News Listings for SATA Air Acores

  • Business briefing

    News | 16 Jan 2010 12:00

    Hindustan Aeronautics has confirmed it is in talks with Rolls-Royce about a joint venture in...
  • Airline Safety Review: January-June 2000

    News | 24 Jul 2000 23:00

    <p>Accident data come from <I>Flight International's</I> own research and from Airclaims' <I>World Airline Accident Summary</I> <I>(WAAS)</I>*, a quarterly updated analytical record of accidents and incidents worldwide since 1945. The WAAS, a UK Civil Aviation Authority publication, benefits from Airclaims' exclusive information exchange with the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee Commission for Flight Safety. The WAAS now lists accidents by operator and location, as well as by type of occurrence and aircraft type. </p> <p>Although details of non-fatal incidents are not made officially available by the authorities in many countries, <I>Flight International</I> continues to list as many of these incidents as possible, in the interests of maximising the availability of relevant information. We accept that the non-fatal listing may be unfairly weighted against the airlines of those countries which make safety information more readily available. </p> <p>*Airclaims, Cardinal Point, Newall
  • Marketplace

    News | 12 Jun 2000 23:00

    South African Airways (SAA) has completed a R500 million ($71 million) sale and lease-back deal with Safair of its 13 Boeing 737-200Advs. The transaction brings Safair's owned fleet to over 40 aircraft. SAA has taken two Boeing MD-81s on a short-term lease from Safair, due to the delay in the delivery of its new 737-800s, which are being reconfigured to the carrier's recently revised avionics specification. Moscow-based Eastline has acquired an eight-year-old Ilyushin Il-86 on lease from Vnukovo Airlines. The aircraft had been placed with a Kazakh airline, but the lease deal was never completed. Boeing received orders in May for six Boeing 777s and one 747-400 from undisclosed customers. <I>Flight International's</I> sister on-line service <I>Air Transport Intelligence (ATI) </I>reports that Canadian scheduled start-up CanJet Airlines will launch services this summer with six Boeing 737-200Advs leased from US Airways Leasing &amp; Sales. CanJet is negotiating for more aircraft to b
  • Bad weather blamed for Air Açores ATP crash in Azores

    News | 22 Dec 1999 00:00

    <p>Bad weather appears to have played a part in a SATA Air A&ccedil;ores accident in the Azores Islands on 11 December. </p> <p>The British Aerospace ATP (CS-TGM) crashed into the steep-sided Pico de Esperanca at about 1,100ft (330m) altitude on the island of Sao Jorge, killing all 31 passengers and four crew. </p> <p>The crew's last communication reported that they had sighted on-track landmarks, so it would appear they had begun a descent early with the intention of breaking cloud, and were preparing for a visual approach at Horta, which was about 10min flying time away. </p> <p>The weather was reported as varying between slight and very heavy rain. </p>
  • Shooting stars

    News | 30 Apr 1998 23:00

    The world's regional airlines grew strongly in 1997, and this sector remained the most profitable. Survey compiled by Tim Welch of Air Transport Intelligence and Richard Whitaker. <p>The regional airline industry continues to be the healthiest sector in the business, judging by the results of this year's Airline Business Regional Airline Survey. With passenger growth of 12.2 per cent, a revenue increase of 7.1 per cent, and a net result of 4.6 per cent of turnover, the regionals are still riding high. </p> <p>As always, the fact that many regional carriers are privately owned, either as independent companies or wholly owned subsidiaries of major airlines, makes many reluctant to divulge financial information. Any industrywide conclusion is therefore tentative, making passenger traffic the main ranking criterion. Twenty-five regionals which appeared in last year's survey have failed to provide traffic data this year and therefore cannot be included. Seven of these have legitimate rea
  • Marketplace

    News | 14 Jan 1998 00:00

    <p>++ Aer Lingus has signed an agreement with World Airways to provide a Boeing MD-11 on wet-lease to be operated on services between Ireland and the USA between May and October 1998. Aer Lingus has an option to renew the lease for the same period in 1999. ++British Midland has placed orders for two additional International Aero Engines V2500-A5-powered Airbus A321-200s, for delivery in 1999. ++Reno Air has placed orders for two Boeing MD-90-30s, increasing its orders for the type to five. ++Irish airline Cityjet has purchased two British Aerospace 146-200s, along with spare engines, from US Airways, which it had been operating on lease. A third US Airways BAe 146 which Cityjet has been leasing, has been purchased by Malm&ouml; Aviation, but will remain on lease with Cityjet. ++ Sata Air A&ccedil;ores will introduce a second 737-300 in April 1998, with the delivery of a new-build aircraft on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services. ++ Aviation Sales has purchased five ex-United Airline