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Daily Archives: April 1, 2009

10 persons feared dead in second crash of Eurocopter Super Puma in 45 days

In repeat incident, another Eurocopter AS332L2 Super Puma helicopter, this one operated by Bond Offshore Helicopters, has crashed off the north east coast of Scotland in the North Sea with 16 on board. Unlike the last time, when all persons on board survived, this time it appears 10 persons have lost their lives. The Coastguards says the incident happened about …

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Austrian Boeing 767-300ER first European airline to be fitted with blended winglets

Austrian Airlines’ Boeing 767-300ER registration OE-LAE became the first European airline aircraft to successfully convert and add winglets. This following American Airlines successful conversion and implementation of the blended winglets made by Aviation Partners Boeing. Austrian Airlines is in a pioneering position since its committed to the conversion at an early stage, and will now enjoy “clear competitive advantage over …

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Bengaluru International Airport wins Routes Asia Airport Marketing award

Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) has beaten four other competing airports in the Indian sub-continent and bagged the Routes Asia Airport Marketing award from its customers — the airlines. Congratulations to Marcel Hungerbuehler and his team, most especially Ashutosh Chandra who leads airline marketing efforts at BIAL. The airlines within Asia nominated five airports whose marketing efforts during 2009 made a …

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JetLite flight forced to make three landing attempts due to faulty ILS at Delhi airport

A Jetlite Boeing 737-800, registration VT-SJH performing flight S2-320 from Kolkata to New Delhi with 140 persons on board, was forced to make three landing attempts due to weather and a fault Instrument Landing System at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport. The flight was on approach to New Delhi’s runway 29, when a thunderstorm went into its final approach …

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