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Video: Boeing 737 MAX flying display

Boeing 737-8 MAX flight demonstration practice Moses Lake Washington

The Boeing 737 MAX is the re-engined version of the most popular selling jet aircraft till date. The aircraft which is expected to enter service in 2017, incorporates the latest technology LEAP-1B engines of CFM International, Advanced Technology dual winglets and other improvements. The plane was showcased at the recently concluded Farnborough Air Show. This video captured above Moses Lake …

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Jet Airways mimics IndiGo, JetAdvance allows changing to earlier flight

Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 VT-JGA.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, it is said. In a virtual duplication of the IndiGo Early programme, India’s largest private airline Jet Airways, in a hat-tip to India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, has introduced JetAdvance. Under this scheme, passengers who report to the airport early, can choose to travel by an earlier flight by paying Rs 1,000 per …

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Indian airlines’ 2015 annual review – IndiGo, Vistara, and Spicejet the leaders

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

Which is the best airline in India? To which we would say, “by what measure?” An analysis of the DGCA’s data on domestic air travel shows some interesting and contradicting results. The biggest airline by number of passengers is IndiGo. The most punctual airline is Vistara. Spicejet had its aircraft filled the most, but it is also the leader in …

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Singapore Airlines to open restricted SIA Training Centre to public on July 25

SIA Training Centre. Cabin evacuation training simulator

On any other day the SIA Training Centre is a fortress. Restricted, where visitors are admitted only after a specific invitation and a thorough security checking. But, only July 25, 2015, Singapore Airlines is throwing open this secretive centre open to the public as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the island nation’s founding. Called the SIA Open House, …

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Air India commences direct New Delhi Vijayawada flights

A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.

National carrier Air India will introduce a daily direct daily service between New Delhi and Vijayawada from tomorrow, January 15, 2015 which will be the second service on the route. Presently the carrier flies on a one-stop flight via Hyderabad. The new flight AI459 departs New Delhi at 06:20 and arrives Vijayawada at 08:25 The return flight AI460 departs Vijayawada …

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Tata-SIA’s Vistara commences operations. Successful inaugural flight.

Vistara Airlines, Airbus A320 VT-TTB in its official livery receiving water cannon salute.

Vistara the brand of Tata Singapore Airlines joint-venture company Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd., had a successful inaugural flight earlier this morning. Flight UK890 took off from Terminal 3 Indira Gandhi airport in New Delhi and became the first domestic airline to commence operations at Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji airport after it landed on runway 14. Prasad Menon, Chairman, Vistara lit …

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BREAKING: First cabin pictures of Vistara premium economy class

Vistara Airlines, Airbus A320 VT-TTB in its official livery

Bangalore Aviation is on-board UK890, the inaugural flight of Vistara, the Tata-SIA joint venture airline, from New Delhi to Mumbai. Our team member Vedant Agarwal is on board and sends us this first high resolution picture of the premium economy class. Vistara is the only airline in India to offer a premium economy on domestic routes, and we shall bring …

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Tata SIA Vistara inaugural flight – first pictures

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTB at the gate at IGI airport New Delhi

Bangalore Aviation is on-board UK890, the inaugural flight of Vistara, the Tata-SIA joint venture airline, from New Delhi to Mumbai. Enjoy these first photographs, and please share this page on your Facebook, Google+, Twitter. Use the share buttons at the end of the article. Read our detailed in-flight review Flight information display (FID) board Check-in Boarding gate Vistara A320 VT-TTB …

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Video: Boeing 787-9 flight demo for the Farnborough air show 2014

Boeing 787-9 ZB001 N789EX at Farnborough air show 2014. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Amazing flying by Boeing test pilots Mike Bryan and Randy Neville. This will be the flight demonstration of the Boeing 787-9 at the Farnborough air show 2014. And in case you are wondering, we confirmed with Boeing, the video is not CGI. It is the real deal. [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZRKm6PG918″ width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”]

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World’s largest A380 operator Emirates receives 50th plane

50th A380 delivered to Emirates. Airbus image.

Emirates takes delivery of its 50th Airbus A380 Dubai-based Emirates airline, the world’s largest A380 operator received its 50th superjumbo yesterday at Hamburg, Germany. It was the 136th A380 which has been delivered in total. Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline said “The A380 has been very successful for us, and this is reflected in the strong customer interest …

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SpiceJet recommences Dubai flights from Mumbai and Madurai

Indian low fare carrier SpiceJet will resume its services to Dubai from Mumbai and Madurai from July 21, 2014. These flights, originally launched in June 2012 and November 2013 were suspended in May when Dubai airport commence runway repairs. The airline is offering a special sale fare on these new flights starting at Rs. 5,499 from Mumbai and Rs. 5,999 …

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Tech Tuesday: Proving Flights

AirAsia India first Airbus A320 with Sharklets VT-ATF

In late 2013, India’s civil aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) introduced a Civil Aviation Policy, CAP-3100, in line with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation, pronounced eye-kay-oh) guidelines, to guide an organisation on the steps required to obtain an Air Operator’s Certificate, or an AOP. The AOP is required for an operator to offer air transport services, …

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Air China to commence Beijing Chiang Mai service

By BA Staff Air China Limited will introduce a new thrice a week service between Beijing and Chiang Mai from November 7, 2013. Located in Thailand’s northern mountainous region, Chiang Mai is Thailand’s second largest city and also northern Thailand’s political, economic and cultural centre. This city, celebrated for its Buddhist traditions, is also called “Rose of the Northern Thailand”. …

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Air India’s latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Delhi

by Devesh Agarwal VT-ANN, L/N 90 C/N 36285, the latest Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner of national carrier Air India arrived in to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport yesterday. VT-ANN AIC164 flight track. Courtesy FlightAware. Deviations from flight plan route are normally due to weather or ATC. The aircraft was flown 14 hours 12 minutes, non-stop from Paine Field in …

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Kiwi same sex couple ties the knot at 30,000 feet

An Auckland based couple made history today by becoming the first same sex couple in New Zealand to marry in flight. Find the details below.  19th August 2013  An Auckland-based couple has this morning made history celebrating the legalisation of same sex marriage in New Zealand by saying “I do” in the skies. Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who have been …

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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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In-flight review: Air Canada Executive First: Boeing 777-300ER and 767: Frankfurt to Toronto & Ottawa to London

Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER C-FMWU arrives at London Heathrow. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

On a recent trip from Bangalore to Dallas-Fort Worth via Frankfurt I flew Air Canada international for the first time in my life. The first trip was from Frankfurt to Toronto Pearson on their Boeing 777-300ER and thanks to mother nature, and two very efficient and caring customer service executives at United and Air Canada in Boston, from Ottawa to …

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