Tag Archives: Aircraft

Boeing drops 767-200ER and 767-400ER, launches 767-2CFX in latest pricing update

by Vinay Bhaskara A 767-300F – Image Credit: Boeing American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has released its latest aircraft pricing update, and there were several changes made. Firstly, the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has dropped the 767-200ER and 767-400ER variants from its 767 product line. These aircraft can no longer be purchased by customers, though if a sizable enough order comes …

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Harbin Composite Manufacturing Centre delivers 1st major A350 part

By BA Staff Harbin Hafei Airbus Composite Manufacturing Centre (HMC), a joint venture between Airbus and its Chinese partners, has started to deliver elevators for the Airbus A350 XWB programme. A ceremony was held today in Harbin for the delivery of the first ship set of elevators. The elevators manufactured at HMC are delivered to Spain-based Aernnova Aerospace (ANN), who …

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PHOTOS and Analysis: A new Indian start-up; Zexus Air?

by Vinay Bhaskara A report in Ch-Aviation is stating that proposed domestic start-up Zexus Air, to be based at Delhi, is planning to acquire four Embraer E175LR regional jet aircraft (with manufacturer serial numbers [MSNs] 17000277, 17000287, 17000291, and 17000309), as per its application with India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for an air operator certificate (AOC). The aircraft were …

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Kenya Airways to receive its first Boeing 777-300ER in October

by BA StaffKenya Airways is set to receive a Boeing 777-300ER this October to commence revenue service in November. The aircraft, which seats 400 passenger in a 2 class configuration (28J / 372Y), will be the largest aircraft in the airline’s fleet to date. Dr. Titus Naikuni, Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, had this to say …

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PHOTOS: Qatar Airways’ first A380 has its maiden flght

by BA Staff Image Credit: Airbus Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways’s first Airbus A380 superjumbo took off from Tolouse on its maiden flight to Hamburg on 9th September, where the aircraft will undergo cabin installation before being painted. Qatar Airways will take delivery of its first A380 sometime early in 2014, becoming the 11th operator of the A380. Qatar Airways …

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WestJet orders 65 Boeing 737 MAX

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Boeing Canadian low cost carrier (LCC) WestJet announced today that it has signed a letter of intent (LoI) to purchase 65 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft (40 737 MAX 8 and 25 737 MAX 7) from Boeing, in a deal worth $6.3 billion at list prices. Deliveries of the 737 MAX will commence from September of …

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Sberbank and UAC build up operating leasing of Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft at MAKS air show

Skerbank and UAC have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MoI) to collaborate on the leasing of the Sukhoi Superjet 100. Find more details below. 27th August 2013 UAC, represented by JSC Sukhoi Civil Aircraft and JSC Sberbank Leasing, are planning to perform joint promotion of Russian aircraft Sukhoi Superjet 100 in Russian and international markets. The respective Memorandum of Intent …

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Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA to reinforce partnership

Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of an end-to-end strategic collaboration. Find more details below. 27th August 2013 Airbus and VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the development of an end-to-end strategic collaboration, which covers development, processing and recycling of titanium material utilised for all Airbus aircraft programmes. The …

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Painted Skies: news and pictures of aircraft special liveries – June 5

A319-112     3660     OK-NEP     CSA Czech Airlinesseen at FRA 30/05/13 with a special “90 1923-2013” anniversary sticker on the fuselage instead of the standard CSA logohttp://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1224431 A320-212     187     F-GFKS     Air France (SKYTEAM cs)      last service 21/04/13, ferried 07/05/13 CDG-NWI, seen at NWI 03/06/13 in basic SKYTEAM cs, for part out and scrap A320-214     4699     OK-HCA     Holidays Czech Airlinesferried 29/04/13 JED-PRG after …

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‘Painted Skies News’ – special aircraft liveries – Mar 13

by Devesh Agarwal This fortnight’s edition of news on special liveries from Karsten Heiligtag. *cs = colour scheme A320-214     4083     A9C-AD     Gulf Airat DXB 08/02/13 in special cs now with “2013 Formular 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix” titles, ex “2012 Formular 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix”http://www.airliners.net/photo/Gulf-Air/Airbus-A320-214/2230244/L/&sid=f2c9586395112746123c9cd54e781f18 A340-642     933     A6-EHJ     Etihad Airways (special “F1 Formula 1” cs)seen at MEL …

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‘Painted Skies News’ – special aircraft liveries – Mar 5

Karsten Heiligtag from Germany puts together this interesting list called “Painted Skies News” on a fortnightly basis, capturing aircraft in various liveries from around the world. If you are a “Special Liveries” junkie, I recommend this list. Bangalore Aviation has obtained permission from Karsten to re-publish his list. Hope you enjoy. Please let us have your feedback on this initiative. …

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Indian Air Force selects Airbus A330 MRTT as in-flight refuelling tanker

by Devesh Agarwal Airbus Military has confirmed that it has been selected by the Government of India as the preferred bidder to supply its A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The decision follows a lengthy and thorough selection process including the completion of extensive flight demonstrations in India by the A330 MRTT during which …

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IndiGo increases service between Mumbai, Goa, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad

With the arrival of its 68th Airbus A320, India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, is increasing its services between Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, and Chandigarh from today. From the released time-table below the aircraft commences its work at 05:50 in the morning at Ahmedabad to Mumbai to Chandigarh to Mumbai to Goa to Mumbai to Chandigarh to Mumbai and finally back to …

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Coincidence in the registration series of Jet Airways’ 737s VT-JFx and IndiGo’s A320s VT-IFx

This is an interesting snippet and for the interest of plane spotters. At present, the two leading airlines in India are Jet Airways and IndiGo; and they also happen to be aggressively adding aircraft to their fleet. By sheer coincidence, the registration sequences for the new aircraft for both these airlines happen to be very similar. Jet’s new Boeing 737s are …

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Lessors start taking back aircraft from Kingfisher Airlines. New aircraft to join fleet airline says.

A little over a month ago, we opined that Kingfisher’s announced withdrawal from the low cost segment would most likely lead to an enforced fleet reduction at the beleagured carrier. It appears our fears are coming true, The airline announced that lessor AerCap Holdings N.V. of the Netherlands will be taking back possession of two aircraft. In a statement spokespersons …

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