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Daily Archives: December 13, 2011

Boeing 737 MAX logs first firm order from launch customer Southwest Airlines

The 737 MAX now has another customer. Southwest Airlines, the world’s largest Boeing 737 operator has announced an order for 150 of the re-engined 737s, as well as 58 next generation 737s. The order for 208 planes, worth almost US $19 billion at list prices, represents the largest single order in Boeing history, topping previous orders from Emirates and Lion …

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Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI frontline fighter aircraft crashes near Pune

IANS is reporting that a Sukhoi Su-30MKI the frontline air superiority fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Pune around 13:15 local (07:45Z) today. Both the pilots bailed out to safety, an officer said. The fighter belongs to a squadron of the Su-30MKI which is based at the Lohegaon Air Force Base to protect amongst others, the economic …

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Northwest Airlines Detroit international operations in 2000

Here at Bangalore Aviation, we sometimes like to take trips down memory lane, and explore the history of airlines. Today we take a look at Northwest Airline’s international operation in their Detroit “World Gateway” in 2000. Northwest Airlines was a US carrier who served Mumbai and Delhi for many years via partner KLM’s hub in Amsterdam. In 2008 they merged …

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