Airline El Al (El Al). Official site.
"El Al" (Hebrew. אל על- "Up") - the largest airline company of Israel, the national air carrier. The headquarters is located in Tel Aviv. Engaged in passenger transportation in the countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. A special department of the company, "El Al Cargo", is engaged in cargo transportation.
Israeli engineers in September 1948, the technique converted civilian and military aircraft the Air Force of Israel.
The plane rose from the military base of Tel Nof and had a crew of two on board a total of 16 people. The plane arrived in Geneva, where he took on board the president of Israel, Chaim Weizmann and his wife Vera. In the evening, the day chewing the plane came back to Tel Nof. The aircraft in the airspace of Israel in its first civilian flight was accompanied by four fighters. This flight is considered the first civil aviation company to Israel "El Al". The aviation company was officially founded in November 15 1948 and August 1949 years started making regular passenger service from Tel Aviv to Rome and Paris, and later was added to the destinations of London. Non-stop flights to New York from Tel Aviv began in June 15 1961 years 707 when the plane Boeing, which belongs to the "El Al", set a world record for non-stop flight range, covering over 9 hours and minutes 33 9270 distance in kilometers. Aviation company to 1978 years did not carry out flights on Saturdays.
The first phase of a long-delayed privatization of the company began in June 2003 years 15% when the company's shares put up for sale on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Holding "Knafaim-Arkia" acquired a large stake in "El Al" in 2004 gody and now claim to full possession of the aviation company. 40% shares of "El Al" today owns "Knafaim-Arkia", 30% - to private investors, 30% - to the state. In "El Al" occupied 5417 employees.
"El Al" is reputed as one of the safest aviation companies in the world for the following reasons:
It is known that at least one security officer in plain clothes on board each aircraft during flight (on 787 - two officers). All employees have weapons hidden under clothing. All agents - came from army units spetsprednaznacheniya. Most of the pilots "El Al" in the past - the pilots of the Israeli Air Force. In addition, the entire crew of the aircraft is undergoing unarmed combat - "Krav Maga" and courses of conduct during a terrorist attack in the emergency situation.
The cabin crew all ships aviation company is separated from the passenger compartment double doors have combination locks. The second door opens only when the first input will be closed and identified co-pilot or captain.
The luggage compartment is separated from the passenger reinforced steel floor, in the event of an explosion.
On the ground
Checking passengers held a special security service "El Al" who pass special courses.
All luggage is X-rayed by security service sure before you let on board. So, for example, at the Domodedovo airport in Moscow, after checking all the passengers waiting to board a flight to the special, separate from the other passengers, "sterile" zone - the zone of landing (yield № 12) separated by a glass fence, and went strictly by landing flights . Passengers who are not citizens of Israel, are especially careful screening procedures.
Terms of increased security introduced in the aviation company after the first political hijacking in the history of Nicaraguan revolutionary Patricio Arguello and a member of the PFLP Leila Khaled July 23 1968 years. This case was the only precedent for a successful capture of an Israeli plane.
In the aviation company has a fleet of aircraft manufacture 41 the American manufacturer Boeing Airplanes. The average age of the company's fleet of 13,3 years.
Aviation Company in August 2015 year reported that begin spending pregovory with Boeing Airplanes purchase or lease 15-five new generation aircrafts Boeing 787-800 and Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner. Delivery of the aircraft will begin no earlier than 2018 years. But in August 17 2015, the corporation Boeing has not confirmed poluchaenie order.
Basic data airline El Al:
- Country Airlines Israel.
- Israeli National Aviation Company.
- Year of occurrence AK: 1949.
- IATA airline code: LY.
- ICAO airline code: ELY.
El Al (ElAl). Official site: www.elal.co.il.
Main airports airlines:Tel Aviv Ben Gurion.
The mailing address of airlines: Israel, Tel Aviv, 70100, POBox 41, BenGurion Airport, ElAl Head Office.
City Airline Phone: + 97239716111.
Airlines Fax: + 97239721442.
City Phone Russian representation of airlines: + 74952321017.
Fax offices in Russia: + 74952321013.
Domestic airline flights: Tel Aviv Ovda.
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