New ABA Leonardo AW109E heads to its new base in Iraq
Al Burhan Airways latest addition has taken to the skies for the first time and is heading to its new home in Baghdad.
The new A109 Agusta is being piloted by ABA Pilots Jean-Frederic Stephan and Athanasios Gavriil, left Sywell Aerodrome and is expected to fly a total distance of 2830 Nautical Miles.
Their first stopover will be in France, where they will stop at French Customs in Deauville Normandie Airport, on the way they will also be stopping and refuelling at Moulins Montbeugny and Valence Chabeuil Airports, finally making a night stop at Cannes Mandelieu.
On March 7th 2018 the Agusta will leave Cannes and head to Italy, with the Pilots stopping in the Italian City of Bologna to get clearance from Customs, they will then fly to Pescara for refuelling and make a night stop at Brindisi.
The following day the Pilots will stop at the Greek Islands of Kerkira for Customs clearance and make a night stop in Megara Airport, the pilots will have a one day break, then on the 10th March 2018 they will head to Athens, where they will refuel and then head to the Turkish City of Izmir for a Customs check before heading to Usak for a night stop.
Then on the 11th March 2018 will recommence their trip and will refuel at Konya Airport, before heading to Kayseri for a night stop. On the morning of 12th March 2018 the flight will then continue and stop at Diyarbakir for refuelling, before making its final night stop at Van Ferit Melen Airport.
On the 13th March 2018, ABA’s new acquisition will have finally reached Baghdad International Airport, after a short stopover at Erbil International Airport for a refuel.
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