Daily Archives: December 8, 2008

Boeing F/A-18 Hornet crashes in San Diego

CNN is reporting a Boeing F/A-18 Hornet fighter attack jet crashed into a residential neighborhood in San Diego, California, on Monday as it tried to land at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. The pilot ejected before the jet, an F/A-18, went down two miles from the airfield about 11:55 PT (19:55GMT), Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. Photo : …

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Bengaluru International Airport cargo village inaugurated

As per PTI, as part of the ongoing initiatives to enhance Bengaluru International Airport’s (BIA) infrastructure, a cargo village, the first of its kind, was inaugurated at the airport on Monday. The facility, built at a cost of Rs 12 crore and completed in 10 months, would house 120 freight forwarders and 80 custom house agents, a release said. The …

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What happens when an airline designs an airport?

We, in Bangalore, have been debating the terminal at the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA). I came across a very interesting story entitled What happens when an airline designs an airport? It is most definitely worth a read.

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Etihad finalises major order on Airbus

Airbus reported completion of the largest civil aircraft deal of the year, a 51-plane order from Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways worth over $10 billion. The order includes 6 A380 superjumbo, 25 A350XWB and 20 single-aisle A320 aircraft. The order was first announced at the Farnborough air show in July. However, Etihad’s financial woes, and speculation of a merger with …

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Jet Airways to pay travel agents commission

The travel agents appear to have won Round 1 of the “Zero Commission” battle. Less than four days after the agents decided to boycott Jet Airways and low cost subsidiary JetLite, Jet Airways announced restoration of the travel agents’ commissions. As per the release from Jet Airways, Recognizing the difficult economic environment for the travel industry as a whole, Jet …

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