Month: March 2012

Bell 212 Helicopter Crash In Gabon; Two Crews On Board Killed

Bell 212 Helicopter Crash In Gabon; Two Crews On Board Killed

Corporate News, Featured, Headline
  ANAC, Gabon's main aviation authority in the capital Libreville announced the crash of a Bell 212 helicopter on Tuesday March 14th 2012 killing the two crews piloting the aircraft; a French and Austrian national. The helicopter went down at approximately at 1:30pm local time (8:30am New York time) while taking part in oil exploration/ seismic operations on behalf of the Perenco Oil company with CCG Veritas Services SA of France acting as the main contracting party. The crash site near the Iguela marsh land area, is located in Gabon's southwest oil-producing hub, not far from the tiny oil-producing nation economic capital of Port-Gentil. The Bell 212 helicopter registered D-HALS is owned by HELOG Lufttransport KG, a German company with advertised experience in providing helicopt...
FedEx Express Fleet Strategy; In 767F Out MD-10F

FedEx Express Fleet Strategy; In 767F Out MD-10F

Airlines, Analysis, Headline
      By Karim Toure   FedEx Express will introduce a new medium wide body freighter in its fleet beginning in 2014. The contract agreement signed on December 14th 2011 with manufacturer Boeing will see the global logistics carrier receive 27 Boeing 767 Freighters. The delivery schedule agreed to will see the first 3 aircraft join the fleet in 2014. For FedEx Express, expectations surrounding the new aircraft are two-fold; retiring the longstanding MD-10F fleet of which some airframes are reaching 40 years of age, and extracting maximum business benefits from an optimized and cost efficient operation. Thus the new 767F provides momentum to achieving the 20% reduction in fuel emission and operating cost goal sought by the company for the year 2020. Aging MD10F F...