Friday, June 22, 2018

Medavia Technics adds the ATR 42/72 base and line maintenance approval

In 2018 Medavia Technics invested heavily in its facility, tooling and equipment to continue supporting the fast-growing aircraft maintenance demand.  As of May 2018, Medavia Technics is now also able to offer base and line maintenance on the ATR-42 and ATR-72 aircraft series.  This complements an already wide range of regional turbo-prop aircraft approvals.

Medavia Technics is a one-stop-shop facility that includes Part-145 Maintenance, Part-21J Design and Part M CAMO approvals.  The aim is to provide superior aircraft turnaround times as costeffectively as possible.  Medavia Technics is well equipped with several in-house workshops that support the main aircraft maintenance activities.

Medavia Technics boasts of a 7,000 square meter facility supported by a highly skilled and motivated workforce.  Medavia Technics has a long experience and knowledge in the establishment and operation of Line Maintenance out-stations.  This service includes technical support in the field in both normal and AOG scenarios. (Source: Medavia, 21-Jun-2018)

BATS receives AMO certificate to work on ‘2-Reg’ aircraft

Just months after launching its operation in Malta, Bravo Aircraft Technical Services Ltd. (BATS) has been awarded the approved maintenance organisation (AMO) certificate to work on '2-Reg' aircraft.  The company, set up in Malta in April, received AMO validation for the Guernsey airline register.  In practice, this means that the company’s maintenance personnel may now formally sign for maintenance of '2-Reg' aircraft – '2-Reg' being the official aircraft register launched by Guernsey in 2013. (Source:, 20-Jun-2018)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

U.K. Royal Navy HMS Enterprise calls at Valletta Port

The U.K. Royal Navy HMS Enterprise (H 88) has sailed into Valletta Port (the Grand Harbour) this morning on a courtesy visit.  

HMS Enterprise is the second ship of two Echo-class survey vessels in service with the U.K. Royal Navy.  She was commissioned on 17-Oct-2003.

The British survey is presently berthing alongside at Factory wharf (in French creek) and she's is expected to sail from Valletta Port in the coming days.  (20-Jun-2018)

Air Malta launches Malta-Kiev service

Air Malta has launched yesterday afternoon direct flights between Malta IAP and Kiev-Boryspil IAP (Ukraine).  The first scheduled flight, operated with Airbus A320-200 (9H-AEQ), departed from Malta IAP at 1629lt (KM-574).  After turnaround, the aircraft returned to Malta IAP at 2350lt (KM-575).  Air Malta will be operating one weekly flight between Malta and Kiev every Tuesdays.  (20-Jun-2018)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Atlantic Airways launches seasonal flights between Vagar and Malta IAP

Atlantic Airways has launched today seasonal flights between Vagar (Faroe Islands) and Malta IAP.  The first flight, operated with Airbus A319-100 (OY-RCI) landed at Malta IAP at 1235lt (RC-494).  The return flight to Vagar departed from Malta IAP at 1337lt (RC-495).  Atlantic Airways is scheduling four other flights between Vagar and Malta IAP this summer: on 3-Jul, 17-Jul, 31-Jul and 14-Aug.  (19-Jun-2018)

Monday, June 18, 2018

U.K. Border Force HMC Protector recalls at Valletta Port

The United Kingdom's Border Force cutter HMC Protector sailed into Valletta Port (the Grand Harbour) this morning on a courtesy visit.  This is her fourth visit in Valletta Port this year.  The British cutter is presently berthing alongside at Coal wharf, and she's expected to sail from Valletta Port on Wednesday, Jun. 20th.  (18-Jun-2018)

Friday, June 15, 2018

Air Malta's 1st A320 NEO lands at Malta IAP

Air Malta's first Airbus A320-200 NEO (9H-NEO), on lease from lessor Avolon, has landed for the first time at Malta IAP this afternoon at 1220lt (as KM5808).  The aircraft was ferried by Air Malta crew from Shannon, Ireland, where Air Malta'a corporate livery, with the addition of Nickelodeon's cartoon characters to promote a Nickelodeon's Treasury Hunt in Malta in Apr-19, was being applied by International Aerospace Coatings.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Wizz Air launches new service Vienna-Malta

Wizz Air has this morning launched direct flights between Vienna (Austria) and Malta IAP.  The first scheduled flight, operated with Airbus A320-200 (HA-LWM), landed at Malta IAP at 0808lt (W6-2819).  The aircraft departed after turnaround at 0908lt (W6-2820).  Wizz Air will be operating this new service three times weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  (14-Jun-2018)