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2021 – Bangalore Aviation

Yearly Archives: 2021

BREAKING: Indian Government allows resumption of scheduled international flights as per bilateral agreements

View of part of the ramp at Bangalore Airport at night.

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has instructed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to resume scheduled international flights as per pre-COVID bilateral agreements from 15 December 2021. All scheduled international flights to/from India were halted from 23 March 2020 when India went into lockdown, following this international flights gradually restarted with the vande bharath repatriation flights, which were followed by …

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Singapore airlines unveils 737 MAX interiors with flat bed seats

In 2018, it was announced that Silkair the wholly owned subsidiary which operated narrow body aircraft would be merged into the parent airline Singapore Airlines which up until that point exclusively flew wide-bodies. At the same time it was announced that the erstwhile Silkair aircraft would receive a cabin upgrade to bring the passenger experience on par with the parent …

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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala backed Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX

American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced an order for 72 Boeing 737 MAXs from Akasa Air, the new airline founded by ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube with funding from Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. The order which is valued at nearly $9 billion at list prices, which would have been placed at a sizeable discount as per industry norms includes two variants of …

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Saving face or saving Jet Airways

The Jet Airways revival is stalled over the issue of the grant of slots. Jet’s position is that they should be able to reclaim the slots that were “temporarily assigned” to other airlines. The government on the other hand has indicated that the government will consider the airline’s request for slots as per existing policy. Effectively saying that Jet would …

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Pictures: Indian Air Force Rafale, Chinook and Apache at Aero India 2021

Aero India 2021 began on the 3rd of February and on display were three of the Indian armed forces latest additions, the Dassault Rafale EH, Boeing CH-47F Chinook and the Boeing AH-64E Apache. Dassault Rafale EH There are five Dassault Rafales at the show, these aircraft are part of the 36 aircraft order placed by the Indian government in 2015. …

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