Ukraine Air Alliance

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Ukraine Air Alliance
Ukraine Air Alliance logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
- UKL UKRAINE ALLIANCE
Founded1992
HubsBoryspil International Airport
Zhulyany International Airport
Fleet size6
HeadquartersKiev, Ukraine
Websitehttp://www.uaa-avia.com

Ukraine Air Alliance is an airline based in Kiev, Ukraine. It operates cargo and passenger charters as well as services to Asia, Africa and Europe. Its main bases are Boryspil International Airport (KBP) and Zhulyany International Airport (IEV).

History[edit]

An Antonov An-12 of Ukraine Air Alliance at Václav Havel Airport Prague
A Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov 12 in a blue livery at Leipzig Halle Airport

The airline was established on 28 February 1992 and started operations in 1993. It registered with the Ukrainian authorities as a joint stock company and was one of the first private air enterprises in Ukraine to obtain international status through registration at ICAO. The airline has taken part in UN relief flights.

The airline got a “Positive TCO decision” February 2017; as of October 5, 2019, it was revoked and the airline can no longer operate within the EU airspace.[1]

On October 7, 2019, State Aviation Administration of Ukraine announced that air operator's certificate of Ukraine Air Alliance was terminated effective October 5, 2019, 00:00 UTC.[2]

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet

As of October 2019, the Ukraine Air Alliance fleet consists of the following aircraft:

Aircraft In service Orders Notes
Antonov An-12 6 One crashed as Ukraine Air Alliance Flight 4050.
Antonov An-26 1
Total 7
Former fleet

Ukraine Air Alliance has operated the following aircraft types in the past:[3]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

A Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov An-12 (registered as UR-CAH), which crashed on 4th October 2019 as Ukraine Air Alliance Flight 4050.
  • On 9 August 2013, a Ukraine Air Alliance An-12BK (UR-CAG) burned out at Leipzig Airport, Germany after a fire broke out. The aircraft had been loaded with live chicks and was preparing for takeoff when the fire broke out in the cargo area. The crew was able to escape before the fire completely destroyed the aircraft.[4]
  • On 30 August 2014, Ukraine Air Alliance Flight 4012, an An-12BK (UR-DWF) crashed into mountainous terrain shortly after departing Tamanrasset Airport, Algeria for Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. There were no survivors among the seven crew members.[5][6]
  • On October 4 2019, Ukraine Air Alliance Flight 4050, Ukraine Air Alliance An-12BK (UR-CAH) crashed on approach to Lviv-Danylo Halytskyi Airport, Ukraine, inbound from Vigo, Spain. 5 of the 8 people on-board died. Photos from the scene suggest the aircraft landed in shrubs about 1,5 km short of the runway. The aircraft sustained serious damage. The cause of the accident is perceived to be fuel exhaustion.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.easa.europa.eu/download/tco-lists/TCO%20Status%20Report.pdf
  2. ^ "Наказом Державної авіаційної служби України припинено дію сертифіката експлуатанта Приватного акціонерного товариства «АВІАКОМПАНІЯ «УКРАЇНА-АЕРОАЛЬЯНС»" [Order of the State Aviation Service of Ukraine terminated the certificate of operation of the operator of the Private Joint Stock Company "AIRCOMPANY" UKRAINE-AEROALLIANCE"]. State Aviation Administration of Ukraine (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  3. ^ "About Us". Ukraine Air Alliance. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  4. ^ "Accident: Ukraine Air Alliance AN12 at Leipzig on Aug 9th 2013, aircraft burned down during engine start". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 9 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Ukrainian plane crashes in Algeria's desert, no survival found - Global Times". Retrieved 26 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Crash: Ukraine Air Alliance AN12 near Tamanrasset on Aug 30th 2014, impacted terrain". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Accident: UAA AN12 at Lviv on Oct 4th 2019, ran out of fuel". Aviation Herald. Retrieved 5 October 2019.