle</STRONG> purchased an Airbus A330-300 (86) aircraft with CF6-80E1A2 engines from Airbus Financial Services. The 1994-built aircraft is cur
  • Deals - 1 May 2007

    News | 01 May 2007 00:00

    <P>After signing a 22 Airbus A350XWB memorandum of understanding with Airbus last month, <STRONG>Aeroflot</STRONG> has also opted for 10 A330200s. </P> <P>Aeroflot and AerCap signed a letter of intent for the supply of A330-200 aircraft under an operational leasing structure. The first two aircraft will be delivered to Aeroflot in 2008. In 2009 Aeroflot will receive five aircraft, and in 2010 it will take the remaining three. Aeroflot chose A330-200 aircraft as an interim decision to replenish its fleet until new A350XWB aircraft are supplied between 2014 and 2017. <BR>Aeroflot leased/took delivery of two new Airbus A320s with CFM56s: one each from GECAS and RBS Aerospace under previously announced deals. </P> <P><STRONG>Aladia Airlines</STRONG> leased a Boeing 757-200 (23928) with RB211-535E4 engines from Macquarie AirFinance. The 1987-built aircraft had been previously leased to Pace Airlines. </P> <P><STRONG>Avation</STRONG> acquired a Fokker F-100 (11484) with Tay 650-15 engines from W
  • Deals - 1 April 2007

    News | 01 Apr 2007 00:00

    <P><STRONG>Volito closes deals</STRONG></P> <P>After merging its portfolio with Goldman Sachs through Irish company VGS Aircraft Holdings, Volito acquired three more aircraft last month. <BR>Volito also leased a Boeing 737-400 (26437) with CFM56-3C1 engines to Ukraine Inter-national Airlines for a period of five years. The 1992-built aircraft was previously on lease to Blue Panorama Airlines. <BR>VGS Aircraft Holdings acquired, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Olbia Ltd, three Airbus A319-100s (1102, 1283, 1305) with CFM56-5B6/2P engines from Permeke Aircraft Leasing. The 2000/01-built aircraft have leases attached to Meridiana until March and June 2009, respectively. The three aircraft were financed by PK AirFinance. <BR>ABX Air agreed to buy a Boeing 767-200, formerly operated by American Airlines, and convert it into a freighter from passenger config-uration. ABX Air expects that it will cost about $20m to buy and modify the aircraft, which should be in service by early 2008. It e