InselAir’s fleet management
14 operational aircraft IOSA-certified. InselAir official FAA Repair Station.
WILLEMSTAD - InselAir’s fleet has grown since the start on August 28, 2006 and the airline is now operating with a fleet consisting of 14 aircraft; 4 x McDonnell Douglas 82, 2 x McDonnell Douglas 83, 4 x Fokker 50 and 4 x Fokker 70. Due to the seasonality (low season and high season) of its markets InselAir is operating according to a low season schedule with 9 aircraft and a high season schedule with 12 aircraft. This also includes a back-up aircraft for each season.
Maintenance planning around low and high season
InselAir has been conducting its own heavy maintenance (C-check) since 2013 in their hangar at Curacao International Airport. Due to effective planning InselAir is able to execute maintenance work on the various aircraft year round without affecting either one of the schedules. The maintenance work is planned in such a way that the required aircraft for next year’s high season will be available by the time high season starts in July 2017. Some of InselAir’s aircraft have retired over the years. In the following weeks InselAir will be removing these aircraft from the hangar area.
Safety first: InselAir's international safety certifications, IOSA and FAA, recently renewed
InselAir is, since 2011, an IOSA*-certified airline. IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) is the highest global benchmark for airline safety. The IOSA certification has recently, on September 17, 2016, been renewed for a period of two years. Additionally, InselAir also meets the requirements of the FAA** (Federal Aviation Administration) of the United States, which grants InselAir the official title of FAA 'Repair Station’, since January 2016. Also this license has been recently renewed, on November 9, 2016. This certificate means that InselAir may perform maintenance work on US-registered aircraft. Besides the aforementioned, InselAir’s fleet is insured according to industry standards.
On time performance
Due to implemented actions and measures InselAir has managed to improve the on-time performance from 60% to 72% in recent weeks and strives to get it back to 85% which is above the industry standard.
* for more information about IOSA, visit http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/safety/audit/iosa/Pages/index.aspx
** for more information about FAA, visit http://av-info.faa.gov/RepairStation.asp (search Insel Air)