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Airbus launches A330neo

Airbus A330-900neo powered by Rolls Royce Trent 7000 engines. Photo courtesy Airbus S.A.S.

Future of A350-800 in doubt After much expectation, early this morning, European airframer Airbus has launched the A330-800neo and A330-900neo (new engine option) in ongoing its attempt to answer to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Deliveries of the A330neo are expected commence in the last quarter of 2017. The upgrade of one of the world’s most popular medium-range twin-jets, the A330neo …

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Through the lens: Delhi after dark – part 1

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYI "Fanhansa" Livery

Last month, we had the opportunity to shoot on the airside at Delhi International Airport (DIAL) at night. Like most of the major Indian airports, the night in Delhi brings with it a host of international traffic, most of which are wide bodies, which offers a great number of interesting photo opportunities. First up is a Dreamliner of Air India, …

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Exclusive videos: Singapore Air’s A380 gets water cannon salute at Delhi

Yesterday, Singapore Airlines commenced the first scheduled commercial Airbus A380 service to India when it landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi airport. The aircraft was welcomed by the traditional water cannon salute customary to every first flight to an airport. View our exclusive videos and photos. Exclusive video of Singapore Airlines first A380 landing at New Delhi airport [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sj29hgSBoU” …

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Analysis: Air India misses turnaround targets by 25%, posts Rs.5000 crore loss

As per a report in The Economic Times, national carrier Air India has missed its financial performance targets by a huge margin. The airline agreed to these targets with the government in order to receive a whopping Rs.30,000 crore ($6 billion at the time) tax-payer funded bailout. The national carrier already saddled with debts exceeding Rs.40,000 crore ($6.8 billion) has …

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Air India operational and financial analysis 2010~2013 with infographics

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

In response to a series of questions from law-makers, the Indian civil aviation minister Ajit Singh and his junior minister K.C. Venugopal gave some operational insight to the Indian parliament on national carrier Air India. It was the first time, in recent memory where we obtained some numbers on the otherwise very opaque airline. Air India debt and equity As …

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IndiGo claims government permission to flout paid seating regulations

In June last year, India’s civil aviation regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) allowed for unbundling of value added services by airlines, which allowed, amongst other things, airlines to charge for advance booking of preferred seating. [bsu_pullquote]“Seat offered on opt-in charge basis shall not exceed 25% of the total seat configuration of the aircraft” – DGCA, Air Traffic …

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Top Ten articles of 2013

2013 was a good year at Bangalore Aviation. We had an eclectic mix of stories, and it was a mixed bag of stories that made the “Top 10” list for 2013. The most popular story of the year was the trip report on Air Canada’s Executive First class which features the mini-suites aboard the Boeing 777s and 767s. Read the …

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Photos: Airbus rolls out new A350 XWB in ‘Carbon’ livery

European airframer Airbus S.A.S. rolled out its third its third A350 XWB flight-test aircraft, MSN2 (manufacturer serial number 2), from the paint shop in Toulouse, France, featuring a special “carbon” livery which symbolises the extensive use of of carbon-fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) in the aircraft. 53 per cent of the A350 XWB’s airframe is made-up of composites including the airframer’s …

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