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Jet Airways Q2 FY 2012 financial analysis – costs up on fuel and currency, yields down due to Air India price cuts

Note: JetLite financial results will be analyzed separately For the first financial analysis of Q2 FY 11-12, we will be taking a look at India’s largest international carrier, Jet Airways, who posted a net loss of Rs. 713.57 crore in the quarter, down sharply from a net profit of Rs. 12.43 crore during the same period last year. Jet posted …

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RyanAir planning to show XXX on-board? Another Erin Andrews incident in the making?

Erin Andrews for Reebok. Photo courtesy Reebok. Passengers of RyanAir may encounter sex scenes similar to the one alleged to Keith Clinkscales and Erin Andrews, or the famous sexual romp on-board Kingfisher Airlines, if Michael O’Leary, the irrepressible chief of the low cost carrier has his way. Mr. O’Leary says the airline is planning to show porn on board its …

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Investigative agency to file criminal charges in Airbus Indian Airlines aircraft purchase deal

The Press Trust of India and other media is reporting that the India’s federal investigative agency the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is getting ready to file a criminal case against European airframer Airbus, the erstwhile national domestic carrier Indian Airlines (which is now merged in to Air India), senior civil aviation officials, for alleged irregularities in the 43 narrow …

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Audio and Video: The moaning of GE90-115B – the largest commercial jet engine

Ask any plane spotter about the General Electric GE90-155B engines and you will get a universal thumbs-up. The largest engines fitted on any commercial jet, two GE90’s power every Boeing 777 made today; the -300ER, the -200LR, or the freighter. Put the engine size in perspective. Compare the ground engineer near the nose wheel. To give you an idea of …

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Plane spotting photos and Video: AeroLogic Boeing 777F and Lion Air Boeing 747-400 at Bangalore

Last week Bangalore Aviation contributor Vedant Agarwal caught the new started AeroLogic Boeing 777F five times a week service from Bangalore to Leipzig, Germany, and a one off appearance by Indonesia’s Lion Air Boeing 747-400 (not an ER), which has been sub-contracted by NAS Air to ferry passengers performing the Haj. AeroLogic Boeing 777F D-AALD Lion Air Boeing 747-400 PK-LHG …

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Singapore Airlines excludes south Asia from special New York to Asia A380 fare offer

From January 15, 2012, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will withdraw its last Boeing 747-400 MegaTop service when it upgrades its SQ25/SQ26 Singapore-Frankfurt-New York JFK service to the Airbus A380 superjumbo. Starting today, for five days Singapore Airlines is offering a very special fare to most of its Asian destinations for its New York passengers. That is, except all of its destinations …

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Boeing delivers Atlas Air their first 747-8 Freighter meant for British Airways

Yesterday, US airframer Boeing delivered the first 747-8F Freighter to Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. The delivery is the first of nine 747-8Fs ordered by the cargo carrier. The aircraft is powered by General Electric’s GEnx-2B67 engines. Global Supply Systems Boeing 747-8F G-GSSD in British Airways World Cargo livery. Delivery flight.  The aircraft painted in a British Airways World Cargo …

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Video and Pics: RyanAir launches its sexy “Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar”

Lisa, RyanAir, Madrid Irish low cost carrier RyanAir launched the 2012 edition of the Ryanair Cabin Crew Charity Calendar, the fourth year running. The calendar is a swimsuit edition featuring some of the most sexy RyanAir cabin crew (in India they are still called air hostesses). Every year the airline donates the proceeds raised from the sale of this calendar …

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Pics and Video: Cathay Pacific cargo takes delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F freighter

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8F freighter from its order for ten aircraft. The carrier becomes the first operator of this new generation aircraft in the Asia-Pacific region, the largest for air cargo in the world. With the delivery of B-LJE Cathay joins launch operation CargoLux, which took delivery of its first …

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Video: LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-300 power slides on Warsaw airport runway.

From the Aviation Herald A LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration SP-LPC performing flight LO-16 from Newark,NJ (USA) to Warsaw (Poland) with 220 passengers and 10 crew, was on approach to Warsaw’s runway 33 when the crew aborted the approach at 3000 feet reporting an unsafe gear indication for all three gear struts at about 13:10L (12:10Z) and entered a …

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Opinion: Air India should should take all ordered Boeing 787 Dreamliners

By Vinay Bhaskara and Devesh Agarwal Last week, media reported that the board of Air India’s board had recommended the ailing national carrier cut its order for Boeing 787 Dreamliners from the original ordered 27 aircraft down to 12 Air India aircraft at Mumbai CSI airport Last month, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) published a scathing financial audit of …

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Videos: Boeing Freighters at Bangalore – AeroLogic 777F, Singapore Airlines Cargo 744F

Due to its lack of a port coupled with high value addition industry, Bangalore ships, as a percentage of industrial output, more cargo by air, than any other major Indian city. Some weekend spotting videos of freighters at Bengaluru International Airport for your Monday enjoyment. The Boeing 777F of DHL and Lufthansa Cargo joint-venture Aerologic which features the huge and …

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Metallica music equipment arrives in Bangalore ahead of concert aboard TMA A300 freighter

The concert gear of music group Metallica arrived in Bangalore on Saturday afternoon, ahead of their concert scheduled for today October 30th. An Airbus A300F4-622R Trans Mediterranean Airways Cargo freighter OD-TMA brought the equipment in to Bengaluru International Airport around 1pm on Saturday. Some members of India’s official plane spotting group — Aviation Photographers India Foundation were at the airport, …

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Biman Bangladesh receives its first 777-300ER, the 300th overall delivered by Boeing

US airframer Boeing delivered the 300th of its 777-300ER wide body jetliner to Biman Bangladesh airlines. It was the carrier’s first 777-300ER. The registration of the aircraft is S2-AFO. Biman Bangladesh’s first Boeing 777-300ER S2-AFO The -300ER (extended range) is the most popular variant of the already popular 777 model. As of Sept. 30, 2011, the 777-300ER had 543 orders; …

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Happy Diwali to all Bangalore Aviation readers

From today, Diwali (the festival of lights) commences. For all Hindus in India and across the world, the five day festival is the largest and most important. Today, the Diwali or Deepavali festival starts with Dhanteras (Dhan = wealth, Teras = 13th day of the lunar calendar). Every family will buy some item of wealth today; jewellery, gold or silver …

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