News Listings for Melilla

  • Anglo-Spanish bids for airport ATC at newly liberalised Spanish airports

    News | 08 Mar 2011 11:52 | David Learmount

    A new Anglo-Spanish joint venture, FerroNATS, is bidding for air traffic control contracts at Spain's newly liberalised airports. Spanish company Ferrovial...
  • Flying the line

    News | 28 Aug 2006 23:00 | Andrew Healey

    The world has few scheduled helicopter services - and their operators are mostly long established. How do they survive and is there room for expansion?
  • Pilot 'shut down good engine by mistake'

    News | 02 Dec 2003 00:00

    <p>The report into the 29 August 2001 fatal crash of a Binter Canarias EADS Casa CN235-200 twin turboprop says the crew made an error in operating the engine fire extinguisher for the serviceable engine, having shut down the port engine for which a fire warning had been triggered<I>, writes Rainer Uphoff</I>.</p> <p>The aircraft was on final approach to Malaga, Spain, inbound from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the north African coast, when the fire warning occurred. The powerless aircraft crashed about 700m (2,300ft) short of the runway.</p> <p>The investigators noted that the fire alert for the port engine appears to have been a false alarm, probably caused by humidity or dirt on the sensors.</p> <p>When the engine fire alarm sounded, the first officer had made an emergency call to Malaga tower and the crew went through the fire drill for the port engine. They shut down the engine, feathering the propeller and firing the extinguisher, but the fire alert remained live. While try
  • Global airport groupings

    News | 01 Dec 2001 00:00

    <p>DATA COMPLIED BY TREVOR MOUNTFORD, INFORMATION RESEARCHER AT ATI</p> <p>This listing includes those international airport groups with significant business links and foreign holdings beyond their home country. Data is compiled from returns to the database of Airline Business sister online service Air Transport Intelligence. </p> <p>Aena Base: Spain Description: Aena manages 43 airports in Spain, 12 in Mexico and two in Colombia. It is also responsible for five air traffic control centres. Revenues: $1,333 million Main Airports: Barecelona, Madrid Passenger total: 128.1 million Owned airports: Alicante, Almeria, Asturias, Barranquilla - Ernesto Cortissoz, Badajoz - Talavera la Real, Barcelona, Bilbao, Cartagena, C&oacute;rdoba, El Hierro, Gerona, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Granada, Gran Canaria - La Palma, La Coruna, Lanzarote, Madrid - Barajas, Madrid - Cuatro Vientos, Malaga, Melilla, Menorca, Murcia/San Javier, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Reus, Sabadell, Salamanca, San Sebastian, S
  • Power loss causes CN-235 crash

    News | 03 Sep 2001 23:00

    <p>The captain and three of 44 passengers were killed when a Binter Mediterraneo Casa CN-235 crashed just short of the boundary of its destination airport at Malaga, Spain, on 29 August. Power loss is believed to have been a factor in the accident, and photographs of the wrecked aircraft, which came to rest on a road, show that the port propeller was feathered. </p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=5945' /></p> <p>Of the surviving 42 passengers and two crew, 24 were injured - some seriously. The aircraft came down on flat ground, the main damage impact ocurring when it hit a low but steep embankment on which the road is situated. There was no fire. </p> <p>The CN-235 was inbound from the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the north African coast situated across the Mediterranean from Malaga. A passenger said that the port engine had stopped before touchdown. </p> <p>Binter, an Iberia subsidiary in the process of being sold to independent domestic operator Air Nostrum, runs ar
  • Spanish regional Air Nostrum buys Binter

    News | 25 Jun 2001 23:00

    <p>Spanish regional Air Nostrum has acquired fellow Iberia franchise carrier Binter Mediterraneo. The long-expected move combines Binter Mediterraneo's Casa CN-235 operations from Spain's North African enclave Melilla to Malaga, Granada, Madrid and Valencia, with Air Nostrum's 65 routes to 37 cities in Spain and abroad.</p>