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Analysis: SriLankan Airlines to grow its Indian operations

by Vinay Bhaskara According to a report from the Press Trust of India, newly minted oneworld alliance member SriLankan Airlines is eyeing an expansion of its Indian operations by adding 12 new weekly flights to tap into its burgeoning hub at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport. SriLankan Airlines chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe had this to say about Sri Lankan’s plans We have not …

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Analysis: Jet Airways to withdraw from Bhubaneswar

by Vinay Bhaskara According to several reports, Mumbai-based full service carrier Jet Airways is planning on pulling out from Bhubaneswar from the Winter 2013/14 season. Inventory has been zeroed out from 27th October onwards and flights to and from Bhubaneswar are no longer bookable on jetairways.com. Additionally, sources are saying that Jet Airways has not requested slots at Bhubaneswar for …

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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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ANA to invest in a Myanamar based airline

Earlier today, Japanese full service carrier All Nippon Airways announced a $25 million investment in Myanmar-based Asian Wings Airways (AWA). Find out more details below. 27th August 2013 Tokyo August 27, 2013 – The ANA Group, Japan’s largest airline group, today announces that itwill acquire a 49 per cent stake in the Myanmar-based airline Asian Wings Airways (AWA). ANAGroup will …

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High resolution photos of South African Airways A320, French Air Force A400M, Turkish Air Force A400M

Courtesy Airbus S.A.S. some high resolution photos for your enjoyment. South African Airways takes delivery of its first two A320s ‘classic’. Enjoy the livery. The French Air Force (Armee De L’Air) took delivery of the first A400M transporter. Not high resolution. The first flight of the first A400M destined for the Turkish Air Force. All images are courtesy and copyright …

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Bhutan Airways (Tashi Air) to begin daily Paro-Kolkata-Bangkok

by Vinay BhaskaraAccording to the Airline Route blog, private Bhutanese carrier Bhutan Airways (also known as Tashi Air) is set to begin daily Paro-Kolkata-Bangkok flights from October 2013 with its new Airbus A320 aircraft. Proposed schedules are as follow: B3700 PBH-CCU 1035 – 1110 CCU-BKK 1150 – 1550 320 Daily B3701 BKK-CCU 0630 – 0730 CCU-PBH 0810 – 0945  320 Daily Tashi Air …

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Opinion: Air India pilots should not resort to scare tactics

by Devesh Agarwal The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) of the erstwhile Indian Airlines, who fly the narrow body A320 family fleet of national carrier Air India is resorting to scare tactics accusing the airline “of arbitrarily changing the flight operating procedures for narrow-body A320 aircraft, affecting flight safety.” The issue revolves around the carrier’s decision to reduce the acceleration …

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Cockpit video: Condor Airbus A320 landing at La Palma

by Devesh Agarwal Wikimedia user PlaneSpotter94. Wishing all readers a very Good Friday holiday. For your weekend relaxation, a cockpit video from the folks at Piloteye.tv showing a Condor Airbus A320 landing at La Palma airport. (ICAO: GCLA). I think it is a very well produced video, showing multiple angles and actions, documenting well the work inside the A320 cockpit …

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Photos: Four new airlines take delivery of A320s with Sharklets

The fleet of Airbus A320s equipped with the new wingtips called “Sharklets” is growing by the day. During the last fortnight, four new airlines have taken delivery of Sharklet fitted A320s. Spain’s largest low cost carrier Vueling, the largest low cost airline in Spain, took delivery of its first A320 Sharklet aircraft, becoming the first Spanish carrier to do so. …

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25th anniversary of the first Airbus A320 delivery

by Devesh Agarwal 25 years ago today, Airbus entered the hither-to US dominated market of narrow body airliners when it delivered its first A320 to Air France. The A320 shook up the market segment with the highest demand. As of today Boeing and Airbus estimate the single aisle narrow body segment to purchase about 20,000 airframes in the next 20 …

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IndiGo continues to expand domestic operations

by Vinay Bhaskara As its fleet grows with the introduction of new Airbus A320s, including India’s first sharklet retrofitted A320, low cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo continues to expand its domestic services. The carrier will be adding one additional daily flight to Jaipur, Nagpur, and Kolkata from its hub in Mumbai with schedules as follow: Mumbai – Jaipur 6E296 BOM – …

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Air India Boeing 777 collides into JetBlue A320 at New York JFK airport

A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.

An arriving Boeing 777-300ER (B77W) of Air India VT-ALK “Chattisgarh” bumped in to a JetBlue Airbus A320 aircraft, N603JB, at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport early on Saturday morning. There are no injuries reported to passengers of either aircraft. Both aircraft have sustained damage and are grounded. The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority indicates around 0615 local (1115Z) the …

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Video: JetBlue launches first A320 retro-fitted with ‘Sharklets’

by Devesh Agarwal United States low cost carrier JetBlue has retrofitted the first Airbus A320 worldwide (N821JB), with the new fuel saving wing-tip ‘Sharklet’ devices. The carrier was able to carry out the retrofit quickly since the aircraft wing had already been modified to accommodate the increased weights of ‘Sharklets’. JetBlue will deploy this and other ‘Sharklet’ fitted A320 aircraft …

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GoAir takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 fitted with Sharklets

Just a day after, IndiGo took delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with Sharklets, Wadia Group owned GoAir, has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A320, registration VT-GOL. VT-GOL is the 14th aircraft delivered from a 20 A320 classic engine option (A320ceo) order placed in 2006. Just like IndiGo, all subsequent A320 deliveries to GoAir will be equipped …

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IndiGo becomes first Indian airline to operate A320 with Sharklets. First globally with IAE V2500 engines.

As reported by Bangalore Aviation last month, India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, has taken delivery of its first Sharklet fitted A320 aircraft, registration VT-IFH, and thus becomes the first Indian carrier, and third globally to operate this new version of the A320 aircraft. IndiGo is the first carrier globally to operate a Sharklet fitted A320 powered by the IAE V2500 …

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