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Kingfisher lawsuit against IAE shows Vijay Mallya’s desperation

by Vinay Bhaskara and Devesh Agarwal Earlier this month, defunct Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines, which has been grounded since 20th October, 2012 when the Indian regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended its flying license, filed its annual report for fiscal year 2012-2013. Instead of focusing on finding a way to pay off the nearly Rs. 7,000 Crore …

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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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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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ATR approved for unpaved runway operations in Russia’s Siberia and Far East

Turboprop manufacturer ATR has won approval from the Russian Interstate Aviation Committee (IAC) to operate from four unpaved runways in remote areas of Russia: Mys Kamenny, Lensk, Bodaibo and Igrim. Find out more details in the press release below: 26th August 2013 ATR obtained the company’s receipt of fleet-wide approval for new generation ATR aircraft to operate from 3 more unpaved …

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First new ATR 72-600 delivered to InterSky

by Devesh Agarwal Austrian carrier InterSky has taken delivery of their first ATR 72-600 aircraft ordered in 2012. This is also the first ATR aircraft that will fly in the livery of an Austrian airline. The second ATR 72-600 ordered by InterSky is scheduled for delivery in March this year. The new aircraft was welcomed this morning at Friedrichshafen Airport, …

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Jet Airways to induct new generation ATR 72-600 turbo-prop aircraft

Mumbai-based Jet Airways will the first Indian carrier to induct the new ATR 72-600 series turbo-prop aircraft into their fleet, with five aircraft, starting this month and completing in March 2013. The Franco-Italian ATR (Avions de Transport Régional) 72-600 is an upgrade from the existing ATR72-500 aircraft in the airline’s fleet, and will be used for connectivity to smaller Tier …

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Full DGCA investigation report of Kingfisher Airlines VT-KAC crash at Mumbai

In follow-up to our story yesterday about the “serious incident” [read crash] of the Kingfisher Airlines ATR-72-500 VT-KAC at Mumbai on November 10, 2009, and thanks to well wishers, Bangalore Aviation has obtained a copy of the final investigation report by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. It can be read here. The synopsis in the front of the report, …

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DGCA withdraws report on Kingfisher plane crash-cover-up or shoddy investigation?

Post the Air India Express crash at Mangalore, there have been calls across the country for greater transparency within the administration, policy, regulatory, and investigative units of India’s civil aviation system. With the exception of the famous incident involving President Pratibha Patil’s helicopters in a near-miss with an Air India aircraft at Mumbai, with a view to increasing transparency, for …

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Image: Attention Jet Airways co-pilot – please keep your eyes on the runway not the spotters

Today on the day of Janmashthami celebrating the birthday of Lord Krishna, the post is very tongue in cheek, much in the spirit of lord Krishna, who was known for his mischief, practical jokes and innuendos, and being written from the home city of Jet Airways, Mumbai. The zeal of celebration in Mumbai is uniquely demonstrated by teams of youths …

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BREAKING NEWS: Jet Airways ATR72 nose wheel collapses at Ahmedabad, airport shut down

A Jet Airways turbo-prop ATR72-500 (ATR72-212A) registration VT-JCA performing flight 9W2510 from Indore to Ahmedabad airport with 57 passengers and four crew on-board had a nose wheel collapse soon after landing at Ahmedabad airport around 21:20 (15:50Z). The airplane is blocking the single runway of the airport. All passengers and crew are safe and were de-planed via stairs and taken …

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A string of aviation incidents in India in the last 24 hours — one extremely reckless

Over the 24 hours a string of aviation incidents have come to light across India. One is a minor mistake with major reaction, and one which can be only described as outright reckless. 1. Jet Airways. VT-JGC. On 20th October, a Jet Airways Boeing 737-900 registration VT-JGC performing flight 9W 332 from New Delhi Indira Gandhi International to Mumbai Chhatrapati …

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Scaremongering media reporting forces Kingfisher to issue clarifying statement on Mumbai crash

In the hours following the crash of Kingfisher Airlines ATR-72-500 VT-KAC at Mumbai yesterday, as usual the mainstream media went on a feeding frenzy with all kinds of speculative reports, most of which are completely inaccurate. Kingfisher Airlines has been forced to issue a statement in an attempt to quell these wild speculations. Normally Bangalore Aviation does not reproduce complete …

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