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February 9, 2009 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: February 9, 2009

All Paris airports closed due to storm Quinten, 500 flights to be affected

Due to the approaching storm Quinten, French authorities have decided to suspend all commercial traffic all all Paris airports. Charles De Gaulle, Orly, and Le Bourget, from 20:00 local 9 February to 10:00 local 10 February. Over 500 flights are estimated to be cancelled as a result of the closures. Storms with winds of up to 120 km/h are expected …

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A video tribute to the Boeing 747 on its 40th anniversary

Over 20 years ago I watched a fascinating video on the Discovery Channel program Wings. I recorded the show on to VHS tape, but the tape lost its quality over the years. This program was re-christened as the “Great Planes” series. Thanks to Jon at Flightblogger, I re-discovered my favourite video. On this the 40th anniversary of its first flight, …

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Images: Air France Airbus A380-861 MSN033 taxiing at Toulouse Blagnac

February 6th saw Airbus A380-861 MSN033 destined for Air France taxiing around Toulouse Blagnac (LFBO) airport. Click on the images for high resolution pictures We can expect to see the first flight VERY VERY SOON. Air France is expected to put the aircraft on the Paris Montreal route. Thanks to pictaero for the images.

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Air India flight in near miss incident at Mumbai airport with presidential helicopter – Update 4

Read the official investigation report here. February 9, 2009, 10:00 IST (04:30 GMT) TV channels are reporting that an Air India Airbus A321 performing flight IC866 was involved in a rejected take-off/near miss at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport earlier this morning. The flight had commenced its take-off run, when a helicopter which was given permission to land, strayed across …

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Boeing 747 first flight 40th anniversary

Even as Boeing grapples with problems and assembles the first 747-8, it is quietly celebrating of the first flight of the 747 which took place today, 40 years ago, on Feb. 9, 1969. With 1,412 delivered, the 747 launched the wide-body era and for nearly four decades has steadfastly remained the “Queen of the skies”. At Paine Field in Everett, …

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Delhi passengers to pay more from March 1, as Government approves airport Development Fee

The Government has approved the levy of Development Fee (DF) by the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) @ Rs.1300/- per departing international passenger and @ Rs.200/- per departing domestic passenger with effect from 1 March, 2009. The DF which is being levied purely on an adhoc basis, is inclusive of all applicable taxes and is for a period of 36 …

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HAL to deliver Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter to Ecuador at Aero India

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), is readying to hand over its first competitively won contract of the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), the Dhruv. HAL won an order for 7 helicopters from Ecuador beating out global heavyweights like Eurocopter, on performance and and a price of just $7 million per helicopter. Dhruv ALH in peacock livery of the Indian Air Force Sarang …

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