luisde8cd
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FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Thu May 25, 2006 10:19 pm

In less than a month after the upgrade of Venezuela's to CAT I, the FAA has done the same with Ecuador.

Congratulations to Ecuador, I hope their planes start to land soon in US Airports.

Source (SPANISH):
http://www.eluniversal.com/2006/05/25/eco_art_25208EE.shtml

Saludos desde Caracas,
Luis
 
Chiguire
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Thu May 25, 2006 11:09 pm

Wow, great news.
Congratulations ! Looks like the FAA was about to make the same mistake with Ecuador in just forgetting to upgrade them - as they did with Venezuela.

Now I hope to finally see AeroGal flying to the US with their own equipment.
 
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Thu May 25, 2006 11:27 pm

Good news for Ecuador!

With this change, what new developments could we expect from Ecuadorian airlines?

Saludos
Carmen (still hoping...)
Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
 
airportmanager
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Fri May 26, 2006 1:29 am

YES!!!!!! Finnally! things will start to change. Im a bit ignorant in this sense, what notable changes regarding aircrafts/operators etc will we see now? This is great news! international routes will open now!
 
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Fri May 26, 2006 6:41 pm

Hi, in today's newspaper "El Comercio" from Quito, Ecuador -on the frontpage there is a big note on the approval from the FAA granting Ecuador CAT 1 once again... and the 3 big airlines have filed to fly to the US, including TAME, Aeroga & Icaro...
the link is in spanish at www.elcomercio.com
B707 B727 B733/5/7/8/9 B742/4 B752/3 B763/4 B772 A310 A318/319/320 A332 A343 MD80 DC9/10 CRJ200 ERJ145 ERJ-170 Be1900 Da
 
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Fri May 26, 2006 7:01 pm

Good to hear that. Maybe well see some local airlines get bigger airplanes for international travel.
 
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Fri May 26, 2006 8:06 pm

Great news to Ecuador aviation industry.

Hopefully Guatemala will be CAT 1 next year.

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757MDE
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Fri May 26, 2006 8:59 pm

Congratulations to Ecuador!.

I was just reading the El Comercio article and found this:
"...Aparte cuentan con un 727-200. Estas aeronaves cubrirán la rutas regionales, especialmente a Bogotá y Medellín, desde el próximo mes."
("Besides they count with a 727-200. Those Airplanes will cover regional routes, specially to Bogota and Medellin, starting next month".)

I also found something at El Mundo newspaper from Medellin:

"Vuelo directo a Quito
La Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Medellín anunció que a partir del 23 de junio la aerolínea ecuatoriana Aerogal establecerá un vuelo directo entre
Quito y Medellín. La ACI no indicó las frecuencias ni tampoco muchos datos sobre la empresa aérea, la cual es muy poco conocida en el país. Funcionarios de Aerogal se encuentran en la capital paisa finiquitando gestiones para el vuelo inaugural."
("Direct flight to Quito
The Agency of International Cooperation of Medellin announced que starting June 23 the Ecuadoran Airline Aerogal will stablish a direct flight between Quito and Medellin. The AIC didn't indicate the frequencies nor didn't it confirm lots of data of the Airline, which is not very known in Colombia. Aerogal representatives are in Medellin finishing the details for the first flight".)

Can anybody tell me more details about the MDE planned operations?
Damn... I'm glad to see my Airport expanding at last!.

[Edited 2006-05-26 14:19:40]
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IBERIA747
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Fri May 26, 2006 10:23 pm

Congratulations to Ecuador!!!!!!

Btw...I will be landing at Quito's "Mariscal Sucre" airport in less than 2 weeks onboard IB6635!!!!!!!

I can't wait!!!!!!. It will be my 3rd visit to Ecuador but I still feel very excited about going there. I hope Mt. Tungurahua won't ruin my plans to visit the wonderful village of "Baños".

Saludos!

[Edited 2006-05-26 15:35:38]
¡¡VIVA ESPAÑA!!
 
miamix707
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Sat May 27, 2006 7:06 am

Great news for Ecuadorians and aircraft enthusiasts! I hope to see a return of Ecuatoriana de Aviacion and perhaps see other airlines like Icaro or TAME at US airports in the near future.
 
airportmanager
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Sat May 27, 2006 8:42 am

Quoting 757MDE (Reply 7):
"Vuelo directo a Quito
La Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Medellín anunció que a partir del 23 de junio la aerolínea ecuatoriana Aerogal establecerá un vuelo directo entre
Quito y Medellín. La ACI no indicó las frecuencias ni tampoco muchos datos sobre la empresa aérea, la cual es muy poco conocida en el país. Funcionarios de Aerogal se encuentran en la capital paisa finiquitando gestiones para el vuelo inaugural."
("Direct flight to Quito
The Agency of International Cooperation of Medellin announced que starting June 23 the Ecuadoran Airline Aerogal will stablish a direct flight between Quito and Medellin. The AIC didn't indicate the frequencies nor didn't it confirm lots of data of the Airline, which is not very known in Colombia. Aerogal representatives are in Medellin finishing the details for the first flight".)

Can anybody tell me more details about the MDE planned operations?
Damn... I'm glad to see my Airport expanding at last!.

Aerogal is the airline who is starting RIGHT ON with the itnernational routes. They were granted 3 routes. LIMA, MEDELLIN, and BOGOTA, starting june 6th. Aerogal recieved its newest 732 yesterday HC-CFM and an other one is being painted in SELT (latacunga) due to arrive this month. An other one about to come along with the 767.

VIP ECUADOR will use the 767 and 757 for the US routes, and TMAE will stay with its current ailiners trying to reach international routes again such as BOGOTA.

Icaro, plans to enter service to MAO soon this year with the 732 and also, LIM and BOG,, and Panama as well.

With this on our hands, we could say the competition has begun. TAME, AEROGAL, and ICARO, all for simialr routes. The one I see most competition with is the BOGOTA route.

Cheers
 
MAH4546
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Tue May 30, 2006 8:43 pm

And, not surprisingly, both TAME and Aerogal hope to be flying to Miami by year's end, with Aerogal also planning New York:

http://www.elcomercio.com/noticia.asp?id=44145&seccion=6
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miamix707
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Tue May 30, 2006 11:03 pm

from the article:

Las perspectivas de las aerolíneas para llegar a Estados Unidos, después de 12 años de suspensión, son casi inmediatas. Tame, por ejemplo, plantea hacerlo en 30 días.

It says after "12 years of suspension"... Is it talking about the last time airlines from Ecuador flew to the USA? I remember Saeta was flying to Miami until September 1999.

It also says that TAME sees the possibility to start service within 30 days, using their A320s.
 
MAH4546
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RE: FAA Upgrades Ecuador To CAT I.

Wed May 31, 2006 8:19 pm

Quoting MIAMIx707 (Reply 12):

It also says that TAME sees the possibility to start service within 30 days, using their A320s.

Somebody forgot to tell TAME they need at least 5-6 months to realisticly get approval from DOT to fly here. 2006/07 may be a good year for Spanish airlines at MIA, especially with Venezuela and Ecuador returning to Cat. I. Conviasa, Aserca, TAME, Aerogal, Air Madrid, and Aerosur are all planning MIA service. Let's see which ones actually happen though...
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