Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
HMS Albion is currently portside alongside at Pinto-4/5 Wharf, and she's expected to sail from Malta on Wednesday, July 27th, at 1100lt.
This is Tyr's third port-call in the Grand Habour this year. The first two visits where from 29th to 30th May and from 17th to 18th June.
ICGV Tyr is currently portside alongside at Pinto-1 Wharf, and she's expected to sail from Malta tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26th, at 1300LT.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
HMS Sutherland is currently starboard alongside at Pinto-4/5 Wharf, and she's expected to sail from Malta today at 1945lt.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The core markets all registered an increase in the first half of this year over the same period in 2010. The United Kingdom, which is still the top destination, registered an increase of 7%; with second ranked Italy registering an increase of 5.5%. A significant increase of 21% and 22.3% were registered in the German and French markets respectively. Spain also registered a notable increase of 14.9%.
June 2011: In so far as the month of June is concerned, passenger movements registered a 4.4% increase whereas there was a decrease of 7.8% in the aircraft movements when compared to June 2010. The increase in passenger numbers is clearly due to the considerable increase in the seat load factor, which in June increased by 7.3PPD. The decrease in aircraft movements led also to a decrease in the seat capacity of 5.5% and a decrease in the MTOW of 7.3%. Cargo and Mail also registered a decrease of 10.3% over the month of June of 2010.
Forecast 2011: In view of the consolidation of the positive results achieved during the first six months of the year, Malta IAP expects passenger movements to reach 3.4 million in 2011, an estimated increase of 3.2% over 2010.
Monday, July 18, 2011
New addition/s*: None
- 9H-AFS - Fokker F28-0070 (Aircraft Leasing No.3 Pty. Ltd., Australia), re-registered as VH-QQX.
- 9H-AFZ - Fokker F28-0070 (Aircraft Leasing No.3 Pty. Ltd., Australia), re-registered as VH-QQY.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
HMS Richmond is currently portside alongside at Pinto-4/5 Wharf, and she's expected to sail from Malta on Saturday, July 16th, at 1100lt.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Capt John Dixon, director of training, said the aircraft was on a routine training flight and had to make a forced landing. The instructor and the student who were on board were not seriously hurt. Both men, who are from Birkirkara, got out of the wreckage unaided.
Capt Dixon said that while the cause of the incident would be investigated, it appeared that the cause was severe turbulence caused by high temperatures. The pilot had reported no technical malfunction.
The incident happened shortly after 3 p.m. The control tower lost contact with the aircraft and it was then spotted in the field by the seaplane which operates between the two islands.
The plane was extensively damaged but fortunately did not catch fire. Two fire engines and an ambulance were on the scene.
Amerigo Vespucci was built at the (formerly Royal) Naval Shipyard of Castellammare di Stabia (Naples); she was launched on February 22, 1931, and was put into service in July of that year. The ship is a full rigged three-masted steel hull 82.4m long, with an overall length of 101m including the bowsprit and a maximum width of 15.5m. She has a draught of about 7m and a displacement at full load of 4146 tons. The three steel masts are 50, 54, and 43 metres high and carry sails totalling 2824 m².
Amerigo Vespucci is currently port-side alongside at Pinto-4/5 Wharf and she'll be open to the public today between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and tomorrow between 10 a.m. and Noon and 3 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. She's scheduled to sail from Malta this Wednesday, July 13th, at 1430LT.
Friday, July 8, 2011
The Canadian frigate has onboard a CH-124B Sea King helicopter, serial 12424.
HMCS Charlottetown is currently port-side alongside at Pinto-3 Wharf, and she's expected to sail from Malta on Monday, July 11th, at 0600LT.
Friday, July 1, 2011
- 9H-GIA - Cessna 421C Golden Eagle (GS Wings Srl, Italy)
*since last register update on June 9, 2011.