Tag Archives: Airbus

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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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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Exclusive videos: Singapore Air’s A380 gets water cannon salute at Delhi

Yesterday, Singapore Airlines commenced the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to India when it landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport. The aircraft was welcomed by the traditional water cannon salute customary to every first flight to an airport. View our exclusive videos and photos. Exclusive video of Singapore Airlines first A380 landing at New Delhi airport [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sj29hgSBoU” …

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#Namaste A380 Airbus’ marketing factoids on A380

Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKD. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi and Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji airports have readied themselves to receive India’s first scheduled commercial A380 superjumbo service later this evening, operated by Singapore Airlines. DIAL the Delhi airport operator is running a special hashtag on Twitter #NamasteA380. The airframe manufacturer Airbus S.A.S. has released some factoids on the superjumbo. It is interesting to see how Airbus …

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Through the lens: our photo tribute to the Airbus A300

Etihad Airways Crystal Cargo Airbus A300-600F freighter TF-ELF

In continuation of our article on the 40th anniversary of world’s first twin-engined widebody airplane, the Airbus A300, Bangalore Aviation has compiled a small gallery of photos of various Airbus A300’s we have captured over the years, as our tribute celebrating this pioneering aircraft. Passenger A300s 9K-AMA is a 22 year old Airbus A300B4-605R operating for Kuwait Airways, it is powered …

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Airbus celebrates 40th anniversary of world’s first twin-engined widebody aircraft

40th anniversary of first Airbus commercial aircraft delivered. A300B2 to Air France F-BVGA (MSN005). May 1974.

May 10, 1974, European airframer Airbus Industrie delivered to launch customer Air France, the world’s first twin-engined wide-body commercial jetliner, the A300. The delivery was also the very first delivery of an aircraft by the fledgling manufacturer. At a time when wide-body meant three or four engines, Airbus took the risk of developing a two engined widebody aircraft. To reduce …

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Pictures: Airbus A350 XWB undertakes wet runway tests

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Airbus’ newest aircraft the A350 XWB has successfully performed certification testing which demonstrates the aircraft’s ability to operate on wet runways. One of the flight test aircraft, MSN00 performed these tests at Istres in France. During the tests, the runway was modified by adding groves to the runway surface, and inserting rubber strips in the grooves to retain water. A …

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First Airbus A320neo advancing rapidly through final assembly

First A320neo in Production.

The first Airbus A320neo (new engine option), the first significant upgrade of the the best selling single aisle narrow-body jetliner of European airframer Airbus S.A.S., is progressing rapidly through the final assembly line in Toulouse, France. The first aircraft began its final assembly last month, with the join of the forward and rear fuselage sections. Next, major structures were mated …

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AirAsia to implement Airbus managed inventory service

Malaysia low cost carrier, AirAsia, will implement the Airbus Managed Inventory (AMI) service for its A320 and A330 fleets at its bases in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Bangkok, Thailand, becoming the fourth operator in the region to implement this service. The AMI service provides for automatic replenishment of inventory to ensures the continuous replenishment of high-usage and non-repairable parts at …

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Photos: First flight of Skymark Airlines’ first A380

First Airbus A380 for Skymark Airlines Japan takes off on first flight

The first A380 of Skymark Airlines, which will also be the first Japanese carrier of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, successfully made its first flight, when it departed Toulouse for Hamburg. After completing the airframe assembly and system tests at Toulouse, the aircraft will now undergo cabin installation and painting at Hamburg, prior to delivery later this year. Skymark, which …

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Photos: Airbus reveals A350 XWB cabin interiors

European airframer Airbus has unveiled proposed cabin interiors for its latest aircraft, the A350 XWB. This cabin interior is installed on board ‘MSN002’ (manufacturer’s serial number) the flight-test aircraft which made its first flight on February 26, earlier this year In a counter to the 17 inch economy class seat widths offered in the 10 abreast seating on many Boeing …

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Photos: Asiana Airline’s first Airbus A380 super-jumbo and deployment schedule

Asiana Airlines first Airbus A380 HL7625. Photo copyright Airbus S.A.S.

Airbus has rolled out Korea based Asiana Airline’s first A380 super jumbo from the paint-shop. Cabin configuration Asiana will become the 11th carrier to operate the double-decker aircraft and the second in Korea. The aircraft will have a three cabin configuration as detailed below. Category First Suite Business Smartium Travel Class Seats 12 seats 66 seats 417 seats Seat pitch …

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Video: Airbus’ press conference at India Aviation 2014

At the recently concluded India Aviation 2014 show, European airframer Airbus forecast Indian carriers will require 1,290 new passenger aircraft valued at US$190 billion between now and 2032. 73% of these aircraft will be to accommodate growth and 27% will be used for replacement. Of the 1,290 aircraft, about 913 will be the single aisle narrow bodies of the A320 …

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Airbus starts production of the A320neo Family

Start of manufacturing of the first A320neo with machining of the engine pylon.

European airframer Airbus has marked the start of manufacturing of the much awaited A320neo by performing the first ‘cutting of metal’, machining the first engine pylon component at the “Saint-Eloi” factory in Toulouse, France. The A320neo (new engine option) is slated to enter into service (EIS) from late 2015. Its key feature are the new generation CFM LEAP and Pratt …

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Aeroflot receives its first Sharklet fitted A320

Russian national carrier Aeroflot, has taken delivery of its first A320 aircraft equipped with Sharklets, the new wing tip devices. Aeroflot’s A320, powered by CFM56 engines, features a two class cabin, seating 158 passengers with right seats in business class and 150 in economy. The aircraft is named after a famous Russian chemist Alexander Butlerov. Aeroflot was the first airline …

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Aerolíneas Argentinas places order for four Airbus A330-200s

National carrier Aerolíneas Argentinas has signed a purchase agreement for four Airbus A330-200s. The airline will announce the engine selection at a later date. Argentina’s flagship carrier will deploy the new A330 aircraft for medium and long haul routes from their Buenos Aires hub to destinations throughout Latin America, Europe and the United States. The airline currently operates eight A340-300s, …

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Analysis: Which airlines will fly their A380s to India?

Last week, the Indian aviation community was abuzz with the news that the government had finally permitted operations of the Airbus A380 in to India. In its announcement, the ministry mentioned Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa, and Emirates as potential candidates in operating the aircraft to India, but there are seven other operators of the giant, all of whom, with the exception …

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