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2012 MAY No. 5 (39)

CAE TAKES OVER OXFORD AVIATION ACADEMY TO CREATE TRAINING GIANT CAE has acquired Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA), an industry-leading provider of aviation training and crew sourcing services for C$314 million. This acquisition strengthens CAE’s leadership and global reach in civil aviation training by increasing its training centre footprint, grow ing its Ab-Initio flight training netw ork and extending its portfolio by adding OAA’s Parc Aviation, the global leader in pilot and maintenance crew sourcing for airlines and leasing companies. Read more >

TURKISH TECHNIC SIGN C CHECK MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH AIRBLUE Turkish Technic & Airblue Limited signed C Check Maintenance Services Agreement for tw o (2) Airbus A319. Maintenance w ill be carried at Turkish Technic’s facilities in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2012. Read more >

FL Technics becomes an exclusive sales partner of aeroinv.com in the CIS and CEE region FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, have signed a partnership agreement w ith the global aviation components supplier aeroinv.com. Read more >

Lufthansa Group reports an operating loss of EUR 381m in the first quarter of 2012 ReDeutsche Lufthansa AG generated revenue of EUR 6.6bn in the first quarter of 2012, 5.6 per cent more than in the same period last year. The increase w as mainly due to higher traffic revenue, w hich in turn stemmed from a higher sales volume and price increases in the passenger business. Read more > aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-39-48307/view

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Boeing Designs Advanced Technology Winglet for 737 MAX Boeing announced a new w inglet design concept for the 737 MAX. The new Advanced Technology w inglet w ill provide MAX customers w ith up to an additional 1.5 percent fuel-burn improvement, depending on range, on top of the 10-12 percent improvement already offered on the new -engine variant. Read more >

Final applicants to join the AviationCV Cadet Program 2012 AviationCV.com has announced, that the period during w hich all candidates could apply for the 2012 Cadet Program of Type and Line Training for pilots is now over. Read more >

UTair – Ukraine has acquired the first of five new ATR-72-500 aircraft The new ATR-72-500 (UR-UTH) aircraft of UTair-Ukraine (factory serial number – 994) landed at Kiev Zhuliany International airport on April 25th 23:32 Kiev time. The jet has performed ferry flight from ATR’s site in Toulouse, press-service of UTair-Ukraine reports. Read more >

ATR: 1,000 aircraft delivered

Airbus, EADS EFW and ST Aerospace finalise agreem ent for A330P2F conversion program m e Airbus, ST Aerospace and EADS EFW have finalised the agreement to establish the collaboration for the launch of the A330 Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversion programme. This follow s the MoU announced at the Singapore Airshow in February this year setting out the project’s foundation and granting ‘Authorisation To Offer’ for the A330P2F. ST Aerospace lead the A330P2F engineering development w ork in collaboration w ith Airbus and EADS EFW, w hile EADS EFW w ill lead the industrial phase and undertake marketing and sales activities, supported by Airbus. Most of the conversions w ill take place at EADS EFW facilities in Dresden, Germany, w ith the potential for additional capacity at ST Aerospace.

ATR marked an important stage in its history today w ith the delivery of its 1,000th aircraft, an ATR 72-600 w hich w ill be decked out in the colors of the Spanish airline Air Nostrum, w hich has a commercial agreement w ith Iberia. Read more >

FL Technics signs USD 20 million worth total technical support agreements with OLT Express Regional On the 2nd of May, FL Technics, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, signed exclusive agreements w ith the Polish carrier OLT Express Regional. Read more >

Bankrupt Hawker Beechcraft gets new engine first flight Haw ker Beechcraft (HBC) has been given the go-ahead to continue trading through its bankruptcy proceedings having been granted Chapter 11 protection by the US courts. The Wichita company has taken action against suppliers that are demanding payment on delivery and has also sought court approvals to make certain payments ahead of other agents or suppliers.

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FL Technics Spare Parts: Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 to m aintain the highest dem and in the spare parts m arket In spite of the accelerating popularity of the new aircraft generation aircraft among airlines w orldw ide, the ‘classical’ Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 still remain in firm positions across many regions. With approx. 6000 deliveries expected in the near future, the global and regional 2/6


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Bombardier Signs Exclusive Q400 Aircraft Maintenance Agreement with Republic Airlines Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has signed an exclusive nine-year heavy maintenance agreement w ith Indianapolis-based Republic Airlines for its 32 Q400 aircraft. Read more >

FL Technics Jets services Hawker 850XP aircraft registered in Latvia FL Technics Jets, a global provider of integrated aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions for business aviation, continues to expand its clientele, by providing Haw ker 850XP maintenance services to one of the Latvian charter companies. Read more >

ILFC Completes 65 Lease Transactions in First Quarter International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a w holly ow ned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., announced it completed a total of 65 lease transactions and took delivery of ten new Boeing 737-800s during the first quarter of 2012. Read more >

Russian airlines have transported more than 18.3 million passengers during the four months of 2012

parts’ demand w ill be largely concentrated in the ‘classical’ aircraft sector. Currently the European manufacturer has almost a backlog of 2800 Airbus A320 w ith Boeing to maintain approx. the same figures for its 737 type of aircraft. But a thorough study unveils that future deliveries w ill be distributed unevenly around the w orld. Whilst the North American and the European air companies maintain their dedication to Boeing B737 w ith more than 1500 of aircraft to be delivered, the Asia/Asia-Pacific region aw aits for less than 900 B737s. The overall number of Airbus A320 orders from the Western carriers exceeds the one placed by the Asian-Pacificbased carriers by almost 25%. But the latter, on the other hand, show s much greater interest in the new Boeing 787 and Airbus A350 than the former. How ever, even though the new generation aircraft are declared to have higher fuel efficiency, they are still unlikely to overtake the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737in the middle-term perspective.

Federal Air Transport Agency has unveiled the statistics on passenger and cargo traffic of Russian airlines in April and four months of 2012. Read more >

Boeing 787 Dreamliner Honored with Hermes Awards for Innovation Grand Prize Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner has been honored w ith the Grand Prize during the 2012 Hermes Aw ards for Innovation. Yves Galland, president of Boeing France, accepted the prize during the 5th National Meeting of Chief Innovation Officers held in Paris. Read more >

Airbus corporate jets gain approval for Part 135 operations Airbus’ ACJ318 and ACJ319 have gained EASA, FAA and GACA eligibility for Part 135 operations, w hile a variant of its ACJ319 has also gained CAAC eligibility, making it easier for operators to seek and obtain approval to carry fare-paying charter passengers. Read more >

Locatory.com exceeds the point of one billion parts! aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-39-48307/view

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Locatory.com is proud to announce of accumulating more than one billion aircraft spare parts and components at its global online repository. Being launched less than 2 years ago, Locatory.com has successfully managed to grow all the w ay from just a start-up to an internationally recognized platform for the global aviation industry. Read more >

Rolls-Royce Achieves New Trent 1000 Milestone Rolls-Royce, the global pow er systems company, has successfully completed the first run of an upgraded version of the Trent 1000 that w ill be the launch engine for the latest member of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner family, the 787-9. Read more >

Bombardier Delivers First Q400 NextGen Aircraft to Polish Carrier Eurolot Bombardier Aerospace has delivered the first of eightQ400 NextGen turboprop airliners ordered by new customer Eurolot S.A. of Warsaw , Poland. The Polish carrier also holds options on an additional 12 of the aircraft. Read more >

Airlines worldwide Boeing, Lufthansa Celebrate Flyaw ay of First Airline 747-8 Intercontinental WestJet selects Bombardier Q400 for new regional airline Bombardier Extends Smart Parts Agreement w ith European Q400 Aircraft Operator Luxair SWISS posts CHF 4 million loss for the first quarter of 2012

SAS the w orld’s m ost punctual airline in April Scandinavian Airlines w as once again the w orld’s most punctual airline, this time for the month of April. SAS w as the only major airline w orldw ide to achieve a punctuality higher than 90% last month, w ith the airline scoring 90.78%. For the past three years, SAS has also been named Europe’s most punctual airline. “We are extremely proud to have a w orld-class punctuality, w hich w e know is highly valued by the tens of thousands of customers w e take care of every day. Our staff w ork very hard to ensure our operation is as smooth as possible, and combined w ith products such as Fast Track, the SAS Smart Pass and our easyto-use check in facilities from home or your mobile, it provides an unbeatable overall experience for our customers,” says Rickard Gustafson, CEO, Scandinavian Airlines.

First Lufthansa Boeing 747-8 arrives in Frankfurt Boeing 747-400 Freighter joins Etihad’s fleet Air Arabia first quarter 2012 net profit rises 11% to AED 49.2 million SCAC and Aviastar-SP develop cooperation in the Sukhoi Superjet 100 Program Emirates brings forw ard 777 arrival in Ireland Qatar Airw ays selects CTC Wings to supply new pilots Estonian Air to add tw o Embraer 190 aircraft to its fleet Gulf Air in final crisis fight for survival Garuda Indonesia Signs Agreement w ith China Airlines First Malaysia Airlines A380 moves to flight line in preparation for delivery Safi Airw ays obtains IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification Republic Airlines To Operate 32 Bombardier Q400s Aircraft As United Express Crew lease as a w ay for airlines to adjust according to the seasonal changes Estonian Air has increased significantly its market share in Tallinn Airport Transaero Airlines Expands its Fleet Aeroflot presented the first jet w ith a special livery depicting Olympic mascots of Sochi-2014 Qatar Airw ays Prepares for Middle East Expansion Qantas to Consolidate Heavy Maintenance Facilities Kenya Airw ays w ill receive a B767 from International Leasing Financing Corporation from Miami Qantas Group: New Qantas Airlines Structure, Executive Team Norw egian Orders Tw o Additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners aviatime.mailer.lt/email/Avia-Time-39-48307/view

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Carpatair is introducing the first Boeing 737-300 aircraft starting May, 25 Air Asia receives its 100th A320 from Airbus w ith a special flair Cargolux receives fourth Boeing 747-8 Freighter Orenair has acquired 15th Boeing 737-800 aircraft

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Airports worldwide British Airw ays Lounge refresh at Dubai International Airport now complete Tolmachevo airport has been certified for servicing Embraer 190 Abu Dhabi Airports Company selects preferred bidder for midfield terminal Lufthansa Consulting: Strategic advisory to develop Romania’s new international airport “Bucharest South” Brussels South Charleroi Airport: +17% traffic in April Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s New Automated Train Makes Historic First Journey Aéroports de Paris: Revenue up 2.4 % for the first three months of 2012 Donetsk Opens New -Look Terminal in Time for EURO 2012 Berlin Brandenburg Airport Opening Delayed to March 2013 Japan Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner w as presented in Domodedovo Kuw ait government annouce $6 bn airport expansion “Total Airport Management Suite” optimizes airport w ork

Not every African start-up airline ought to be shortlived In the end of 2011 Rubicon Diversified Investment along w ith easyGroup has revealed the plans to launch a new low -cost airline, w hich w ould serve regional hubs in Africa. With an average forecasted annual passenger grow th of over 6%, Africa show s great aviation development potential. Unfortunately, many local startups in the industry are still shortlived. According to the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), in 2010 the intra-African and domestic routes saw an approx. 15% and 10% annual grow th respectively, corresponding to over 33.5 million of passengers carried w ithin the region. But even though the perspectives for the local aviation to develop successfully along w ith the region’s economic grow th are highly promising, many African airlines still face the low efficiency issue.

airberlin and Dusseldorf International Airport greet first Boeing 737-800 in onew orld livery Airbus and Etihad Airw ays begin full RNP-AR implementation in Abu Dhabi Terminal Airspace Changi Airport Group signs MOU w ith Narita International Airport Corporation

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Aircraft market and industry Boeing 787 Dreamliner Makes Norw egian Debut in Oslo Embraer Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 Programs Advance Bombardier’s Vision Flight Deck Debuts in Europe at EBACE Boeing 787 Dreamliner Makes Washington, DC Debut Cessna Announces Long-Range Citation Business Jet Boeing Brings Nine Decades of Aviation Innovation to iPad Boeing, EVA Air Announce Order for Three 777s Haw ker Beechcraft Leads EBACE Orders by Signing Deals for 11 Aircraft at 2012 Show Boeing Announces Final Leg of 787 Dream Tour Boeing Delivers 3rd Peace Eye AEW&C Aircraft to Republic of Korea Air Force Bombardier’s “Get More” Q400 NextGen Airliner World Tour Reaches Russia and the Commonw ealth of Independent States Boeing Conducts Inaugural Flight of First 787 Built in South Carolina 787 Dream Tour Touches Dow n “Dow n Under”

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Baltic Aviation Academ y is to create a docum entary ‘3 Planes – 6 Countries -2400 Kilom etres’ The aviation training centre Baltic Aviation Academy has confirmed its plans to create a documentary entitled ‘3 Planes – 6 Countries – 2400 Kilometres’ w hich w ill commemorate the light-w eight plane flight from Italy to Lithuania. The actual filming is to be started on the 8th of May w hen the 3 new ly constructed Tecnam test flights w ill be launched in Italy. The filming crew w ill use its cameras after the aircraft touch the ground in the Aleksotas airfield in Lithuania. During the filming of the documentary the Tecnam airplanes w ill cover 2400 kilometres and cross 6 countries – Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Lithuania. 5/6


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MRO Overview CTS Engines open new Engine Service Center

Every single day w ill begin and end w ith exclusive pilot commentaries covering daily plans, expected kilometres to conquer and the challenges already faced.

FL Technics Training: ageing aircraft fleets require extra maintenance Thales reinforces its partnership w ith Airbus as the key avionics supplier for the A320neo Family Chromalloy aircraft engine component repair station in Europe receives AOE certificate from Japan GE Aviation Freezes Design of Passport Engine LOT selects Monarch for Dreamliner Maintenance SR Technics’ w ins second contract for VIP aircraft FL Technics Training: demand for composite repair training grow s along w ith advanced aircraft market Avianca renew s contract w ith Iberia Maintenance Turkish Technic signed A320 Family Component Pool Services contract w ith Onur Air for five years Tajikistan Operator Somon Air Chooses A J Walter Aviation to Provide B737NG Pow er-by-the-Hour Support

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