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Through the lens: Air Asia India’s maiden flight

First flight of AirAsia India. Takeoff roll.

Air Asia India’s first flight took off today from Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore to Dabolim Airport, Goa. This flight marks the launch of the airline’s operations in India. The inaugural flight, I5 1320, landed at Goa with a 100% flight load. The flight carried some senior airline officials like AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya. The airline will be flying daily to Goa …

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Exclusive videos: Singapore Air’s A380 gets water cannon salute at Delhi

Yesterday, Singapore Airlines commenced the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to India when it landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport. The aircraft was welcomed by the traditional water cannon salute customary to every first flight to an airport. View our exclusive videos and photos. Exclusive video of Singapore Airlines first A380 landing at New Delhi airport [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sj29hgSBoU” …

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Photos: Singapore Airlines A380 receives water cannon salute at Delhi

Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKB arrives at New Delhi IGI airport on first scheduled commercial A380 service to India.

Hats off to the team at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport who recovered from a violent storm barely three hours before the first scheduled commercial A380 service to India landed. The airport become the first in the country to receive the the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the A380. The second A380 ever delivered, Singapore Airlines’ 9V-SKB touched down on runway 11, …

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Through the lens: our photo tribute to the Airbus A300

Etihad Airways Crystal Cargo Airbus A300-600F freighter TF-ELF

In continuation of our article on the 40th anniversary of world’s first twin-engined widebody airplane, the Airbus A300, Bangalore Aviation has compiled a small gallery of photos of various Airbus A300’s we have captured over the years, as our tribute celebrating this pioneering aircraft. Passenger A300s 9K-AMA is a 22 year old Airbus A300B4-605R operating for Kuwait Airways, it is powered …

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Video: New airlines to land in India: Good for flyers?

Air India Airbus A321 VT-PPO. Seen here handing in the early morning light at Bangalore Airport.

I had the pleasure of joining industry stalwarts Amber Dubey, Ayaz Memon, Govindraj Ethiraj, and Jitender Bhargava on Boom News’ Google+ India Hangout discussing the impending entry of new airlines AirAsia India and Tata-SIA and their potential impact on the Indian airline industry. Govindraj Ethiraj is a journalist of repute and the moderator. Amber Dubey is the head, aerospace and …

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Photos: First flight of Skymark Airlines’ first A380

First Airbus A380 for Skymark Airlines Japan takes off on first flight

The first A380 of Skymark Airlines, which will also be the first Japanese carrier of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, successfully made its first flight, when it departed Toulouse for Hamburg. After completing the airframe assembly and system tests at Toulouse, the aircraft will now undergo cabin installation and painting at Hamburg, prior to delivery later this year. Skymark, which …

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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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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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Plane Spotting: Sarang aerobatic helicopter team

In this week’s plane spotting, we have the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) Sarang Aerobatic team. The Sarang Aerobatic team is the evolution of the erstwhile Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) evaluation flight team which was formed at Aircraft and System Testing Establishment (ASTE), Bangalore, in March 2002. After the completion of field trials of the ALH, the team was tasked …

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Video: Air New Zealand’s sexy new safety video featuring swimsuit bikini super-models

If you fly Air New Zealand, from the end of February be prepared to see this video of your favourite bikini-clad super-models demonstrating the safety procedures. The airline known for its forward-looking, racy, and anything-goes approach to air safety videos, has released a new four minute ten second one titled “Safety in Paradise” featuring Sports Illustrated swimsuit super-models Chrissy Teigen, …

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Photos: Boeing celebrates Seattle Seahawks with special livery 747-8 freighter

The Boeing company which has a major presence in the Seattle, Washington, USA area, is a supporter of the home NFL football team, the Seattle Seahawks, who beat the Denver Broncos in the championship Superbowl game, held yesterday. To celebrate the Seahawks, and their “12th player”, the team’s fans, Boeing painted one of its 747-8F N770BA in a special livery. …

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Exclusive photos: First plane spotting pictures of Indian Air Force Boeing C-17 from India

Yesterday after months of near misses, we finally managed to get the first independent photos from India, of the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) new Boeing C-17 Globemaster III; and it was right here in Bangalore. In June 2009, the Indian Air force (IAF) selected the C-17 to fulfil its Very Heavy Lift Transport Aircraft requirement to replace it’s ageing Ilyushin IL-76 (Gajraj) …

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Images: Mumbai CSI airport’s new integrated Terminal 2

Mumbai CSIA Terminal 2 Facade

At long last, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is getting its new integrated terminal, T2. In a few hours from now, the India Prime Minister ManMohan Singh will inaugurate the new luxurious terminal. Enjoy the pictures in the slider above or in the toggle box below. If you are planning to use the terminal right away, don’t get your …

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Plane spotting: British Airways oneworld livery, Air Costa, IndiGo sharklets and more

Last Saturday, during a spotting session at Bangalore’s newly renamed Kempegowda International Airport one was pleasantly surprised to find two things. The first was that two of the flyovers that were under construction on the airport highway have opened to traffic, reducing some of the commute time.  The second was that British Airways had sent one of their OneWorld livery …

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Photos: Airbus rolls out new A350 XWB in ‘Carbon’ livery

European airframer Airbus S.A.S. rolled out its third its third A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, MSN2 (manufacturer serial number 2), from the paint shop in Toulouse, France, featuring a special “carbon” livery which symbolises the extensive use of of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the aircraft. 53 per cent of the A350 XWB’s airframe is made-up of composites including the airframer’s …

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