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Jet Airways to commence Bangalore Munich flights. On the path to Star?

According the Munich airport website (screen shot at the end of this article), Jet Airways will be commencing daily flights between Bangalore and Munich from March 14, 2013. The schedule announced is 9W154 departs Bangalore 04:05 arrives Munich 08:359W153 departs Munich 12:00 arrives Bangalore 02:40 the next morning While aircraft type is not yet known, it is almost certain that …

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Jet Airways withdraws Chennai Brussels flight

India’s Jet Airways has suspended its Chennai Brussels daily flight with effect from November 15, 2012. This flight used to be operated by an Airbus A330-200. Confirming Bangalore Aviation’s query a Jet Airways spokesperson said In view of the current global economic scenario, including the ongoing Eurozone Crisis, Jet Airways has announced a redeployment of assets on its existing route …

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Videos: Making of the Thai Airway’s Airbus A380

This set of three time-lapse videos show the making of Thai Airways’ Airbus A380 super jumbo from airframe construction to interior fitment. Part 1, shows the airframe coming together. Part 2, shows the aircraft getting painted with its great looking livery. Just love that purple silk. Part 3, shows the interiors being outfitted and also gives us a preview of …

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Thai Airways takes delivery of its first Airbus A380; becomes ninth operator of the superjumbo

National carrier Thai Airways International (Thai) has taken delivery of the first of its ordered six Airbus A380 super jumbo, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s largest airliner. The aircraft, tail number HS-TUA, was handed over to Captain Montree Jumrieng, Executive Vice President Technical, Thai, by Kiran Rao, Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing, Airbus, at a special …

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Air India’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner suffers minor bird hit while landing at Bangalore

Like a new car getting its first scratch, Air India’s first Dreamliner suffered a minor bird hit while landing at Bangalore earlier this morning. Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANH performing flight AI803 from New Delhi, with 127 passengers, suffered a bird hit while landing on runway 27 around 09:00 (03:30Z) at Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore. The bird, struck the fuselage, …

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Air India commences second daily Delhi Bangalore flight with the 787 Dreamliner

With the arrival of its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Air India has commenced morning services to Bangalore and afternoon services to Kolkata. AI803 Delhi 06:35 ~ Bangalore 09:10AI505 Bangalore 10:10 ~ Delhi 12:25 AI020 Delhi 14:00 ~ Kolkata 15:55AI701 Kolkata 17:00 ~ Delhi 19:10 The first Dreamliner continues on its daily circuit to Chennai and Bangalore AI439 Delhi 07:00 ~ …

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Jet Airways to get its first Airbus A330-300 next week

Photo copyright Eurospot India’s doyen of aviation journalism, Neelam Matthews, reports that, Jet Airways will receive its first Airbus A330-300 next week, which will be registered as VT-JWR. The airline already operates ten of the smaller A330-200 in its fleet, and has leased out two. The A330-200 and A330-300 are almost identical in all but length. The two other key …

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Boeing delivers United Airlines its first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing has delivered to United Airlines the carrier’s first of its 50 ordered, 787 Dreamliner, thus making United the first North American operator of this new generation aircraft. United’s Dreamliners are configured with 36 seats in a six abreast Business class, 72 seats in a nine abreast Economy Plus with extra legroom, and 111 seats in Economy. (A video walkthrough …

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Ajit Singh’s desire for Air India to be number one unleashes a fare war amongst Indian airlines

Less than a week ago the Union Minister of Civil Aviation Mr. Ajit Singh asked Air India to submit a plan to enhance its share in the domestic passenger market, with the ultimate goal of being number one. This desire, against a continuing decline in domestic air passenger numbers. In August only 4.369 million passengers travelled, down 4% from the 4.537 million of …

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Pictures: Air India 787 Dreamliner gets water cannon salute on first arrival at Bangalore

On the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi, Air India commenced commercial service of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. VT-ANH, performing flight AI403 from Delhi was given the traditional welcome, on its first arrival at Bengaluru International Airport, a water cannon salute by the airport’s fire-fighters (ARFF). The Dreamliner, carrying 173 passengers, touched down around 21:06, delayed by almost two hours late …

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Winners of our SpiceJet discount voucher contest

Thanks dear readers. We had a wonderful response to our SpiceJet discount voucher contest. Our winners are: The regular reader quiz contest – Mr. Sharad Arora.The new subscriber contest – Mr. Mahesh Sastry CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The vouchers have already been e-mailed to them. We still invite you to subscribe to our free daily newsletter and activate your subscription. This will allow us to send you a …

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SilkAir to commence Visakhapatnam Singapore service

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will launch nonstop air services between Visakhapatnam (VTZ) and Singapore (SIN) from the winter 2012 schedule which commences on 28 October, making it the first airline carrier to provide a nonstop international air connection from Visakhapatnam. The new thrice a week service will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, in …

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Photos: Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 panorama

Image courtesy The Boeing Company Japan Airlines, the second operator of the new Boeing 787 has produced a great little panorama which offers controllable 360 degree views of the exterior and interior of the aircraft. Take a look at the panorama here. It was also very interesting to read interviews with various stakeholders on how they were involved with the …

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Video and photos: Airbus A320 Sharklets flying display at ILA Berlin 2012 show

Courtesy Airbus S.A.S. enjoy photos and a video of the first production A320 fitted with Sharklets wing-tip devices. This aircraft is due to be delivered to Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia after certification. Airbus Test Pilot Christophe Cail takes you along for the ride during a flight presentation with a Sharklet-equipped A320 jetliner, providing step-by-step commentary during this aircraft’s flying …

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NTSB issues urgent safety alerts for GEnx engines; Air India, JAL, Ethiopian, Qatar 787 Dreamliners affected

The National Transportation Safety Board, the independent safety investigator of the United States, has issued two urgent safety recommendations (A-12-52 and A-12-53) on General Electric GEnx engines, which power the latest generation of Boeing aircraft; the 787 Dreamliners and the Boeing 747-8 both freighters and Intercontinental passenger jets. The GEnx-1B engines power the 787 Dreamliners operating with Air India, Japan …

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