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Lufthansa takes delivery of its first Airbus A380

At a glittering ceremony in Hamburg, Lufthansa has taken delivery of D-AIMA, the first of its 15 Airbus A380 superjumbos ordered. Due to production delays at airframe manufacturer Airbus S.A.S, only three more A380s will join the fleet in 2010. Lufthansa becomes the fifth airline after Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas and Air France, to introduce the A380 into service. The …

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Why the ministry of civil aviation is torpedoing Air India’s Chairman Arvind Jadhav

Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director is one of the few bureaucrats that receives praise from across the board, especially the private sector. His determined, no-nonsense, aggressive management style has earned him, both respect and angst. Anjuli Bhargava is another of those aviation journalists I have the highest respect for. We agree on almost all points of Indian aviation, most …

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Thai AirAsia joins parent AirAsia as it commences India expansion plans

Last week Malaysia based low cost carrier AirAsia commenced its second phase of India expansion becoming the only carrier with flights between Chennai the capital of Tamil Nadu state in India, and the northern technology manufacturing centre of Penang in Malaysia. Apart from the scores of ethnic Tamil origin population on both sides, major electronics players like Dell, Flextronics, Foxcon, …

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Embraer launches KC-390 military jet transport and tanker program

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A.) has signed a contract with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) for the KC-390 military transport aircraft program. Frederico Fleury Curado, President and CEO of Embraer said “We are convinced that the development of the KC-390 will result in an effective cargo and tanker aircraft for the FAB and shall also become another successful export …

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Boeing in a better position than Airbus as Indian airlines slash aircraft deliveries

2008 was the year reality struck home in the Indian airline industry. One whiff of the downturn exposed the lack of robust business planning, and abundance of financial vulnerability of Indian carriers, leaving all of them battered and bruised, some more than others. We saw mass-scale defaulting on payments by carriers in India to everyone from airports to aircraft manufacturers. …

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49 killed in Continental Airlines crash in Buffalo, NY

Aviation Herald is reporting a Colgan Air De Havilland Dash 8-400 on behalf of Continental Airlines, registration N200WQ performing flight 9L-3407/CO-3407 from Newark, NJ, USA to Buffalo, NY, USA with 44 passengers and 4 crew, crashed into a home in a surburb of Buffalo about 5 nm (10km) from the airport and burst into flames while on approach to Buffalo’s …

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British Airways orders Embraer E-Jets

British Airways has placed firm orders on Embraer for eleven fuel efficient E-Jets, comprised of six Embraer 170 and five Embraer 190SR jets, with options for an additional three 190SR jets. The Embraer 170s will be powered by General Electric CF34-8C5 engines and the 190SRs will be powered by CF34-10E5 engines. The airline’s wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer, which operates …

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