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The value erosion of Jet Airways

Four 777-300's of Jet Airways at Amsterdam.

Jet Airways has suspended operations as of April 17, 2019.  It was an action that should have been taken much earlier. The debate continues on whether a consortium will successfully bid and re-start the airline or if the government will step-in. While the 16,000+ employees are still hopeful, the fact of the matter is that actions have left the airline …

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Jet Airways Q2FY19 results analysis and what the future may hold

VT-JAX Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX 8. Image copyrighted. Do not reproduce.

Jet Airways reported its second quarter (Q2FY19) results this Tuesday.  With a loss of 1261 crores, the results were better than analyst expectations – highlighting how low the market sentiment has become. Jet finds itself in a challenging spot with increasing cost pressures, onslaught of low cost carriers in the domestic market and liquidity pressures towards servicing debt. Bangalore Aviation …

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Boeing answers questions about aviation safety via this FAQ

View of part of the ramp at Bangalore Airport at night.

I regularly get questions from novice fliers about various aspects of flying, especially with regards to safety. US airframer Boeing has published an excellent “FAQ” (frequently asked questions) page for answering questions and concerns about aviation safety. Some of the questions answered are: Are four engined aircraft safer than two engined aircraft? Are older aircraft safe to fly in? Which …

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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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British Airways India — A Ticket to Visit Mum

by Vinay Bhaskara British Airways recently launched an powerful advertising campaign entitled “Visit your Mum.” The following video shows British Airways flying Ratnesh home from New York City to surprise his mother and visit his family for the first time in more than 15 years since leaving home at the age of 17. His unwitting mother is cooking his favorite dish …

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University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt launches MBA in Aviation Management course in India

The Fachhochschule Frankfurt am Main (FH FFM) in collaboration with the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), head-quartered in Dehradun has launched a course offering an MBA in aviation management. 28 students have taken up their studies in programme launched in Indian aviation’s metro hubs Delhi and Mumbai. EU to India ambassador – Mr. João Cravinho lighting the inaugural …

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A disappointing budget for the aviation industry

by Devesh Agarwal Finance minister P. Chidambaram disappointed the Indian aviation industry in his budget presented before the Parliament yesterday. Last year, then finance minister Pranad Mukherjee, had offered a small relief to the fledgling aviation MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) industry by giving a waiver in customs duty for import of spare and testing equipment, but required the spares be …

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Opinion: Approving AirAsia-Tata airline will derail goals of FDI in aviation policy

The announcement that AirAsia is joining hands with the Tatas and Bhatias with the intention to start a new airline in India will put the a significant policy dilemma in front of the Government of India related to foreign direct investment (FDI) in civil aviation by foreign airlines, and might just land-up derailing the goals of the fledging policy. While …

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OPINION: Aviation at a Crossroads

The past couple of years have not been kind to the global aviation industry. Whether it’s the European union implementing a misguided carbon taxation scheme, the Indian government crushing its nascent airline industry under the weight of oppressive regulations and heavy fuel taxation, increased “NIMBY” (not-in-my-backyard : a term used to describe local residents who oppose aviation development near their …

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Guest post: Vishal Mehra’s list of top commercial aviation blogs, websites, and resources

Today, we feature a guest post by a regular reader of Bangalore Aviation, Vishal Mehra, a Digital Marketer by profession, and an aviation geek by passion. At our request, Vishal prepared his choice of top aviation sites and resources. We are honoured to be among some of the best known names in aviation information. Thank you Vishal. Devesh AgarwalEditor With …

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Indian government approves airlines to borrow $1 billion overseas, but delays FDI

The government of India will allow aviation companies to borrow up to $1 billion (Rs. 5,100 crore) collectively and up to $300 million individually, from overseas, via the external commercial borrowings (ECB) route, as per a statement released by the finance ministry today. In his Budget speech last month, the Indian Finance Minister had announced that companies in the aviation …

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Commercial Aviation News Briefing: September 23rd-25th

by Vinay Bhaskara Starting this week, we will be providing readers with an intelligence brief recapping the major commercial aviation news from India, and the rest of the world. India- Cathay Pacific and Jet Airways re-shuffle Delhi – Hong Kong Cathay Pacific and Jet Airways both announced major changes to their operations on the Delhi- Hong Kong sector for IATA’s …

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From fear to cautious optimism – Indian aviation review 2010, trends for 2011

Air travel is directly linked to economic activity, and it is globally recognised that the industry grows at roughly twice the GDP growth rate. Conversely, the industry shrinks twice as fast too. Across the world, the harsh economic conditions of the last two years forced the air travel industry to make their organisations leaner and meaner, and find ways to …

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