Operator/Supplier News / by Erik Johannesson

Air Iceland Connect Suspends U.K. Services

The Icelandic regional carrier has announced it will suspend service to both Belfast City and Aberdeen on 13/14-May-2018 respectively. Both flights had been operated by the company's Q400 aircraft.


Camair-Co Set to Operate First Q400

Cameroon-based carrier Camair-Co has announced plans to acquire a single Q400 aircraft on lease from Abu Dhabi Aviation Services. The aircraft is expected to be MSN 4222 A6-ADK.

Camair-Co operates two Boeing 737NG aircraft, and two Chinese manufactured MA-60 turboprops.


CemAir Receives Renewed Certification from South African CAA

The South African Civil Aviation Authority reinstated CemAir maintenance certification on 24-Feb-2018, clearing the way for the aircraft to resume operations with their DHC-8/Q400 fleet. CemAir's certificate had been suspended on 02-Feb-2018.


Flying Colours Awarded Q400 Conversion Contract

The six Q400's acquired by Conair Group for Q400MR conversion will be completed under contract by Peterborough-based Flying Colours. 

Flying Colours is tasked with engineering, fabricating, installing, and certifying four interchangeable interiors to support passenger, cargo, combi-transport, and medevac missions. In the passenger configuration, the aircraft will accommodate up to 64 people, while the full cargo version will transport up to nine tons of material. The combination cabin will carry 19 passengers and freight, while the medical transport format will support up to six stretchers along with associated medical equipment and clinical staff.

The work will be completed at Flying Colours' facility at St. Louis, MO.


Jazz Aviation's Loooong Q400 Flight

As a result of a snowstorm in Newfoundland at the end of February, Air Canada called upon Jazz to operate a rescue flight between Toronto-Pearson and St. John's, NL. Helped by a good tailwind on the eastbound sector, the Q400 flight clocked in at 3 hrs & 39 mins, with 60+ passengers onboard. The return flight back to Toronto-Pearson, with 30 onboard took a whopping 5 hrs & 6 mins. 


Ravn Alaska Launches First New Route in Six Years

Ravn Alaska has begun twice daily Anchorage, Dillingham and King Salmon on 16-Feb-2018. The flight is operated by a 29 seat DHC-8-100.


Tyrolean Technik Ends Q400 Maintenance Activities at Innsbruck

After 38 years of providing turboprop maintenance at their Innsbruck base, Tyrolean Technik has announced the end of the program. The failure of Air Berlin, who contracted their heavy maintenance to Tyrolean Technik was identified as a factor in the decision. The work previously carried out in Innsbruck is expected to be transferred to Lufthansa Technik in Malta or Sofia, or to Austrian in Bratislava, Slovakia.