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Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crashes at San Francisco airport

by Devesh Agarwal Asiana Boeing 777-200ER. Image courtesy Wikimedia An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER bearing registration HL7742 has crash landed at San Francisco International airport (SFO). Flight OZ 214 from Incheon airport Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, California, USA, appears to have touched down short of runway 28L. Major portions of the aircraft broke apart, fuselage, tail, landing gear, …

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Vested interests shaping government policy helped AirAsia partner Tatas too

AirAsia India first Airbus A320 with Sharklets VT-ATF

Aviation insiders have known for many years what AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes dared publicly state the day before yesterday, after his meeting with civil aviation minister Ajit Singh. Vested interests have shaped, nay, distorted Indian civil aviation policy. One of the more shameful rules of Indian civil aviation is the policy of allowing Indian carriers to operate international flights only …

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Air India to commence Australia service with 787 Dreamliner in late August

by Devesh Agarwal After many a false start, it appears national carrier Air India is scheduled to commence its Australia service at the end of August. The airline will use its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to operate the route. A schedule for a triangular service between Delhi, Sydney and Melbourne has been loaded in to global distribution systems, but inexplicably, the …

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Design evolution of the Bangalore Aviation logo

by Devesh Agarwal Over the years, with your support, Bangalore Aviation has evolved from a simple personal blog, to become India’s largest aviation blog, and in the “top 15” of the world. One the key drivers of this growth is our belief in “CIP” or Continuous Improvement Process. We believe in taking feedback from YOU, our dear readers, and trying …

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GoAir replaces Kingfisher Airlines at Terminal 1A at Mumbai

by Devesh Agarwal From July 1, 2013, Wadia group promoted GoAir will be moving its operations at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, from Terminal 1B (the private airlines’ terminal) to Terminal 1A (Air India / Indian Airlines terminal). GoAir will occupy some of the space that has been vacated by the cessation of operations of Vijay Mallya promoted Kingfisher Airlines. …

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AirAsia Announces Termination of AirAsia Japan Joint Venture with All Nippon Airways

AirAsia Japan Airbus A320. Airbus Image.

In a long expected move, Malaysian low cost carrier, AirAsia today announced its decision to terminate its participation in the joint venture with ANA Holdings Inc. under the AirAsia Japan brand with the signing of a termination agreement. The joint venture, created two years ago under the name AirAsia Japan faced many challenges since its launch. Issues stemmed from a …

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Airport lounge report: Iberia Dali business class lounge: Madrid Barajas Terminal 4

During my trip from Barcelona to Lisbon via Madrid (read trip report here), I had intentionally chosen a long layover at Barajas airport as I wanted to both see the famous wavy ceilings which created quite a ripple (yes, the pun is intentional) when the airport opened in 2006, and I also wanted to explore the Iberia lounge at its …

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Malaysia Airlines warns of possible flight disruptions due to haze

by Devesh Agarwal Malaysia Airlines is advising its passengers on the possible closure of airports, and disruptions of flights with little advance notice, due to the current haze situation which has deteriorated in parts of Malaysia over the last few days. Specific stations under close watch for possible closure or interruptions are airline’s main hubs in west and east Malaysia …

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Flight review: Iberia domestic business class: A320: Barcelona Madrid Lisbon

Last week, I reviewed Iberia’s domestic Business Lounge in Barcelona. Today, I focus on my first flight with Iberia from Barcelona to Lisbon, via Madrid. This was also my first flight in business class. Barcelona El Prat – Madrid Barajas Flight IB2713. Airbus A320. Seat 5F. Business Class Departure – 18:50, on-time For intra-Europe and many north African flight, most …

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Video highlights of Airbus A350 AWB maiden flight vs. Boeing 787 first flight

In case you missed the first flight of Airbus’ newest aircraft the A350 XWB on June 14th, below are the video highlights. Compare with the first flight video highlights of the Boeing 787 3.5 years earlier, on December 15, 2009. Both flights picture perfect. The US airframer was gallant in congratulating its main competitor for its achievement. We congratulate @Airbus …

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She Flies!!!!! Airbus A350 XWB first flight in pictures

Congratulations to the Airbus team. The A350XWB has taken-off on its maiden flight from Toulouse Blagnac airport in France. Till the official pictures come, a few screen shots from the streaming video from Airbus. Awaiting behind the delivery flight of the Cebu Pacific A330 The Airbus wide-body flight line. Dominated by A330s and an A380. Compare the larger A350 with …

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