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Air India Phase 5 repatriation flights schedule. Vande Bharat flights to/from the US and Europe

Air India Airbus A320 VT-EXC.

Air India has released its schedule for phase 5 of the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) flights which will be operated from 1st to 31st August 2020. The airline will operate three times a week to New York JFK, Newark, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco and Paris. It will operate four times a week to Frankfurt. The current schedule for flights …

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Details of repatriation flights to India announced

Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner line number 35 test registered N1015 (later became VT-ANH) at the India Aviation show, Hyderabad March 2012. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

The Government of India had previously announced that it would begin repatriation flights to India from 7 May. Details have now been released for flights being operated from the 7th to 14th of May. How to register for flights The flights will be operated from the following countries to various cities in India, to register click on the link of …

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Any bailout of airlines must also force structural reforms

With the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic, airlines have experienced the largest demand shock in history. Overnight demand has evaporated and each passing day brings with it news of airlines grounding entire fleets. International markets are shut and for India’s airlines, contrary to the narrative that domestic demand will help mitigate the impact, the situation is actually worse. This …

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Airlines implement ‘enhanced security’ for USA flights

Five international airlines have begun implementing new ‘enhanced security’ measures for their US bound flights which includes ‘enhanced screening’ of personal electronic devices larger than a cell phone. Air France, Lufthansa Group (including SWISS, Austrian and Brussels), Cathay Pacific, Emirates and EgyptAir have also introduced a security questioning process which ranges from filling a questionnaire to questioning by airline staff. …

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Boeing KC-46A tanker completes successful first flight

The KC-46A takes off on it's maiden flight. Boeing Image.

American airframer Boeing successfully completed the first flight of the KC-46A tanker aircraft last friday. The aircraft took off from Paine Field at 1:24 p.m. (PST) and landed four hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle. The KC-46A is based on the 767-200 passenger aircraft, which is also being used by many air forces as a tanker in the form …

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Emirates airline offers low cost interior connectivity with America’s Pass

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Dubai based behemoth Emirates airline has solved a key weakness faced by its passengers to the Americas, interior travel. The airline flies to 10 gateway cities in the Americas and many of its passengers would like to visit cities beyond these 10. By introducing its America’s Pass the airline’s passengers can now connect to over 90 cities in the USA, …

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Boeing Launches 787 Training in Miami

Training capability at Miami campus enhanced across airplane types by BA Staff Florida Gov. Scott and BFS VP Carbary in the 787 simulator Boeing launched customer training for its 787 Dreamliner aircraft in Miami, Florida, site of the company’s largest commercial aviation training campus. Aeromexico and LAN Airlines are the first two customers to train on the new 787 suites …

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Videos: All the NTSB media briefings on the crash of UPS Airbus A300-600F at Birmingham, Alabama, USA

The United States National Transportation Safety Board which is investigating the fatal crash of a UPS flight 5X-1354, an Airbus A300-600 aircraft registration N155UP at Birmingham, Alabama, USA, on August 14, 2013, held four briefings for the media. Below are the videos of the briefings all together for your continuous viewing. UPS Airbus A300-600F freighter registration N162UP approaches Boston Logan …

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Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER crashes at San Francisco airport

by Devesh Agarwal Asiana Boeing 777-200ER. Image courtesy Wikimedia An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777-200ER bearing registration HL7742 has crash landed at San Francisco International airport (SFO). Flight OZ 214 from Incheon airport Seoul, South Korea to San Francisco, California, USA, appears to have touched down short of runway 28L. Major portions of the aircraft broke apart, fuselage, tail, landing gear, …

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Video highlights of Airbus A350 AWB maiden flight vs. Boeing 787 first flight

In case you missed the first flight of Airbus’ newest aircraft the A350 XWB on June 14th, below are the video highlights. Compare with the first flight video highlights of the Boeing 787 3.5 years earlier, on December 15, 2009. Both flights picture perfect. The US airframer was gallant in congratulating its main competitor for its achievement. We congratulate @Airbus …

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Boeing commences production of the first larger Dreamliner 787-9

Boeing has commenced final assembly of the first 787-9 Dreamliner, the newest variant of the new generation largely composite aircraft. The 787-9 is the longer version of the existing 787-8 with its fuselage stretched by 20 feet increasing the aircraft length to 206 feet. The 787-9 will be able to carry 40 more passengers an additional 300 nautical miles (555 …

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US Aviation Review 2012: Vinay vs. Cranky Flier

by Vinay Bhaskara and Brett SnyderEarlier this month, I had a chance to do a little bit of back and forth with Brett Snyder (a.k.a Cranky Flier) about some of the biggest news stories in US aviation from last year. While the idea was that we’d do a lot of debating, it became mostly a discussion (what was that line …

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Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian increase baggage allowance between USA/Canada and India

Member airlines of the “Lufthansa Group” — Deutsche Lufthansa Airlines, Swiss Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Brussels Airlines, have increased their baggage allowance on trips between USA/Canada and India to TWO checked bags each weighing up to 23 Kgs. As per the website Free Baggage Allowance UPDATE For tickets issued on or after February 17th, 2012, the free baggage allowance for …

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