Thursday , 29 October 2020

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Routes Analysis – India Edition: Air India, IndiGo, Nepal Airlines, Ethiopian

Over the last week, foreign and Indian carriers alike have announced several interesting pieces of news around the Indian domestic and international networks. IndiGo India’s largest low cost carrier (LCC), IndiGo, will be adding one additional daily flight on each of Mumbai-Delhi and Mumbai-Hyderabad. The LCC will now operate 12 daily flights (except on Sundays) between Mumbai and Delhi, as …

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Photos: Air India receives first Charleston built Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-ANI

Last week Boeing delivered to Air India, the carrier’s third 787 Dreamliner. ZA237, LN 46, registered VT-ANI. This the first aircraft built at the new Boeing assembly line in Charleston, and the first outside the venerable Everett factory near Seattle. Courtesy Boeing, some special photos of the delivery ceremony. Boeing India President Dinesh Keskar and Air India Representatives cut the …

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Boeing delivers United Airlines its first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing has delivered to United Airlines the carrier’s first of its 50 ordered, 787 Dreamliner, thus making United the first North American operator of this new generation aircraft. United’s Dreamliners are configured with 36 seats in a six abreast Business class, 72 seats in a nine abreast Economy Plus with extra legroom, and 111 seats in Economy. (A video walkthrough …

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Pictures: Air India 787 Dreamliner gets water cannon salute on first arrival at Bangalore

On the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi, Air India commenced commercial service of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. VT-ANH, performing flight AI403 from Delhi was given the traditional welcome, on its first arrival at Bengaluru International Airport, a water cannon salute by the airport’s fire-fighters (ARFF). The Dreamliner, carrying 173 passengers, touched down around 21:06, delayed by almost two hours late …

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Your opinion: Topic of the week: Will the 787 Dreamliner revive Air India’s fortunes?

After much delay Air India has finally taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline has taken out full page advertisements in most major newspapers across the nation, extolling the virtues of the aircraft. There are many short-comings at the airline that need correcting. The most important being political and bureaucratic meddling and micro-management of airline operation. …

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Photos and video: Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives in Delhi, receives water cannon salute

After years of waiting, including a few weeks of nail biting delays, Air India’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-ANH arrived at IGI Airport in the nation’s capital New Delhi, at the end of a 15 hour flight from the airframer’s Charleston, USA, delivery centre. Even Mother Nature, who was thundering and raining over Delhi this week, made sure the Dreamliner …

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Air India takes delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-ANH

VT-ANH under a Boeing test regn. N1015B at India Aviation 2012 After much delay, national carrier Air India has taken delivery of its very first Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the airframer’s facility in Charleston, South Carolina, USA. The aircraft LN 35, registered VT-ANH, was received by Captains A.S. Soman and Amitabh Singh on behalf of the airline. The aircraft is …

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Ethiopian Airlines beats Air India to become first non-Japanese Boeing 787 Dreamliner operator

National carrier Ethiopian Airlines beat out a dithering Air India to become the third overall, and first non-Japanese carrier to take delivery of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. After taking delivery, Ethiopian flew its first Dreamliner ET-AOQ, to Washington D.C. Dulles airport, where the aircraft was displayed to VIP guests and media. It then made its inaugural trip to Africa and …

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NTSB traces Air India Boeing 787 GEnx engine failure to fan mid-shaft fracture

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released an interim report on the progress of its investigation in to the failure of a General Electric GEnx engine on-board a Boeing 787 Dreamliner destined for Air India on July 28th last. The have traced the failure to a fracture on the forward end of the Fan Mid-Shaft. Bangalore Aviation has …

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Cabinet committee clears delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Air India

A simple statement issued by the Press Information Bureau of the Government of India says it all. The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has approved the proposal of Ministry of Civil Aviation as per following: (i) Air India be allowed to take the delivery of 27 numbers of B-787 aircraft after signing the Delay Compensation Settlement Agreement. (ii) The issue …

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner destined for Air India suffers serious engine mishap. NTSB to investigate

The second Boeing 787 Dreamliner to be built at the airframer’s Charleston, South Carolina facility suffered a serious engine mishap during pre-flight testing on the afternoon of Saturday. This aircraft is due to be delivered to national carrier Air India as VT-ANJ. A Boeing spokesperson told Bangalore Aviation “A 787 experienced an engine issue July 28 while undergoing preflight runway …

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Can Air India beat Qatar Airways with the first 787 service to London Heathrow? An all 787 Kangaroo service?

National carrier Air India can expect to take delivery of up to three or four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners as early as next week, as a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by home minister P. Chidambaram, approved a compensation demand for an almost four year delay in delivery, made by the carrier on the airframer. After the GoM meeting, India’s civil …

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Jet Airways Releases Schedule for Deliveries of first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

India’s largest airline Jet Airways has announced the tentative schedule for delivery of its 10 Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners. The all-new aircraft, which has yet to enter into service (EIS) with Indian launch customer Air India, offers double digit fuel efficiency gains over Jet Airways’ current widebody fleet while also offering improved passenger comfort. Jet Airways has 10 787-8s on order …

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Boeing makes Qatar Airways’ first 787 first flight ahead of Farnborough air show

Boeing has achieved some peace of mind, by making the first flight of Qatar Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner, just ahead of the upcoming Farnborough air show. The airline’s capricious CEO, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, is known for his non-diplomatic criticism, often seen as tantrums, of airframe manufacturers, especially at air shows. Boeing’s competitor Airbus, was at the receiving end of …

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First Charleston, SC built Boeing 787 destined for Air India has first flight

First Charleston, SC, built Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner achieves first flight. LN46 is due to be delivered to Air India. Boeing image.

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built at their new South Carolina facility, completed its first flight yesterday, even as its destined customer, national carrier, Air India, delayed taking delivery of its first 787 thanks to the on-going strike by its international pilots. Aircraft number 46, which is expected to become VT-ANI when it is delivered to Air India, performed its …

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Photos and Videos: Air India’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner cabin interiors revealed

At the India Aviation 2012 show in Hyderabad, Boeing finally unveiled the interiors of its 787-8 Dreamliner meant for delivery to Air India today. Bangalore Aviation was one of the first publications to be invited on board the long awaited aircraft. Line Number 35, test registered N1015B, which when delivered to Air India will become VT-ANH. This video is a …

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