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Monthly Archives: January 2012

A6-EYE Takes Out Abu Dhabi Runway Lights, Cancellations & Diversions.

30/01/2012

Airbus A330-200 A6-EYE lining up to operate EY45 Abu Dhabi – Dublin in low visibility lined up with the runway edge lights rather than the centreline. On commencement of the take off roll the nose wheel punctured and took out several of the lights. As a result the following inbound flights were diverted:

EY4 Munich – Abu Dhabi (depart Munich 29 January) operated by Airbus A330-200 A6-EYM diverted to Al Fujairah.

EY8 Frankfurt – Abu Dhabi (depart Frankfurt 29 January) operated by Airbus A330-200 A6-EYI diverted to Al Fujairah.

EY18 London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi (depart London 29 January) operated by Airbus A330-300 A6-AFB divered to Al Fujairah.

EY22 Manchester – Abu Dhabi (depart Manchester 29 January) operated by Airbus A330-200 A6-EYF diverted to Dammam.

EY38 Paris CDG – Abu Dhabi (depart Paris 29 January) operated by Airbus A330-300 A6-AFA diverted to Dammam.

EY48 Dublin – Abu Dhabi (depart Dublin 29 January) operated by Airbus A330-200 A6-EYN diverted to Dammam.

EY52 Geneva – Abu Dhabi (depart Geneva 29 January) operated by Airbus A330-300 A6-AFF diverted to Al Ain.

EY205 Mumbai – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A320 A6-EIN diverted to Sharjah.

EY211 Delhi – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A320 A6-EIH diverted to Al Ain.

EY222 Karachi – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A320 A6-EIJ diverted to Al Ain.

EY232 Islamabad – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A320 A6-EIA diverted to Al Ain.

EY242 Lahore – Abu Dhabi operated by Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETE diverted to Al Ain.

EY269 Chennai – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A320 A6-EIK diverted to Muscat.

EY273 Thiruvananthapuram – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A320 A6-EIF diverted to Al Ain.

EY275 Hyderabad – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A320 A6-EII divered to Ras As Khaimah.

EY281 Kochi – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A320 A6-EIM diverted to Muscat.

EY316 Riyadh – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A330-200 A6-EYO diverted to Al Ain

EY407 Bangkok – Abu Dhabi operated by Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETI diverted to Al Ain.

EY421 Manila – Abu Dhabi operated by Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETD diverted to Al Ain.

EY455 Sydney – Abu Dhabi (depart Sydney 29 January) operated by Airbus A340-600 A6-EHH diverted to Al Ain.

EY461 Melbourne – Abu Dhabi (depart Melbourne 29 January) operated by Airbus A340-600 A6-EHJ diverted to Muscat.

EY871 Tokyo Narita – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A340-500 A6-EHD diverted to Al Ain.

EY887 Beijing – Abu Dhabi operated by Airbus A330-200 A6-EYK diverted to Al Ain.

Additionally the following flights were cancelled:
EY7 Abu Dhabi – Frankfurt
EY8 Frankfurt – Abu Dhabi
EY301 Abu Dhabi – Kuwait
EY302 Kuwait – Abu Dhabi
EY305 Abu Dhabi – Kuwait
EY306 Kuwait – Abu Dhabi
EY370 Bahrain – Abu Dhabi
EY371 Abu Dhabi – Bahrain
EY378 Bahrain – Abu Dhabi
EY379 Abu Dhabi – Bahrain
EY384 Abu Dhabi – Muscat
EY385 Muscat – Abu Dhabi
EY393 Abu Dhabi – Doha
EY394 Doha – Abu Dhabi
EY399 Abu Dhabi – Doha
EY537 Abu Dhabi – Beirut
EY538 Beirut – Abu Dhabi
EY603 Johannesburg – Abu Dhabi
EY604 Abu Dhabi – Johannesburg
EY632 Abu Dhabi – Khartoum
EY633 Khartoum – Abu Dhabi.

A6-ETJ Positions for Painting.

29/01/2012

Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETJ positioned Paine Field – Portland for painting today.

A6-ETJ First Flight.

28/01/2012

Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETJ made its first test flight from Paine Field today as BOE093.

A6-EYI Ras Al Khaimah Rotation.

27/01/2012

Airbus A330-200 A6-EYI operated an Abu Dhabi – Ras Al Khaimah rotation today as EY9117/EY9118.

A6-EII Moscow Delay.

25/01/2012

Airbus A320 A6-EII arrived into Moscow Domedodovo today as EY67 from Abu Dhabi however the return EY68 has been delayed until tomorrow when it will operate as EY68A.

A6-ETI Enters Service.

25/01/2012

Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETI entered service today operating EY408 Abu Dhabi – Bangkok.

A6-ETI Delivered.

23/01/2012

Boeing 777-3FXER A6-ETI departed Paine Field on Delivery to Abu Dhabi today using callsign EY9042.

Etihad A340-500s for Venezuala?

22/01/2012

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez today announced that Venezuela is to acquire four Airbus A340-500s from the United Arab Etihad for state airline Conviasa. Details given regarding the age of the aircraft indicates that these are Etihad’s A6-EHA – A6-EHD.

A6-EYL Returns from Kathmandu.

21/01/2012

Airbus A330-200 A6-EYL positioned Kathmandu – Abu Dhabi today as EY293P. The aircraft returned to Kathmandu on 17th January after suffering an engine failure whilst operating EY293 to Abu Dhabi.

A6-AFB Operates Tripoli Inaugural.

17/01/2012

Airbus A330-300 A6-AFB inaugurated a new Abu Dhabi – Tripoli rotation EY687/EY688 today. The route will normally be operated by Airbus A330-200 aircraft.

A6-EYL Kathmandu Engine Shutdown.

17/01/2012

Airbus A330-200 A6-EYL operating EY293 Kathmandu – Abu Dhabi was forced to return to Kathmandu today after crew needed to shut down an engine.

A6-EYE Brussels Engine Shutdown.

05/01/2012

Airbus A330-200 A6-EYE operating EY57 Abu Dhabi – Brussels was on approach to Brussels when shut down the left hand engine and declared PAN due to low oil pressure. The aircraft landed safely but the return EY58 service was cancelled.

A6-EYH Positions from Frankfurt.

04/01/2012

Airbus A330-200 A6-EYH positioned Frankfurt – Abu Dhabi today as EY2P. The aircraft suffered an engine failure on departure from Frankfurt on 2nd January and returned there.

A6-EYH Frankfurt Engine Failure.

02/01/2012

Airbus A330-202 A6-EYH operating EY2 Frankfurt – Dubai reportedly suffered an engine failure on take off from Frankfurt today. The aircraft levelled off at 16,000 feet and returned to Frankfurt to land safely. The flight was subsequently cancelled and passengers re-booked.




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