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Tag Archives: Air France

Jet Airways in talks with Air France-KLM, Delta, and Alitalia. To finally join SkyTeam?

Both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that India’s largest carrier Jet Airways is in talks with Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines Inc. about joining the SkyTeam alliance. Jet has long practised a policy of bi-lateral and code-share agreements and officially, its management has steadfastly refuted any speculation of carrier joining an alliance, but with Air …

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Why Indian spotters love the fog hated by passengers

Its a ritual of every winter. Heavy fog at Bangalore and Delhi causing flight delays and disrupting the trips of many. Hated by passengers, plane spotters and photographers love it. We get to see aircraft during the day which normally come only at night, when photographs cannot be taken, or in this case, we get to see an aircraft that …

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Photos: Starry Starry Night — night shots of Air China, Singapore Air, Thai, Air France

Today’s dose of spotting photos are all taken at night and incidentally, all are the national flag carriers of their respective countries. First, is an Air China Airbus A319-100. This is a rare visitor to Bangalore, coming in only twice a week, at 03:00. Turning around and leaving in less than 45 minutes. That is about as fast as I …

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Air France-KLM and Delta announce special fare promotion for September

Sky Team alliance members Air France-KLM and Delta announced a special promotion called the ‘Early Bird offer’ for passengers flying economy class from September 10 to October 10, 2010. To avail the offer, customer needs to book the tickets by August 15, 2010. The offer is subject to availability of seats. The fares are inclusive of all applicable taxes and …

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Air France to receive it’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo today

In what is sure to be a lavish ceremony Toulouse, France head-quartered Airbus S.A.S. will deliver to French national airline Air France the carrier’s first A380 superjumbo registration F-HPJA MSN033 at Hamburg, Germany. The A380 features the new livery of Air France which was unveiled earlier this year, but F-HPJA will not be the first aircraft to wear the new …

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Air France, Lufthansa, and British Airways to reduce Bangalore and India operations

European majors Air France, British Airways, and Lufthansa are reducing their flights to the silicon city of India and the home of Bangalore Aviation — Bangalore. Air France and Lufthansa cut frequency From the soon to start Winter schedule, Air France and Lufthansa will reduce their current daily operations to six flights a week. Air France flies an Airbus A330-200 …

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Night spotting images: Air France Airbus A330 F-GZCD, Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 D-ABTL

I am travelling to Thailand and Malaysia this week. Some night time long exposure images for your enjoyment. Last week we had Air France’s Airbus A330-203 F-GZCM baking in the sun due to a flight delay , here we have it’s sister F-GZCD getting ready to depart Bangalore for Paris Charles De Gaulle at it’s regularly scheduled time around 01:30. …

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Scaremongering Times Now TV publishes wrong story about Air France bag fire

Following the shoddy reporting about the Air India fire earlier this month, Times Now TV has taken irresponsible reporting to a new height. In their blind quest to have “exclusive” and “breaking news” the channel has published not only their usual scaremongering story, but with a huge factual error. As per their website It was a close call for over …

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Air France F-GZCM photo makes it to JetPhotos ‘Top Shots’

On September 13th, I was extremely surprised to see an Air France Airbus A330-203 F-GZCM parked at Bengaluru International Airport since it was the middle of the day and Air France flights operate around midnight. Click on the photo for a larger view and an explanation why the aircraft was there. Undergoing considerable effort and pain I managed to get …

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Air France opens bookings for A380 flights; to auction inaugural seats for childrens projects

Air France has decided to auction 380 seats on each of its two inaugural flights on the Airbus A380 superjumbo, operating from Paris to New York on 20 November and from New York to Paris on 21 November 2009. This exclusive auction sale, the terms of which will be presented at a later date, will take place on the Internet …

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Air France Airbus A380 MSN033 F-HPJA official photos

Air France has released it’s first official photos of it’s Airbus A380 superjumbo MSN033 registration F-HPJA. The aircraft is expected to be delivered in late October 2009 and will be deployed on the Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG) to New York John F Kennedy (JFK) route. Click on the images for a larger view Air France will seat 538 passengers …

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Air France #AF447: BEA initial report; real-time transmission of flight data

A lot has been interpreted over France’s Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) initial findings in to the crash of Air France AF-447 from Rio to Paris. I do not want to add to the interpretation. Two good starting points for Bangalore Aviation readers. The official initial report of the BEA which can be downloaded in PDF format here. Simon Hradeck’s …

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Remains of Air France #AF447 captain identified

In a simple statement Air France said the remains of the Captain of Air France AF-447 which crashed on a flight from Rio De Janeiro to Paris Charles De Gaulle on June 1, has been identified. Among the victims found in the sea search, two members of the Air France crew have been identified: the flight captain and a steward. …

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Air France #AF447: The search so far – some great sources of information – IAG and ATI

The search and recovery operations go on for Air France AF-447, as does my search for information. Some information I recommend as well worth reading and listening. My good friend Addison Schonland at IAG has created and continues to create a nice series of articles and podcasts on AF447. A decoding and analysis of the ACARS messages A podcast of …

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Air France #AF447: Time to quell speculation as rudder is recovered

Brazil’s navy recovered a large part of F-GZCP’s vertical stabiliser better known as the rudder, yesterday. The New York Times reports, the part, bearing the trademark stripes and logo of Air France, bore no evident burn marks and had retained its triangular shape, save for a missing chunk where it appeared to have been torn from the body of the …

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Air France #AF447: Two bodies, luggage and debris recovered

Fox News is reporting that two bodies of passengers on-board the doomed Air France flight AF-447 from Rio to Paris have been recovered. The first bodies of passengers of the doomed Air France flight that plummeted into the sea have been found, Brazil’s air force said Saturday. The Brazilian military said search crews scanning the Atlantic Ocean located two male …

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Air France #AF447: Theories abound as recovered debris is not from the jet

As Brazilian authorities indicate the recently recovered debris is not from Air France AF-447, all forms of theories are popping up. One theory that faulty sensors that may have given erroneous speed indications has prompted the airplane manufacturer Airbus SAS to issue warnings to operators of all A330 aircraft. More preposterous theories abound that Air France AF447 collided with another …

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Air France #AF447: Finding answers will be difficult

The search for the debris is widening. As per Brazil’s Defence Minister Nelson Jobim the debris discovered so far is spread over 230 kilometres (140 miles) located about 640 kilometres (400 miles) north-east of the Fernando de Noronha islands. This wide debris field suggests a mid-air break-up. A deep water submersible considered key to finding the Digital Flight Data Recorder …

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A poem for the victims of Air France AF447

An extract from the poem Footsteps in the Sand by Brazilian poet Ademar de Barros which was read at the end of the inter-religious prayer ceremony for the 228 who perished on-board Air France AF447 June 1, 2009. One night, I dreamed a dream, I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from …

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A birthday, loss of Air France 447, loss of a sister — what a day

The Chinese have a saying May you live in interesting times Yesterday, June 1, 2009 was certainly interesting to say the least. The day began mixed. My son celebrated his birthday, while my sister was battling for her life in hospital. By 3:30pm (10:00Z) reports started filtering in about Air France’s flight AF447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris being …

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