JAMAICA, N.Y., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- Baltia Air Lines, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BLTA) announced today that its Boeing 747 has arrived at the Malaysian Airline System Berhad ("MAS") facility in Malaysia for scheduled maintenance.
Baltia's President, Igor Dmitrowsky, stated, "This is a momentous event for Baltia, we are now in the final stages of launching our service." Mr. Dmitrowsky further stated, "The FAA approved facility at Malaysian Airline System Berhad is the world's premier state of the art MRO."
About MAS Aerospace Engineering
MAE started as Malaysia Airlines' Engineering and Maintenance (MAS E&M) division in 1972 and has over 35 years of experience in the MRO business. With advanced heavy maintenance facilities and 6 fully equipped hangars in KL International Airport and its head office in Subang, it manages Malaysia Airlines' aircraft fleet that includes B747-400, B777-200, A330-200/300 and B737-400 aircraft types. It also provides MRO support for the Fokker 50 and Twin Otter aircraft in its subsidiary companies, MASwings and Firefly.
Among the many services provided are A, B, C and D checks on F50, B737 Classic and Next-Generation, B747 series, A330 and B777; engineering services including quality assurance, technical services, engineering planning, production planning, aircraft projects, technical training and major aircraft modification. MAS E&M is a certified Approved Maintenance Organization by the Department of Civil Aviation (Malaysia), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), among others.
Major airlines and operators such as Air France, Air India, Air New Zealand, Air Atlanta Icelandic, Alitalia, Corsair, Focus Air, Air Asia, Jet Airways, China United Airlines, China Hainan Airlines, World Airways, Continental Airlines, KLM, Qantas Airways, Aero Asiana, Lufthansa Airlines, Philippines Airlines and many others have used the services of MAS.
Baltia Air Lines, Inc. is a New York corporation with base of operations in Terminal 4 at JFK International Airport in New York. Today, after JetBlue and Virgin America, Baltia Air Lines is the only new start-up United States Part 121 (heavy jet operator) airline in existence that has received Department of Transportation approval. Baltia's goal is to become the leading U.S. airline in the trans-Atlantic market between the major U.S. cities and capital cities of Eastern Europe, including Russia, Latvia, Ukraine, and Belarus. Baltia intends to provide high quality three-class passenger service, and reliable cargo and mail transportation. Baltia plans to begin their foreign scheduled air transportation as the only U.S. airline, connecting directly, to two of the world's most prominent cities -- New York and St. Petersburg.
For more information on Baltia visit the company web site at: www.Baltia.com.
D.O.T. Regulatory Disclaimer:
Baltia is a U.S. startup airline. No ticket sales are currently available. This service is subject to receipt of government operating authority.
Safe Harbor Disclaimer
Statements about Baltia Air Lines' future expectations, including without limitation, future revenues and earnings, plans and objectives for the future operations, future agreements, future economic performance, operations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are 'forward-looking statements' within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Baltia Air Lines intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the Safe Harbors created thereby. Since these statements involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic competitive, governmental, contractual and technological factors affecting Baltia Air Lines operations, markets and profitability, actual results could differ materially and adversely from the expected results.
Contact: Barry Clare VP Finance Baltia Air Lines (718) 751-3600
SOURCE Baltia Air Lines, Inc.