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Titan attains CATIIIB certification for Airbus A320

Titan Airways today announced that its recently acquired Airbus A320-233 will be CATIIIB approved in time for its first winter at the London Stansted-based charter and airline sub-charter specialists. Landing in low visibility CATIIIB weather conditions is made possible by developments in aircraft automatic control systems, together with stringent requirements for airfield equipment and crew qualification.

The CATIIIB approval process has been designed to ensure a maximum level of safety and assesses the capabilities of carrier and aircraft, as well as the flight crew. Successful approval allows Titan Airways’ A320 to land - at adequately equipped airfields - in visibility reduced to just 75 metres.

“Although, in terms of equipment and training, there is significant cost attached to attaining CATIIIB approval, it will further enhance the reliability to our customers on which we pride ourselves,” said Alastair Kiernan, Commercial Director, Titan Airways, “The additional qualification is especially good news for our winter flight operation, which includes a busy schedule of charter flights operated on behalf of a number of UK-based ski companies.”

Titan Airways’ Airbus A320, registered G-POWI, joined the carrier’s 12-strong fleet in the spring and has been fulfilling an airline sub-charter role on behalf of this summer. For the period of the contract with, the aircraft has been based in Newcastle. It is scheduled to return to Titan’s Stansted base in mid-September when it will be back on the market for ACMI lease, tour operator series flights and ad hoc charter.

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