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December 30, 2008 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: December 30, 2008

Airbus meets goal, delivers 12th A380 in 2008

Airbus today, met its revised A380 delivery schedule for 2008 of 12 aircraft. In Hamburg, Airbus delivered its 12th A380 of 2008, to its largest A380 customer Emirates. MSN020 registered as A6-EDD is the fourth of 58 ordered by Emirates, and the 13th overall A380 delivered out of 198 orders. Airbus has been steadily improving its A380 delivery performance by …

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Air India slashes fares as government refuses bailout plea

National airline, Air India, followed lead of its two private sector competitors Jet Airways and Kingfisher, and today, slashed its basic air fares in the domestic sectors ranging from 35 per cent to 82 per cent as per PTI. The fare cut was effective from 1500 hours today, an Air India spokesperson said. The maximum reduction in fares was 82 …

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Honeywell’s “very odd” Boeing 757

Honeywell did a test flight of this very odd looking Boeing 757. The small engine attached to the front part of the fuselage is being developed for regional jets and private commercial jets. See all the pictures here from Cupps at Flightglobal Airspace. Thanks to Jon at FlightBlogger for the tip. Incidentally, Jon has done a very interesting analysis which …

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Jet Airways & Jetlite slash domestic air fares

Following the announcement by alliance partner, Kingfisher, Jet Airways, announced “substantial” reduction in basic fares on Economy class, on all its domestic flights with immediate effect. The special fares are lowered by as much as 40%, but fuel surcharges remain high. The economy class basic fares will be as low as Mumbai – Delhi INR 2,000; Mumbai – Kolkata INR …

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Air New Zealand conducts biofuel flight

The much publicised bio-fuel test flight of Air New Zealand was conducted successfully. Congratulations to the teams at Air New Zealand, Boeing, Rolls Royce, and UOP division of Honeywell. The blend of fuel was 50% Jet A-1, and 50% Jatropha oil. The Jatropha plant is grown extensively in India, and bio-diesel is slowly inching its way in to the market. …

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Singapore Airlines to induct Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330-343E, F-WWKZ, CN 978, pictured here in the cold grey skies of Toulouse, France, will soon be heading to the lush tropical city-state of Singapore, as 9V-STA, and joining the fleet of Singapore Airlines, who will become the newest operator of the Airbus A330 aircraft. Singapore Airlines will introduce its new Airbus A330-300, powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 …

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