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November 28, 2008 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: November 28, 2008

Indian airports on high security, Mumbai flights back to normal

As Mumbai recovers from the dastardly terror attacks, all major airports across India, especially those in the western region, have been put on ultra high alert and extra vigil has been mounted.Image Courtesy FT.comExtra surveillance has been mounted, with additional Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and police personnel being deployed to keep an eye not just around the terminals, but …

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Nutplate issue driving Boeing nutty

Nutplates are small anchoring devices generally attached to the inner skin surface to hold wire and cable bundles in place. These small devices are driving aircraft major, Boeing, nutty. Boeing 737-900ERDuring the recent 57-day long machinists’ strike, which has already led to a 10-week delay on deliveries of all Boeing aircraft, and pushed back the 787 programme into 2009, Boeing …

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Air New Zealand Airbus A320 crashes in Mediterranean

An Air New Zealand Airbus A320 passenger plane, on a test flight, crashed off France’s southern coast Thursday, killing all seven people onboard, authorities said. The plane plunged into the Mediterranean at 4:46p.m. local, officials said. A witness told French radio he saw the Airbus dive and plunge into the sea. “It was flying straight, then it turned brutally towards …

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Singapore Airlines suspends Bangkok services indefinitely

Singapore Airlines will suspend all its flights to and from Bangkok until further notice due to the security situation, and a lack of operational service staff, at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The suspension includes those flights scheduled between Tokyo Narita and Bangkok, in addition to flights between Bangkok and Singapore. Customers booked on flights in the near future are advised to monitor …

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British Airways to resume Saudi flights after four years

British Airways will resume flights to Jeddah and Riyadh in Saudi Arabia from March 29, 2009. The airline will fly five times each week from Heathrow Terminal 5 to both Jeddah and Riyadh. Flights to Riyadh will operate on a Boeing 777 and Jeddah flights will be on a smaller Boeing 767. This is definitely unwelcome news to British Midlands …

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20 Air France and Lufthansa crew rescued from Oberoi hotel

As per media reports, a group of about 20 airline crew members, have been evacuated from Mumbai’s Oberoi hotel. Most of the rescued airline staff were in Lufthansa and Air France uniforms. A bus immediately whisked the guests away from the hotel. One crew member in a Lufthansa uniform who wore a name tag identifying her as L. Laurence said …

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