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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Photos: Airbus rolls out first A320neo

MSN 6101. First Airbus A320neo. Photo courtesy Airbus.

European airframer Airbus S.A.S. has completed assembly of the first A320neo. Fitted with Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM PurePower engines, MSN6101 will be the first A320neo to fly sometime in September 2014 ahead of its entry in to service by end 2015. The aircraft will soon start its ground tests as part of its preparation for first flight. MSN6101 will be …

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Through the lens: Delhi after dark – part 1

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYI "Fanhansa" Livery

Last month, we had the opportunity to shoot on the airside at Delhi International Airport (DIAL) at night. Like most of the major Indian airports, the night in Delhi brings with it a host of international traffic, most of which are wide bodies, which offers a great number of interesting photo opportunities. First up is a Dreamliner of Air India, …

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SpiceJet adds flights in Hyderabad, New Delhi, Coimbatore and Bangalore

Gurgaon based low fare carrier Spicejet is adding new flights the Hyderabad-Delhi, Hyderabad-Coimbatore, and Bangalore-Delhi routes. A limited time period flight has been added on Delhi-Hyderabad sector to meet seasonal demand. The airline will also introduce a second direct flight on the Hyderabad-Coimbatore route using the 78 seat Bombardier Q-400 Dash-8 turbo-prop. This will supplement the existing flights between the …

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AirAsia to re-enter Japanese skies

Malaysia low cost carrier AirAsia attempting to re-enter the Japanese low cost airline market. It will be entering into a shareholders agreement with Octave Japan Infrastructure Fund I GK (Octave), Rakuten Inc. (Rakuten), Noevir Holdings Co. Ltd. (Noevir), and Alpen Co. Ltd. (Alpen) to establish AirAsia Japan Co., Ltd. sometime later this month. The new airline branded AirAsia Japan is …

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Etihad takes delivery of it’s 100th and 101st aircraft

Last week Abu Dhabi based carrier Etihad, took delivery of it’s 100th and 101st aircraft on the same day. The one hundredth aircraft, an Airbus A321-231 registered A6-AEC, was delivered from the Airbus Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg. The 101st aircraft is an Airbus A320-200 bearing the registration A6-EIX. Both aircraft are equipped with the new ‘sharklet’ wing tips. On arrival in Abu Dhabi, the aircraft …

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Boeing legally delivers first 787-9 Dreamliner to Air New Zealand

787-9 normal black and white livery

A little over 10 years after they ordered 10 of the aircraft, launch customer, Air New Zealand received contractual delivery of the first 787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing yesterday. The legal delivery marks the first formal acceptance by the airline of the new larger Dreamliner. The aircraft received its certification by the two major bodies, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) …

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Benefits Air India and passengers can expect from Star membership

As Air India joins the world’s largest grouping of airlines, the Star Alliance, as its 27th member on July 11, 2014, there will be benefits that will be enjoyed by both the airline and passengers. The alliance currently has 26 member airlines from all continents, except Antarctica and carried 637.62 million passengers last year. African member airlines are: EgyptAir MS, …

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