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PHOTOS: Airbus delivers its 7000th aircraft, an A321 to its largest operator, US Airways

European airframer Airbus S.A.S. delivered its 7,000th aircraft delivered, an A321-231 to US Airways, the airline which operates the largest Airbus fleet in the world. MSN 4957 which was test registered at D-AZAE was delivered with a registration N552UW. By the end of the year, US Airways is expected to operate a fleet of 93 A319s, 72 A320s, 63 A321s …

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Ajit Singh is the new civil aviation minister

The Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) party with its five members of parliament (MP) has joined the ruled United Progressive Alliance (UPA). RLD supremo Ajit Singh has given a letter requesting to join the UPA to its chairperson Ms. Sonia Gandhi. Mr. Ajit Singh will be inducted as the new minister of civil aviation on December 18th. Ajit Singh has a …

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MAP: All the routes flown by all airlines operating the Airbus A380

As of date there are seven airlines operating the Airbus A380 superjumbo. Singapore Airlines QANTAS Emirates airline Lufthansa Air France Korean Air Lines China Southern Airlines This post summarises all the A380 routes operated by these seven operators. See more A380 articles. The launch operator of the A380 was Singapore Airlines. The newest route is SQ25/SQ26 Singapore – Frankfurt – …

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PHOTOS: Sharklets fitted Airbus A320 completes first flight

Airbus has completed the first flight of the company’s A320 development aircraft MSN001 F-WWBA fitted with the new ‘Sharklet’ wing-tip devices. Airbus A320 MSN001 F-WWBA takes off for its first flight equipped with “Sharklets” This flight marks the start of the early flight-test campaign to capture data for fine-tuning the flight control laws required for the fly-by-wire controls, as well …

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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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Podcast: The chaos in the Indian airline sector and suit by ATA to block US Ex-Im bank funding to Air India

India has the world’s fastest growing airline sector – yes faster than even the Gulf, much of whose traffic is again driven by India. Year on year growth is 17%. Despite this, in its 100th year, the civil aviation sector in India is in near total financial chaos. Air India is a political plaything that has no business being a …

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Assembly of first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lighting II (BK-1) for United Kingdom completed

The first international Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, designated BK-1, and destined for the United Kingdom, rolled out of the airframer’s Fort Worth, Texas factory Sunday evening. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence will use the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet, for training and operational tests. BK-1 will undergo functional fuel system checks before being transported to the flight line …

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Jet Airway’s auditors sound financial distress call

It appears that India’s largest carrier, Jet Airways, is heading in a similar direction of financial distress like its full service counterparts Air India and Kingfisher Airlines. A dirty and unwashed Boeing 777 of Jet Airways arrives at Mumbai from London. Reuters is reporting that Jet Airways reported to the Bombay Stock Exchange that its auditors, in a report dated …

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Video: The new edgy IndiGo TV advertisement directed by Steven Antin

India’s leading low fare carrier and second largest domestic carrier IndiGo has launched a new TV commercial patterned after a Broadway muscial. Called the world’s first Runway Musical the fast-paced theatrical uses extreme choreography to represent the operational excellence required to make flights run on time. The ad was produced in Los Angeles, California, under the direction of Steven Antin, …

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Plane spotting video: The Boeing heavies at Bangalore — 744 Freighter, 777F, MD-11F, 747-400

Today’s episode features Boeing heavy aircraft at Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore. Three freighters — Lufthansa Cargo MD-11F, Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 744F MegaArk, AeroLogic Boeing 777F and a British Airways Boeing 747-400 heavily loaded with a full load of passengers, their baggage, and tanks full of fuel for its 11 hour flight to London Heathrow. Observe the steep climb angle …

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TimesNow TV continues scaremongering, sensationalist story telling on Air India Express, Jet Airways near miss

The normal headline of this article would have included the words reporting and coverage but then that would imply a sense of responsibility on the part of TimesNow TV and some basic adherence on their part to telling the whole truth without perversely twisting it. Below is video shown on national TV but cleverly not on the internet, which can …

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Qatar Airway’s CEO Al Baker throws tantrum at Dubai air show

Airbus A350 XWB is special Qatar Airways Launch Customer livery

The recently concluded Dubai Airshow on November 15th, became the Akbar Al Baker public tantrum show. The capricious boss of Qatar Airways is known for his mercurial temper, and public berating of airframe manufacturers. At the Paris 2009 air show, it was Boeing that was at the receiving end of his verbal broadsides. At this moment, in Dubai, Boeing is …

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Kingfisher Airlines posts Rs. 469 cr loss in Q2 FY 2012. Pays 22% of revenue as interest and finance charges

Contrary to its claimed cash-starved position, Kingfisher Airlines has actually performed relatively better than its counter-part listed private airlines counter-parts in India. In a perverse silver lining to the ongoing fiscal crisis at Kingfisher, the airline slid from a net loss of Rs. 263 Cr. in the first quarter of fiscal year 2011~12 (FY12) to a net loss of Rs. …

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