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Singapore Airlines first to start A380 service to India

Singapore Airlines has confirmed it will be the first airline to commence scheduled services of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the Airbus A380, to India. The surprise announcement beats out Dubai-based Emirates airline, the largest foreign carrier in India, and coincidentally, the world’s largest A380 operator, which was widely expected to be the first to commence the super-jumbo’s flights to …

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Search for Malaysia Airlines #MH370 continues in seas off western Australia

Malaysia Airlines MH370 cumulative searched areas till April 3, 2014. Picture courtesy AMSA.

The Australian authorities coordinating the search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing March 8th, informed that up to 10 military planes, four civil jets and nine ships will assist in today’s search. The search will focus on three areas in the search area of 217,000 square kilometres, 1,700 north-west of the city of Perth as …

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Photos: Asiana Airline’s first Airbus A380 super-jumbo and deployment schedule

Asiana Airlines first Airbus A380 HL7625. Photo copyright Airbus S.A.S.

Airbus has rolled out Korea based Asiana Airline’s first A380 super jumbo from the paint-shop. Cabin configuration Asiana will become the 11th carrier to operate the double-decker aircraft and the second in Korea. The aircraft will have a three cabin configuration as detailed below. Category First Suite Business Smartium Travel Class Seats 12 seats 66 seats 417 seats Seat pitch …

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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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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 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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Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER #MH370 goes missing

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRO MH370 Kuala Lumpur Beijing flight crash

Update 3 – March 8 – 14:30 IST Malaysia Airlines issued another statement at 16:20 Malaysia time (UTC +8), 13:50 IST, 08:20 UTC. Sepang, 8 March 2014: Malaysia Airlines is still unable to establish any contact or determine the whereabouts of flight MH370. Earlier today, Subang ATC had lost contact with the aircraft at 2.40am. The last known position of MH370 before it disappeared off the …

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Malaysia Airlines opens renovated Golden lounge at Kuala Lumpur

Oneworld member, Malaysia Airlines has launched its refurbished Golden Lounge at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The 43,284 square-foot lounge which can accommodate 400 passengers, is located in the satellite terminal, is open round the clock to first and business class passengers, platinum and gold level Enrich frequent flier members, and oneworld Saphhire or above elite members departing or transiting …

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Singapore Airline and Air New Zealand form alliance

Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand have agreed to form an alliance enabling Air New Zealand to fly the Auckland-Singapore route again and Singapore Airlines to operate the Airbus A380 to New Zealand for the first time. Air New Zealand last operated to Singapore in 2006. The A380 would be operated daily by Singapore Airlines between Singapore and Auckland, progressively …

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Silkair commences conversion to all Boeing 737 fleet

Singapore Airline’s full service regional subsidiary SilkAir has commenced on its transition from an all Airbus A319 and A320 fleet to an all Boeing 737 fleet. The airline took delivery of its first Next-Generation 737-800. Over the coming years, Boeing will deliver a total of 23 737-800s and 31 737 MAX 8s to SilkAir. SilkAir’s new 737 will enter service …

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Photos: First flight of Asiana Airlines’ first A380

Korea’s Asiana Airlines’ first A380 has successfully completed its maiden flight. The A380 flew from Airbus’ facilities in Toulouse, France to the aircraft manufacturer’s site in Hamburg, Germany, where it will undergo painting and cabin furnishing. Asiana Airlines will become the twelfth operator of the A380 when it takes delivery of its first aircraft in the second quarter of 2014. …

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Cathay Pacific unveils third “Spirit of Hong” special livery Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific Airways unveiled the third edition of the airline’s “Spirit of Hong Kong” livery painted on one its Boeing 777-300ER B-KPB. Time lapse video at the end of the article. The livery design carries the silhouettes of the 110 “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign winners. “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign called for entries that best represented the …

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Cathay Pacific names new chief operating officer

Rupert Hogg, 51, will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific Airways from March 2014. At the same time Hogg will become a Director of Cathay Pacific.Hogg takes over in the role from Ivan Chu, who will become Cathay Pacific’s Chief Executive. The current Chief Executive, John Slosar, will succeed Christopher Pratt as Chairman of the …

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AirAsia X to commence flights to Nagoya

AirAsia X Berhad, the long haul affiliate of the AirAsia Group, announced the launch of its third destination in Japan; Nagoya. AirAsia X will commence its first flight into Chubu Centrair International Airport from Kuala Lumpur beginning 17 March, 2014. AirAsia X will commence four weekly flights into Nagoya, Japan. The airline currently operates daily flights to Tokyo (Haneda) and …

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Exclusive photos: Malaysia Airlines joins oneworld alliance. Airbus A330 in special oneworld livery

National carrier Malaysia Airlines joins the oneworld alliance from tomorrow. Bangalore Aviation is in Kuala Lumpur to cover the event. Below are some exclusive photos of Malaysia Airlines’ Airbus A330-300 9M-MTE in the special oneworld livery. The airline will also paint one its Boeing 737-800’s and one Airbus A380 superjumbo in the oneworld livery at a later date. Till then …

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