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Air India Express to lease eight Boeing 737-800s

Air India Express, the low cost arm of beleaguered Indian national carrier Air India, is looking to lease eight new Boeing 737-800 aircraft for a period of between eight and twelve years. According to a tender released by the airline, Air India Express is looking to dry lease eight Boeing 737-800 aircraft equipped with winglets for an initial period of …

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Silkair commences conversion to all Boeing 737 fleet

Singapore Airline’s full service regional subsidiary SilkAir has commenced on its transition from an all Airbus A319 and A320 fleet to an all Boeing 737 fleet. The airline took delivery of its first Next-Generation 737-800. Over the coming years, Boeing will deliver a total of 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s to SilkAir. SilkAir’s new 737 will enter service …

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Wolfgang Will succeeds Alex Hilgers as Lufthansa’s Director for India

German carrier Lufthansa has appointed Wolfgang Will as its new Director India, effective 1 February 2014. Based in Gurgaon, Mr Will shall be responsible for overseeing the airline’s commercial activities in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He succeeds Axel Hilgers, who moves to Paris as head of Lufthansa ground operations for France, after an almost five year stint in India. …

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Analysis: Which airlines will fly their A380s to India?

Last week, the Indian aviation community was abuzz with the news that the government had finally permitted operations of the Airbus A380 in to India. In its announcement, the ministry mentioned Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, and Emirates as potential candidates in operating the aircraft to India, but there are seven other operators of the giant, all of whom, with the exception …

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US airlines and pilots sue US Exim bank to stop Air India loan guarantees

Claiming unfair advantage being giving to foreign carriers, Delta Air Lines, one of the world’s largest, along with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) which represents 47,000 pilots working for 28 U.S. commercial airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines, have sued the Export-Import Bank of the United States for providing cheap financing in the form of $1.3 billion in loan guarantees and …

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Photos: Boeing celebrates Seattle Seahawks with special livery 747-8 freighter

The Boeing company which has a major presence in the Seattle, Washington, USA area, is a supporter of the home NFL football team, the Seattle Seahawks, who beat the Denver Broncos in the championship Superbowl game, held yesterday. To celebrate the Seahawks, and their “12th player”, the team’s fans, Boeing painted one of its 747-8F N770BA in a special livery. …

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PHOTO: Cebu Pacific takes delivery of 49th aircraft

Last week, Filipino low cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air took delivery of its 49th aircraft, an Airbus A320-214 outfitted with Sharklets and registered as RP-C3277. Cebu Pacific now operates 29 A320s, including six aircraft equipped with sharklets. Its fleet now consists of 49 aircraft: 29x Airbus A320 10x Airbus A319 2x Airbus A330-300 8x ATR 72-500s. By 2021, the airline …

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