Tuesday, December 6, 2016
All Boeing 787 Airplanes of Vietnam Airlines has been routed via Australia after the Skyteam Alliance member switched both its Melbourne and Sydney services to the next-generation Dreamliner.
Vietnam Airlines’ maiden 787 Boeing Flight to Australia arrived morning, when VN781 operated by 787-9 VN-A865 landed at Melbourne Tullamarine at about 0930, after an eight hour and 20 minute journey from Ho Chi Minh City. The route was previously served with Airbus A330-200 equipment.
The Vietnam Airline is the Eighth carrier to serve Melbourne Tullamarine with the Boeing 787 Aircraft alongside Air India, Air New Zealand, Royal Brunei Airlines, Scoot,Jetstar, United and Xiamen Airlines.
Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines’ First 787 service to Sydney arrived less than an hour after the Flight to Melbourne landed.
Flight VN773, operated by 787-9 VN-A870, arrived at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport a little after 1010, with passengers taken on a scenic fly over Sydney Harbour prior to landing.
Melbourne is to get another 787 operator with LATAM announcing the start of Melbourne-Santiago nonstop flights from October 2017.
Qantas also places its QF airline code on Vietnam Airlines’ two Australian routes.
Vietnam Airlines previously operated Boeing 777-200ERs on the Ho Chi Minh City-Sydney route. The switch to the Dreamliner totals to nine the number of carriers operating the Aircraft at Sydney – Vietnam Airlines joins Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Jetstar, LATAM Airlines, Scoot, United and Xiamen Airlines.
Farheen Khursheed Khan [MBA]
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Support Services GmbH 328,Endorsed by Canada, Wins TCCA Approved Status.
328 Support Services GmbH (328) has been Endorsed by Canada’s Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) with the Award of broad maintenance approval. It allows 328 to undertake modifications and repairs on any Canadian registered Dornier 328 aircraft, from avionic installations to complete aircraft conversions. The approval also enables 328 to distribute new, used or repaired Dornier 328 Aircrafts spare parts to Canada. With the new approval in place, spare parts and appliances will be delivered to Canadian customers under an EASA Form 1 "triple release" which means that they will be certified under EASA, FAA and TCCA regulations.
"This is another great recognition for 328 Support Services and we are very pleased to receive the approval from Canada where we foresee an increasing business opportunities with strong business partners and we will bring more efficiency in the process of support Pratt & Whitney Canada whose operates a Dornier 328-300” ,crucially, the Award means that we can provide regular spares support to our Canadian customers & business partners. It further expands our maintenance service portfolio and helps grow our client base,"Dave Jackson, Managing Director of 328 quoted.
328 is marking 10 years as Type Certificate holder for the Dorner 328 Jet and turboprop series this year. It currently supports a fleet of around 200 Aircraft worldwide which includes a diverse customer base of regional Airlines, who are flying the Aircraft with 32-seats and business Aviation operators who offer a typical 12 seat VIP configuration or corporate shuttle version. The Aircraft is also used worldwide for special mission, air ambulance and maritime patrol operations.
328 is a subsidiary of Sierra Nevada Corporation, USA. It offers a broad spectrum of services to the Aircraft industry. Employing over 170 aviation experts it supports more than 200 Aircraft globally. Services offered include Aircraft maintenance, base and line, Avionics installation, refurbishment, exterior painting, Part-M services, STC design activities through its EASA Part 21J Design Organisation (Category 1A), parts' manufacture through its Part 21G Approved Production Organisation (C1, C2 and D1 rating) and bespoke VIP interiors including avionic and IFE upgrades.
Farheen Khursheed Khan [MBA]
Project Manager, AeroSoft Corp