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Air India’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner lands in Delhi

The 35th Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner painted in national carrier Air India livery touched down in the capital New Delhi earlier this afternoon. The aircraft currently registered N1015B which will become VT-ANH when delivered to Air India, lifted off from King County International Airport better known as Boeing Field at 10:01 Pacific time under the radio call sign Boeing 236 to …

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Norwegian Air Shuttle places largest ever Boeing order from European airline

Olso based, Norwegian Air Shuttle, one of the largest operators of the Boeing 737, has given the US airframer its first European order for the new 737 MAX airplane. Norwegian and Boeing have announced a firm order for 100 fuel-efficient 737 MAX airplanes and 22 Next-Generation 737-800s. The total order is valued at $11.4 billion at list prices and represents …

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Air India confirmed as customer of first South Carolina built Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Post and Courier of Charleston is quoting Boeing spokeswoman Candy Eslinger who has officially confirmed that Indian national carrier Air India will be the receipient of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner built at the North Charleston facility in the state of South Carolina, sometime during the sping of 2012. Air India, an early adopter of the aircraft has 27 …

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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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Indian and global commercial aviation news briefing: September 28th

by Devesh Agarwal India top news SpiceJet passenger loads on Q400 flights exceeding expectations within a week of commencing serviceSources inside the airline have told Bangalore Aviation that the passenger load factors on their Q400 operations have smashed the airline’s expectations within the first week of travel itself. On almost all routes, the passenger load factors are exceeding the break-even …

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Delivery of first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways in a few hours time

Yes, it is three years late, but finally, the tires have been kicked, ANA’s team from the ground to the flight crews have checked out the plane, and the payment has been made. Boeing and launch operator All Nippon Airways (ANA), have signed the formal documents completing the contractual delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner ZA101, registration (tail) number JA801A. …

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Podcast: Air India’s 787 plight, Is Kingfisher bankrupt?, SpiceJet’s Q400 delivery experience

The team of Vinay Bhaskara, Addison Schonland and Devesh Agarwal bring you another edition of the India aviation review podcast. In this edition we feature the dilemma faced by a bankrupt Air India and its 27 787 Dreamliner order. There is no doubt that the airline needs a good mid-sized aircraft, but it is out of money. Is the national …

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Podcast: AirAsia Malaysia Airlines stock swap, Star’s India misfire, Air India’s 787 Dreamliner

Another edition of the Asian air scene podcast featuring Addison Schonland, Vinay Bhaskara and Devesh Agarwal. We covered the share swap between AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines and what benefits would it offer and what would it take away. In the India scene we covered the suspension of the application of national carrier Air India and the reported fait accompli presented …

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Photo: Boeing 787 Dreamliner ZA002 N787EX arrives on maiden India trip

Boeing brought its 787 Dreamliner ZA002 test registration N787EX in to India’s capital New Delhi earlier today. Fellow plane spotter Uday Krishna captured this photo and has graciously agreed to share it with Bangalore Aviation. Boeing 787 Dreamliner ZA002 N787EX on finals to runway 11 Delhi airport. Click on image for a larger view This photo courtesy of the airport …

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Should Air India buy the Boeing 787 Dreamliner? Caste your vote.

Boeing is bringing the 787 Dreamliner to India for the first time. ZA002 will arrive in Delhi on July 13th. It is scheduled to proceed to Mumbai, but Boeing officials refused to indicate their plans for Mumbai. It appears the plan as of now is for the aircraft to be in Mumbai on July 15th briefly and then return on …

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Video: Air India’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner displays Star Alliance logo

Matt Cawby at Skyline Photography and author of the great Paine field blog, took this video of Air India’s fourth Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-AND being wheeled out of the paint shop. Around the 2:00 minute mark in to the video, you will observe the Star Alliance logo just behind the Indian flag on the right side of the aircraft just …

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Breaking news!!! Boeing announces delivery of Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing India president Dr. Dinesh Keskar has announced that Boeing will deliver Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner in the fourth quarter (between October and December) 2011. The plane carries a registration VT-ANA. Pictures available here. The US airframer has been facing criticism from airlines across the world for years of delay. The launch customer, Japan’s All Nippon Airways. Air India …

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner not coming to Bangalore for Aero India 2011

The Times of India newspaper published earlier today that Boeing would be bringing its 787 Dreamliner to the Aero India show due to commence next week. Sources at Boeing told Bangalore Aviation that the Times of India story was wrong. The source went on to indicate that Aero India is a defence oriented show and it did not make any …

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She flies!!!!! Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner finally takes off

She was many years in the making, she is badly delayed, but December 15, 2009 the Boeing 787 Dreamliner finally took to the skies and made her first flight. Lifting off from runway 34L at 10:27PST (18:27Z). It is a time to forget all the negatives and just enjoy the birth of a beautiful new aircraft, and to congratulate all …

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Video: The Boeing 787 Dreamliner takes off – almost

The test pilots at Boeing completed high-speed taxi tests on the first 787 Dreamliner ZA001 earlier today. During the testing, the pilots lifted the nose gear from the pavement as the airplane reached a top speed of approximately 130 knots (150 mph, 240 kmph), and could have so easily carried on, off the ground. Thanks to aviation enthusiast Liz Matzelle …

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Two airlines welcoming the Boeing 787 Dreamliner delay

Qatar Airways Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker may be driving himself and Boeing executives in to a frenzy about delays on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, but two Indian carriers who ordered the aircraft are crying . . . . . . all the way to the bank. At the start of the week Boeing said that it will compensate Air …

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Boeing completes 787 Dreamliner post modification static test

Boeing has completed the static test needed to validate the side-of-body modification made to the 787 Dreamliner. During the test, dubbed 2C, on the 787 Dreamliner static test airframe, the wing and trailing edges of the airframe were subjected to its limit load — the highest loads expected to be seen in service. The load is about 2.5 times the …

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Video: Boeing 787 Dreamliner ZA001 taxi tests

Boeing has the best video of the taxi tests of their new Dreamliner ZA001. Why should we not be surprised that they knew EXACTLY where to get the best shot. Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle has a blog with more details.

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Two airlines not regretting the Boeing 787 Dreamliner delays

The delays of the much awaited Boeing 787 Dreamliner is leaving the business plans of many airlines in tatters. Major Asia Pacific carriers like launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA), Qantas, and Air New Zealand are scrambling to make alternate arrangements with stop-gap aircraft like the Boeing 767. At the recently concluded Paris air show, Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar …

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