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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Air Asia Flight QZ 8501 Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people Crashed Sunday

Missing Air Asia Flight QZ 8501

The AirAsia #QZ8501 search team is working Day and Night, despite conditions out in the field, says the BASARNAS chief, adding that they are identifying everything, and they will ascertain everything that they find. 95% sure that the debris found is of the missing AirAsia plane, says BASARNAS

Singapore has offered two more naval assets with underwater capabilities, which will replace the corvette currently deployed in the search area. "In this tragedy, we in Singapore share (Indonesia's) grief and sorrow," wrote Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.

Indonesia's National Search and Rescue Agency chief said Tuesday that just three bodies had been recovered so far in the search for the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea, after another official said 40 had been found.

"Today we evacuated three bodies and they are now in the warship Bung Tomo," Bambang Soelistyo told a news conference in Jakarta, adding that they were two females and one male.

Navy spokesman Manahan Simorangkir told AFP earlier that according to naval radio a warship had recovered more than 40 bodies from the sea. But he later said that report was a miscommunication by his staff.

The Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people crashed Sunday en route from Indonesia's second largest city Surabaya to Singapore, with wreckage recovered near its last known location.

Dive teams, with 11 personnel, will head to Pangkalan Bun, the nearest port to where the objects are located, says BASARNAS. Divers should be used to find objects as the depth of the location is 25 to 30 metres deep

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

AirAsia A 320 Flight # QZ 8501 with 160 Pax , 2 Pilots and 5 Cabin Crew Missing on 28 Dec 2014

AirAsia A 320 Flight # QZ 8501 with 160 Pax , 2 Pilots and 5 Cabin Crew Missing on 28 Dec 2014

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Captain : Capt Iriyanto
First Officer : Capt Remi Emmanual  

AirAsia jet missing on way to Singapore; Flight started in Indonesia
The search is on for AirAsia Flight 8501, which lost contact with Air traffic control in Indonesia, the Airline said Sunday.

Flight QZ 8501 from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore lost contact with Air traffic control at 7:24 a.m. Sunday (7:24 p.m. Saturday ET), AirAsia said
"At the present time we unfortunately have no further information regarding the status of the passengers and crew members on board, but we will keep all parties informed as more information becomes available," AirAsia said in a statement.

The plane took off with 155 passengers and crew on board, the news agency Reuters reported, citing Indonesian transport officials.
The Flight, an Airbus A320-200, was on its way from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore, according to the Airline's website.
The plane left Juanda International Airport at 5:27 a.m. Sunday (5:27 p.m. Saturday ET) and was due to arrive in Singapore at 8:37 a.m. Sunday (7:37 p.m. ET), according to the website.
Bad weather might have been a factor in the plane's disappearance, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said.
"We still had lines of very heavy thunderstorms" when the plane was flying, Van Dam said. "But keep in mind, turbulence doesn't necessarily bring down Airplanes."
AirAsia is a Malaysia-based Airline that is popular in the region as a budget carrier. It has about 100 destinations, with subsidiaries in several Asian countries.
The Airline has a "very good" reputation for safety, CNN aviation correspondent Richard Quest said.
The loss of contact with the AirAsia plane comes nearly 10 months after the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which dropped off radar over Southeast Asia on March 8.
Searchers are yet to find any debris from Flight 370, which officials believe crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
U.S. President Barack Obama has been briefed, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said, adding that American officials will continue to monitor the situation.

Breaking news update, posted at 12:42 a.m. 

Missing AirAsia Flight 8501 is carrying 162 people: 155 passengers, two Pilots and five cabin crew members, the Airline said in a statement.
On board are 157 from Indonesia, three South Koreans, one Malaysian and one Singaporean.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Many SpiceJet Ailines Flights cancelled till late afternoon on Tuesday; Ailine denied fuel uplift on pending dues


Petroleum Minister of India Dharmendra Pradhan told FE, We do not interfere in day to day working of the OMCs. Supplying to Ailines is a commercial decision. In case government takes a holistic decision (for Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines ), we would follow the same. Till now the petroleum ministry has not interfered.

In a response to queries, a Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines  spokesperson said, “There was a temporary operational issue. Flights have now resumed.”
Incidentally, oil marketing companies (OMCs) like HPCL and IOC had already put the Kalanithi Maran promoted low cost carrier on a cash and carry mode for several weeks because of the Ailine’s worsening financial condition. In contrast to a credit line on which Ailines operate, cash and carry means that the Ailine has to pay for fuel every time a Flight takes off.

Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines  is buying fuel from public sector OMCs on cash-and-carry model. Its ATF bill could range up to Rs 6-10 crore a day in Delhi Aiport in a day, an oil ministry official said.

Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines  has total liabilities of over Rs 2,000 crores to vendors, tax authorities and service providers, of which it needs to clear dues of Rs 1,500 crore immediately to continue operations, a top civil aviation ministry official said on Monday after day long meetings with the company management to find a lifeline.

On Monday morning, Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines  management had also sent an email to all Pilots asking them to be prepared for any eventuality in terms of survival for the Ailine. Later in the day, promoter Kalanithi Maran was understood to have given a personal guarantee to the government for payment of Aiport dues of about Rs 200 crore, leading the ministry to extend the payment deadline by a week.
Low Cost SpiceJet Ailines , which posted a record loss of Rs 1,000 crore in 2013-14 and has run up accumulated losses of INR 3,000 crore, currently apart has a negative net worth of Rs 1,5oo Crore.

Friday, November 28, 2014

US Canada pavilion was a big hit at the Airport Show 2014

US Canada pavilion was a big hit at the Airport Show 2014

Utilizing a bigger space to display a wider range of new technologies and solutions, key aviation industry players from the US and Canada will reach out to the regional buyers through a joint pavilion, for the second consecutive year, at the 15th edition of Airport Show to be held in Dubai from May 10 to 12.

Reed Exhibitions Middle East, organisers of Airport Show, is confident about recording substantial growth in terms of exhibitors and exhibition space at the US-Canada Pavilion at the 2015 edition.
The 93 square metres pavilion at the 2014 edition and had six companies. For the 2015 edition, the organisers are hopeful to almost double this in terms of size and number of companies.

The Middle East region continues to be the focus of attention of the global aviation industry given its massive size of investments in airports expansion which according to CAPA’s Airport Construction and CapEx database amounts to nearly $60bn. According to IATA, $40bn airport investments are in the GCC states alone, with the UAE taking the top slot.
Daniyal Qureshi, Group Exhibition Director, Reed Exhibitions Middle East, said We are very happy to have a stronger participation from US and Canadian companies under the joint pavilion. The growth reflects strong bilateral business relations between the two countries, especially in the aviation domain. The region is looking for the latest technologies to meet its aviation development programmes and these companies offer cutting edge technologies and solutions, which we are pleased will be displayed at the region’s leading aviation B2B platform, the Airport Show.

Lindsay Hoto, Marketing Manager, Searidge Technologies, said: “The Pavillion has added value by providing us with a larger presence, networking opportunities and a prime position on the show floor. The dedication of the organizers has brought quality attendees to the show, assisting us to reinforce existing partnerships and identify new opportunities within the industry.”
Searidge has been participating at the Airport Show since 2008, but moved to the country pavilion in 2014 with an 18 square metre stand.We are looking forward to the Airport Show 2015 where we will showcase our innovative surface management solutions for airports through a 18 square metre stand,” Lindsay said.
Dieter Pade, Vice President, International Sales, Nilfisk-Advance Technologies, another repeat exhibitor, said: “The Airport show has provided Nilfisk Advance/Cyclone Technology the opportunity to meet face to face with new and existing customers. In addition,the Show has provided us an ideal forum to introduce the industry to a new rubber and paint removal technology, offering unbeaten savings to the industry. We have seen an increase in sales from the 2014 show and expect more of the same next year.

Other pavilion exhibitors include Aventura Technologies, global experts in security solutions, and Hi-Lite Global, an industry leader in runway rubber removal technologies. Earlier this year, the US Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Division released data highlighting the UAE as the top US export destination in the entire Middle East North Africa (MENA) region for the fifth year in a row, sharing a record $26.9bn in trade in 2013, 8.5% over 2012. As the UAE further diversifies its economy, trade between the two countries is expected to grow and the UAE will remain an ideal economic partner for U.S.-based businesses looking to accelerate investments in the region.
The world’s top-league B2B event for the airports industry will take place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group.
The show is supported by DCAA, Dubai Airports and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects (DAEP) among others. Co-located with the Show will be the 3rd edition of Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) and the second edition of Travel Catering Expo (TCE). Airport Show 2014 attracted over 6500 visitors from 83 countries, generating substantial business for the 225 exhibitors from 35 countries.

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Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sky Wings Aviation Academy’s Sherry Cooper is Canada’s best Flight instructor bar none

Sky Wings Aviation Academy’s Sherry Cooper is Canada’s best Flight instructor bar none

Last week in Vancouver she received the David Charles Abramson Memorial (DCAM) Flight Instructor Safety Award.
Awarded in honour of the late David Charles Abramson, the award recognizes at the highest national level the role flight training specialists play in making the business of flying safer.

I am very excited to be chosen as this year’s recipient of the Abramson award,said Cooper,who is the co owner of Springbrook’s Sky Wings Aviation. It is a validation of my life in Aviation, my philosophy of education and is easily the pinnacle of my career.

In addition to the awards ceremony in Vancouver, Cooper will also be in attendance in Ottawa during the spring to see her name on the trophy, which is held in the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum.

As a testament to her dedication to the Aviation education industry, Cooper has logged more than 15,000 hours of flight time in single engine, multi engine, complex single, tail wheel and technically advanced aircraft.
As a Flight instructor, she has 13,000 hours of Instruction time and has personally mentored more than 2,000 Pilots, many of whom have gone on to become Flight instructors as well. She has instructed at Red Deer College in the aviation program as well as representing the industry in regional affairs.

I believe being a Flight instructor embodies each of us taking responsibility and recognizing that being effective and successful is about commitment,Wrote Cooper in a letter to the DCAM.I am most successful when a student becomes their own instructor. Living and teaching a safety culture takes perseverance and dedication to accepting nothing less than our best.

Along with winning the DCAM award, Cooper will also receive a crystal eagle to display at Sky Wings, a special aviation watch, scholarships to national training events and national recognition in front of her peers.
Having being part of the aviation industry since 1988, it’s great to be recognized for my efforts to become the best instructor I can be,said Cooper.With worldwide demand for pilots rising, this will only increase the profile of flight instruction in Central Alberta and attract more of an international student base.

Cooper, in addition to her career at Sky Wings Aviation, is also a public school trustee with the Chinook’s Edge School Division, co-chair of the Red Deer College Affair of the Arts, and president of the Red Deer Airshow Association, in addition to being part of other boards and committees. She is married to Penhold mayor Dennis Cooper.

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Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
Trainee News Editor
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The National Airlines Council of Canada

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The National Airlines Council of Canada (NACC) and the Canadian Airports Council (CAC) welcome today's announcement by the Government of Canada to lift visa requirements for citizens of Chile.

The lifting of visa requirements for Chileans will mean more opportunity to expand business,TRADE and travel with an important partner and supports the government's priority to expand economic engagement in the Americas,said Marc André O'Rourke,Executive Director of the NACC.It is encouraging to see the government take action to make it faster and easier to visit and do business in Canada,added ORourke.  

Canada's Airports welcome the opportunity to grow our travel and TRADE from Chile through easier, visa free access,said Canadian Airports Council President Daniel-Robert Gooch. There are tremendous opportunities for growth from Latin America, particularly when we lowers travel barriers.

Given the opportunities surrounding the upcoming Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), the Aviation sector encourages Canada to continue to take steps to continue to ease visa requirements where appropriate to grow INVESTMENT, trade, and tourism.

About the National Airlines Council of Canada

The National Airlines Council of Canada is the trade association representing Canada's largest national and international passenger air carriers: Air Canada, Air Transat, Jazz Aviation LP and WestJet. We promote safe, sustainable and competitive air travel through the development of policies, regulations and legislation that foster a world-class transportation system. Collectively, our member airlines carry over 50 million passengers annually, directly EMPLOY 46,000 people and create over 260,000 jobs.

About the Canadian Airports Council

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC), a division of Airports Council International-North America, is the voice for Canada's airports community.  Its 45 members represent more than 120 airports, including all of the privately operated National Airports System (NAS) airports and many municipal airports across Canada. Canada's airports are independently operated by non-share capital corporations that are fully responsible for self-funding their operating and infrastructure costs.  In 2012, Canada's air transportation industry had a $34.9 billion economic footprint, supported 405,000 jobs, and contributed more than $7 billion to federal taxes.

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Mohini Porwal [ B Sc]
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Canada Aviation News Editor
The National Airlines Council of Canada