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Encyclopedia > Luxair
Luxembourg Airlines
IATA
LG
ICAO
LGL
Callsign
Luxair
Founded 1961
Hubs Luxembourg-Findel International Airport
Fleet size 15 (May 2006)
Destinations 53 (20 Countries)
Parent company State owned
Headquarters Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Key people Adrien Ney (CEO)
Website: http://www.luxair.lu/

Luxair (Luxair Société Luxembourgeoise de Navigation Aérienne SA) is the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Image File history File links Logo_luxair. ... IATA airline designators are two-letter codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... An Airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Luxembourg-Findel International Airport (IATA airport code: LUX) is the main airport of Luxembourg. ... A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ...

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Code data

  • IATA Code: LG
  • ICAO Code: LGL
  • Callsign: Luxair

IATA logo The International Air Transport Association is an international trade organization of airlines headquarted in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), an agency of the United Nations, develops the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ...

History

Originating from the Luxembourg Airlines Company, which was created in 1948, Luxair was created in 1961 to meet the requirements of an expanding demand for air connections between Luxembourg and other European capitals. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


In 1962, Luxair started flight operations with the launch of the Luxembourg-Paris route with a Fokker F27 Friendship. By 1967, Luxair's fleet consisted of three Fokker Friendship and one Vickers Viscount. The latter was replaced in 1970 by the airline's first jet liner, a Caravelle built by Sud Aviation in Toulouse. The first Boeing aircraft, a Boeing 737-200, joined the fleet in 1977. Over the years, Luxair gradually replaced its fleet with modern Boeing 737-400 and Boeing 737-500 jets as well as Fokker 50 turbo-props and Embraer jets. The Fokker 50 are no longer in service, having being replaced on most routes by the Embraers. 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... A PIA F27 at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore in January, 2006 The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer, Fokker. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... The Viscount was a medium-range turboprop airliner introduced in 1953 by Vickers-Armstrongs, making it the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Sud Aviation Caravelle The SE 210 Caravelle was the first short/medium_range jet airliner, produced by the French Sud Aviation firm starting in 1955 (when it was still known as SNCASE). ... Sud Aviation was a French state-owned aircraft manufacturer, originating from the merger of SNCASE (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud-Est) and SNCASO (Société Nationale de Constructions Aéronautiques du Sud-Ouest) on March 1, 1957. ... The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA, TYO: 7661 ) is the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... Fokker F50 VLM Airlines Fokker F50 The Fokker F50 was a small turboprop-powered airliner designed as a refinement of and successor to the highly successful Fokker Friendship. ... Embraer, the Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. is a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer. ... Fokker F50 VLM Airlines Fokker F50 The Fokker F50 was a small turboprop-powered airliner designed as a refinement of and successor to the highly successful Fokker Friendship. ...


In 2003, Luxair ordered 2 new Boeing 737-700, in order to replace its existing fleet of older jets. The first of those aircraft was delivered on 18 February 2004, introducing a new corporate identity for the company. It is the first winglet equipped aircraft of the type in service in Europe. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 737 in new Boeing Colors. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Destinations

See full article: Luxair destinations This is a list of destinations served by Luxair from Luxembourg-Findel International Airport. ...


Incidents and accidents

Luxair Boeing 737.
Luxair Boeing 737.
Luxair Embraer ERJ-145
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Luxair Embraer ERJ-145

On November 6, 2002 Luxair Flight 9642, a Fokker 50 aircraft flying from Berlin, Germany crashed on a field near the village of Niederanven during final approach to Luxembourg airport, killing 20 passengers and crew. It has been the first accident for 40 years of the existence of Luxair company. At the end of the same year a plane had problems with the steering after touch-down on runway 06 and exited the runway to the right into the gras. The aircraft came to rest in a fence. Fortunately nobody was hurt, but there was severe damage to the aircraft. Luxair Boeing 737-500 (LX-LGO), on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport (UK). ... Luxair Boeing 737-500 (LX-LGO), on the approach to London (Heathrow) Airport (UK). ... Luxair Embraer ERJ-145 (LX-LGX) landing at London (Heathrow) Airport in August 2004. ... Luxair Embraer ERJ-145 (LX-LGX) landing at London (Heathrow) Airport in August 2004. ... November 6 is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 55 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Luxair Flight 9642 was a flight from Tempelhof International Airport, Berlin, Germany to Luxembourg-Findel Airport, Niederanven, Luxembourg, near Luxembourg City. ... For other uses, see Berlin (disambiguation). ...


Fleet

The Luxair fleet consists of the following aircraft (June 2006):

The following list deflects the future fleet by the end of 2007 or earlier: The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Embraer ERJ 135 is a twin-engine commuter airliner produced by Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer. ... The Embraer ERJ 145 is a twin-turbofan, 50 seat regional jet aircraft produced by Embraer of Brazil. ...

The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Boeing 737 is the worlds most popular medium range - narrow body commercial passenger jet aircraft. ... The Embraer ERJ 145 is a twin-turbofan, 50 seat regional jet aircraft produced by Embraer of Brazil. ...

External links


Lists of Aircraft | Aircraft manufacturers | Aircraft engines | Aircraft engine manufacturers This list of aircraft is sorted alphabetically, beginning with the name of the manufacturer (or, in certain cases, designer). ... This is a list of aircraft manufacturers (in alphabetic order). ... List of aircraft engines: // Piston engines Allison V-1710 Alvis Alcides Alvis Leonides Alvis Maenoides Alvis Pelides Armstrong Siddeley Leopard Armstrong Siddeley Jaguar Armstrong Siddeley Panther Armstrong Siddeley Mongoose Armstrong-Siddeley Puma Armstrong-Siddeley Cheetah Armstrong-Siddeley Nimbus Beardmore Bentley BR1 Rotary BMW 132 BMW 139 BMW 801 Bramo 323... This is a list of aircraft engine manufacturers both past and present. ...


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NodeWorks - Encyclopedia: Luxair (238 words)
Luxair is the national airline of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Over the years, Luxair gradually replaced its fleet with modern Boeing 737-400 and -500 jets as well as Fokker F50 and Embraer turbo-props.
On November 6 2002 Luxair Flight 9642, a Fokker 50 aircraft flying from Berlin, Germany crashed on final approach near Niederanven airport (Luxembourg), killing 20 passengers and crew.
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