Category Archives: Falcon Aviation Services

Qazaq Air to start operations in Kazakhstan with Bombardier Q400s

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Bombardier (Montreal and Toronto) today issued this statement about Qazaq Air (Almaty) becoming a new Q400 operator:

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Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Qazaq Air to the family of Q400 aircraft operators.

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Qazaq Air, a subsidiary of Samruk Kazyna, Kazakhstan’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, has announced that it will launch domestic service in Kazakhstan with three Bombardier Q400 aircraft leased from Falcon Aviation Services LLC (Abu Dhabi).

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Many of the 12 routes on which the Q400 aircraft will operate are not currently served by any other carrier.

The first aircraft to be painted is Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) P4-NUR (msn 4494).

Photo: Falcon Aviation Services.

 

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Starbow Airlines becomes a new Bombardier Q400 operator via Falcon Aviation Services

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Starbow Airlines (Aero Surveys Limited) (Accra) has become a new Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) operator. The pictured Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) A6-FLR (msn 4486) is actually wet leased from and operated by Falcon Aviation Services (Abu Dhabi). Bombardier has issued this statement:

Starbow became the first Ghana-based operator of the Q400 turboprop when it launched service with a Q400 NextGen aircraft wet-leased from Falcon Aviation Services LLC of Abu Dhabi. The aircraft is one of six that Falcon ordered from Bombardier in 2014.

Starbow has joined more than 50 owners and operators of Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft worldwide, and has become the 18th member of the family in Africa.

Starbow is a privately owned airline headquartered in Accra, Ghana. Operating domestically from its base at Kotoka International Airport, it is the largest Ghanaian airline. Starbow began domestic flights out of Kotoka International Airport on September 26, 2011 and is currently serving Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale Airports. Starbow is developing and executing its fleet renewal strategy.

Top Photo: Bombardier.

Starbow Airlines Route Map:

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Video: The Starbow BAe 146-300.

 

Falcon Aviation Services orders two Bombardier CS300 jetliners

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Bombardier Aerospace (Montreal) announced today that Falcon Aviation Services LLC (Abu Dhabi) has signed a firm purchase agreement for two CS300 jetliners. The transaction is a conversion of the Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire one CS300 aircraft and one option that was announced on February 26, 2014. When the LOI was announced, Falcon Aviation Services became the first customer for CSeries aircraft in the United Arab Emirates.

Based on the list price of the CS300 aircraft, the contract is valued at approximately $153.6 million US.

Falcon Aviation Services is based at Al Bateen Executive Airport and operates a fleet of corporate jets conducting VIP charter flights, as well as a fleet of helicopters serving the offshore oil and gas industry. The company also conducts search and rescue, aircraft management, maintenance, repair and overhaul, as well as consulting operations. The company recently ordered two Bombardier Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft for its fleet.

As of today, Bombardier has booked orders and commitments for 471 CSeries aircraft, which include firm orders for 203 CSeries airliners.

Image: Bombardier.

Falcon Aviation Services signs LOI for one Bombardier CS300

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Falcon Aviation Services (Abu Dhabi) has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire one CS300 aircraft and an option for another according to Bombardier Aerospace. With this LOI, Falcon Aviation Services becomes the first customer for CSeries aircraft in the United Arab Emirates.

Falcon Aviation Services is based at Al Bateen Executive Airport and operates a fleet of corporate jets conducting VIP charter flights, as well as a fleet of helicopters serving the offshore oil and gas industry. The company also conducts search and rescue; aircraft management, maintenance, repair and overhaul; as well as consulting operations.

Falcon Aviation Services orders two Bombardier Q400s

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Falcon Aviation Services (Abu Dhabi) has signed a firm purchase agreement for two Bombardier DHC-8-400 (Q400) NextGen turboprop aircraft. Falcon Aviation Services is based at Al Bateen Executive Airport and operates a fleet of corporate jets conducting VIP charter flights, and a fleet of helicopters serving the offshore oil and gas industry. The company also conducts search and rescue; aircraft management, maintenance, repair and overhaul; as well as consulting operations.