Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

Photo: First new-build Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets

Airbus has produced the first new-build A320 with Sharklets. Photographed at its roll-out in Toulouse, MSN 5098 will be one of several A320 family aircraft in the certification flight-test campaign starting in May this year and lasting around 600 flight hours.

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Lufthansa takes delivery of first Boeing 747-8i. Expected to be deployed to India ahead of Chicago and Los Angeles

Launch customer and German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG has taken delivery of the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8i or 748i), the latest variant of probably the most recognised airplane in the world. Lufthansa is getting the airplane which is registered D-ABYA ready for its delivery flight to Frankfurt on May 1. Boeing will host a celebration with senior executives …

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Huge hike in airport charges and fees for passengers and airlines at Delhi. Fares expected to increase.

Image courtesy Wikipedia. At a time when the Indian airline industry is already reeling under the double whammy of lowering economic output and sky-rocketing fuel prices, passengers and airlines are going to get hit by a massive hike in both passenger and aeronautical charges at the national capital New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). The airport operator Delhi International …

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