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  • Club Air heads for Eastern Europe

    News | 30 Jul 2002 00:00

    <p>Charter flights to Bulgaria and Romania set for October</p> <p>Italian charter start-up Club Air is preparing to inaugurate services to Eastern Europe using two leased BAe 146-200s.</p> <p>Launched by tour agent Valsole Viaggi, Club Air plans to start operating charter flights in October, initially on routes from its Verona hub to Sofia, Bulgaria and the Romanian destinations of Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Timisoara, says chief executive Bruno Tercatin. It has finalised a lease deal for the ex-FlightLine aircraft with IMP Group of Canada, arranged by Cabot Aviation, and signed a three-year support contract with UK company Casco.</p> <p>The tour operator has been serving routes from Italy to Romania for 10 years using aircraft wet-leased from Tarom, including ATR turboprops and a Boeing 737-300. According to Tercatin, Club Air plans to continue the link with the Romanian flag carrier, which could see the 146s operating &quot;in synergy&quot; with Tarom between Romania and Northern
  • West Air/BAE ATP freighter door conversion due by end of year

    News | 24 Apr 2001 00:00

    <p>Scandinavian airline West Air Sweden and BAE Systems Aircraft Services expect the first aircraft in their joint ATP freighter conversion programme to be completed with the installation of a large freight door by late this year. </p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=5383' /></p> <p>West Air has converted three ex-United Feeder Services ATPs to a freight role and is set to complete conversion of the fourth turboprop by next month, when a further two aircraft are due to be delivered. </p> <p>The conversion comprises 15 modifications, including reconfiguring the interior into an E-class cargo compartment, upgrading the cockpit with Universal Avionics' UNS-1K flight management system and adapting the aircraft from Federal Aviation Administration to Joint Aviation Authorities regulations. Installation of the freight door on the first ATP is due to start in June. </p> <p>The first three ATPs are operating on West Air's domestic overnight freight network, but the installation
  • BAE Systems, West Air unveil ATP freighter plans

    News | 28 Jun 2000 16:56 | Graham Dunn

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>UK aerospace division BAE Systems Regional Aircraft is linking up with all-cargo carrier West Air Sweden to launch a new BAe ATP freighter programme designed to expand the market options for the twin-turboprop.</P> <P>The new freighter design features the incorporation of a sliding door similar to that used on the British Aerospace BAe 748 freighter aircraft.</P> <P>BAE Systems is jointly funding and developing the programme with the Gothenburg based company, which itself has purchased six of the aircraft type, formerly operated by United Feeder Services (UFS), and has taken options on the three other ex-UFS turboprops.</P> <P>Price of the ATP conversion is estimated at around $1 million per aircraft and the first conversions are expected to take place at the end of 2001.</P> <P>Details of the new freighter programme were unveiled a joint press briefing in London this morning and reveal that much of the work on the upgrade will be carried