Category Archives: Far Eastern Air Transport-FAT

Far Eastern to become a Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 operator

Far Eastern Air Transport-FAT has announced it will add 11 new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet over the next five years. The first delivery will be in the fourth quarter of 2019. The new type will replace its aging McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82s and DC-9-83s.

Boeing made this short announcement on social media:

Congrats to Far Eastern Air Transport for selecting and becoming the first in Taiwan to operate the 737 MAX 8.

Image: Boeing.

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FAT introduces its first ATR 72-600

FAT – Far Eastern AIr Transport (Taipei-Songshan) has officially introduced its first ATR 72-600 (ATR 72-212A) (B-28068, msn 1110, ex Jettime OY-JZA) at a hangar event at Songshan Airport. FAT is planning to start operations soon with new type after CAA certification.

All copyright photos by Manuel Negrerie.

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Far Eastern Air Transport to launch 10 routes to China

Far Eastern Air Transport-FAT (Taipei) resumed operations again on April 4, 2011 after its reorganization. Previously the carrier had suspended operations on May 12, 2008.

On October 31 the carrier is launching 10 new routes to China with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83s. According to this report by Taiwan News, one flight per week will be operated from Taiwan (Taoyuan International Airport) to Shijiazhuang on October 31. In addition, the carrier will also offer two weekly flights from Taipei (Songshan Airport) to Taiyuan on November 2. FAT is also planning to launch cross-strait flights to Chengdu in Sichuan, Nanning, Hefei, Sanya, Haikou , Gueiyang and Lanzhou. FAT is being permitted to operate total of 19 cross-strait flights using the six aircraft.

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Copyright Photo: Manuel Negrerie. The DC-9-83 has become the workhorse for FAT. DC-9-83 B-28025 (msn 53602) is pictured at the Taipei base.

FAT may resume operations in October

 

FAT's Boeing 757-27A B-27013 (msn 29608) climbs at Taipei in the special SinoPac Card Services colors.  Copyright Photo: Manuel Negreie.

FAT's Boeing 757-27A B-27013 (msn 29608) climbs at Taipei in the special SinoPac Card Services colors. Copyright Photo: Manuel Negreie.

Far Eastern Air Transport-FAT (Taipei) is planning to resume operations in October pending approvals by the Republic of China government. The airline suspended all operations on May 12, 2008.

News link:

www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/t-business/2009/08/03/218852/Far-Eastern.htm