||AEROVISTA GULF EXPRESS
||UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE)
||+971 6 557 03 67
||+971 6 557 03 68
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Formed and started operations in 1999. Sister company of Aerovista Airlines. International, charter, passenger and cargo, jet airplane services.
PO Box 7845
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Dubai Airport Free Zone
PO Box 293528
International Free Zone
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) (AL IMARAT AL-ARABIYA AL-MUTTAHIDA): POPULATION: 3.5 Million. A FEDERATION OF 7 SHEIKDOMS, UNDER BRITISH PROTECTION, UNTIL 1971, THE (UAE) HAS ROCKETED IN A GENERATION, FROM RURAL AND POOR, TO URBAN AND OIL-RICH. THE MEMBER STATES ARE ABU DHABI, AJMAN, DUBAI, FUJAIRAH, RAS-AL-KHAIMAH, SHARJAH, & UMM-AL-QIWAIN. A FAVORITE DESTINATION FOR TOURISTS TO THE ARABIAN PENINSULAR, THE (UAE) IS NOTABLE FOR ITS LARGE POPULATION, OF GUEST EX-PATRIOT WORKERS, MANY FROM INDIA AND PAKISTAN, AND ITS GENERALLY PROGRESSIVE ATTITUDE TOWARD WOMEN. THE (UAE) COVERS AN AREA OF 83,600 SQ KM AND ITS CAPITAL CITY IS ABU DHABI. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.
May 2005: 737-277 (22650, A6-AVA), bought from America West (AMW) by Global Aircraft Solutions, who had its wholly-owned subsidiary, Hamilton Aerospace Technologies, negotiate the sale to Aerovista (AEV), and spent $300,000 refurbishing the airplane.
John Sawyer, President of Global Aircraft Solutions stated "Aereovista (AEV) is a dynamic growing airline servicing a rapidly expanding air transportation market between the Middle East, (CIS) and African countries."
Dmitriy Korshunov, Sales & Marketing Manager, Aerovista (AEV) stated "We are pleased to have found a company like Hamilton Aerospace who can help us meet our fleet acquisition needs in a competent and customer-friendly manner. Hamilton's industry contacts and extensive technical capabilities combine to provide cost-effective turnkey service that is very attractive to our company."
January 2006: 3 737-2H3's (21973; 22624; 22625) and 737-2H3C (21974) bought from TunisAir (TUN).
October 2006: Aerovista Airlines (AEV) and Aerovista Gulf Express (AEV) operate passenger and cargo jet airplane services in the Gulf area.
Parent organization/shareholders: Aerovista Group (100%).
Telephone: +971 4 33 55 376. FAX: +971 4 33 55 763.
Member of Star Group of companies.
(ICAO) Code: AAP - (Callsign - VISTA GULF) & VGF - (Callsign - GULF EXPRESS).
Alliances: AVIAL NV.
Main Base: Sharjah International Airport (SHJ).
October 2006: The European Commission (EC) updated its list of airlines banned in the (EU), adding Kenya's (DAS) Air Cargo (DAC) and Uganda's Dairo Air Services (DAR), due to "the serious safety deficiencies identified in these twin airlines in the last few months," as well as Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG). The (EC) also banned all 27 companies certified in Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyz Air (KYR), owing to "the national control authority's inability to supervise them effectively."
68 carriers (19 from the Democratic Republic of Congo, 21 from Liberia, 18 from Sierra Leone, and 10 from Swaziland) have been removed as they ceased operating because they lost their Air Operator's Certificates (AOC)s. 8 recently created airlines in the (DRC) have been added. Air Services Comores (COM) of Comoros, previously banned outright, now is subject to operational restrictions, and will be allowed to operate services bound for Europe with an airplane recently fitted with appropriate safety equipment. The (EC) also decided to keep Phuket Air (PHK) and Air Koryo (KOY) on the list.
The Commission and the member states' aviation safety experts examined six other individual cases, including Pulkovo Aviation (STG), Pakistan International Airways (PIA), Ghana's Johnsons Air (JON) and Ajet (HCY) (the former Helios Airways). It concluded that it did not consider an immediate banning measure was called for on the basis of air safety criteria, but stated that it will "be keeping a watchful eye" on those operators' implementation of the corrective action they and their respective national authorities have promised.
All 737's operate for Aerovista Gulf Express (AEV) with UAE registrations. All Russian airplanes are registered in Kyrgyzstan and operate for Aerovista Airlines (AEV).
November 2008: 737-2H3 (22625), to Vision Air (VSZ), Pakistan.
August 2010: Singapore Aviation Consulting announced the sale of Luxair (LUX)’s last 737-5C9 (26439, 4L-AJA) to Aerovista (AEV). The airplane was handed over from (LUX) to (AEV) on August 19 and subsequently leased to EuroLine (MJX) Georgia.
September 2012: Aerovista Tanzania (based at Dar-es-Salaam airport (DAR)) has been awarded an air operator certificate (AOC) earlier this month. It is a subsidiary of Dubai International airport (DXB) based airplane lessor Aerovista (AEV), that also operates several airplanes on a wet-lease basis on behalf of other carriers. These airplanes are currently operated by subsidiary Vista Georgia (AJD) and Aerovista Tanzania is expected to be operating some 737s in Africa. Vista Georgia (AJD)'s 737-500 (27354, 4L-AJB) is currently stored at Dar-es-Salaam (DAR) following a wet-lease agreement with Air Tanzania (TNZ).
May 2014: Comsoft’s (OASES) Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) software has been chosen by Dubai’s aviation consultancy "3Green" to support Aerovista Group operations in the Middle East, Central Asia, the (CIS), and Africa. Aerovista (AEV) provides integrated airplane leasing and management services for clients in emerging markets and operates Vista Georgia (AJD), an airline based in Tbilisi.
January 2015: Aerovista (AEV) has placed 4 airplanes with 2 Libyan carriers. (AEV) has placed a Boeing 737-300 and 737-500 with Air Libya (TLR), which specializes in charters for the North African nation’s oil and gas sector. It also undertakes a number of scheduled and ad hoc charters.
(AEV) said the 737-300 “is on a (ACMI) wet-lease project operating scheduled flights within the region.” The 737-500, meanwhile, is based in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk, as part of a joint venture (JV) with Air Libya (TLR) and is available for charters.
Aerovista (AEV) is also supplying Afriqiyah Airways (AQY) with 2 Airbus A320-200s. The A320s are operating under the air operator’s certificate (AOC) and operational control of (AEV)’s subsidiary, Vista Georgia (AJD). 1 airplane will operate flights for (AQY) from Turkey, the 2nd from Jordan. The latter airplane will initially operate in the Middle East region, but may extend its field of operations to European destinations.
Like all Libyan carriers, Afriqiyah (AQY) is banned from European Union (EU) airspace. Using an airplane under a Georgian (AOC) would allow it to operate into (EU) airports.
Aerovista (AEV) declined to provide further details of the operations being undertaken by the four airplanes.
February 2015: Just weeks after it placed 4 airliners with 2 Libyan carriers, Aerovista (AEV) has pulled them out of the N African nation, citing security concerns.
Aerovista (AEV)had placed a pair of Airbus A320s from its Georgian subsidiary, FlyVista Georgia (FVT) with Afriqiyah Airways (AQY), together with a Boeing 737-300 and 737-500 with Air Libya (TLR).
The European Union (EU) has banned Libyan-registered airplanes from (EU) airspace because of concerns over the current lack of regulatory oversight in the country, and the Georgian-registered Airbus airplanes allowed Afriqiyah (AQY) to maintain limited services to (EU) destinations.
Air Libya (TLR) was using its airplanes for a combination of scheduled and charter services.
The airplanes have been withdrawn because of the general security situation rather than any single incident, an Aerovista (AEV) spokeswoman said. “For us, and I’m sure for all other airlines, the safety of our team and passengers is the most important thing.”
She said (AEV) had pulled out of the country, not from its contracts with Afriqiyah (AQY) and Air Libya (TLR). “If the situation stabilizes, we’re open to returning.”
May 2015: Flyvista (FVT), Georgia has ceased commercial operations, less than a year after it was set up.
(FVT), which operated 2 leased Boeing 737-300s, was a sister company of Dubai-based Aerovista (AEV), which acts as the management arm of the Aerovista group, providing airplanes for lease, plus airplane management and support services.
In a brief written statement on the ending of Flyvista (FVY)’s services, Aerovista (AEV) said the group’s management “has decided to keep its operations as solely a charter/leasing operator.”
The young airline, which was based in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, has been rocked by geopolitical factors since it began Tbilisi to Tehran services last August, 2014. Its second route (to Kiev Zhuyany) opened later that month.
Aerovista (AEV) said the continuing conflict between the Ukrainian government and Russian-backed rebels in the east of the country were among the factors that prompted the decision to close Flyvista (FVT). This conflict led to the downing of Malaysian Airlines (MAS) Flight MH17 and a decision by many airlines to avoid the Eastern European country’s airspace.
In addition, the Georgian government’s unexpected decision last September to stop issuing visas to travelers on arrival had an adverse effect on passenger flows. This forced passengers to get visas in advance of their travels from Georgian diplomatic mission.
“Aerovista (AEV) is now well-positioned to supply the European charter and leasing market with its fleet of A320 and Boeing 737 airplanes, which are based in Athens and Malta,” the company said. Aerovista (AEV) retains a fleet of 6 airplanes for lease and charter (2 Airbus A320s, 3 Boeing 737-300s and 1 737-500.
1 737-2H3 (JT8D-9A) (607-21973, /79), BOUGHT FROM (TUN) 2006-01. 126Y.
1 737-2H3 (JT8D-17) (758-22624, /81; 776-22625, /81), BOUGHT FROM (TUN) 2006-01. 22625; TO (VSZ) 2008-11. 126Y.
1 737-2H3C (JT8D-9A) (615-21974, /79), BOUGHT FROM (TUN) 2006-01. 126Y/FREIGHTER.
1 737-277 (JT8D-15 HK) (806-22650, /81 A6-AVA), EX-(AMW). WET-LEASED TO (KMF) 2006-02. RETURNED FROM (KMF), LEASED TO STARLINE 2007-08. 8C, 98Y.
1 737-300 (CFM56-3C1), LEASED TO AIR LIBYA (TLR) 2015-01.
1 737-500 (CFM56-3C1), LEASED TO AIR LIBYA (TLR) 2015-01.
1 737-5C9 (CFM56-3C1) (2444-26439, /93 4L-AJA), BOUGHT FROM (LUX) 2010-08, LEASED TO EUROLINE (MJX), GEORGIA. 121Y.
1 737-533 (CFM56-3C1) (26687, 4L-AJE), 2010-07.
2 A320-200, VISTA GEORGIA WET-LEASED TO (AQY) 2015-01.
1 AN-24B (AI-24-II) (89901506, /68 EX-004), 48Y.
2 AN-24RV (AI-24VT) (17307103, /71 EX-023; 77310710, /77 EX-019), 52Y.
1 AN-26B (AI-24VT) (11901, /82 EX-024), FREIGHTER.
1 IL-18D (AI-20M) (182004804, /62 EX-011), COMBI.
1 LET L-410 UVP (WA M-601D) (851417, /85 EX-417). ALL WHITE COLORS WITHOUT TITLES. 15Y.
6 YAK-40 (AI-25) (9240825, /72 EX-87664; 9310726, /73 EX-87250; 9420235, /74 EX-87426; 9420434, /74 EX-87412; 9640152, /76 EX-007; 9720853, /77 EX-88270), 942035; LEASED TO AIR LIBYA. 32Y.
1 YAK-40K (AI-25) (9631149, /76 EX-88207), COMBI/FREIGHTER/32Y.
APANDI LAKHIYALOV, FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
Apandi Lakhiyalov, a graduate of Ukraine’s Kharkiv State Aeronautical University, who set up his first aviation company, TransAvis, in 1993, to provide technical support services to airlines and airplane manufacturers. He founded Aerovista (AEV) in 1998.
EGOR SARANEC, VP OPERATIONS.
JUMBER YAKOBADZE, TECHNICAL DIRECTOR.
DMITRIY KORSHUNOV, SALES & MARKETING MANAGER.