Wednesday, October 20, 2021

VistaJet introduces "green" Global

VistaJet is using a maintenance provider at Tanagra Air Base in Greece for modifications, interior refurbishment and external painting of its aircraft.  Recently, their Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000 9H-OPE (9440) was due for maintenance and interior refurbisment.  VistaJet choose to repaint and register the aircraft as 9H-VTE.

It used to have a black stripe, but with the repaint into VistaJet-livery, the Global received a green stripe instead of the common red one. The green stripe represents the company's commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.

(Source:, 20-Oct-2021)

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Air Malta operates its longest non-stop flight

Air Malta has operated its longest flight ever between 15-Oct and 16-Oct.  

Operated with its newest aircraft in the fleet, Airbus A320-200neo (9H-NED), Air Malta operated a special flight between Malta IAP and Kigali (Rwanda) and back to deliver 135,690 AztraZeneca vaccines donated by the Government of Malta to the African country.  

KM-7510 departed from Malta IAP at 0215lt on 15-Oct landing at Kigali after 6-hrs 31-mins flying time.  The return leg as KM-7511 departed from Kigali at 2351lt, landing at Malta IAP at 0625lt on 16-Oct after 6-hrs 34-mins flying time.

(Source: Air Malta &; 16-Oct-2021)

Friday, October 15, 2021

Italian AF deploys A139 to Malta IAP for training with AFM's Air Wing

The Italian Air Force has forward deployed a Leonardo HH-139B (MM82013/15-65), from 15 Stormo, to the Malta International Airport between between 11-Oct and 15-Oct 2021 for training with the Air Wing of the Armed Forces of Malta.  During the stay in Malta the HH-139B operated out of the Air Wing's base at apron-7.

(Source: Air Wing, AFM & Italian AF, Photo by John Visanich; 15-Oct-2021)

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Italy donates AB-212AM helicopter to Malta Aviation Museum

The Republic of Italy has donated an Agusta-Bell AB-212AM to the Malta Aviation Museum.  The helicopter has arrived on a trailer at the Malta Aviation premises at Ta' Qali today.  The helicopter serial is MM81145.

(Source: Malta Aviation Museum, 13-Oct-2021)

Friday, October 8, 2021

Air Atlanta Europe receives Maltese AOC

Air Atlanta Icelandic has established a new airline in Malta and is targeting the trans-Atlantic market for charter and ACMI services.  Transport Malta, the country’s Civil Aviation Directorate, issued Air Atlanta Europe an operator’s certificate on Sept. 30 and on Oct. 6, the newly formed carrier requested permission to launch flights to the United States.

(Source:, 8-Oct-2021)