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  • Inexperienced crew narrowly avoid botched landing following Finncomm's rushed introduction of ATR turboprops


    <P>Finnish investigators have highlighted the risks of rapid fleet expansion, following an extraordinary incident in...


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  • ASH CLOUD: Finland to allow some flights today

    News | 19 Apr 2010 11:20 | Craig Hoyle

    Some commercial flights will be allowed in southern Finland today, after an air sampling sortie conducted by the nation's air force ...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ASH-CLOUD-Finland-to-allow-some-flights-today-340773/
  • Inexperienced crew narrowly avoid botched landing following Finncomm's rushed introduction of ATR turboprops

    News | 14 May 2008 09:30 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <P>Finnish investigators have highlighted the risks of rapid fleet expansion, following an extraordinary incident in which an inexperienced <A href="http://www.flightglobal.com/directory/searchresults,navigationitemid_388_aircraftcategory_commercialaircraft_manufacturertype_commercialaircraft_searchmode_manufacturer_manufacturer_3095.html">ATR</A> crew’s botched landing attempt resulted in four missed approaches, several ground-proximity system alerts, and a stall warning.</P> <P>In its inquiry into the Finncomm Airlines incident last year, the Finnish Accident Investigation Board has catalogued a series of deficiencies with the carrier’s organisation, at a time when it was broadening its regional network to serve as a feeder for Finnair.</P> <P>The board states that the carrier had been unprepared for a rapid introduction of ATR turboprops and did not have the resources to cope.</P> <P>Finncomm set up its own type-rating training organisation to overcome the difficulties of sourcinghttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Inexperienced-crew-narrowly-avoid-botched-landing-following-Finncomms-rushed-introduction-of-ATR-turboprops-223677/
  • Skating on thin ice

    News | 01 Feb 1997 00:00

    Competition, high costs, declining yields, and powerful unions are weighing heavily on SAS, but salvation could lie in its growing alliance grouping. It must be like hoarding a treasure chest, only suddenly to find a queue of people knocking on your door demanding a share of the booty. SAS has traditionally enjoyed a natural monopoly on profitable routes within Scandinavia, focusing on business and high yielding leisure traffic. But as the lucrative Scandinavian market opens up, SAS needs to adapt quickly to the new competitive environment. <p>'There's this idea that SAS will always be there, but time has moved on and a number of competitors are now snapping at SAS' heels,' warns one airline executive. </p> <p>Matthew Stainer, analyst at Morgan Stanley in London points out that the relatively small carrier is also burdened by its geographical location. 'Prospects for underlying traffic growth are slower than the European average in the relatively mature market of Scandinavia.' </phttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Skating-on-thin-ice-1922/
  • SAS ends Saab 2000 order drought

    News | 06 Aug 1996 23:00

    <p>Max Kingsley-Jones/LONDONRamon Lopez/WASHINGTON DC </p> <p>SAS COMMUTER has ordered up to six Saab 2000s, which ends the aircraft's two-year new-customer drought. This comes as Saab concludes a three-week sales tour of the aircraft in the USA, where it is still seeking its first airline customer for the 50-seat high-speed turboprop. </p> <p>A division of SAS, the commuter airline has ordered four Saab 2000s with options on two more. The first two will be delivered in February, with the second two due in April 1997. The Saab 2000 will be operated on the airline's Swedish and Finnish routes from Arlanda, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa. SAS Commuter now uses a 22-strong fleet of 46- to 50-seat Fokker 50s is now used on these regional routes. </p> <p>SAS Commuter is the first new customer to order the Swedish regional aircraft since late 1994. The previous client, Regional Airlines of France, has a fleet of five 2000s, ordered in December 1994. Total orders now stand at 48, of which 37 hahttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/SAS-ends-Saab-2000-order-drought-12217/