Thursday , 11 August 2022

Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

TAM Airlines and US Airways join oneworld alliance. Srilankan Airlines next in line.

TAM Airlines A320 in special oneworld livery

In its biggest expansion since its launch 15 years ago, the oneworld alliance sat the joining of TAM Airlines and US Airways on March 31. Its a double whammy, since both the airlines were leading members of the Star alliance till the switched over. US Airways’ regional affiliates, operating as US Airways Express, also transitioned to oneworld, following US Airways’ …

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Air France – KLM offers special fares for FIFA World Cup 2014

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Air France-KLM the leading airline in the south, central America and the Caribbean region, is offering special fares for travel outbound from India until June 30, 2014. The airline group’s special fare are available for booking until April 18, 2014. The dates also provide for a trip to Brazil for the FIFA world cup 2014 competition. The airline group currently …

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Jet Airways and Air India achieve good on-time performance at London Heathrow for 2013

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Both the Indian carriers operating to London Heathrow airport, Jet Airways and Air India, have impressive on-time performance, analysis of the British civil aviation authority punctuality records for the year 2013 reveal. Jet Airways was ranked eighth overall with an average delay of 9.72 minutes for the year, while national carrier Air India was at rank 26 with an average …

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Indian Air Force’s C-130J Super Hercules crashes killing five

Media reports say one of the six new C-130J ‘Super Hercules’ transport aircraft of the Indian Air Force, bought just two years ago, has crashed about 72 miles west of Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh after having taken off from Agra in Uttar Pradesh around 10:00 IST. The C-130J is part of the six aircraft order that India procured from the …

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Exclusive photos: Air India strips its newest Boeing 777-200LR

Air India Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALH at Paris CDG airport. Photo copyright Sylvain Muglia. Used under CC license.

Original story. First published Mar 27, 2014 12:00 IST Updates are posted at the end of this original article Financially beleaguered national carrier Air India appears to have resorted to cannibalising its newest Boeing 777-200LR VT-ALH, currently stored at Mumbai airport, to service the remaining five 777-200LR aircraft its fleet, three of which are due to be delivered to gulf …

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Malaysia Airlines #MH370: Australia search maps, India sends most advanced aircraft

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues off the coast of Australia. The three maps below show the areas searched till date, and what is planned for March 24, 2014. Global news agencies are focussing on the US Navy P-8A Poseidon which is arguably one of the best, if not the best, maritime surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft in …

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Satellite pictures of possible debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370

Satellite images of possible debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370 off the coast of Australia.

As reported earlier, based on images provided by the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGIO) to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), there is hope that possible debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, 12 days ago. The search is still under-way. AMSA has released the two pictures of the suspected debris from …

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Possible debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370 found?

Malaysia Airlines MH370 possible debris sighting near Australia search area map

Twelve days after the disappearance of the Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRO flight MH370, has the search effort involving thousands of people from 26 different nations, found debris from the plane? Australian prime minister Tony Abbott informed his parliament that “new and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian …

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Video: Airbus’ press conference at India Aviation 2014

At the recently concluded India Aviation 2014 show, European airframer Airbus forecast Indian carriers will require 1,290 new passenger aircraft valued at US$190 billion between now and 2032. 73% of these aircraft will be to accommodate growth and 27% will be used for replacement. Of the 1,290 aircraft, about 913 will be the single aisle narrow bodies of the A320 …

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SpiceJet confirms order for 42 Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it rejigs strategy

CGI of SpiceJet Boeing 737 MAX 8

Gurgaon based low fare carrier SpiceJet confirmed a previous agreement with Boeing for 42 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The order was previously listed as unidentified on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website. The order is valued at $4.4 billion at list prices though Bangalore Aviation estimates SpiceJet has paid about $40 million to $45 million per aircraft. The new aircraft …

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Airbus starts production of the A320neo Family

Start of manufacturing of the first A320neo with machining of the engine pylon.

European airframer Airbus has marked the start of manufacturing of the much awaited A320neo by performing the first ‘cutting of metal’, machining the first engine pylon component at the “Saint-Eloi” factory in Toulouse, France. The A320neo (new engine option) is slated to enter into service (EIS) from late 2015. Its key feature are the new generation CFM LEAP and Pratt …

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Airbus and Emirates to showcase A380 superjumbo at India Aviation 2014 show

A customer A380 as well as models of its full civil aircraft product range will be at the heart of Airbus’ presence at the An Emirates airline A380 superjumbo will be on static display for the first three days of the fourth India Aviation 2014 Airshow in Hyderabad between March 12th to 16th. Models of Airbus’ full aircraft product range …

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Photo and video tribute to missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRO flight #MH370

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER registration 9M-MRO taken at Dhaka, Bangladesh on 11-Feb-2014. This aircraft went missing while performing flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 persons on board. Photo copyright M. Azizul Islam

From the master spotter M. Azizul Islam, in tribute and memoriam, a photo and video taken at Dhaka, Bangladesh, just a few weeks ago on 11-Feb-2014, of 9M-MRO the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER which is missing presumed crashed with 239 souls on board while performing flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. In the video, as the Rolls Royce Trent …

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Malaysia Airlines MH370 incident reminds of Air France AF447 crash

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRL. Sister of 9M-MRO which crashed #MH370 and 9M-MRD which crashed #MH17.

In a case of history repeating itself, Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing early on Saturday morning en-route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and still remains to be located four days later, reminds one of Air France flight AF447 which crashed five years earlier in 2009 while on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. There are significant …

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IndiGo A320 suffers minor fire at Kathmandu. All passengers safe.

An IndiGo airlines Airbus A320-232 bearing registration VT-IEU performing flight 6E-031 from New Delhi, Indira Gandhi airport, India to Kathmandu Tribuvan airport, Nepal, with 175 passengers, 1 infant and 6 crew members has just made a normal landing around 12:35 local (12:20 IST 06:50 UTC). After taxiing and parking at the stand, around 12:39 the ground engineer observed smoke and …

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Malaysia Airlines #MH370 Boeing 777-200ER had 2012 accident

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRL. Sister of 9M-MRO which crashed #MH370 and 9M-MRD which crashed #MH17.

Malaysia Airlines’ Boeing 777-200ER registration 9M-MRO which was performing the ill-fated flight MH370 earlier this morning was involved in a minor accident about 20 months ago. On August 9, 2012 its wing-tip crashed in to the tail of a China Eastern Airlines A340-600 aircraft and broke-off as per reports in the aviation safety network and Shanghai Daily. The incident occurred …

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