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ATF-MAP - 2013-09
Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
Panfilova Street 26
PO Box 720005
Bishkek 720052, Kyrgyzstan
KYRGYSTAN (REPUBLIC OF KYRGYZSTAN) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1991, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 198,500 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS BISHKEK, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS KYRGHIZ.
August 2011: 737-3YO (24681, N554M5), (GECAS) (GEF) leased.
October 2011: Avia Traffic (ATF) is a regional carrier providing domestic schedules between Bishkek, Osh and Isfana, and linking the capital, Bishkek with Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Tashkent (Uzbekistan), and Russian cities including Kazan, Moscow, Novosibirsk, and Ekaterinburg.
(IATA) Code: Z7. (ICAO) Code: AIF - (Callsign - ATOMIC).
Main Base: Bishkek airport (FRU).
March 2013: Russia’s government will spend RUB600 million/$19.44 million to subsidize the regional air traffic in the Volga federal district. The project, for which Federal Air Transport Agency Rosaviatsia contracted 4 airlines, will be in effect from April 1 to November 30. "The purpose of the project is to increase interest in the implementation of regular scheduled regional traffic,” Deputy Minister of Transport, Valery Okulov said.
Under the program, special fares will be available for passengers <23 years, women >55, men >60 and disabled passengers, on 114 routes inside the region (most of them starting in Samara, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan). The Federal Government will cover 25% of the fares and the regional government will cover 25%, leaving eligible passengers to pay 50% of the fare.
Kazan-based, Tatarstan (TAK) will be the lead airline on the project, working with UTair (TYU), Ak Bars Aero ((TAK)'s sister airline - (IATA) Code: 2B) and the Avia Management Group (ATF).
Okulov said if the subsidy program succeeds, it will be extended for the whole year in 2014 and could be expanded into other parts of the country. Russia’s government started its first subsidy program in 2009 on routes between the country’s Far East and central regions. In 2009, the government spent RUB1.2 billion and by 2012, this reached RUB3 billion.
In 2013, the government plans to spend RUB3.5 billion on the program.
September 2013: Russia and Kyrgyzstan have begun to liberalize a bilateral agreement regulating flights between the countries. At the end of August, aviation authorities agreed to add up to 5x-weekly frequencies on routes from Moscow to Bishkek and Osh during the upcoming winter.
August 2016: News Item A-1: "Russian (IAC) Report States Causes of Avia Traffic 737 Run-out" by (ATW) Polina Montag-Girmes, August 22, 2016.
Inadequate local Kyrgyz regulations and pilot (FC) error are named as the main causes for the Avia Traffic Company (ATF) Boeing 737-3YO (CFM56-3B2) (1929-24681, /90 EX-37005) accident on November 22, 2015, at Osh International Airport in Kyrgyzstan. The 737-3YO ran out of runway while landing. Ten of the 160 passengers and crew on board were injured.
According to the report by Russia’s Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC), weather conditions at Osh on the day of the run-out were below minimum conditions for a Category 1 instrument approach to the runway. The flight crew (FC) made the go-around decision at a height of 45 meters/148 ft, despite being beneath the required 60 meters. The height was enough to perform the maneuver safely, but the pilots (FC) mishandled the procedure, the (IAC) said. “The captain (FC)’s mistake, pushing forward on the yoke while the 737 was pitching up, did not allow stopping the descent,” the (IAC) stated. Insufficient flight crew (FC) communication and the co-pilot (FC)’s inaction did not allow for correcting the mistake, the (IAC) said.
The (IAC) said the Avia Traffic (ATF) flight crew (FC) could have been affected by a phenomenon known as somatogravic illusion which could have been caused by fatigue. Flight Crew (FC) duty-time had reached 13 hours at the time of the accident. Despite miscommunication and mistakes, the emergency landing was performed ably, as was the emergency escape, the (IAC) added.
Kyrgyz aviation regulations, as well as (ATF)’s standards, do not contain an order to consider possible weather deterioration if the flight duration is less than 2 hours. Enroute from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, to Osh, the 737 was forced to land at Manas International Airport near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, due to bad weather conditions at Osh. Later, the captain (FC) made a decision to perform a flight from Manas in accordance with existing airline standards, but the (IAC) said it was a token approach, without real weather-condition analysis.
Aircraft hydraulics, right engine and landing gear were seriously damaged during the landing. According to the report, all systems were operational during the flight, but the cockpit voice recorder (CVR) had been out of order for a continuous period.
Avia Traffic (ATF) is based at Manas Airport. Its fleet includes 4 737-300s and 1 BAe 146-200. It carried 466,000 passengers in 2015.
News Item A-2: 2 A320-231 (368, ER-EXS; 373, ER-AXS), ex-(C5-AAO & EY-706), Sky Prime Air leased.