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Gulf Air ! GF ! GFA

Message par Invité le Lun 23 Fév 2009 - 16:35

Gulf Air loue quatre B 777-300ER à Jet Airways qui remplaceront à terme des A 340.

Location longue à Jet A W ? Même les compagnies du Golfe sont en crise, au moins par rapport aux business plans initiaux, alors Gulf Air irait mieux !

___________ Inside Gulf_________

Malgré la crise, Gulf Air se développe

La compagnie Gulf Air du Bahreïn a annoncé dimanche qu’elle renforçait sa flotte par la location de 4 nouveaux Boeing 777 à Jet Airways (Inde). Trois des appareils seront mis en service dès le 9 mars prochain. Les 777 devraient assurer des vols vers Bangkok, Londres ou Kuala Lumpur et remplaceront à terme les Airbus A340.

Le Boeing 777 ER est un appareil à large rayon d’action dont la cabine a été aménagé luxueusement par Gulf Air avec en First des suites privées et en Business de véritables lits.

La compagnie du Bahrain poursuit ainsi son développement en dépit d’un contexte mondial et régional peu favorable pour le transport aérien. Emirates ou Ethihad accusent une baisse très significative

http://insidethegulf.com/central.php?o=1&s=372&d=3&i=2125

http://www.aerocontact.com/actualite_aeronautique_spatiale/ac-le-boeing-777-300er-de-jet-airways-en-vedette-au-bourget~04463.html

elmer
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Message par elmer le Mar 24 Fév 2009 - 9:45

Bonjour,

C'est confirmé pour la location de 4 777-300ER par Jet Airways à Gulf Air.

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/02/24/322965/gulf-air-firms-up-777-300er-lease-deal-with-indias.html

Le contrat est signé pour 42 mois, les 6 premiers mois en ACMI.

Rasta'
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Message par Rasta' le Mar 24 Fév 2009 - 9:50

J'ai entendu parler tantôt de quasi-faillite puis d'importante commande d'Airbus sur Gulf Air. Je ne suis plus tout à fait "up to date"
Pourriez-vous me "briefer", Elmer?

elmer
Whisky Quebec

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Message par elmer le Mar 24 Fév 2009 - 10:51

Rasta' a écrit:J'ai entendu parler tantôt de quasi-faillite puis d'importante commande d'Airbus sur Gulf Air. Je ne suis plus tout à fait "up to date"
Pourriez-vous me "briefer", Elmer?

Oui, Gulf Air a passé plusieurs commandes en 2008 pour renouveler sa flotte dont 18 787-8, 15 A320 et 20 A330-300. Toujours en 2008, tous les 767-300ER ont été retirés de la flotte.

La compagnie a connu des hauts et des bas. Depuis les années 70, c'était la compagnie des pays du Golfe (Bahrain, Qatar, Oman et les Emirats Arabes Unis), mais le Qatar, Oman, Dubai et Abu Dhabi se sont retirés peu à peu pour former Qatar Airways, Oman Air, Emirates et Etihad. Gulf Air est maintenant la compagnie de Bahrain. Tous les avions, qui étaient immatriculés à Oman (A4O-) ont été ré-immatriculés à Bahrain (A9C-). Plusieurs restructurations ont été opérées, entre 2002 et 2004, puis depuis 2006.

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Message par Rasta' le Mar 24 Fév 2009 - 12:09

Merci Elmer!!!

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GulF Air ! GF ! GFA !

Message par Invité le Mar 21 Avr 2009 - 19:47

Gulf Air annule son contrat de location sur 3 ans de 7 777 300ER tout en honorant les 6 premiers mois.

http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=248588

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Message par Invité le Mer 22 Avr 2009 - 9:46

Eclaicissements de la part de Gulf Air. Il ya toujours deux aspects aux événements. Exclamation

http://www.ameinfo.com/193613.html

sevrien
Whisky Quebec

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Message par sevrien le Mer 22 Avr 2009 - 10:20

[quote="Jeannot"]Eclaicissements de la part de Gulf Air. Il ya toujours deux aspects aux événements. Exclamation

[url=http://www.ameinfo.com/193613.html]http://www.ameinfo.com/193613.html [/quote[/url]]
Oui, Jeannot ! Il faut toujours faire le tour de la question !
Mais aller dire ça aux Adeptes de la Pensée Unique & obsédés du DPO! Wink

alain57
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Message par alain57 le Lun 27 Avr 2009 - 18:22

Gulf Air Selects CFM56-5B Engines To Power A320 Fleet

http://www.aeromorning.com/news.php?id_newss=30494&numnews=25

BAHRAIN — April 27, 2009 — Gulf Air has placed a $270 million U.S order for CFM56-5B engines to power 15 new Airbus A320 family aircraft scheduled for delivery between late 2009 and 2013.

Gulf Air, the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is a long-time CFM customer and operates CFM56-5A and
-5B powered single-aisle Airbus A320 and long-range, four-engined CFM56-5C powered A340-300 aircraft. The airline operates scheduled services to over 40 destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Far East from its base at Bahrain International Airport.

Talal Al-Zain, Chairman of Gulf Air, said: “Selecting the CFM56-5B engine demonstrates our continued trust and
confidence in this product’s excellent technical capability. It also demonstrates our long-standing relationship with CFM who has powered our existing A320 and A340 fleet with superior reliability.”

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Message par Invité le Lun 8 Juin 2009 - 14:18

Kuala Lumpur, toujours. On devine le jeu des questions/réponses avec les journalistes présent....

Gulf Air, de Barhain, signale qu'elle honorera sa commande Airbus.

Qui sera payée avec....?

Sur Reuters, IndustryMaterials :

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8 (Reuters) - Bahrain-based Gulf Air will keep taking delivery of planes it has ordered from European manufacturer Airbus on schedule, its chief executive said on Monday.

Bjorn Naf told Reuters TV in an interview on the sidelines of an aviation conference in Kuala Lumpur that he saw no signs yet of a recovery in the airline industry but he hoped for one by the second half of 2010.

Gulf Air has 35 Airbus planes on order as of March. It has also ordered 16 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

Naf said the rapid expansion of carriers based in the Gulf was slowing but that Gulf Air's growth plans were still intact.
(Reporting by Jonathan Gordon; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssIndustryMaterialsUtilitiesNews/idUSSP48502120090608

jullienaline
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Message par jullienaline le Lun 12 Oct 2009 - 16:00

Bonjour à tous,

Gulf Air vient de recevoir le premier A320 de sa nouvelle commande.

Magnifique livrée.

http://www.aerocontact.com/actualite_aeronautique_spatiale/ac-gulf-air-lance-le-renouvellement-de-sa-flotte~08952.html

Amicalement


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Poncho (Admin)
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Message par Poncho (Admin) le Mar 24 Nov 2009 - 9:10

Bonjour à tous

Réorientation chez Gulf air

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=18588



Gulf Air announces 'realignment' to regional focus
Tuesday November 24, 2009
Gulf Air plans to add regional aircraft and more A320s while downsizing its widebody fleet, including selling its five A340s, as part of a three-year "realignment program" aimed at making the unprofitable carrier a "commercially sustainable business" by 2012, it announced yesterday.

The new strategy will see Bahrain's national airline suspend up to 15 loss-making routes, including Shanghai, Hyderabad and Bangalore, but expand its operations into more than 20 new destinations as it implements a network with a stronger regional focus. "For the first time, Gulf Air will focus specifically on Bahrain, serving the kingdom with higher frequency, nonstop services to more destinations across three continents," CEO Samer Majali said. "We will also provide better services to some of the world's leading financial markets, helping to support Bahrain's significant financial services sector."

He noted that the new strategic plan will "necessitate a substantial increase" in the carrier's narrowbody fleet beyond the 15 A320s ordered in May 2008 "whilst reducing our requirement for widebody aircraft." It has an order with Boeing for 24 787s and with Airbus for 20 A330s.

"We are engaging our aircraft manufacturing partners in order to align our current order book with our new strategy," Majali stated. "Meanwhile, we are exploring the possibility of selling five of our A340s and the disposal of certain other aircraft that have become surplus to requirements." The airline also is considering introduction of "regional jet aircraft as early as next year," he confirmed to reporters without revealing which type it is eyeing.

Chairman Talal Al Zain, who is also CEO of Mumtalakat, the Bahraini sovereign-wealth fund that owns Gulf Air, acknowledged that currently the carrier relies on "significant government support, spending far more than it earns. This is clearly unsustainable." He estimated that the restructuring plan, which will include an unspecified number of job cuts, will save the Bahrain government up to BHD1 billion ($2.65 billion) in direct support over the next five years. Gulf is expected to post an operating loss of BHD193 million this year.

Majali, formerly CEO of Royal Jordanian, became Gulf's fourth top executive since 2002 in August and immediately began a comprehensive review of the carrier's fleet and route structure (ATWOnline, Aug. 25). It currently operates 36 aircraft on a network spanning 43 destinations.


by Cathy Buyck


Recentrage sur les destinations proches
Suppression de 15 routes long courrier non rentables (dont Shanghai tout de même)
Ouverture de 20 lignes court courrier plus centrées sur Bahrein
Cette réorganisation s'accompagne d'une augmentation de la flotte court courrier (dont des A320) et la vente de 5 A340-300

Période de redéploiement : trois ans jusqu'en 2012.

Sur les commandes en cours (24 B787 et 20 A330-300) à priori renégociation en cours.

Intéressant de considérer la taille de ces commandes à la flotte long courrier actuelle surdimensionnée : 10A330-200 et 7 A340-300 !

Gulf Air pourra se lancer sur les régional jet (-> une piste pour le CSeries ?)

Le modèle actuel n'est pas durable.

Questions : voit-on une limite du point du point dans une région peu peuplée où existent déjà de gros hub ?

En complément

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/11/23/335316/gulf-air-restructuring-to-concentrate-on-regional-operations.html
Mais on sent bien là que dans un cas comme dans l'autr il s'agit d'une simple remise en forme du communiqué de presse de Gulf Air...

Bonne lecture


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Message par Poncho (Admin) le Lun 30 Nov 2009 - 15:59

Bonjour à tous


http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2009/11/30/335415/regional-focus-at-heart-of-gulf-air-restructuring.html

[quote]
Regional focus at heart of Gulf Air restructuring
By David Kaminski-Morrow

Gulf Air's new chief executive has unveiled an "immediate redirection of strategy" for the loss-making Bahraini carrier that will see it focus on short-haul operations and realign its network towards strong connections through its hub under a three-year restructuring programme.

Samer Majali, who took the helm of the airline in July having previously run Royal Jordanian, says that Gulf Air is likely to post an operating loss of 193 million Bahrain dinars ($512 million) for 2009, which he says is equivalent to 28% of Bahrain's deficit.

The airline is seen as a burden on the national economy, a problem that has mounted since Bahrain's government took on sole ownership, and other operators in the region - notably those belonging to Gulf Air's former owner states Abu Dhabi (Etihad Airways) Qatar and Oman - have competed for connecting passengers.


© Gulf Air


Outlining a three-point business plan, with the target to achieve commercial sustainability in 2012, Majali told Flight International that the airline will simplify its fleet to operate narrowbody types - the Airbus A320 family and a batch of regional jets - to serve main routes, with a number of long-haul aircraft assigned to financial centres. A possible link with one of the global alliances is also a possibility.

The transition will be undertaken in two phases: the realignment of the network over the next six to 12 months, followed by growth into new markets and product development in the second and third years. Majali admits that the plan involves a "significant resizing" of the workforce, but should will save the Bahraini government up to $2.65 billion in support over the next five years.

"The simplified fleet has some technical challenges and high unit costs but, on balance, provides increased flexibility with reduced maintenance and organisational costs, limited total exposure, and would be more attractive to potential commercial partners."

Gulf Air's management considered five restructuring options in its review of the carrier before deciding that nothing short of an extensive overhaul was necessary to make the Bahrain-based airline profitable.

Majali expects to introduce a fleet of eight to 12 regional jets between 2010 and 2012, with the intention to "make an impact" on regional routes. "We'll probably lease some aircraft in on short-term leases to try the concept out," he says.

Gulf Air will use the jets to experiment on routes that have not attracted interest from the major airlines in the area.



"Primary airports are well served, but we have underserved secondary airports," he says.

Majali gained experience with introducing Embraer E-Jets to Royal Jordanian. But he says Gulf Air has not decided on a type, and is in discussions with Bombardier and Embraer.

While he does not rule out the Mitsubishi MRJ regional jet, Majali concedes that this is a longer-term prospect, and he adds that the Bombardier CSeries is a "viable option".

He says that the current fleet - consisting of A320 family aircraft, A330/A340s and leased Boeing 777-300ERs - effectively includes several additional aircraft types because of differing configurations, which made the operation "difficult".

The airline has 15 A320s on backlog and recently began taking delivery of a new batch that it intends will replace some of its older examples.

It plans to increase the A320 order, but is still in discussions about the number of A330s and Boeing 787s it requires - it currently has a backlog of 20 and 24, respectively.

The airline has also indicated that it will sell five of its nine A340-300s and dispose of "certain other aircraft" that it no longer needs.

"The plan is for a larger narrowbody fleet than we have on order and a smaller widebody fleet. We are talking to the aircraft manufacturers about aligning our orderbook with this strategy," says Majali.

The A330s are due for delivery from 2012 and Majali says that they were never envisaged to "operate side by side" with the 787, as the Dreamliner was intended to succeed them.

To refine its network the airline will cut up to 15 routes - among them Shanghai, Hyderabad and Bangalore - in favour of expanding into more than 20 new destinations, to reinforce Bahrain's position as a connecting hub.

Majali concedes that the airline, which was once the Gulf's primary network carrier, is also feeling the squeeze from the region's increasing number of low-fare airlines. He says these carriers have put pressure on ticket prices, while premium traveller numbers have fallen: "Without the relative scale to dominate its markets, Gulf Air must frequently discount to win customers - without even considering differences in product."

Various funding options are being evaluated to support the restructuring, although these do not include a near-term strategic partnership. Majali says that the funding would be "difficult to find internally" and that the airline will probably have to undergo an increase in capital, or seek a regular finance avenue.

[quote]
Pertes opérationnelles de 512 m$ pour 2009

Quelques détails complémentaires :

- recentrage vers les aéroports secondaires peut desservis par les cadors du secteurs d'ou le choix rapide de qq RJet en leasing pour tester ces créneaux.

Pour le reste, la tâche risque d'être rude, en se recentrant sur du court moyen courrier la cie se place sous la concurrence directe des low costs.

Bonne journée


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Message par Poncho (Admin) le Lun 25 Oct 2010 - 11:27

Bonjour à tous

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/10/25/348875/gulf-air-considering-three-types-for-regional-jet-fleet.html


Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air is focusing on three candidates for a permanent regional jet operation, having decided that it needs a type with a higher seating capacity than initially considered.

It is to choose between the Bombardier CSeries, the Embraer E-Jets family, and the Airbus A318 as it looks for aircraft to operate thinner routes with high frequency.

Gulf Air chief Samer Majali, speaking to ATI at the Arab Air Carriers Organization event in Cairo last week, said the Bahrain-based airline was "down to the finishing line" in its evaluation.

The airline has opted to introduce regional jets as part of its three-year turnaround programme, which Majali unveiled a year ago.

Gulf Air has already introduced a pair of Embraer 170s and, more recently, a pair of Embraer 190s to test the potential of smaller aircraft.

Majali says the airline is looking at permanent candidates in the 90- to 110-seat range, slightly higher than its previous requirement of fewer than 100 seats.

"We didn't want it to be a one-horse race," he says. The airline is looking for up to 10 aircraft and is aiming to reach a type decision before the end of the year.

Gulf Air is still in discussions with Boeing and Airbus to restructure its mainline fleet order backlog, as part of its effort to concentrate on smaller types, but hopes to conclude talks in a month or so.


Intéressant comme compétition
Pour une dizaine d'avions

En lice A318, Ejet et Cseries classe 90-110 places
Pas de SSJ donc

Dans des configs biclasse
L'A318 serait :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_Air

On aurait
A318 : 107 places
E190 : 96 places (12/84) actuellement en flotte Gulf air soit un peu plus que la config type (94 places)
E195 : 106 places et 2200 NM de distance franchissable (ça vaut quoi en hot un avion comme ça?)
CS100 : 100 places

Le SSJ serait à 86 places donc trop petit pour les aspirations de Gulf air

A voir si le Cseries peut contrer l'effet flotte d'un A320 (14 avions en flotte) particulièrement dans le cas de la version CFM qui se décline aussi sur l'A318

Bonne journée






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Paul
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Message par Paul le Lun 25 Oct 2010 - 12:18

Bonjour,

2$ sur les E-190/E-195, ils opèrent déjà des A320 et des E-jet. Ils ne vont surement pas ajouter un 3e type d'appareil. Et l'A318, personne n'en veut.

Beochien
Whisky Charlie

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Message par Beochien le Lun 25 Oct 2010 - 13:38

Oui Paul, mais le contexte est compliqué, sur fond d'annulation de cdes ... à gérer avec Airbus, donc, ce qui sortira du chapeau ... qui sait ! peut être des A319 à la fin !

Poncho (Admin)
Whisky Charlie

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Message par Poncho (Admin) le Lun 25 Oct 2010 - 14:19

Aller hop
A mon tour :

Tout dépend de la date de mise en service prévue
En plus les E-jet, au moins les E-170 sont à leasing

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/01/21/337415/bahrain-2010-gulf-air-to-lease-embraer-170s-for-regional-routes.html

Pour 3 ans seulement



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Whisky Charlie

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Message par Poncho (Admin) le Jeu 28 Oct 2010 - 22:11

Bonjour à tous
Encore Gulfair qui fait face au scepticisme de ses clients quand ils passent des bi-couloirs aux RJet plus petits
Impression de confinement, pb de volume de bagage

Accessoirement ls CF34 des Ejet sont à la peine dans cet environnement chaud et poussièreux... GE bosse là dessus (d'ailleurs je croyais que le CF34-10A de l'ARJ21 prenait en compte ce genre de pb ?)

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/10/28/349071/gulf-air-strives-to-overcome-gripes-with-regional-fleet.html



Middle Eastern carrier Gulf Air admits that its experimentation with regional jets has thrown up difficulties with passenger perception as well as operational issues with engines in the harsh environment.

Gulf Air has acquired four Embraer regional jets - two 170s and two 190s - as part of an evaluation of the potential of introducing smaller aircraft to parts of its network.

Chief executive Samer Majali, speaking to ATI at the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in Cairo last week, said that the Bahrain-based airline had to change passengers' views on short-haul flying.

"People still want to travel for an hour, or an hour-and-a-half, with the biggest widebody," he says, conceding that some passengers "nag and whinge" at the relatively compact space in the regional types.

He points out that travellers used to taking large quantities of baggage are having to adapt to more limited luggage and personal space in the smaller fuselage.

But Majali also points out that the operating economics of the Embraer are "quite attractive". The type is one of three aircraft under consideration by Gulf Air for a permanent regional jet fleet.

"We can use [regional jets] for opening new routes with the smallest possible risk, and build up frequencies faster," says Majali.

Gulf Air admits it has been experiencing operational difficulties with the General Electric CF34 powerplants on the Embraers.

Majali, who oversaw the introduction of Embraer jets to Royal Jordanian Airlines, attributes this to the "rougher environment" on Gulf Air's network.

"We're working with General Electric to solve the problem," he says.

GE states that the local hot and sandy conditions affect all engines, and that the issue with the CF34 is "not unique". Regional aircraft, it points out, are constantly exposed to the harsh environment while larger types often escape to more forgiving areas.

A spokesman adds that GE has been working with airlines in the Middle Eastern region to incorporate new coatings for durability enhancement, design improvements to mitigate these effects, and preventative maintenance.

"We expect these improvement programmes will bring benefits, such as reduced hardware deterioration and increased time on-wing," he says. "However, it is difficult for an engine operating in high-severity environments like this to have the same performance expectations as engines operating in milder conditions."

Saudi Arabian Airlines and Saudi carrier NAS Air also use Embraer 170/190s, while Oman Air is planning to introduce the type.



Bonne soirée


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Message par Poncho (Admin) le Ven 17 Jan 2014 - 15:52

Mise à jour des A330-200 de Gulf air

http://www.aviator.aero/press_releases/15548?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

30 sièges en biz (lit plat) et 184 en éco = 214 pour cet A330-200 avec une grosse section biz


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patrick1956
Whisky Quebec

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Message par patrick1956 le Mar 20 Mai 2014 - 19:50

cette compagnie est en grande difficulté et c'est peux etre des annulations a venir
 http://www.latribune.fr/depeches/reuters/2014-05-20/gulf-air-en-restructuration-reduit-sa-perte-de-moitie.html

Philidor
Whisky Quebec

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Message par Philidor le Mer 21 Mai 2014 - 1:06

Pour les annulations, je crois que c'est déjà largement fait.

patrick1956
Whisky Quebec

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Message par patrick1956 le Mer 21 Mai 2014 - 7:15

ont ne sais jamais c'est pas a souhaiter

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