Daily Archives: October 14, 2014

Exclusive photos: Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANI being retro-fitted for reliabilty

Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANI sits forlorn with its radome removed.

Update: Oct. 14, 2014. 21:00 IST An Air India spokesperson sent us an e-mail and said “Aircraft VT-ANI is currently undergoing reliability improvement retrofit (modification) and will resume operations in November.” This is nice to hear. Can someone with subject matter expertise please explain what is the retro-fit being done? Why is this specific to only this aircraft? Why does …

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Rohit Nandan’s tenure at Air India extended for up to 10 months

EGYPTAIR CEO Sameh El Hefny, Turkish Airlines CEO Temel Kotil, Singapore Airlines CEO Choon Phong Goh, Air India CMD Rohit Nandan, Austrian Airlines CEO Jaan Albrecht and Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab

In a smart move that should benefit the national carrier, the Government has extended the tenure of Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Rohit Nandan up to August 2015. As per an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the extension “till August 21, 2015 or till the appointment …

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Boeing begins to manufacture the first parts for the 737 MAX

The first 737 MAX fuselage stringer.

Boeing has started production of the first parts destined for the new 737 MAX. The fuselage stringers are being manufactured at Boeing Fabrication Integrated AeroStructures in Auburn, Washington. The stringers run the length of the fuselage structure giving it stability and strength. After forming, the stringers will be sent to Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, Kansas for incorporation into the first …

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Through the lens: Onboard Qatar Airways’ Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Picking up where we left off last week, we continue on our tour of the Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 DreamLiner. The aircraft I got up close with was A7-BCM, a brand new Dreamliner built in February of this year at Boeing’s Charleston plant in South Carolina. The aircraft is powered by two ultra silent General Electric GEnx-1B engines. Qatar has …

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