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Winners of our SpiceJet discount voucher contest

Thanks dear readers. We had a wonderful response to our SpiceJet discount voucher contest. Our winners are: The regular reader quiz contest – Mr. Sharad Arora.The new subscriber contest – Mr. Mahesh Sastry CONGRATULATIONS!!!! The vouchers have already been e-mailed to them. We still invite you to subscribe to our free daily newsletter and activate your subscription. This will allow us to send you a …

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SilkAir to commence Visakhapatnam Singapore service

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will launch nonstop air services between Visakhapatnam (VTZ) and Singapore (SIN) from the winter 2012 schedule which commences on 28 October, making it the first airline carrier to provide a nonstop international air connection from Visakhapatnam. The new thrice a week service will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, in …

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Photos: Japan Airlines (JAL) Boeing 787 panorama

Image courtesy The Boeing Company Japan Airlines, the second operator of the new Boeing 787 has produced a great little panorama which offers controllable 360 degree views of the exterior and interior of the aircraft. Take a look at the panorama here. It was also very interesting to read interviews with various stakeholders on how they were involved with the …

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Video and photos: Airbus A320 Sharklets flying display at ILA Berlin 2012 show

Courtesy Airbus S.A.S. enjoy photos and a video of the first production A320 fitted with Sharklets wing-tip devices. This aircraft is due to be delivered to Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia after certification. Airbus Test Pilot Christophe Cail takes you along for the ride during a flight presentation with a Sharklet-equipped A320 jetliner, providing step-by-step commentary during this aircraft’s flying …

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NTSB issues urgent safety alerts for GEnx engines; Air India, JAL, Ethiopian, Qatar 787 Dreamliners affected

The National Transportation Safety Board, the independent safety investigator of the United States, has issued two urgent safety recommendations (A-12-52 and A-12-53) on General Electric GEnx engines, which power the latest generation of Boeing aircraft; the 787 Dreamliners and the Boeing 747-8 both freighters and Intercontinental passenger jets. The GEnx-1B engines power the 787 Dreamliners operating with Air India, Japan …

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Big Bang Friday – Indian cabinet clears foreign direct investment (FDI) in the civil aviation sector

This has been an interesting week for civil aviation in India. Last Saturday saw the much delayed arrival of Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner at New Delhi. The national carrier had taken delivery of VT-ANH just two days earlier. See a video of the 787 being assembled. Very early, yesterday morning, September 13, saw the arrival of the new …

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Photo: Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYA gets water cannon salute at Bangalore

In the very early hours of September 13th, Lufthansa landed its first Boeing 747-8i at Bengaluru International Airport. The B748 service on flight LH754 from Frankfurt to Bangalore commenced one day earlier than announced since Lufthansa was able to complete its fleet induction of the newest 748 D-ABYD, one day earlier. Keeping with tradition, the fire-fighters and rescue teams of …

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Wipro and Qatar Airways enter in to strategic partnership to develop aviation IT software

Doha based Qatar Airways and Bangalore based, Indian IT giant, Wipro have entered into a long-term strategic partnership, designed to develop new technological solutions for the airline. This agreement will bring together Qatar Airways’ expertise in aviation systems and Wipro’s experience of application development and project management to develop a new suite of IT software. The partnership was officially signed …

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Video: AirAsia to be first operator of Airbus A320 fitted with ‘Sharklets’ wing-tips

Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia, the world’s largest customer for the Airbus A320, will become the first operator ‘Sharklets’ fitted A320s when they take delivery of the first A320 equipped with these fuel-saving wing-tip devices at the end of this year. The carrier has ordered a total of 375 single aisle aircraft, comprising 200 A320neo and 175 A320ceo, of which …

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IBM Analytics helps Jet Airways save $6 million per year

IBM analytics is enabling Jet Airways, to accurately calculate, track and report aircraft emissions, allowing the airline to use advanced analytics to map the carrier’s carbon emissions, optimising its fuel usage by detailed analysis of each flight. This is part of a strategic 10-year business transformation agreement, the airline signed with IBM, in 2010. IBM’s Integrated Emission Management System is …

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Your opinion: Topic of the week: Will the 787 Dreamliner revive Air India’s fortunes?

After much delay Air India has finally taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline has taken out full page advertisements in most major newspapers across the nation, extolling the virtues of the aircraft. There are many short-comings at the airline that need correcting. The most important being political and bureaucratic meddling and micro-management of airline operation. …

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IndiGo increases service between Mumbai, Goa, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad

With the arrival of its 68th Airbus A320, India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, is increasing its services between Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, and Chandigarh from today. From the released time-table below the aircraft commences its work at 05:50 in the morning at Ahmedabad to Mumbai to Chandigarh to Mumbai to Goa to Mumbai to Chandigarh to Mumbai and finally back to …

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Photos and video: Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Delhi, receives water cannon salute

After years of waiting, including a few weeks of nail biting delays, Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-ANH arrived at IGI Airport in the nation’s capital New Delhi, at the end of a 15 hour flight from the airframer’s Charleston, USA, delivery centre. Even Mother Nature, who was thundering and raining over Delhi this week, made sure the Dreamliner …

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Air India takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-ANH

VT-ANH under a Boeing test regn. N1015B at India Aviation 2012 After much delay, national carrier Air India has taken delivery of its very first Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the airframer’s facility in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. The aircraft LN 35, registered VT-ANH, was received by Captains A.S. Soman and Amitabh Singh on behalf of the airline. The aircraft is …

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