Category Archives: Silver Airways

Silver Airways showcases its new ATR 42-600 at Farnborough

Named "Flip Flops Optional"

Silver Airways made this announcement:

Silver Airways is reinventing the regional flying sector by being the first U.S. carrier to take delivery of the newly redesigned and technologically advanced, eco-friendly ATR 42-600 series aircraft, specifically made for short-haul travel from small to mid-size communities.  The delivery marks the first time an ATR 42-600 has been delivered to a U.S. carrier and the first time a fully independent U.S. regional flying airline has taken delivery of a new aircraft in many decades.

Silver is debuting one of its new ATR 42-600s in its new livery at the Farnborough International Air Show this week (top photo).

The new aircraft are allowing Silver to expand it service on shorter-haul routes from small to mid-size cities in domestic and nearby international markets.  By introducing the mission-specific ATR 42-600 aircraft, with seating for 46, Silver has the unique ability to offer safe, quick, direct flights on short-haul routes at an attractive price.  The new ATR 600 series fleet will allow Silver to expand service for travelers on existing routes in Florida, the Bahamas, and New England, and recently announced routes in Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Alabama, and beyond.

Silver recently acquired independent U.S. regional airline Seaborne Airlines and upon expected merger of the two airlines in 2019, Silver intends to utilize ATR 600 series aircraft from Seaborne’s gateways in San Juan, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to destinations throughout the Caribbean.

The new ATRs will replace 27 34-seat Saab 340B aircraft operated by Silver and Seaborne (above).

The delivery marks the first of up to 50 new ATR 600 series aircraft, including an initial order for 20 ATR 42-600 aircraft and the ability to up gauge certain deliveries to the larger series ATR 72-600s.  As the world’s leading regional flying aircraft, the new ATRs will provide Silver’s passengers unparalleled experience and reliability and pilots the industry’s most advanced cockpit.

Silver has entered into leasing arrangements with Nordic Aviation Capital who have agreed to acquire the initial 20 aircraft from ATR for operation by Silver.

Subject to regulatory approval, Silver will begin operating the ATR 42-600s later in 2018 and the ATR 72-600 in 2019.  Silver intends to take delivery of eight ATR 42-600s in 2018 with the remaining deliveries of the first 20 aircraft expected to be completed by 2020.

The new ATR 600 series features the widest cabin in the regional aircraft market with a new ergonomic design and lightweight slim seats offering passengers maximum comfort. Silver’s ATR fleet will be configured with 46 seats in a 2-2 seating configuration with up to a 32-inch pitch offering more legroom than many mainline aircraft. In addition, Silver’s ATR fleet will have spacious full-size overhead bins for carry-on bags along with full-size lavatories and bright LED lite cabins that are quieter than regional jets.  The new ATR 600 series also features the latest innovations in cockpit technology with simplified, integrated LCD advanced functions, enhancing safety, and improved handling for pilots, as well as the latest in avionics technology. The state-of-the-art, all glass cockpit further reduces flight crew workload and enhances situational awareness while providing better reliability, maintenance cost savings and weight reduction.

Introduction of New Livery

Silver Airways unveiled its new “flamingo pink” color livery with the delivery of its first new ATR. The unveiling of Silver’s livery has been much anticipated. Emblazoned with an eye-catching silver flamingo and maintaining the classic Silver Airways “turbine” has resulted in a fresh new look for Silver.  Although the airline is expanding its geographic footprint, the flamingo is a natural choice as a memorable symbol of the airline’s Florida roots. “The new livery is truly remarkable and was 100 percent designed by Silver crew members,” added Rossum. “The bold colors embody the pride and confidence of our hard working crew in these new aircraft and in our company.”

Silver takes delivery of new ATR 42-600 series aircraft with new livery

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Silver Airways): Silver Airways ATR 42-600 F-WWLC N405SV (msn 1403) FAB (Michael B. Ing). Image: 942832.

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ATR displays the all-new ATR 42-600 for Silver Airways at Farnborough International Airshow 2018

ATR will be present at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit an ATR 42-600 in the colors of Silver Airways, leased from Nordic Aviation Capital, in the static display area. Later this year Silver Airways will become the very first ATR-600 series operator in the US.

On the occasion of the airshow, ATR will display some of its recent innovations. Close to the ATR 42-600 aircraft on display, visitors will have the chance to experience, in a dedicated exhibition area, the Neo Classic and Neo Prestige new passenger seats, as well as the Cabinstream system that allows passengers to stream multimedia content.

ClearVision™, which is a first in commercial aviation will also be demonstrated. The system improves a pilot’s situational awareness with optimised Head-Up capabilities which can also be coupled with Enhanced and Synthetic Vision Systems.

Image: Silver Airways.

Silver Airways starts Boston – Bar Harbor flights

Named "Pure Passion"

Silver Airways started daily nonstop service between Hancock County-Bar Harbor Airport (BHB) and Boston’s Logan International Airport (BOS) for the summer season on July 1, 2018.

The new schedules, operating during the peak travel season through Labor Day, are designed to conveniently connect to Silver’s numerous codeshare and interline partners in Boston to over 75 destinations across the U.S. and beyond, including 27 of the most important airports via Silver’s codeshare with JetBlue to the northeast corridor, Florida and California.

The Bar Harbor-Boston route will be operated with Silver’s fleet of 34-seat SAAB 340B Plus aircraft.

Silver Airways’ Bar Harbor (BHB) – Boston (BOS) service effective July 1 – September 3, 2018:

Origin/Destination  Departure Arrival Flight # Stops Frequency
Boston – Bar Harbor 11:00 am 12:20 pm 148 0 Daily except Sat/Sun
Boston – Bar Harbor 12:30 pm 1:50 pm 148 0 Saturday, Sunday
Boston – Bar Harbor 4:00 pm 5:20 pm 149 0 Daily
Bar Harbor – Boston 8:45 am 10:00 am 147 0 Daily except Sat/Sun
Bar Harbor – Boston 10:00 am 11:15 am 147 0 Saturday, Sunday
Bar Harbor – Boston 1:00 pm 2:15 pm 148 0 Daily except Sat/Sun
Bar Harbor – Boston 2:00 pm 3:15 pm 148 0 Saturday, Sunday

 

Saab 340b

Photo Above: Silver Airways. Silver Airways adds critical air service between Bar Harbor, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts with 34-seat Saab 340B Plus aircraft.

Top Copyright Photo: Silver Airways SAAB 340B N334AG (msn 434) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104542.

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Silver Airways completes its acquisition of Seaborne Airlines, the brand will continue

Seaborne Airlines SAAB 340B N353SA (msn 351) (Dolphin) SJU (Raul Sepulveda). Image: 922658.

Silver Airways and Seaborne Airlines on April 23, 2018 announced that Silver’s acquisition of Seaborne’s business and assets has successfully been closed, creating a leading independent airline to serve the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, and beyond.

The acquisition brings together two strong independent airlines with similar SAAB 340B fleets, complementary route networks, and common codeshare/interline partners.

With the upcoming deployment of Silver’s recently announced new fleet of state-of-the-art ATR 42-600s across both networks, the combined airline will have an expanded range, allowing it to better serve passengers and markets while creating more opportunities for employees and greater value for its business partners.

The combined airline will continue operating Silver’s route network in the Bahamas, Florida, and beyond under the Silver Airways banner and Seaborne’s route network throughout Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Caribbean under the Seaborne name.

The total fleet now consists of 31 aircraft, including SAAB 340s and de Havilland Twin Otter seaplane aircraft.

Steve Rossum of Silver Airways will serve as CEO of the combined airline. Ben Munson will resume his role as president of aviation consulting firm Embark Aviation, and continue as a valued advisor to the company.

The combined airline will employ nearly 1,000 aviation professionals and will be headquartered at Silver Airways’ offices in Fort Lauderdale under the leadership of executives from both Silver and Seaborne.

Corporate and operations support functions will continue at locations in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, San Juan, and St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

Copyright Photo: Seaborne Airlines SAAB 340B N353SA (msn 351) (Dolphin) SJU (Raul Sepulveda). Image: 922658.

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Silver Airways takes delivery of its first ATR 42-600, introduces a new look

Silver's first ATR 42-600, delivered on April 13, 2018, "Mile Marker Zero", named "Bella"

Silver Airways on April 13 took delivery of its first ATR 42-600 at the Toulouse plant for ATR.

The pictured N400SV (msn 1214) sports a bright new livery featuring a flamingo named “Bella”. The inscription at the nose reads “Mile Marker Zero” implying there will be more images from Florida coming on subsequent deliveries.

The new Silver Airways logo now features a flamingo.

Silver Airways is also featuring flamingos in their ads.

As previously reported, Silver Airways ordered16 ATR 42-600s and four ATR 72-600s.

This follows a deal between ATR and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for the purchase of 15 ATR -600s, of which 12 will be ATR 42-600s and three will be ATR 72-600s.

These aircraft, along with five from an existing order between ATR and NAC, will be leased to Silver Airways, making them the first operator of ATR -600 series aircraft in the US.

The aircraft, an ATR 42-600, will be configured with 46 seats in a 2-2 seating configuration, with a pitch of up to 32 inches. The remaining deliveries are expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2020. Crew training will be conducted by ATR at its new training facility in Miami, which is home to a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for the ATR -600 series aircraft.

The brand new ATR -600s will replace Silver Airways’ existing fleet of 21 Saab 340B turboprops, while increasing the frequency of main routes and opening new air services to destinations in Florida, the southern United States and Caribbean.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Silver Airways): Silver Airways ATR 42-600 N400SV (msn 1214) TLS (Eurospot). Image: 941568.

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Silver Airways announces daily nonstop service to Branson, Missouri from New Orleans, Houston and Chicago

Silver Airways is continuing its expansion by announcing it will start daily nonstop service to Missouri’s Branson Airport (BKG) from New Orleans International Airport (MSY), Houston’s Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD) starting on August 30, 2018.

Silver Airways also recently announced it is starting daily nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Huntsville International Airport (HSV) on May 23, 2018.

The Branson routes will be operated with Silver’s brand new fleet of eco-friendly ATR 42-600 aircraft.

Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – New Orleans (MSY) service effective August 30, 2018:

Origin/Destination
 Departure Arrival Flight #  Stops  Frequency
Branson – New Orleans 11:40 am 1:47 pm 173 0 Monday, Friday
New Orleans – Branson 1:10 pm 3:17 pm 172 0 Monday, Friday

 

Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – Houston (IAH) service effective August 30, 2018:

Origin/Destination
 Departure Arrival Flight #  Stops  Frequency
Branson – Houston 4:55 pm 8:55 pm 183 0 Daily except Friday
Houston – Branson 9:05 am 11:05 am 180 0 Daily except Saturday

 

Silver Airways’ Branson (BKG) – Chicago O’Hare (ORD) service effective August 30, 2018:

Origin/Destination
 Departure Arrival Flight #  Stops  Frequency
Branson – Chicago 11:40 am 1:40 pm 181 0 Daily except Mon, Fri
Branson – Chicago 4:55 pm 6:55 pm 185 0 Friday
Chicago – Branson 9:05 am 11:05 pm 186 0 Saturday
Chicago – Branson 2:20 pm 4:20 pm 182 0 Daily except Mon, Fri

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Image: Silver Airways.

Silver Airways announces new daily nonstop service between Orlando and Huntsville starting on May 23, 2018

Silver Airways has announced it will start daily nonstop service between Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Huntsville International Airport (HSV) on May 23, 2018.

The Huntsville, Alabama route will be operated with Silver’s brand new fleet of ATR-600 aircraft. Silver is proud to be the North American launch customer for the all new, state-of-the-art ATR-600, which will be introduced into service beginning this year. The new ATR-600 provides a refined guest experience with rich leather seating, more leg room, and spacious overhead bins that accommodate full-size, carry-on roller bags. Today’s ATRs embody the most advanced aircraft technology available with the latest avionics and all-glass cockpit that ensures safe, reliable flights that are quieter and more comfortable for passengers.

 

Silver Airways’ Orlando (MCO) – Huntsville (HSV) service effective May 23, 2018:

Departure Arrival Flight # Stops Frequency
Orlando – Huntsville 6:15 p.m. 7:24 p.m. 161 0 Daily
Huntsville – Orlando 9:45 a.m. 12:54 p.m. 164 0 Daily

Image: Silver Airways.

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