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  1. And of course there has to be a cost involved in the book keeping, cheque issuing etc.and perhaps hire more people to run the program. Just another way to waste our money .
  2. Interesting, I guess you are zeroing in on the used market. Top yacht builders and shipyard facilities worldwide Amels, Netherlands. ... Blohm+Voss, Germany. ... Christensen Shipyards, United States. ... Feadship, Netherlands. ... Fincantieri Yachts, Italy. ... Heesen Yachts, Netherlands. ... Lürssen, Germany. ... Nobiskrug, Germany. A look into the current state of the global superyacht market A look into the current state of the global superyacht market 0 2018-07-19 08:00 Ralph Dazert, Head of Intelligence at SuperYacht Times Blog SuperYacht 2017 was a good year for the superyacht industry, with both sales and deliveries on the rise. After a rather slow year in 2016, new superyacht sales successfully bounced back in 2017 to an estimated 183 yachts sold, up 27% compared to the year before. The increase in new-build sales was particularly evident in the sub-50-metre yacht segment. A healthy growing market Although the overwhelming majority of superyacht sales in 2017 were motor yachts, twelve new sailing superyachts were sold last year, five more than those sold in 2016. Taking a closer look at motor yachts, a little over half of the new-build yachts sold during 2017 were projects built to order, while construction of the remainder was begun on speculation. 80% of the new superyachts sold during 2017 were in the slightly smaller size categories, measuring less than 50-metres in length. But the market for motor yachts between 60 and 80 meters also continues to grow, with 18 new-builds sold during 2017. In comparison, the sales of very large yachts over 80-metres in length fell somewhat in 2017, down from eleven yachts in 2016 to six yachts. Who is building all these yachts? But who is building all these yachts, one may ask? Italian shipyards accounted for 88 of the 183 new-builds sold during 2017. But in terms of volume, which is commonly measured in gross tonnage, the Netherlands nearly matched the Italians in sales, despite only selling 23 yachts that same year as Dutch yards tend to build larger yachts on average than Italian yards. In terms of gross tonnage, German yards come in third after the Netherlands, despite selling just four new-build yachts during 2017. This is because the average length of a sold German new-build is a whopping 83-metres. Most other yacht building countries have significantly smaller market shares, especially in terms of gross tonnage. However, superyacht clients were not just interested in buying new superyachts in 2017 - used superyacht sales were also up, growing 16% - a sign of a healthy, growing market and good news for future new-build sales. According to the latest information by SuperYacht Times, the number of deliveries of new-build superyachts in 2018 could reach up to 180 units! This is a substantial increase when compared to the last four years, during which new-build deliveries average between 140 to 150 units per years, with a combined value of approximately 4 billion euros per year. Turning for the better Overall SuperYacht Times expects an average of 180 new build deliveries per year over the next few years. This, of course, depends on yacht sales holding steady at a high level and shipyards’ ability to keep up with the pace. More and more shipyards are bound to enter the fray as the growing market is set to attract new players. As of mid-July 2018, SuperYacht Times had recorded sales of 74 new-build yachts over 30 metres of length for the current year. Therefore it seems achievable that sales of around 160 new-build yachts will take place, with the performance of sales in the 30-to-45-metres segment being a key factor towards achieving that number. In addition, more than 135 used yachts have already been sold this year, which means that a total of around 250 used superyacht sales throughout 2018 is reachable. So far it seems as if the superyacht market is continuing to turn for the better, enjoying the boost it had in 2017.
  3. June is late, one should always allow at least 6 months plus a pucker factor. Was that the date for all of the Swoop applications or was there a reliance on the fact that WestJet had prior approvals ?. Remember we are talking about a separate, new airline into the US as a sked carrier.
  4. Removing the loader from the engine.
  6. Of course it could also be a classic case of Marketing running with the ball regardless of input from the operating departments and the folks in the Regulatory areas / legal department.
  7. Of course they are also offering fares to Europe with a stayover in Iceland.
  8. WOW air chooses Vancouver as its next Canadian destination Français News provided by WOW air 07:00 ET Share this article The airline adds another low-cost, long-haul option serving Vancouver International Airport VANCOUVER, Oct. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - WOW air, Iceland's only ultra-low cost airline, is expanding its Canadian services by opening a new route in Vancouver. Starting June 2019, there will be six weekly flights out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) with one-way fares to Reykjavik starting for as low as $129. Beginning today, Canadians can purchase their tickets, and get a head start on planning for their upcoming summer vacation! The route, operating A321neo aircraft, a first for YVR, will connect Canadians travellers to New Delhi, Tel Aviv and other European destinations*. "We are delighted to expand our roster of destinations to include Canada's west coast," said Skúli Mogensen, CEO and founder of WOW air. "The new route in Vancouver is a testament to our commitment to pursue growth in North America, as well as connect more Canadian travellers to our growing list of overseas destinations." "It's right there in the name - WOW! We are so excited to welcome this new, innovative airline partner to YVR and further connect B.C. proudly to the world with increased service to Iceland and beyond," said Craig Richmond, President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. "With the addition of WOW Airlines, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of 29 million passengers by 2020 and will have 57 airlines servicing the YVR community." The new route not only offers passengers access to unparalleled fares, but also includes a stopover in Reykjavik, where they can stay for as long as they wish with the WOW Stopover. This option gives travellers the flexibility to break up a long journey and discover the natural beauty of the Northern Lights, the Blue Lagoon, the Landbrotalaug Hot Spring and many more exciting destinations Iceland has to offer. Vancouver is a world-class destination with an award-winning airport and offers travellers unparalleled access to the natural beauty of British Columbia. This new service is made possible, in part, by YVR's rates and charges program – ConnectYVR. The program provides a highly competitive rate structure and includes rates lower than any other major airport in Canada and competing US airports. *Promotion for the new route offers fares as low as $129 to Iceland and $199 to European destinations such as Amsterdam, Stockholm, Barcelona, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen, Dublin, Frankfurt, London, Lyon, Milan and Berlin. Prices for New Delhi are from $329 and Tel Aviv $249. Travel period for the promotion is June and September through October 25 2019. Prices for WOW premium start from $658. About WOW air WOW air offers the lowest fares, a modern fleet with the lowest emissions and the biggest smile; this is the WOW air promise to its valuable customers. The airline services 38 destinations across Europe and North America including Dublin, London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Boston, Montreal and Toronto. Established in November 2011 by Icelandic entrepreneur Skúli Mogensen, the purple airline flies with Airbus A320 aircrafts and Airbus A321/A330 models. WOW air boasts one of the world's youngest fleets, with an average aircraft age of just 2.5 years. By the end of 2018 the fleet will consist of 24 aircraft. WOW air was ranked as the 5th best low-cost, long-haul airline in the world at 2016 Skytrax World Airline Awards. WOW air was also ranked as the 7th best low-cost airline in Europe at the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards and was the youngest airline in the top ten. For more information visit:
  9. In this case there was no Wing Walker.
  10. Most airlines have had a hiccup when starting new services, the secret is of course to learn from the missteps and go forward.
  11. Things happen but perhaps this was a case where Marketing got away from their (if they have one) Regulatory affairs department and their US Lawyers (again if they have one).
  12. By the by based on our standards of today, Western Europe was hardly Civilized...…….
  13. NTSB calls for 25h cockpit voice recorder duration 19 October, 2018 SOURCE: Flight Dashboard BY: Jon Hemmerdinger Boston Following several recent aviation safety incidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging regulators to extend significantly the required recording duration of cockpit voice recorders (CVRs). Existing federal standards call for the devices to record 2h of flight audio before being overwritten, but the NTSB wants that duration extended to 25h, according to a 2 October NTSB safety recommendation report "Recent safety investigations have been hampered because relevant portions of the recordings were overwritten," says the report. "Our ongoing experience with overwritten CVR recordings demonstrates the limitations of the current 2h recording requirement. The NTSB advises that the 25h standard apply to all new commercial aircraft required to have CRVs. It recommnds operators be required to retrofit in-service aircraft with 25h-duration CVRs by 2024.The current 2h maximum duration can hinder investigations ito safety events that occur more than 2h before a flight lands, or those that become evident only after a later review of data, says the safety investigatory agency's repor. While CVRs typically deactivate during accidents due to loss of electric power, they can keep running after less serious events, overwriting critical audio. The NTSB highlights dozens of such events, some of them very recent. Those include a near miss in July when an Air Canada Airbus A320 almost landed on a taxiway crowded with other aircraft at San Francisco, and an April engine fire on Delta Air Lines A330 departing Atlanta. Those aircraft each were equipped with 2h CRVs, the NTSB says. The NTSB's recommendation would align with 2015 European Union rules requiring large commercial aircraft have CVRs capable of recording 25h by 2021, the NTSB notes. Likewise, in 2016 ICAO adopted the 25h standard for aircraft manufactured after 2021.
  14. VIDEO: AG600 conducts first sortie from water 22 October, 2018 SOURCE: BY: Greg Waldron Singapore The AVIC AG600 has conducted its first water takeoff and landing, in a major milestone for the world’s largest amphibian aircraft. Airborne video on Chinese state television shows the four-engined type taxi down a ramp into Zhanghe Reservoir, take off from the water, fly a sortie of unspecified duration, and landing again in water. As the aircraft climbs the ramp out of the reservoir, it is greeted by two water arcs. The sortie took place on Saturday 20 October. State news organ China Daily reports that premier Xi Jinping commended the team involved in the type’s development. ="none" stroke-width="1" fill-rule="evenodd" > Blue Billywig Video Player The first AG600 emerged from production in 2016. The aircraft is produced at the China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA) factory at Zhuhai Airport, allowing it to appear on the static display of Airshow China in 2016. The AG600’s maiden flight, originally planned for 2015, took place on 24 December 2017. In March 2018, AVIC stated that the first flight from water would take place in the second half of 2018. In late August, the aircraft flew from Zhuhai to Jingmen Weihe airport in central China. The airport sits on the shores of Zhanghe Reservoir, which has an area designated for use by amphibious aircraft.In the weeks leading up to the 20 October sortie, the aircraft conducted a series of water tests, including high-speed taxi tests. Powered by four Dongan WJ-6 turboprops, the maximum take-off weight of the AG600 is 53.5t. It is the world's largest amphibian aircraft, even bigger than the Shinmaywa US-2 with an MTOW of 43t. The AG600 will undertake a range of missions, and its target market is domestic parapublic organisations. Its main functions are search and rescue, and transport. The aircraft can also serve as a water bomber, with a large tank located under the forward half of the aircraft.
  15. In actual fact, almost 100% of Canadians come from a migration background, perhaps even those who we call First Nations. We are in fact a country of Migrants.