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Rakesh Jhunjhunwala backed Akasa Air orders 72 Boeing 737 MAX

American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has announced an order for 72 Boeing 737 MAXs from Akasa Air, the new airline founded by ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube with funding from Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. The order which is valued at nearly $9 billion at list prices, which would have been placed at a sizeable discount as per industry norms includes two variants of …

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Pictures: Indian Air Force Rafale, Chinook and Apache at Aero India 2021

Aero India 2021 began on the 3rd of February and on display were three of the Indian armed forces latest additions, the Dassault Rafale EH, Boeing CH-47F Chinook and the Boeing AH-64E Apache. Dassault Rafale EH There are five Dassault Rafales at the show, these aircraft are part of the 36 aircraft order placed by the Indian government in 2015. …

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Air India Express IX1344 overshoots runway and falls into valley at Kozhikode airport

An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 operating flight IX1344 from Dubai to Kozhikode Calicut airport landed at the airport but overshot the runway and fell into a valley. The aircraft has broken into several pieces. The aircraft involved was VT-AXH, delivered to the airline in November 2006 and carried the Gateway of India / India gate tail art. Rescue services …

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Virgin Atlantic to leave Gatwick, retire 747s and cut 3,150 jobs

Virgin Atlantic has announced its plan for their “post-Covid19 future“. The airline expects that demand will take three years to return to post corona levels and that it will have to reshape and resize its business to adapt. The CEO of Virgin Atlantic Shai Weiss commented “We have weathered many storms since our first flight 36 years ago, but none …

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The legendary Boeing 757 – a template for the future?

As Boeing struggles to get through the coronavirus crisis coupled with its own 737 MAX crisis, the Boeing 757 is an aircraft that has once again emerged as a hot topic of conversation. Particularly due to speculation on whether Boeing will be forced to revive the New Midsize Airplane (NMA). Initially designed as a replacement for the tri-engine 727, it …

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Boeing to suspend production in Washington

Boeing has announced that it will suspend all aircraft production at their factories in the Puget Sound area in Washington, USA. The shutdown is due to the prevailing state of emergency declared in Washington and due to the continuing spread of the Covid-19 virus. Boeing is reducing operations today and will shut down on 25 March 2020. The shutdown will …

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Watch the first flight of the Boeing 777X

The long-awaited first flight of the Boeing 777-9X is set to take place today. The first aircraft N779XW will take off from Boeing’s Paine Field factory at Everett at around 10:00 PST. The flight was originally scheduled for yesterday (23 January) but was postponed due to bad weather. Watch the first flight Boeing is streaming the first flight and you …

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First picture of Vistara’s 787 in full livery. May be delivered earlier than expected.

In July of last year, Vistara (Tata-SIA) placed an order for six Boeing 787-9’s with an additional four options. These aircraft were scheduled for delivery in early 2020, which would have likely seen the airline launch long haul flights in the first half of 2020. However, it appears that the airline may now be getting its first aircraft earlier than …

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The engines that power Indian aviation

The CFM LEAP engine powering the retro livery Tata SIA Airlines Vistara Airbus A320neo. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission.

Indian aviation has been on a growth path. With demand growing by leaps and bounds, the number of aircraft in the skies has soared. And the growth is likely to continue. These aircraft are faster, more efficient and more advanced than ever before and much of this efficiency is by virtue of the engines. Each aircraft is powered by specific …

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Saudi Flyadeal backs out of 737 MAX order

Suadi Arabian low cost carrier Flyadeal is backing out of a provisional $5.9 billion order for 50 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The low cost subsidiary began of flag-carrier Sudia began operations in 2017 and currently operates an all Airbus fleet of A320s. In December 2018, the airline placed a provisional order for 30 firm orders and 20 options of the …

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PARIS 2019: Boeing gets 777F orders from China Airlines and Qatar

Boeing has announced two orders for 777 freighters at the Paris Air Show today. The first came from China Airlines in the form of six 777 Freighters. China Airlines will use the 777F to replace their existing 747 Freighters and to operate between their base in Taipei to North America and Europe. Hsieh Su-Chien, Chairman, China Airlines “Air cargo is …

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PARIS 2019: IAG to buy 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft

Boeing 737 MAX 8 performs high altitude testing at La Paz, Bolivia

International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a letter of intent at the Paris Air Show for 200 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order will include a mix of 737 MAX 8 and MAX 10s and is valued at $24 billion at current list prices. IAG is the parent company of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Vueling and LEVEL. The group …

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PARIS 2019: Korean Air orders 30 Boeing 787s, becomes a 787-10 customer

Boeing has opened its second day at the Paris air show by announcing an order for 30 787 Dreamliners from Korean Air. The airline has signed a deal for 20 787-10s and 10 787-9s. Ten of the 787-10s will be leased through Air Lease Corporation. The airline is a long time customer of Boeing and operates the 737, 777, 787 …

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PARIS 2019: Boeing opens show with order for 10 freighters

American airframer Boeing has opened its 2019 Paris Air Show with a small order for 10 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCF) for GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The lessor converted it’s options to firm orders and also added additional options for 15 more aircraft. Richard Greener, SVP and Manager, GECAS Cargo “Our leasing customers are very pleased with the versatility …

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Air New Zealand orders eight Boeing 787-10s

Air New Zealand has signed an order for eight Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners worth $2.7 billion at list prices. The deal includes options for 12 more 787’s which could see the total order rise to 20 aircraft, as well as substitution rights which would allow the carrier to swap same 787-10s for 787-9s if required. The deal to replace Air New …

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Boeing orders and deliveries – April 2019. Deliveries continue to fall.

Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner ZA001 N787BA takes off on the first flight of a Dreamliner. Boeing image.

American airframer Boeing has opened the second quarter of the year with by logging orders for four 737 MAXs for unidentified customers. However the company also removed 210 aircraft from its order book following the collapse of Jet Airways. The large cancellation will push Boeing’s net orders for the years into the negative like European rival Airbus. Deliveries As we …

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Inflight review: Etihad Airways Boeing 787-9: Business Studio: Washington to Abu Dhabi

The gate from the lounge brought me right onto the aero-bride to the aircraft. I was met at the door by a member of the crew who checked my boarding card and pointed me to my seat. Washinton Dulles (IAD) to Abu Dhabi (AUH). EY 130. STD 21.25 STA 19.00 (+1). All times local. Boeing 787-9. A6-BLD. Seat 9A. I …

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