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Bangalore Aviation photographer wins 3rd SpiceJet plane spotting contest

For the third year in succession low fare carrier SpiceJet has sponsored a plane spotting contest via its Facebook page. In fact SpiceJet still remains the only Indian airline promoting such a contest. This year, Bangalore Aviation editor and photographer, Devesh Agarwal’s photograph of SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 VT-SPJ taking off from Mumbai’s runway 09 at sunset, was adjudged to have …

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Video: Differences between the cockpits of the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320

The Baltic Aviation academy has made this video on the differences between the cockpits of the two most popular aircraft in the world today, the American Boeing 737 and the European Airbus A320 families. The video also brings forth the different in the thinking and design philosophy at the two airframers. Boeing and Airbus dominate the airframe world. The 737 …

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Boeing increases 737 production rate to 35 a month

Boeing image. Boeing has successfully increased and achieved a production rate of 35 airplanes a month for its narrow body single aisle airplane, the Next-Generation 737. For now, the company and its employees will focus on stabilising the monthly production rate at 35, while the company continues its investments need to increase the production rate to 38 737s a month, …

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Lufthansa to use biosynthetic fuel on long-haul transatlantic flight

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa announced that it will operate the first scheduled transatlantic flight using biosynthetic fuel from 12 January 2012 under its PureSky program. Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 D-ABVX at Mumbai CSI airport. A modified Boeing 747-400, carrying about 40 tonnes of a biosynthetic fuel mix, will fly from Frankfurt to Washington. With this flight alone, Lufthansa expects to reduce …

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Lufthansa warns of ticket price increases as Europe implements Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS)

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa is warning that flyers will face higher ticket prices as it refuses to shoulder the almost €130 million (approx US$ 170 million) additional costs it faces thanks to the European Union’s new Emissions Trading System (ETS) which took effect on new year’s day, January 1. In a statement the airline explained its reasoning based on the …

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Official highlights of 2011 by the Ministry of Civil Aviation

This is the official take of the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation on highlights of 2011. Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) signed with USAIndia has signed Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) with United States on 18th July, 2011. This agreement provides for mutual certification of aeronautical products. It recognizes the mutual benefit of improved procedures for the reciprocal acceptance of …

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Air India confirmed as customer of first South Carolina built Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Post and Courier of Charleston is quoting Boeing spokeswoman Candy Eslinger who has officially confirmed that Indian national carrier Air India will be the receipient of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built at the North Charleston facility in the state of South Carolina, sometime during the sping of 2012. Air India, an early adopter of the aircraft has 27 …

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Plane spotting photos: Two ‘Top shots’ in two days. Night photography at Mumbai airport

Earlier this year, the Aviation Photographers India Foundation, had a chance to go airside at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and take photos, thanks to the support by the DGCA and MIAL. Two night pictures in the spirit of Christmas both of which made ‘Top Shot’ at JetPhotos. British Airways Boeing 777-300ER G-STBB. Observe the “Sky Interior” with the soft …

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Lufthansa to sell BMI to IAG, the owner of British Airways

Deutsche Lufthansa AG (Lufthansa) and International Airlines Group (IAG), the owner of British Airways, have signed a binding agreement for the sale of British Midland Limited (bmi) to IAG for £172.5m (approx. €207m) in cash. Lufthansa has the option of selling the ‘bmi regional’ and ‘bmibaby’ units separately before the sale is completed, expected by the end of the first …

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Boeing delivers its 200th Boeing Sky Interior fitted 737

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA, one of the launch customers of the new Boeing Sky Interiors (BSI) fitted 737s took delivery of a new BSI equipped 737-800, its 18th and Boeing’s 200th such aircraft delivered. Introduced in October 2010, the 737 Boeing Sky Interior features new sculpted sidewalls and windows. LED (light emitting diode) based lighting allows the airline to provide …

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Wall of shame: NDTV steals my picture of a crashed Kingfisher Airlines aircraft

Theft of intellectual property.NDTV has joined the my “wall of shame” by stealing my picture of a Kingfisher Airlines aircraft VT-KAC and displaying it on a story sourced from Agence France Presse (AFP) without taking my permission or even acknowledging my intellectual property rights. The NDTV web page in question is here. A screen shot is posted just in case …

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Kingfisher Airlines to join oneworld alliance on February 10, 2012

It is official. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Kingfisher Airlines will become the first carrier from South Asia to become part of a global airline alliance when it joins oneworld® on Friday, February 10, 2012. The oneworld alliance consists of American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malév Hungarian Airlines, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, and S7 …

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Photo: Indian Air Force’s sixth Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules enroute to India

From the photo site of Lockheed Martin. Number six of the six C-130J Super Hercules ordered by India, under the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program, departed Marietta, Ga. on December 15, 2011. This aircraft, like its five predecessors, was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget. A photo of tail number KC-3801. Click on the image for the high resolution …

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Details of Cathay Pacific’s new Premium Economy and Economy class seats

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has released details of its new premium economy class and economy class seats which will be progressively introduced on its long-haul flights from March 2012 for operational commencement from April 2012 onwards. Unfortunately the carrier is not releasing pictures of the new cabin till next year. With the carrier intending a clear differentiation between …

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Mobile phones popularise use of self check-in facilities at Mumbai airport

The growing popularity of web, kiosk and mobile check-in has almost doubled passenger self-service check-in at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai over the year, up from 36% to 65%. The 2011 SITA/Air Transport World Passenger Self-Service Survey found that the web check-in rate was higher in Mumbai than at any of the other airports included in the survey. 70% …

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VIDEO: Making the sexy 2012 RyanAir charity calendar

The ‘making of’ video shows 13 of Ryanair’s hottest cabin crew on location during the calendar photo-shoot in Lanzarote last September for its 2012 Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar. The video has been made in a 1940’s theme with sepia effects. Ryanair has succeeded in selling 9,000 of targeted 10,000 copies of the calendar, which are available online at www.ryanair.com …

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