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Singapore Airlines launches TCS Mobile Solution

Singapore Airlines A380 business class. Photo by Devesh Agarwal.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched TCS CrewCollab, a tablet based digital flight-bag solution developed by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) The application has been developed through a collaboration project by the airline and the software giant, leveraging SIA’s strength in service excellence and TCS’ strength in digital technology development. The airline is the launch customer for the TCS CrewCollab Solution and …

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Updated: Pics and video of another TransAsia ATR72 crash in Taipei river

Original story TransAsia airlines has suffered the crash of another ATR72. This time an ATR72-600 with 58 persons on board, registration B22816 performing flight GE235, from the capital Taipei’s Song Shan airport to Kinmen island, around 11:00 local (03:00Z) appeared to lose altitude and hit an elevated bridge soon after take off, and crashed in to the Keelung river. The …

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EU regulator warns airlines not to fly low in Pakistan airspace due to terror threat

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The EU regulator European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued a Safety Information Bulletin (SIB) No. 2015-02 warning all national aviation authorities and aircraft operators of “an increased risk to flight operation safety due to potential terrorist attacks in Pakistan” The bulletin goes on to state “The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) recommends all operators to exercise extreme caution if …

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Air India commences direct New Delhi Vijayawada flights

A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.

National carrier Air India will introduce a daily direct daily service between New Delhi and Vijayawada from tomorrow, January 15, 2015 which will be the second service on the route. Presently the carrier flies on a one-stop flight via Hyderabad. The new flight AI459 departs New Delhi at 06:20 and arrives Vijayawada at 08:25 The return flight AI460 departs Vijayawada …

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Royal Air Maroc recieves it’s first 787 Dreamliner

American air-framer Boeing has delivered Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc’s first 787 Dreamliner. The airline will be the first carrier in the Mediterranean region to operate the 787. The airplane bearing the registration CN-RGB is powered by two General Electric GEnx-1B engines, was delivered to the airline on Dec. 31, 2014 from Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center. The aircraft then …

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Kuwait Airways orders 10 Boeing 777-300ERs

A CGI of a Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER. Boeing Image.

Kuwait Airways has finalized an order for 10 Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $3.3 billion at current list prices. These aircraft will join the airlines existing 777 fleet of two 777-200ER. The airline originally announced its intent to order the 777-300ER in November. Rasha Al Roumi, CEO, Kuwait Airways “Kuwait Airways has plans to renew its fleet as well …

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Boeing delivers Azerbaijan airlines’ first 787

Azerbaijan Airlines today took delivery of the airline’s first 787 Dreamliner. With this delivery, Azerbaijan Airlines becomes the first airline in the Commonwealth of Independent States to operate the 787. The aircraft is registered VP-BBR and is powered by two General Electric GEnx-1B engines. Jahangir Askerov, President, Azerbaijan Airlines “We are delighted to receive this revolutionary airplane, which will help …

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Avianca takes delivery of it’s first 787 Dreamliner

N780AV Avianca Boeing 787-8. Boeing Image.

Colombian airline Avianca took delivery of it’s first 787 Dreamliner today. The aircraft a Boeing 787-8 bearing the registration N780AV was ferried from Paine Field, USA to Bogota, Colombia after it’s delivery. Avianca’s Boeing 787-8 will carry 28 passengers in business class and 222 in economy class. Fabio Villegas Ramirez, President and CEO, Avianca “The addition of the first Boeing …

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Air India Regional inducts first ATR72-600 into fleet

Air India Regional Alliance Air first ATR72-600 VT-AII. ATR image.

Air India’s regional subsidiary company Airline Allied Services Ltd. (AASL) which operates the brand “Alliance Air” has inducted the first of five new ATR72-600 turbo-props in to its fleet. The aircraft registered VT-AII, is leased from Singapore-based aircraft lessor Avation. The livery is painted “Air India Regional”. The right side of the aircraft which is painted in English can be …

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Embraer delivers it’s 1100th E-Jet to Aeromexico

Brazilian airframer Embraer has delivered the 1,100th E-Jet production aircraft to Aeromexico at a ceremony held at the Benito Juárez International Airport, in Mexico City. The aircraft an E190 bearing the registration XA-GAW, is also the 200th aircraft from the E-Jet family flying in Latin America. Aeromexico operates a fleet of 62 Embraer aircraft through its regional brand, Aeromexico Connect. …

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LAN takes delivery of first Airbus A321

South American airline, LAN Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group took delivery of its first A321 last Wednesday at Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. The aircraft bearing registration CC-BEA is the first of 48 of its kind ordered by the airline. With this delivery LAN Airlines will have operated every member of the A320 family including the A318, …

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Air Canada to start non-stop Toronto New Delhi Dreamliner flights

Air Canada's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.

Air Canada has announced it will commence a non-stop service between Toronto and New Delhi from November 1, 2015. The flights will be one of the first to be operated by the airline’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft configured in a three class cabin layout; business class with next generation lie-flat seats, premium economy and economy class. The aircraft will …

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IndiGo to commence Bangalore Dubai flight in December

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, will finally commence its first international flight from Bangalore when it starts operating to Dubai from December 15th. An announcement on the airline’s website shows the schedule of IndiGo’s flights between Bangalore and Dubai. 6E 95 departs Bangalore at 07:20 arrives Dubai 09:50 6E 96 departs Dubai at 10:50 arrives Bangalore 16:20 IndiGo fares Bangalore …

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Spicejet Boeing 737-800 hits stray buffalo, airline suspends operations to city

Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.

A SpiceJet Boeing 737-800(WL) registration VT-SGK ‘Garlic’ performing flight SG-622 from Surat, Gujarat to New Delhi, on November 6, with 140 passengers and six crew on-board, while on its take-off run on runway 04, struck a buffalo which had strayed on to the runway. The plane impacted the animal at approximately 80 knots speed. The aircraft suffered extensive damage to …

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