Showing posts with label Belavia-Belarusian Airlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Belavia-Belarusian Airlines. Show all posts

16 June, 2022

U.S. Commerce Department taking more action against Belarus's national airline, Belavia

According to news agency Reuters, The U.S. Commerce Department is said to be broadening the export controls on Belarus's national airline, Belavia, for providing flights on Boeing aircraft in violation of restrictions issued after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Companies around the world are now prohibited from maintaining, repairing and otherwise using U.S. parts or equipment to service Belavia's fleet, according to a Commerce Department order issued against the airline, reports Karen Freifeld.

Belavia violated U.S. regulations by flying Boeing aircraft after April 8 into and out of Belarus to and from Russia, Turkey, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Georgia, the UAE and Egypt, the department said.

On April 8th, Washington restricted flights on Belarusian-owned, controlled, or operated aircraft manufactured in the United States or made in a foreign country with more than 25% controlled U.S. content from flying into Belarus or Russia.

"Just as Belarus is lawlessly supporting Russia's unjust war in Ukraine, its national airline Belavia is failing to obey our export laws," Matthew Axelrod, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement, said in a statement.

The order "will prevent Belavia from leveraging any U.S. technology to operate its fleet of aeroplanes, thus making it more difficult for the airline to keep flying."

The order affects both the Boeing and Embraer aircraft in Belavia's fleet, if they need U.S. parts or services, officials said. It also broadens the items restricted to Belavia. Boeing is based in the U.S. Embraer is a Brazilian manufacturer.

The U.S. has taken similar action against major Russian airlines, including Aeroflot, Aviastar, Azur Air, Rossiya and Utair, after identifying Boeing aeroplanes that were operating in violation of U.S. sanctions.

Reporting by Karen Freifeld; editing by David Evans and David Gregorio

Following pressure from U.S. Authorities,  the Israel Aviation Authorities refused Belavia to service aircraft at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv and so the carrier has now cancelled the services.  Previously, to get around restrictions imposed by the Americans, officials in Tel Aviv advised Belavia to schedule a technical stop in Baku and would approve the route, however, the sudden decision of Israel to cancel the previous agreement means the flights are cancelled at least until the end of October.  

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08 April, 2021

First of five Boeing 737 MAX jets delivered to Belavia

The leasing giant Air Lease Corporation has confirmed the delivery of five Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to Belavia-Belarusian Airlines. The jet,  which is on a long term lease with the carrier is powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines, and is the first of five of the type to be delivered to Belavia from ALC’s order book with Boeing.

“ALC is pleased to confirm this historic and significant transaction with Belavia, delivering the airline’s first 737-8 today,” said Steven F. Udvar-Hรกzy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation.  “Our team introduced the Boeing 737 aircraft family to Belavia 18 years ago and now we are delighted to announce the first of five new 737-8s on long-term lease with the airline.”

21 February, 2020

AerCap Signs Lease Agreement with Belavia Airlines for 3 Embraer E195-E2 Aircraft

AerCap Holdings announced it has signed an agreement with Belavia - Belarusian Airlines for the lease of three new Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The aircraft are from AerCap's order book with Embraer. The first aircraft is scheduled to deliver in December 2020, with the remaining two aircraft delivering in March and April 2021.

AerCap was the launch lessor customer of Embraer's E-Jets E2 and has a total of 50 Embraer E190-E2s and E195-E2s owned and on order.   

"We are very pleased to announce the placement of three E2s with Belavia. We have a long history of working with our friends at Belavia, and we are excited to be a part of their fleet renewal plan," said Philip Scruggs, President and Chief Commercial Officer of AerCap. "With the introduction of Embraer's most advanced aircraft, Belavia will enjoy improved operating costs and versatility. We look forward to working with the Belavia and Embraer teams as these aircraft deliver."

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20 August, 2018

Passenger numbers up for Ural Airlines as codeshare deal with Belavia starts

Photo Ural Airlines

Ural Airlines saw passenger numbers increase over the first seven months of this year to 4,943,434, a rise of 16 percent over 2017 figures. 

The airline operated some 34,460 flights during the first half of the year,  almost half of which - 15,203 were on international routes. The carrier also had a busy July, transporting 1,002,962 passengers on 6,328 flights during the month.  Of those 440,310 were on 2,716 international flights.

19 July, 2018

Belavia-Belarusian Airlines to lease four Boeing 737-8 MAX Aircraft

Air Lease Corporation recently announced long-term lease agreements with Belavia-Belarusian Airlines for four new CFM LEAP-1B25-powered Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft scheduled for delivery in 2019 and 2020. The first aircraft will in May 2019.

“ALC is pleased to announce this placement with Belavia at Farnborough International Airshow today,” said Steven F. Udvar-Hรกzy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “The advanced technologies in the MAX 8 aircraft will provide a new level of efficiency and comfort to Belavia’s customers, and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship with the airline as it optimizes its fleet and expands its network.”