Hans Airways’ first plane, an Airbus A330, arrives into UK

First Hans Airways Airbus A330-200 arrives in United Kingdom

Plane being readied for proving flight from Birmingham

Hans Airways, the UK’s new long-haul airline readying to fly to India, celebrated the arrival of its first Airbus A330-200 on UK soil this week. The plane touched down from Palma Airport, Mallorca to Birmingham Worldwide Airport, welcomed by CEO Satnam Saini, COO Nathan Burkitt and CCO Martin Dunn for Hans Airways, forward of formal technical handover and technical acceptance signing with the lessor.

Hans Airways has partnered with upkeep and restore overhaul specialist STS Aviation Providers for Re-Registration duties and Entry into service modifications forward of its necessary route-proving flight for the UK Civil Aviation Authority within the coming weeks. The A330 will fly as newly re-registered G-KJAS.

Since 2020, Hans Airways has maintained a detailed dialogue with the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on its progress. Previous to arriving in Palma, the plane underwent an intensive 200-hour inspection in Abu Dhabi (UAE) by Etihad Engineering (work beforehand contracted by its former airline operator, Air Europa). The plane was required to return to Spain, its authentic nation of registration for closing contractual, administration, monetary switch and customs clearance. In Palma, work included a closing inner inspection of the engines and rectification of any defect recognized on the airworthiness and positioning flight.

First Hans Airways Airbus A330-200 arrives in United Kingdom

Our first widebody Airbus arriving into the UK is an enormous and important milestone on Hans Airways’ journey to launch,” stated CEO Satnam Saini. “These previous 12 months we’re more than happy to have added a wealth of competence and expertise to our management and administration group and recruited and educated up a full complement of outstanding pilots and cabin crew who might be able to fly as quickly because the airline’s AOC is awarded.

We’re delighted STS has been chosen as a long-term key upkeep provider to assist Hans Airways’ Airbus A330,” acknowledged Colby Payne, Head of Gross sales for STS. “Because of this partnership, we’ve accepted the primary plane for a upkeep go to at our state-of-the-art, wide-body plane MRO facility in Birmingham and stay up for supporting Hans Airways with additional initiatives as its progress continues.

First Hans Airways Airbus A330-200 arrives in United KingdomAmritsar / Golden Temple might be its first route

As soon as it has its AOC, along with related accreditation from India’s DGCA, Hans Airways is planning an preliminary 4 occasions weekly service from Birmingham to Amritsar in North India. Amritsar is a serious business and cultural centre within the coronary heart of Punjab. Town is the non secular and cultural centre of the Sikh faith and residential to the Harmandir Sahib, famously often known as the Golden Temple.

As Hans Airways finalises slots and timetable, it plans to function ACMI / constitution companies, which can assist with crew coaching forward of the scheduled service operation, Satnam Saini stated.

LONDON, 4th August 2022

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