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Zimbabwe Airways sold its first and only B777-200ER for dismantling, as it had no money for its heavy maintenance, the dream of having 4 is gone, one sold in the US and status of the $70 million for 4 is also gone, now what happens with 2 State owned airlines? Air Zimbabwe is the national carrier and Zimbabwe Airways is the ZANU-PF airline that was suppose to replace Air Zimbabwe with 4 x B777-200Er and 4-6 ERJ-145’s, another dream gone, now just the nightmare left for struggling, cash starved Air Zimbabwe, just so much BS and what has been achieved? nothing, other than the usual missing millions of $US in another shameful scam in Zimbabwe.

  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-aviation-doctor-3200a021/   ŽIVILĖ ZALAGĖNAITĖ – AeroTime News Hub on 19th December 2018       Earlier this month it became clear that in a best case scenario Zimbabwe Airways will receive only two of the four Boeing 777 aircraft it intended to buy from Malaysia Airlines. The deal began as a government secret and … Continue reading

LIAT non-stop capacity in decline; Barbados is leading airport, service to St. Vincent is top-ranked route

  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-aviation-doctor-3200a021/   ANNA Aero – 25 May 2018   LIAT offered 1.44 million two-way seats across its non-stop network in 2017, 12% down on the previous year. Over the past 10 years the carrier has completely renewed its fleet, phasing out DHC-6 Twin Otters and Q300s and replacing them with ATR 42-600s and ATR 72-600s. … Continue reading

The ACMI business is dominated by the regional segment and is growing fast in Europe

  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-aviation-doctor-3200a021/           04-Dec-2018 11:03 PM   The ACMI business is dominated by the regional segment and is growing fast in Europe The practice of a sizeable airline subcontracting its regional flying to a partner airline is widely known in the United States. Such operations—a form of ACMI flying, where the … Continue reading

Roscosmos (Russia’s Space Agency) successfully launches its Soyuz rocket this morning with Canadian astronaut on board, David Saint-Jacques for a 6 month mission on the International Space Station (ISS). That is the good news, the bad news is that it looks as if Roscosmos is accused of embezzling (aka stealing) $US 10.4 billion in public funds in 2017 alone! Imagine that happening at NASA? but this is Putin’s Russia, a kleptocracy, a government ruled by corrupt politicians who use their political power to receive kickbacks, bribes, and special favours at the expense of the populace.

  https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-chlumecky-aviation-doctor-3200a021/         Tomas’s Comment:     A proud day today for Canada as our 9th astronaut David Saint-Jacques successfully blasted off this morning at 6:31 EST on board a Russian Soyuz rocket for a 6-month mission on board the International Space Station (ISS). Without trying to rain on Roscosmos (Russian Space … Continue reading