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Vistara to fly on 9th January 2015

New full service carrier Vistara’s (TATA-SIA) first flight will take-off on 9th January 2015. With Delhi as its hub, Vistara will initially offer flights to Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Vistara’s 148-seater A320-200 will offer three separate cabins, with 16 seats in Business, 36 in Premium Economy and 96 in Economy Class. The airline is the first full service Indian carrier to …

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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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CIT firms up order for 15 A330neo and five A321ceo

CIT Group Inc. has firmed up its order for 15 A330-900neo aircraft and five A321ceo aircraft. The leasing company became one of the launch customers of the A330neo after signing its initial agreement in July 2014, at the Farnborough International Airshow. Jeff Knittel, President, CIT Transportation & International Finance “Given our long-term leadership on the A330 program, we are proud …

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Airbus delivers first A320’s to Lion Group’s Batik Air

Batik Air Airbus A320.

European airframer Airbus has delivered the first three Airbus aircraft to long time Boeing customer Indonesia’s Lion Group. The aircraft were delivered at a special ceremony in Toulouse. The aircraft are the first from an order placed by Lion Group in March 2013 for 234 A320 Family aircraft, comprising 109 A320neo, 65 A321neo and 60 A320ceo. The initial batch of A320s …

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AirAsia sends new A320 originally destined for India to Malaysia instead

First flight of AirAsia India. Plane at the gate.

AirAsia group has sent to Malaysia an Airbus A320 which was originally earmarked to intended to be registered in India. The A320-216(SL) fitted with Sharklets, manufacturer serial number (MSN) 6262 was originally destined for use as AirAsia India’s third aircraft, and was to be registered VT-ATD was instead delivered to AirAsia Malaysia and has been registered as 9M-AJT. AirAsia has …

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IndiGo to receive its 100th A320 aircraft on 100 month anniversary

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

India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo, is getting ready to receive the 100th Airbus A320-200 aircraft as it enters its 100th month of operation. IndiGo began operations on August 4, 2006, and it will receive its 100th A320 tomorrow, November 4 or the day after tomorrow. The aircraft is (manufacturer’s serial number) MSN 6336 and will be registered VT-IAY when it …

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Vistara gets second Airbus A320 VT-TTC, IndiGo gets A320 VT-IAS

Vistara airlines' first A320 VT-TTB.

Less than a week after the two airlines each received new Airbus A320s, both Vistara, the Tata Singapore Airlines promoted carrier, and India’s leading domestic carrier, IndiGo took delivery of new aircraft. Coincidentally both aircraft are powered with the International Aero Engines V2500 power-plants. IndiGo received Airbus A320 MSN6289 which will be registered VT-IAS. (Read our aviation humour story on …

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Airbus A320neo to make it’s maiden flight on Thursday

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The Airbus A320neo is set to make it’s first flight this Thursday (September 25), European airframer Airbus announced Monday. The maiden flight of the A320neo test aircraft is scheduled for 1030 local time in Toulouse, France (1400 IST), but will of course be subject to weather conditions. The test aircraft which bears the registration F-WNEO is powered by two Pratt …

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Farnborough wrap-up: 15th July 2014

Computer generated image of the Boeing 777-300ER in Intrepid colours. Boeing Image.

Day two of the show is officially over and as expected all the major players and some not so major players of the aviation industry announced orders for their various aircraft. Mitsubishi Aircraft: Announced an order for six Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) 90 for Myanmar based Air Mandalay. Bombardier: Launched a Passenger – Cargo combi version of their  Q400 turboprop. …

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Etihad takes delivery of it’s 100th and 101st aircraft

Last week Abu Dhabi based carrier Etihad, took delivery of it’s 100th and 101st aircraft on the same day. The one hundredth aircraft, an Airbus A321-231 registered A6-AEC, was delivered from the Airbus Finkenwerder facility in Hamburg. The 101st aircraft is an Airbus A320-200 bearing the registration A6-EIX. Both aircraft are equipped with the new ‘sharklet’ wing tips. On arrival in Abu Dhabi, the aircraft …

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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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IndiGo crosses 500 daily flights mark

With its newest aircraft joining the fleet, India’s largest domestic carrier, IndiGo has crossed the 500 daily flights mark, now operating 52 daily flights to 36 destinations. The new aircraft will perform the following flight schedule. Flt no. Origin Destination Departure Arrival Fares* W.e.f. 6E 536 Delhi Jammu 2:55pm 4:20pm 2700 10 June 6E 535 Jammu Delhi 4:50pm 5:55pm 2424 …

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Delta orders 15 Airbus A321ceo with deliveries starting 2018

Computer generated image of Delta Air LInes Airbus A321 with Sharklets. Image copyright Airbus S.A.S.

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines has placed an additional order for 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) aircraft starting for delivery in 2018. With its merger with Northwest, Delta inherited a fleet of Airbus aircraft (126 A320 narrow-body family and 32 A330 wide-body). All of Delta’s A321s will feature fuel-saving wing-tip devices called Sharklets. Delta has opted for CFM56-5B engines from …

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Tech Tuesday: Proving Flights

AirAsia India first Airbus A320 with Sharklets VT-ATF

In late 2013, India’s civil aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) introduced a Civil Aviation Policy, CAP-3100, in line with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation, pronounced eye-kay-oh) guidelines, to guide an organisation on the steps required to obtain an Air Operator’s Certificate, or an AOP. The AOP is required for an operator to offer air transport services, …

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