The Sunday Summary 03/2021

New Air India route

News of the first non-stop flight between Bangalore, India and San Francisco has flown around the world. The inaugural flight on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner lasted 16 hours and 40 minutes. In addition, the flight was registered as a flight over the northern circle, whose staff consisted of four women captains.
VT-ANR Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner

New 747s for Atlas Air

Boeing and Atlas Air have agreed to deliver four 747-8 cargo versions to be delivered to the operator during 2022. It looks like they will also be the last four jumbles to leave the Everette production hall. With 53 Boeing 747s in its fleet, Atlas Air is the largest operator of its kind in the world.
N415MC Atlas Air Boeing 747-47UF

777 for DHL

The year 2020 wished expensive companies. Based on demand and the expansion of the fleet, DHL decided to order another eight 777F aircraft. These pieces should be delivered during 2022. This is not the first order – already in 2018, DHL ordered 14 pieces of this type, ten of which have since been delivered.

Boeing 777F DHL (c)dhl.com

Boeing 777F DHL (c)dhl.com

Summary of aircraft deliveries for 2020

The turn of the years give an opportunity to evaluate, a summary of the past year. It was no different for the two rivals and leaders in the market of commercial aircraft. While Boeing delivered only 157 aircraft in 2020, as many as 566 were in Airbus. A key factor for the American manufacturer was the long-lasting grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX type.

Objednávky a dodávky lietadiel výrobcu Airbus za rok 2020 (c)airbus.com

Objednávky a dodávky lietadiel výrobcu Airbus za rok 2020 (c)airbus.com

Pension for 767 at Austrian

Three Boeing 767-300ERs in Austrian Airlines will be phased out of the fleet. The first of these, OE-LAT, made its last commercial flight on January 10. The other two aircraft, OE-LAX and OE-LAW, are due to be decommissioned later this year. All three aircraft have an average of 28.5 years, making them one of the oldest aircraft in the Austrian fleet. The airline envisages a gradual reduction of the fleet, including the decommissioning of eighteen Dash and seven A319s in the period up to early 2022.
OE-LAX / © Airliners.sk

Assumption of a return to normalcy in Emirates

Emirates expects to be able to return the entire fleet to service by the end of this year. This should allow for vaccination, which is expected to give you more confidence in safer travel. Emirates currently operates 17 A380s out of a total of 118 and 137 Boeing 777s out of a total of 150. Some of them are used exclusively for the transport of goods.
A6-EDX Emirates A388

End of long-distance for Norwegian

In connection with the ongoing restructuring, the Norwegian airline has decided to cease long-haul flights. The change will affect the entire fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Norwegian plans to focus on operations from Scandinavia to Europe. This year, it plans to increase the Boeing 737 with 50 aircraft, with an increase to 70 in the fleet next year. There are currently 140 B737s in the Norwegian fleet.
G-CIXO Norwegian Air UK Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson

On January 15, we commemorated the twelve years since the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River.

Renewal of flydubai flights

Due to the increased demand for flights to Dubai, flydubai is returning to Bratislava. The direct connection between Bratislava and Dubai will be resumed on 6 February. During the winter flight schedule, the flights will be operated on Saturday. In the summer season we can look forward to departures on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.Boeing 737-800 FlyDubai De-icing

Visits to Bratislava Airport

Interesting pieces delighted Bratislava spotters this week. These included, for example:
Suchoj Superjet 100 by Rossiya Airlines
Boeing 737-436 (SF) Titan Airways
Antonov An-12 UR-CGW from Meridian
Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B RA-89126 Rossiya
G-POWS Titan Airways Boeing 737-436(SF)
UR-CGW Meridian Antonov An-12BP

Squadron training in Piešťany

Piešťany airport was pleased with this week’s training of the Squadron of the Ministry of the Interior. Airbus type A319 performed training circuits and also demonstrated a great low pass.
OM-BYA Slovak Government Flight Service Airbus A319-115(CJ)

Calendar 2021

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Kalendár 2021

Kalendár 2021

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