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Boeing, TUI travel PLC complete order for two 787-8s

By BA StaffBoeing and TUI Travel, one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies, have completed an order for two 787-8 Dreamliners. The deal, worth $424 million at current list prices, extends TUI Travel’s 787 commitment to 15 airplanes. The purchase was originally attributed on the Boeing orders and deliveries website to an unidentified customer. TUI took delivery of its …

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Air Algérie orders three A330 passenger aircraft

By BA Staff Air Algérie has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three A330-200 passenger aircraft as part of the carrier’s continued growth plans. This order has been placed at Dubai Airshow 2013. The new aircraft will be deployed on medium and long haul routes from the Air Algérie hub in Algeria. Air Algérie has already ordered a total of …

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Qatar Airways orders Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines

By BA StaffQatar Airways has placed a $300 million order on Rolls-Royce for Trent 700 engines, with long-term TotalCare® support, to power five recently ordered Airbus A330 freighter aircraft. The Trent 700, the only engine specifically designed for the A330, is the market leader on the aircraft with a 70% of new orders over the last four years. It is …

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Libyan Wings orders three A350 XWBs and four A320neo’s

By BA StaffLibyan Wings, a newly launched Tripoli based airline, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for three Airbus A350-900s and four Airbus A320neo’s. The carrier is building up its fleet with aircraft orders announced at the 2013 Dubai Airshow. Libyan Wings is expected to start operations for passenger charter and freight from early 2014. Wisam Al Masri, Chairman of …

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Etihad Airways orders 115 Rolls Royce Trent engines

By BA Staff Etihad Airways, has announced an order for 113 Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines to power 50 new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and two Trent 700 engines for an Airbus A330-200 freighter. The order, unveiled at the Dubai Air Show 2013, includes 102 engines fitted onto the aircraft, 13 spare engines and long-term TotalCare® support services. The Rolls-Royce Trent …

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Latin American airlines need over 2,300 new aircraft in next 20 years

According to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin American airlines will require 2,307 new aircrafts between 2013 and 2032, including 1,794 single-aisle, 475 twin-aisle and 38 very large aircraft (VLA) worth an estimated US$292 billion. Globally, by 2032 some 29,230 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at nearly US$4.4 trillion will be required to satisfy future robust market demand. …

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University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt launches MBA in Aviation Management course in India

The Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main (FH FFM) in collaboration with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), head-quartered in Dehradun has launched a course offering an MBA in aviation management. 28 students have taken up their studies in programme launched in Indian aviation’s metro hubs Delhi and Mumbai. EU to India ambassador – Mr. João Cravinho lighting the inaugural …

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Video: Pilot asked to hold for “VIP movement” responds “We’re more important than they are”

A humorous way to start the week. All of us in India has experienced a disruption in our lives due to “VIP movement”. This video from Jenf777 on a humorous exchange between the air traffic controller at Boston’s Logan airport and the pilot of American Airlines 573. After hearing the exchange, all I could think, we need to get some …

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Complete and unedited video of Indian Air Force chief NAK Browne’s press interaction at Aero India 2013

The interaction with the Chief of Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, at the biennial Aero India 2013 air show, is always attended in force by members of the Indian and foreign media. During his hour long interaction the chief addressed a wide variety of issues on various programmes, budgets, strategies, needs, achievements, including operations …

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Mumbai Police terrorise press photographer. A warning to plane spotting in Mumbai.

The Mid-Day is quite a famous newspaper in the financial capital of India, Mumbai. On July 8th, the Mumbai Police quite literally terrorised one of the papers accredited photographers Sayed Sameer Abedi who recounts the horrors he faced in this article. His alleged crime? Taking photographs of an airplane without the permission of the Mumbai Police. Bangalore Aviation readers can …

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Feature: Major plane accidents in the 100 years of Indian civil aviation – Part 2

Continuing our series of major scheduled civil aviation accidents with fatalities in the 100 years of Indian civil aviation. Yesterday we covered till the year 1952, today we continue forward till 1957. The early 1950’s were a torrid time for Indian aviation from a safety perspective, and 1953 continued the high rates of accidents in India. The war surplus Douglas …

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IndiGo and Airbus ink largest ever large jet order – an analysis

IndiGo_A320 classic VT-INT. Photo: Devesh Agarwal.

In 2005, Gurgaon, India based low fare carrier IndiGo stunned the Indian civil aviation world by signing an order for 100 Airbus A320 aircraft. On Wednesday, the airline stunned the global aviation aviation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with airframer Airbus S.A.S. for the largest ever large jet order. IndiGo which is owned by InterGlobe Aviation Pvt. Ltd., will …

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Plane spotting: DGCA rules on photography at airports, of a plane, on an airplane in India

Plane photography is one of the most misunderstood hobbies in India. Take out a camera and point it at an aircraft, and you will invite suspicious views from people around you, including the security personnel. These suspicions are however misplaced due to a complete ignorance of the law, both by the general populace as well as security personnel. Just two …

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Petty politics grounds Lufthansa’s A380 India plans

With baited anticipation, many Indians were awaiting an announcement from German airline Lufthansa about commencing Airbus A380 services to India, specifically New Delhi. Late last year, there were strong indications that Lufthansa would be the first airline to commence a daily A380 service between New Delhi and Frankfurt. Lufthansa had to ignore the carrier’s two biggest markets for their initial …

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Correct landings at wrong airports

Today’s post is a guest post courtesy of Bangalore Aviation regular Rupam Singh – a performance engineer. Follow Rupam on Twitter. Despite the tremendous advances in navigational technology incidents of pilots landing at the wrong airport continue to occur – most often when two airfields are located in close proximity. Similar wind patterns and airspace safety dictates that the two …

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