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Boeing delivers first 747-8 with performance-improved engines

Boeing delivered the first 747-8 with performance-improved GEnx-2B engines as part of the airplane’s Performance Improvement Package (PIP.) A Cathay Pacific Airways Cargo 747-8F Freighter was the first aircraft delivered with the new PIP engines. The engine is the first of the package’s three improvements to enter service. The two other components, Flight Management Computer (FMC) software upgrades and reactivation …

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KLM improves its business class

KLM, the Royal Dutch Airline now provides fully flat beds on daily flights from New Delhi to Amsterdam on October 28, 2013. Starting this winter, all KLM international long-haul destination flights served by Boeing 747-400 will offer its business class passengers the new fully flat beds.Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Yeshwant Pawar, General Manager South Asia said “KLM continues to invest …

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Boeing, Korean Air finalize order for 12 Twin-Aisle Airplanes

By BA Staff Flag carrier Korean Air has finalised an order on US airframer Boeing, for five 747-8i Intercontinentals and six 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners that was originally announced as a commitment during the Paris Air Show earlier in June. In addition to that commitment, the airline also ordered one additional 787 Dreamliner. The value of the combined order is …

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British Airways increases London Chennai frequency to six flights a week

by Devesh Agarwal British Airways Boeing 777-200ER. Photo © Devesh Agarwal. From October 27, flag carrier British Airways will add an additional weekly flight on the London Heathrow Chennai route, taking its weekly frequency to six. With this flight the airline will increase its weekly flights to 48 to five cities in India, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Hyderabad. …

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Boeing reports third quarter deliveries

by BA Staff American manufacturer Boeing has reported its aircraft deliveries for the third quarter of 2013, with 213 deliveries recorded in the three month period, split as 170 Commercial and 43 Defense & Space. For the year to date, Boeing has recorded 595 deliveries, split as 476 Commercial and 119 Defense & Space. Find the full breakdown of Boeing’s …

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Aircraft News: A380 deliveries to Korean Air and Emirates, 787-9 completes engine test

by BA.com staffWe have a three pieces of aircraft related news for you this Friday morning. 7th A380 delivered to Korean Air Image Credit: Airbus Seoul-based Korean Air took delivery of its 7th Airbus A380 earlier this week, with Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 126. The aircraft is registered as HL7621 and left Tolouse on 28th August. Korean Air’s A380 are …

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Boeing Launches 787 Training in Miami

Training capability at Miami campus enhanced across airplane types by BA Staff Florida Gov. Scott and BFS VP Carbary in the 787 simulator Boeing launched customer training for its 787 Dreamliner aircraft in Miami, Florida, site of the company’s largest commercial aviation training campus. Aeromexico and LAN Airlines are the first two customers to train on the new 787 suites …

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Thai Airways makes wholesale changes to India service in winter 2013-14

by Vinay Bhaskara Bangkok based full service carrier Thai Airways International has announced a series of changes in its Indian services in the winter 2013-14 season as per the Airline Route blog On its Bangkok-Delhi services, beginning 30th September, services will increase from 11 weekly to 14 weekly. Daytime Thai flights TG323/TG324 will increase from four flights per week to …

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Boeing 2nd quarter deliveries point to slow recovery from 787 fiasco

by Vinay Bhaskara Chicago based airframer Boeing S.A. reported a 13% rise year over year in aircraft deliveries for the second quarter of 2013, after the resumption of 787 Dreamliner deliveries in May following its grounding earlier this year pushed the total to 169 aircraft, up from 150 a year prior and 137 in the first quarter of 2013. Boeing delivered 116 737 Next-Generation narrow-bodies …

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Air India’s Emperor Class. How the Indian aristocracy abuses its “NetJets”

Air India Boeing 747-400 VT-ESP Ajanta. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Officially India gained independence from monarchy on August 15, 1947. Fast forward these 66 years and the current breed of India’s aristocracy is very much alive and kicking. The British colonists may have left India, but the “Raj” continues, if only by a different name. Welcome to Air India’s Emperor Class. Not the earlier Boeing 747s, the carrier named after …

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Night photos from Delhi Indira Gandhi international airport – the Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-400 Freighter twins

Bangalore Aviation photographer Vedant took this photograph of a pair of Boeing 747 freighters of Hong Kong based, Cathay Pacific Cargo at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi international airport. Click on the image for a high resolution view. One of the 747s is an original 747 Freighter, while the other is a 747-400 BCF (Boeing Converted Freighter). Can you identify which …

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Opinion: India’s government should allow A380 operations into India

Late last week, a report published in the Business Standard suggested that India’s erstwhile Ministry of Civil Aviation may finally loosen its rules governing Air Service Agreements (ASAs – or bilateral) by removing the aircraft type clauses from such agreements and restricting only seats,  frequencies, and route pairs allowed. What this means in effect, is that there would no longer …

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INFOGRAPHIC: 1000th Boeing 777 Emirates A6-EGO routes till date

Last month Dubai based Emirates airline received the 1000th Boeing 777 to be built. The aircraft is registered A6-EGO and performed its delivery flight, from Everett to Dubai, on March 21, 2012. Since then the airline has sent this aircraft to many cities across the world, including the capital of India’s neighbour Bangladesh, Dhaka. Image generated courtesy GCMAP. The most …

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Lufthansa to use biosynthetic fuel on long-haul transatlantic flight

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa announced that it will operate the first scheduled transatlantic flight using biosynthetic fuel from 12 January 2012 under its PureSky program. Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 D-ABVX at Mumbai CSI airport. A modified Boeing 747-400, carrying about 40 tonnes of a biosynthetic fuel mix, will fly from Frankfurt to Washington. With this flight alone, Lufthansa expects to reduce …

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Details of Cathay Pacific’s new Premium Economy and Economy class seats

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has released details of its new premium economy class and economy class seats which will be progressively introduced on its long-haul flights from March 2012 for operational commencement from April 2012 onwards. Unfortunately the carrier is not releasing pictures of the new cabin till next year. With the carrier intending a clear differentiation between …

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