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ADT wins security system contract at Indira Gandhi International Airport Delhi

ADT Security has won the contract to provide the access control and video surveillance security systems to the new terminal 3 in Indira Gandhi International Airport, slated to open in March 2010. The US$9.3 million contract was offered by Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) who has been granted the exclusive rights to develop, manage and operate the international airport at …

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40th anniversary of the agreement for first Airbus aircraft programme — the A300

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the agreement which launched the first ever aircraft programme of Airbus — the A300, which in effect launched the company Airbus. 40 years ago the United States lorded over global civil aviation with giants Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, and Lockheed. In the mid-1960s, tentative negotiations commenced regarding a European collaborative approach to re-enter the lucrative …

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Kingfisher Airlines re-aligns international operations and fleet to contain losses

The financial woes at Kingfisher Airlines continue. Despite carrying the maximum number of domestic passengers, over dues are piling up. In some cases cheques issued by the airline are bouncing, salary and other cost cutting measures are making employees like pilots leave the airline to join competitors. This photo from Digital Airliners on Flickr encapsulates the three stages of Kingfisher’s …

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Politics forces under-utilisation of Delhi airport’s latest biggest and best runway

In a major step the Government of India has imposed the first night curfew at an Indian airport. To allow the residents of the neighbouring and very upmarket Vasant Kunj area to have a peaceful night, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has restricted with immediate effect any aircraft movement, at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s (IGIA) newest …

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Airbus A380 MSN021 F-WWSQ 9V-SKH for Singapore Airlines ready for delivery

Airbus A380-841 MSN021 F-WWSQ touched down in Toulouse arriving from Hamburg. Image courtesy and copyright TLaurent She is expected to be delivered as the 8th A380 in the Singapore Airlines fleet on Thursday and should bear the registration 9V-SKH. This is the second of five A380 superjumbos expected to be delivered to Singapore Airlines this fiscal year. Also Airbus A380-861 …

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Shopping and cultural festival at Bengaluru International Airport

In partnership with Jet Airways and the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation, the Bengaluru International Airport launched a month long shopping festival, the first of this magnitude in India. The month long extravaganza which will run till June 15, has a beautiful display outside the terminal building showcasing the cultural heritage of Karnataka. A typical village scene houses five government …

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Lufthansa Cargo DHL Express joint venture Aerologic receives it’s first Boeing 777F

AeroLogic took delivery of it’s first 777 Freighter from Boeing registration D-AALA and powered by General Electric GE90-110B1 engines. Special thanks to Matt Cawby for the image. Check out Paineairport.com AeroLogic, formed in 2007 and based in Leipzig, Germany, is a new cargo joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and DHL Express and will operate an exclusive Boeing 777F fleet. Via …

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Images: Maiden flight of first A320 assembled in China

The first A320 aircraft assembled outside Europe in the Airbus Final Assembly Line China (FALC) successfully completed its first flight today. The aircraft took off from Tianjin International Airport at 10:42 and landed at 14:56. The four hour and fourteen minute test flight was jointly captained by Harry Nelson, Vice President Production Flight Tests and by Experimental Test Pilot Philippe …

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The typical takeoff and climb angles of all Boeing planes

In the recent issue of Boeing’s AERO magazine there is an article titled Exceeding tire speed during takeoff in which there is this nice graphic that demonstrates the recommended take-off rotation and climb angles for all Boeing aircraft. I was surprised that despite it’s length, the Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet has a rotation angle of 10 degrees. Compare that to …

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Cathay Pacific and Finnair extend their oneworld code share flights to Brisbane

Finnair and its oneworld alliance partner Cathay Pacific Airways are extending their code-share flights partnership between Hong Kong Australia and offering flights to Brisbane. Finnair will operate daily flights from Helsinki to Hong Kong using an Airbus A340 aircraft. Finnair and Cathay Pacific have cooperated earlier on routes between Hong Kong and Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Now Finnair can also …

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Image: Boeing delivers 50th 767 to Japan Airlines

Boeing delivered the 404th Boeing airplane and 50th 767 to Japan Airlines (JAL), the fifth-largest 767 operator in the world. The new plane pictured below on May 7 leaving on its ferry flight from Paine Field in Everett to the New Tokyo International Airport at Narita in Japan, is a 767-300ER, and is registered JA622J. Japan Airlines is one of …

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