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  • Phuket Air YS-11 still grounded after overrun


    Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation has found that a Phuket Air NAMC YS-11 involved in an incident in Mae Sot on 11...


  • Pressured Phuket Air scales back operations


    Struggling Thai carrier Phuket Air is to focus is operations on domestic and international short-haul, opting to...


  • Five carriers feature on French 'blacklist'


    France’s civil aviation directorate has identified five carriers which have been banned from its territory over...


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  • Phuket Air YS-11 still grounded after overrun

    News | 15 Sep 2005 00:00

    Thailand’s Department of Civil Aviation has found that a Phuket Air NAMC YS-11 involved in an incident in Mae Sot on 11 September touched down long on the runway before it ran off the end and into muddy ground, resulting in extensive damage.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Phuket-Air-YS-11-still-grounded-after-overrun-201552/
  • European ‘blacklists’ published as industry controversy deepens

    News | 06 Sep 2005 00:00

    <P>Three European Union countries have published “blacklists” of banned airlines, but Italy’s transport minister argues that the EU should ditch blacklists and publish “whitelists” of approved carriers.</P> <P>The International Air Transport Association (IATA), meanwhile, says blacklisting is “punitive” and does nothing positive for airline safety.</P> <P>Europe appears still to be a long way from defining standard criteria that would enable the EU to publish a list of all airlines banned by member states, a process the European Commission has previously recommended.</P> <P>France’s list includes: Thai carrier Phuket Air; Linhas Aereas de Mocambique (LAM) and Transairways, which operates flights for LAM; Air Koryo of North Korea; Liberia’s International Air Services; and US-registered Caribbean airline Air St Thomas.</P> <P>Belgium has published the longest list: Egypt’s Air Memphis; Central Air Express of the Democratic Republic of Congo; Armenia’s Air-Van Airlines; Ukraine’s Southttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/European-blacklists-published-as-industry-controversy-deepens-201392/
  • Pressured Phuket Air scales back operations

    News | 01 Sep 2005 00:00

    Struggling Thai carrier Phuket Air is to focus is operations on domestic and international short-haul, opting to wet-lease its larger aircraft to foreign airlines.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Pressured-Phuket-Air-scales-back-operations-201309/
  • Five carriers feature on French 'blacklist'

    News | 30 Aug 2005 00:00

    France’s civil aviation directorate has identified five carriers which have been banned from its territory over non-compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation regulations.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Five-carriers-feature-on-French-blacklist-201188/
  • Fuel spill ignites passenger panic

    News | 12 Apr 2005 00:00

    <p>Fuel spillage from the surge tank vent of a Boeing 747 at Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on 3 April led to a virtual passenger mutiny which prevented the departure of the aircraft for its London, UK destination. </p> <p>The captain of the Phuket Air 747-200 abandoned an attempt to take off because some passengers were on their feet protesting that there was a fire.</p> <p>The 26-year-old aircraft (HS-VAO) arrived at Sharjah from Bangkok on the evening of 2 April to refuel before flying to London Gatwick. During pushback at04:30 local time next day passengers saw fuel spilling from a wingtip and press reports say they feared there was a leak near the engines. </p> <p>Phuket Air executive vice-pres­i­dent Capt Chawanit Chiam­char­oenvut says the spillage came from the vent of a surge tank, a small-volume tank at each wingtip designed to cope with thermal expansion of fuel in the wing tanks, and that at that stage none of the engines had been started. </p> <p>He says the aircrafthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Fuel-spill-ignites-passenger-panic-196516/
  • Reasonable fears?

    News | 12 Apr 2005 00:00

    <p>Passenger reaction when faced with unfamiliar and seemingly dangerous events should not be condemned, but understood.</p> <p>&nbsp;The Phuket Air passengers who protested just before take-off that their aircraft was not safe to get airborne because of fuel spillage from a surge tank vent were actually wrong. They were right that such an event is less than the ideal, but the Boeing 747-200 could have departed safely.</p> <p>Following checks at Sharjah the aircraft (HK-VAO) finally took off for London Gatwick, arriving on 4 April. But during examination by the UK Civil Aviation Authority the agency established it was not fully equipped for a safe emergency evacuation. So the passengers were right in their general prognosis: the aircraft did not comply with international standards for airworthiness, but they had chosen the wrong safety symptom as their reason to act. The UK Department for Transport (DfT), acting on the CAA's report, allowed the aircraft to depart from Gatwick, but wihttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Reasonable-fears-196559/