Moscow. Aeroflot has begun using Full Flight Simulators (FFS) to recreate the experience of flying its Boeing 737 Next Generation aircrafts.
The FFS realistically recreates the experience of flying a 737NG, and helps pilots to polish their skills in all areas, as well as giving the crew the opportunity to practise their responses in real time to challenging situations that can arise either on the ground or in the air.
The 737NG FFS is the third training simulator of its kind, brought to Aeroflot as part of its contract with Canada's CAE Inc.. Previously, its simulator complex featured an integral procedure simulator for the IPTs of B737-800Ws and a technical simulator for engineers working on the CLASSROOM В737NG (VMT).
Aeroflot is working hard to perfect the training it provides to ensure that all of its staff are well-prepared. This kind of technical training provides great preparation, not only for the 737NG's cabin crew, but also for organisational staff, as well as the ground team. Furthermore, using its own simulators gives Aeroflot the significant economic advantage of being able to train its specialists at its own training base.
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0950h UTC Nov 28, 2015
Ryanair today launched its Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule with 29 routes including Faro, Lanzarote and Reus and more flights to Dublin, which will deliver 1.8m customers p.a. and support 1,350 "on-site" jobs at Liverpool Airport.
Ryanair's Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule will deliver:
More flights to Dublin (4 x daily)
29 routes in total (including Reus 2 x weekly)
116 weekly flights
1.8m customers p.a.
1,350 "on-site" jobs p.a.
Ryanair is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Liverpool base, and has carried over 24 million customers to/from Liverpool, since its first flight to Liverpool took off in 1988.
In Liverpool, Ryanair's Robin Kiely said:
"Ryanair is pleased to launch our Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule, with 29 routes in total and more flights to Dublin, which will deliver 1.8m customers p.a. and support 1,350* "on-site" jobs at Liverpool Airport.
Our customers can look forward to further improvements in the coming months, including our personalised website, with exciting new digital features such as hold the fare' and real customer destination reviews, under our "Always Getting Better" programme, as we continue to offer so much more than just lowest fares.
To celebrate the launch of our Liverpool Summer 2016 schedule and our 10 year base anniversary, we are releasing 100,000 seats for sale across our European network at fares starting from just ฃ19.99, which are available for booking until midnight Monday (30 Nov). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out."
Robin Tudor, Head of PR at Liverpool John Lennon Airport added,
"It only seems like yesterday that Ryanair made Liverpool one of their major UK bases and over the past 10 years, they have given passengers from across the region the opportunity to fly to a fantastic range of destinations and at some of the lowest fares, all with the added convenience and hassle free benefits of flying from Liverpool.
Ryanair's continued commitment to Liverpool will mean another busy summer here next year and we look forward to working with Ryanair over the next 10 years."
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0948h UTC Nov 28, 2015
Moscow. PJSC Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces the results of the Board of Directors meeting held on 26 November 2015. The meeting was chaired by Kirill Androsov.
The meeting's agenda included the following items:
Aeroflot Group's operational results and IFRS consolidated budget for 2016. The Board approved the following:
2016 operational results targets for Aeroflot Group. It is envisaged that this will include a regional carrier operating under the Rossiya brand and comprising the Rossiya, Donavia and Orenair airlines, as well as the fleet acquired following the exit from the market of Transaero. This is expected to increase operational results, including passenger traffic.
2016 IFRS budget for PJSC Aeroflot. Operational growth is planned to reach 2015 levels. This includes the implementation tasks that are of high importance to the state and to society, including increasing PJSC Aeroflot's headcount with former employees of Transaero.
2016 IFRS consolidated budget for Aeroflot Group, based on the growth prospects of the Group's key business lines. The Group's total fleet is expected to increase by more than 30 aircraft and reach around 290 aircraft.
2016 investment programme for Aeroflot Group. The Board of Directors approved the investment programmes for PJSC Aeroflot and Aeroflot Group for 2016. The principle areas of investment were set. For PJSC Aeroflot this includes the costs of software maintenance, aircraft upgrades, provision of airport ground handling services, development of a flight simulator centre, support for a passenger service centre, development of IT systems and research and development along with a number of other items. Sale of six Airbus A321-200. To optimise its fleet, the PJSC Aeroflot Board of Directors approved the sale of six Airbus A321- 200 with serial numbers 2342, 2903, 2912, 2957, 2965 and 3191 to AviaAm Leasing AB.
PJSC Aeroflot internal documents. The Board of Directors approved the following:
Regulation on the Development and Implementation of the Programme of Innovative Development (R&D). The purpose of this is to create conditions to improve the efficiency of Aeroflot's innovation programme, given the priorities of the state innovation programmes and the aviation sector.
Regulation on Aeroflot Group's Risk Management System. This document outlines the goals and organisational principles of PJSC Aeroflot and its subsidiaries' risk management system, as well as the distribution of rights, obligations and responsibilities within this system.
The Board also discussed Aeroflot Group's employee motivation scheme.
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0944h UTC Nov 28, 2015
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, today received an award for excellence in communications for news contributions and media coverage in China at the 2015 Civil Aviation Communications Summit (CACS).
The only foreign carrier nominated, Etihad Airways was selected winner of the Excellence in Communications Organisation Award at the CACS Summit 2015 at the Landmark Convention Centre in Beijing, organised by Hanglian Communications and its trade platforms CARNOC.com and ChinaAviationDaily.com, for "the tremendous efforts and contributions it has made to the industry".
The final results were tabulated by an editorial panel including a dozen highly-experienced industry analysts and experts. Etihad Airways scored the highest marks on trade media coverage among all monitored foreign carriers operating in China.
During the evaluation phase, the panel looked at numerous aspects including but not limited to the number of press releases, the amount of photo and video content distributed, the accuracy and timelines of corporate press translations, online media coverage (third-party monitored platforms and search engine listings), as well as the number of page views and unique IP visitor and reader comment statistics on trade media platforms owned and operated by Hanglian Communications.
Zheng Hongfeng, CEO of Hanglian Communications, commented: "We sincerely congratulate Etihad Airways as the only foreign carrier recipient of the Excellence in Communication Organization Award presented at the 2015 Civil Aviation Communications Summit. Being China's leading air transport information provider, we are always willing to assist foreign airlines enhance their brand promotions and local communications in China. Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, has been achieving outstanding results on many fronts including brand innovations and promotions as well as corporate press distribution and localisation."
Hareb Al Muhairy, Etihad Airways' Senior Vice President Corporate and International Affairs, said: "We are delighted to receive the CACS Award. We have great stories to tell. And we are keen to communicate with our stakeholders in China.
"Etihad Airways first entered the Greater China market in 2008 with the launch of daily flights to Beijing. This was followed by Chengdu in 2011, Shanghai in 2012 and Hong Kong in 2015. We are seeking to grow in China through various means in line with existing and potential future bilateral rights. We believe that there is huge potential in the Greater China market, given our unique geographic position as a transiting hub to China facilitating the government's Belt and Road' initiatives.
"I would also like to thank our partners in China for their support in the successful development of our services in here. We look forward to working with them more closely to bring the same kind of mutual benefit and growth that we have achieved with our partners in other parts of the world."
Source: Etihad Airways
Posted by: just4airlines.com at 0937h UTC Nov 28, 2015