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Air India joins the Star Alliance

Air India Airbus A320 VT-ESF in Star Alliance livery. Photo copyright Uday Krishna. Used with permission.

A long chased ambition of the national carrier came to fruition on July 11, as it was inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance. It is the first Indian carrier to join a global alliance of airlines. The first from the sub-continent is SriLankan Airlines which joined the oneworld alliance. The airline decorated one its older Airbus A320s, …

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Airbus launches A330neo

Airbus A330-900neo powered by Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines. Photo courtesy Airbus S.A.S.

Future of A350-800 in doubt After much expectation, early this morning, European airframer Airbus has launched the A330-800neo and A330-900neo (new engine option) in ongoing its attempt to answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Deliveries of the A330neo are expected commence in the last quarter of 2017. The upgrade of one of the world’s most popular medium-range twin-jets, the A330neo …

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Video: Boeing 787-9 flight demo for the Farnborough air show 2014

Boeing 787-9 ZB001 N789EX at Farnborough air show 2014. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Amazing flying by Boeing test pilots Mike Bryan and Randy Neville. This will be the flight demonstration of the Boeing 787-9 at the Farnborough air show 2014. And in case you are wondering, we confirmed with Boeing, the video is not CGI. It is the real deal. [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZRKm6PG918″ width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”]

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