News Listings for Sobelair

  • Deals - 1 March 2006

    News | 01 Mar 2006 00:00

    <P><STRONG>Automatic acquires more 737s</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>Jets</STRONG></P> <P>Automatic purchased a 1988-built ex-United Airlines Boeing 737-300 (23952) with CFM56-3C1 engines from VX Capital.<BR>The company also purchased a 1985-built Boeing 737-200 (23171) with JT8D-15A engines from Finova Capital Corp. The ex-BA aircraft had been on lease to Aerolineas Argentinas since 1999. Aerolineas is upgrading its 737 fleet with 737-500s.<BR>Automatic also sold a Boeing 767-300ER (27212) with CF6-80C2B6F engines to Royal Air Maroc. The 1994-built ex-Sobelair aircraft has been on lease to Asiana Airlines since 2001.<BR><BR>Air Astana leased an Airbus A320-200 (2128) with V2527-A5 engines from the CIT Group. The 2004-built aircraft had been on lease to Aeroflight, but was repossessed last October.<BR><BR>Air Canada Jazz leased another CRJ-200ER (7520) with CF34-3B1 engines from GECAS. The carrier now operates 10 ex-Midway Airlines aircraft and seven ex-Independence Air aircraft. An addit
  • A better fix

    News | 17 May 2005 00:00

    <p>Europe’s civil maintenance industry faces overcapacity, pricing pressure and lower-cost challengers, but the market is improving as rationalisation takes root</p>
  • Luxair chief Heinzmann to quit

    News | 18 Feb 2005 12:26 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><st1:country-region><st1:place><span style='color:black'>Luxembourg</st1:place></st1:country-region> carrier </span><span class=spelle>Luxair’s</span> president and CEO Christian <span class=spelle>Heinzmann</span> has resigned from his role at the helm of the carrier.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>His surprise resignation comes the day after he attended a media event celebrating Luxair’s introduction of the Embraer ERJ-135 on its London City-Luxembourg route.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span class=spelle>Heinzmann</span>, a former <span class=spelle>Sobelair</span> and <span style='color:black'>VLM Airlines executive, joined <span class=spelle>Luxair</span> in January 2001. But an airline source familiar with the si
  • Dutch Caribbean Airlines suspends service: reports

    News | 01 Oct 2004 21:28 | Mary Kirby

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:place><st1:place><st1:place>Curacao</st1:place></st1:place></st1:place></st1:place>’s Dutch Caribbean Airlines (DCA) has apparently ceased operating amid reports the state-owned carrier has declared bankruptcy.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>A <span class=GramE><span class=grame>spokeswoman</span></span> with the Bonaire Tourism Board says she can only confirm that the <st1:place><st1:place><st1:place><st1:place>Netherlands Antilles</st1:place></st1:place></st1:place></st1:place> carrier is “not flying”.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Calls to <span class=spelle>DCA’s</span> reservations <span class=grame>are not being answered</span>, and the carrier’s web site is no longer available.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>According to unsubstantiated reports on the Internet, DCA axed service yesterday following a deci
  • Curacao provides bailout to Dutch Caribbean Airlines

    News | 13 Aug 2004 19:58 | Mary Kirby

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <div> <div> <div> <p class=MsoNormal><st1:place><st1:place><st1:place><st1:place>Curacao</st1:place></st1:place></st1:place></st1:place>’s government has agreed to provide about $4 million in fresh capital to Dutch Caribbean Airlines (DCA) to keep the state-owned carrier afloat.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>The funds are being supplied on the condition that the <st1:place><st1:place>Netherlands Antilles</st1:place></st1:place> carrier restructures its operations.<u1:p></u1:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Financially troubled DCA has reported several problems recently, including aircraft maintenance issues and flight delays and cancellations.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>In particular, <span class=spelle>DCA’s reliability has dropped on its services between </span><st1:City><st1:place><st1:City><st1:place><st1:City><st1:place>Amsterdam</st1:place></st1:City></st1:place></st1:City></st1:place></s
  • Holland's Exel to launch two Caribbean brands

    News | 14 May 2004 11:28 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span class=spelle><i><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>(Corrects destination)<u1:p></u1:p></span></i></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span class=spelle><span style='mso-bidi-font-weight:bold'>Netherlands-based Exel</span></span> Aviation Group is stepping up its presence in the <st1:place><st1:place>Caribbean</st1:place></st1:place> market with the launch of two new brands, <span class=spelle>DutchCaribbeanExel</span> and <span class=spelle>ArubaExel</span>, from 1 July.<u2:p></u2:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span class=spelle>DutchCaribbeanExel</span> will operate thrice weekly services between <st1:place><st1:place>Curacao in the Dutch Antilles and <st1:City><st1:place><st1:City><st1:place>Amsterdam</