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Why Vistara is likely to choose the 787-10 over the 787-9

Boeing 787-10. Boeing image.

Bloomberg is reporting that the Tata Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara has selected the Boeing 787 Dreamliner over the Airbus A330neo as its wide-body aircraft for long distance international operations. Why did Vistara choose the 787 Just some of the reasons for Vistara choosing the 787 over the A330neo are: The 787 is a newer generation aircraft compared to the …

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Analysis: Why has Air Costa halted operations?

Air Costa Embraer E170 VT-LNR at Bangalore.

[bsu_note note_color=”#affbcd” text_color=”#070707″ radius=”4″]This analysis is jointly written by (an) external aviation professional(s) and Bangalore Aviation team. The views expressed may not fully reflect those of Bangalore Aviation. The analyst(s) remain anonymous as they are not authorised to place their views publicly.[/bsu_note] Media reports inform that regional carrier AirCosta has halted operations due to a cash crunch. The aircraft lessor …

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Boeing delivers Kenya Airways’ first 777-300ER

By BA Staff Boeing has delivered flag carrier Kenya Airways’ first 777-300ER (Extended Range). The aircraft is leased to the carrier by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Kenya Airways’ Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Titus Naikuni said: “The delivery of this Boeing 777-300ER aircraft marks a key milestone for us at Kenya Airways. Its long-haul capability is …

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Boeing firms up orders for 43 787s from ALC and GECAS

 By BA Staff Boeing and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced today that they have completed an order for 30 787-10 and three 787-9 Dreamliners. The order, valued at $9.4 billion at list prices, fulfills the commitment originally announced during the 2013 Paris Air Show in June. ALC Chairman and CEO Steven Udvar-Hazy had this to say about the partnership: “We …

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Farnborough Orders on Day 2

Once again, this is courtesy of Aspire Aviation. Airbus Date Customer Quantity Model Remarks 9th July Arkia Israel Airlines 4 A321neo Agreement 10th July Cathay Pacific 10 A350-1000 Agreement; convert 16 existing -900 into -1000 10th July Drukair 1 A319 Firm Boeing Date Customer Quantity Model Remarks 9th July Air Lease Corp (ALC) 60 737 MAX 8 Firm; Reconfirmation rights …

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Paramount Airways receives favourable verdict against GECAS

The drama involving Chennai based Paramount Airways and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) over a dispute on refunds and payments, began last Friday. Paramount officials explained that the dispute with GECAS was over maintenance reserves and deposit refund. An airline release claimed “Paramount had made a $15 million deposit to GECAS – $5 mn as deposit and $10 mn as …

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Boeing Delivers First 777 to Philippine Airlines

Boeing delivered a 777-300ER (Extended Range) to Philippine Airlines (PAL) via leasing company GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Aircraft registration RP-C7777. Click on image for high res view. Boeing image. The new airplane is the first 777 to join PAL’s fleet and is one of two leased 777-300ERs the airline will deploy on its international routes. In addition the airline …

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Kingfisher A320 planes de-registered or returned ?

The disagreement between Kingfisher Airlines and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has become murky. Yesterday, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) newspaper reported “In a major setback to Kingfisher Airlines, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has de-registered three of its aircraft on account of rental payment default. These aircraft will be grounded and not permitted to fly on commercial …

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