Daily Archives: December 2, 2011

VIDEOS: The application of the “Panda Express” decal to a FedEx 777F

US cargo airline FedEx announced that it painted one of its aircraft with a special panda decal to commemorate the carrier’s transport of two giant pandas from the Washington D.C. zoo to a natural reserve in China. The one-time transport flight was conducted in February of 2010 on one of FedEx’s 777Fs. The following video from the official FedEx YouTube …

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Kingfisher operating payments at Mumbai International Airport are overdue

It appears that Kingfisher’s troubles may not yet be over. After the carrier flirted with financial disaster last month, a report from the Economic Times suggests that new trouble is on the horizon for India’s self professed “King of Good Times.” According to the report, Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) has sent notice to Kingfisher that it must pay the …

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MAP: 8 Air India flights cannot even cover their cost of fuel

According to a report from the Press Trust of India (PTI), Indian civil aviation minister Vyalar Ravi revealed before the Rajya Sabha today that Air India’s estimated loss for FY 2010-2011 was Rs. 6,994 Crore, down sharply from the Rs. 5552.55 Crore loss posted in FY 2009-2010. Ravi also said that, “Based on April-September, 2011 route wise profitability, two routes …

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VIDEOS: Fitting the wingtip Sharklets on the A320 and its first flight

On Wednesday Airbus completed the first flight of its ‘Sharklet’ equipped A320 test-bed aircraft. Two videos on the subject for your Friday viewing pleasure. The first one shows how the new wingtip devices are fit on to the aircraft, and the second covers the first flight itself.

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