Air International 2016-11
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Aircraft storage and maintenance are the principal day-to-day activities undertaken at Teruel, but from the end of 2016 recycling will be added to them.
The 17 A340-600s Iberia uses will be replaced by the A350-900s. The airline’s remaining five A340-300s are being withdrawn this autumn.
Aircraft storage and maintenance are the principal day-to-day activities undertaken at Teruel, but from the end of 2016 recycling will be added to them.
In 2014, the Russian airline UTAir reduced in size. A large part of its fleet was stored at Teruel. Many aircraft have gone on to fly with other companies, including Bombardier CRJ200LR VJ-BGQ (c/n 7200), which is now with the Avimax Group as N718AV.
Air Greenland still uses a pair of S-61's for tourism flights, emergencies and the annual dog sled race.
The S-61 has not been in regular passenger service. It just became too uneconomical to operate a large fleet, although two are still used.
An aerial view of the aircraft parking area. In the lower part is the aircraft refuelling area - this service is currently provided by BP Oil Espana and is able to supply Jet A1, avgas and unleaded gasoline.
The Iberia Express regional subsidiary operates A320-216 EC-LYM (msn 5815), pictured at Paris CDG.
Ex-Sabena A330-223 OY-GRN (msn 230) can only operate into Kangerlussuaq on the west coast, from where its passengers and cargo are distributed around Greenland using the Dash 8 fleet.
Harsh conditions, as seen here at Nuuk, are a fact of life in Greenland. But in 2015 Air Greenland still carried 395,000 passengers and made a profit.
Ex-Sabena A330-223 OY-GRN (msn 230) can only operate into Kangerlussuaq on the west coast, from where its passengers and cargo are distributed around Greenland using the Dash 8 fleet.
One of Iberias eight A330-302s, EC-LZJ (msn 1490). Iberia has invested in improving the product in its long-haul aircraft, including adding new seats and on-board Wi-Fi.
The introduction of a new colour scheme, seen here in contrast to the previous livery on aircraft at Madrid-Barajas, coincided with major restructuring at Iberia.
The Dash 8s go to Flybe for maintenance but the airline's own maintenance hangar in Nuuk overhauls the helicopter fleet.
The end of 2015 saw the parking area fill up with the arrival of around 20 aircraft at Teruel belonging to the defunct Russian airline Transaero.
Aircraft storage and maintenance are the principal day-to-day activities undertaken at Teruel, but from the end of 2016 recycling will be added to them.
An aerial view of the aircraft parking area. In the lower part is the aircraft refuelling area - this service is currently provided by BP Oil Espana and is able to supply Jet A1, avgas and unleaded gasoline.
In 2005, the EU started the project PAMELA with the objective of managing the recycling of aircraft. There has been an increase in the recycling by weight of an aircraft from 55% to the current 85%. Tarmac Aerosave is the first European company to develop this activity at its facilities in Teruel and Tarbes in France.