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  • NZ's Vincent Aviation adding Saabs and eyeing ATR 42

    News | 04 Mar 2010 09:36 | Leithen Francis

    Vincent Aviation, a New Zealand-based carrier with operations overseas, has signed a dry-lease for Saab 340Bs and has longer-term plans to buy or lease an...
  • East Timor lists plans for airport/route expansion

    News | 03 Jun 2002 23:00

    <p>DAVID FULLBROOK / SINGAPORE</p> <p>East Timor plans to expand its airports and negotiate air services agreements with Australia and Indonesia over the next few months following its emergence last month from United Nations administration.</p> <p>The 1,800m (6,000ft)-long runway at Dili, capital of the newly independent nation, needs extending by at least 200m at a cost of $5 million, says transport, communications and public works minister Ovidio de Jesus Amaral. The runway is too short to safely accommodate fully laden Boeing 737s. The airport at the Oecussi enclave also needs expanding to improve links with Dili. </p> <p>Both projects are being held up by budget constraints, says de Jesus Amaral. East Timor is almost exclusively funded by foreign aid, with oil revenues from offshore fields not yet flowing.</p> <p>East Timor's other two airports are Bacau, a former Indonesian air force base and now the country's main international gateway, and Suai, East Timor's other major town
  • East Timor Air to start flying in May with Australian route

    News | 15 Apr 2002 23:00

    <p>DAVID FULLBROOK / SINGAPORE</p> <p>East Timor Air (ETA) will start flying in May, linking East Timor with Darwin using commuter turboprops which it aims to upgrade to Boeing 737s next year as its network across the region grows.</p> <p>A Raytheon Beech 1900C will be introduced on flights to Darwin from Dili before East Timor's independence from UN administration on 20 May, perhaps from 1 May, says Vincent Aviation managing director Peter Vincent.</p> <p>New Zealand-based Vincent Aviation owns 45% of ETA, with East Timorese businessman Jerry Desousa taking an equal share. The rest is held by East Timor's government. Vincent Aviation is providing the 1900D, a Rheims F406, and running ETA's operations.</p> <p>A leased Cessna Caravan is expected to be added in June, linking Dili, the capital, with the Oecussi enclave; Bacau, a former Indonesian air force base and now East Timor's major international airport; and Suai, the country's other major town.</p> <p>Strong demand will enable