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September 22, 2011 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: September 22, 2011

Podcast: Air India’s 787 plight, Is Kingfisher bankrupt?, SpiceJet’s Q400 delivery experience

The team of Vinay Bhaskara, Addison Schonland and Devesh Agarwal bring you another edition of the India aviation review podcast. In this edition we feature the dilemma faced by a bankrupt Air India and its 27 787 Dreamliner order. There is no doubt that the airline needs a good mid-sized aircraft, but it is out of money. Is the national …

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Jet Airways takes delivery of India’s first Boeing 737 with new “Sky Interiors”

by Devesh Agarwal A little over two years ago, Boeing showed mock-ups of a new cabin interior for their 737NG series aircraft. The “Sky Interior” utilises inputs from the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner to improve the passenger experience. (To see photos please ready this related story) Last week, Jet Airways took delivery of its newest Boeing 737-800 VT-JBU, and …

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Air India Express to launch domestic flights, enhance Kerala-Oman flight options

Air India Express, the low cost wing of India’s national airline Air India, has announced an expansion of its domestic network with two new routes, as well as expanded service from Kerala to Oman. The exact details of the changes and new flights are given below. Delhi-Kochi IX411- DEL: 0600 ~ COK: 0915 DailyIX412- COK: 2005 ~ DEL: 2320 Daily …

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Photos: Cockpit and cabin interior of SpiceJet Q400

Indian low fare carrier SpiceJet commenced the first Indian commercial operations of a Bombardier DH4 Q400 turbo-prop yesterday. Here are two pictures on the 78 seat interior of the aircraft and its state of the art “glass cockpit”. You will observe, that unlike other turbo-props, the Q400 features large overhead baggage compartments.

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