News Listings for Tampere-Pirkkala

  • ANALYSIS: EC puts regional airport deals under scrutiny

    News | 05 Feb 2013 08:36 | Graham Dunn

    There were few headlines when the European Commission last month announced a state aid probe into an Italian scheme giving financial support to carriers...
  • ASH CLOUD: Finland to allow some flights today

    News | 19 Apr 2010 12:20 | Craig Hoyle

    Some commercial flights will be allowed in southern Finland today, after an air sampling sortie conducted by the nation's air force ...
  • EC probes budget carrier deals at four airports

    News | 10 Jul 2007 16:51 | Graham Dunn

    <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'>European regulators have opened a string of state aid investigations across four European airports – Berlin Schonefeld, <st1:City w:st="on">Dortmund</st1:City> and <st1:City w:st="on">Lubeck</st1:City> in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Germany</st1:country-region> and Tampere Pirkkala in <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Finland</st1:place></st1:country-region> - predominantly relating to arrangements made with budget carriers.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The probes cover schemes made with a variety of budget carriers operating at the four airports. These include Irish carrier Ryanair – which has itself today disclosed it is suing the EC claiming the latter has failed to act over several cases of alleged state aid benefiting national flag carriers.</p>
  • World Air Forces listing F-I

    News | 24 Nov 1999 00:00

    <p>FIJI</p> <p>FIJI MILITARY FORCES</p> <p>A single AS355F-2 Ecureuil helicopter was donated by France in 1989 to allow establishment of an embryonic Fijian air arm. A second helicopter, an SA365N Dauphin, was delivered in May 1991. It is not known if it is serviceable.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>FINLAND</p> <p>SUOMEN ILMAVOIMAT (AIR FORCE)</p> <p>The Finnish air force had received 41 F/A-18C Hornets by September 1999 and deliveries are expected to continue until the year 2000. The aircraft, most of which will be assembled in Finland by Patria Finavitec (formerly Valmet Aviation) will replace J35 Drakens - some of which were also produced in Finland - and MiG-21bis fighters. The MiG-21 was withdrawn from service in March 1998 while the Drakens will soldier on until 2001. The air force is organised into three air commands, each assigned to one of the three air defence areas into which Finland is divided. The Lapland Air Command consists of 11 Fighter Squadron at Rovaneimi, flying Draken
  • Airlines work to normalise ops after Finnish strike ends

    News | 09 Mar 1999 12:25 | Kieran Daly

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Finnair hopes to have its full international schedule running again from Friday 12 March following the end of the controllers' strike that has crippled Finland's air transport system for five weeks.</P> <P>It says it will run the full domestic schedule from Monday 15 March and will meanwhile, like other carriers, benefit from the transfer of flights back to Helsinki Vantaa Airport from Tampere Pirkkala which has been hosting operations during the dispute.</P> <P>Other carriers operating into or in Finland are in the broadly the same position.</P> <P>The Finnish CAA has managed to support about 70% of Finland's normal international traffic and about 20% of domestic flights during the strike by using primarily supervisory staff to run a restricted air traffic control service.</P> <P>The end of the strike came after lengthy talks, culminating in a 25hr session at the weekend and the settlement is reported to include pay-rises for the control
  • Finnish controllers' dispute to close Helsinki for a day

    News | 11 Feb 1999 15:08 | Kieran Daly

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>Finland's continuing air traffic controllers' strike will result in the main Helsinki-Vantaa Airport being closed this Saturday while the small group of supervisory staff that has been keeping limited operations running rests.</P> <P>Flag-carrier Finnair has cancelled all domestic flights for the day and will operate only a severely restricted inter-continental network. Charter services will operate from Tampere-Pirkkala, Turku and Ivalo airports.</P> <P>The only international services will be a short service from Vaasa to Stockholm in neighbouring Sweden, the arrival of a Bangkok flight at Turku, and a flight from Osaka to Tampere and out to Tokyo. Finnair is providing bus transportation from Tampere to Helsinki.</P> <P>Talks have been held between the controllers and the CAA but there is no settlement in sight.</P></BODY>