CYatUK
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"New" Cypriot Airline Takes Off (ajet)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:56 am

It has been reported in the press that the Government of Cyprus has granted a licence to Ajet (alpha jet) to commence operations.

The fact that the "new" airline is in fact using Helios aircraft and crew has caused "turbulance" within Cyprus since some people see this as a way to "forgive" Helios for last year's accident.

However, it seems that the management of the company have managed to prove that the new airline has nothing to do with Helios apart from the fact that is using Helios' assets.

The information given on their new website http://www.ajet.com says that...

"Ajet is operated by an international team of airline industry experts which is headed by Bryan Field an ex. BA CitiExpress and BA Regional Director. The management team alone brings more than a hundred years of experience and expertise. This experience mixed with the enthusiasm of our front-line staff takes our young company and its contemporary brand to more than twenty European destinations..."
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jetbluefan1
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RE: "New" Cypriot Airline Takes Off (ajet)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:42 am

I personally would not trust any airline that even remotely associates itself with Helios. It seems that after the tragic crash last year, Helios has not taken steps to correct its decompressurization issues. There have been various events before and even after the accident which prove that the problem could have been fixed and it still has not been.

As far as the actual crash, I flew out of LCA the day after. The charter flight for the families (ironically, aboard a Helios jet) was leaving from a few gates down and it was just horrible to see their faces.

I'll be sticking to Cyprus Airways.

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cwldude
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RE: "New" Cypriot Airline Takes Off (ajet)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:11 am

I shall also be steering clear of this company! Probably the WORSE thing they could do with any association to Helios is use their planes!

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cy319
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RE: "New" Cypriot Airline Takes Off (ajet)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:56 pm

a jet acquired a brand new B738 last week.
anyway...i dont like them either. i flew with the B733 3 months before its crash. i feel lucky that the accident didnt occur in my flight.
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skyman
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RE: "New" Cypriot Airline Takes Off (ajet)

Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:58 pm

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
Helios has not taken steps to correct its decompressurization issues

I thought that the problem was that the maintenance put the pressure switch to manual in a check but forgot to put it back to automatic. The crew didn't check it either and that's how it happened.
I also didn't an A-Jet flying around but I did see Helios. I thought Helios doesn't exists anymore??
 
CYatUK
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RE: "New" Cypriot Airline Takes Off (ajet)

Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:41 am

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
I personally would not trust any airline that even remotely associates itself with Helios. It seems that after the tragic crash last year, Helios has not taken steps to correct its decompressurization issues. There have been various events before and even after the accident which prove that the problem could have been fixed and it still has not been.

They have actually taken steps to correct any problems (mainly to re-assure the public that the fleet is OK) by sending the remaining B738s to the SAS Maintenance Base at Sweden, for a thorough check. The check did actually take place a few days after the accident and both planes were found to be OK.

I have never flown with them and to be honest I would not like to, however, in contrast with the plane that had the accident which was relatively old, A-Jet today operate a very young fleet of 3 B738 (one of them delivered only last week).
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