Clickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9444 posts, RR: 72 Posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
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The second 737-800 for Air India Express will be heading eastbound this time, instead of routing through Hawaii. I don't have the routing info once it leaves Gander, but the callsign is "Air India 160."
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1973 posts, RR: 26 Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2910 times:
AIC160 currently routing YQX-LHR...they are showing an ETA of 0932z on my flight tracker, but don't shoot the messenger! About to be one heavily shot airplane on landing as the weather in LHR couldn't be nicer!
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31201 posts, RR: 58 Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2868 times:
I've seen the 1st one at Mumbai undergoing checks at AI Hangar,Initially I thought they were two different Aircraft when I seen it from Different angles as there was a camel & Elephant on opposite sides.
The second one looks good too.
Whens the 1st Flight scheduled & what timings.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2756 times:
Quoting Karan69 (Reply 10): My friends been appointed one of the IFS at AIX
Please convey my condolences. I've been following the entire DGCA versus Air India battle on that issue for a while.
For those less informed about the issue, DGCA came up with a requirement that at least one cabin crew member aboard the aircraft must have at least 12 months of flying experience. Since AIX was hiring fresh off the street, they were getting nailed by this requirement.
The solution was that Air India mainline has been forced to delegate 21 of its juniormost cabin crew who have barely completed 12 months service over to AIX where they will fly as Inflight Supervisors until AIX has enough people to take over from them. They will then return to their positions at the bottom of the mainline seniority list!!!
Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 27 Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2700 times:
Love the tails....
But the red fuselage florish...the wavy thing going on at the back, seems to me nothing more than an afterthought...doesn't appear to be contected with the other design elements of the corporate identity....just my thoughts.
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2560 times:
Quoting Unique (Reply 13): It's planned to leave LHR today Sunday, 10th April, at 15.00 hrs UTC as AI160. Next stop Istanbul.
Isn't there a regular terminator AI161/160 BOM-LHR-BOM? If yes, why this flight number (o do they want to replace the rustbucket due to low loads????). Will the plane go IST-DEL (I guess, since it is a lease, it has to stop at DGCA in DEL?) nonstop, or stop somewhere in DXB, AUH??
And could someone ty to answer my question of Re # 7?
WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 8 Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2412 times:
Quoting Clickhappy (Reply 9): The third plane has something long and thin on the tail, almost looks like a musical instrument? Or a pipe? Or a snake?
Some wind instrument (not necessarily the one pictured), would kind of make sense if the port side of the tail has the face of an Indian classical dancer
Quoting Mrniji (Reply 14): I guess, since it is a lease, it has to stop at DGCA in DEL?)
Does DGCA require re-determination of airworthiness (e.g. flight test etc.) once the aircraft gets to India ? The aircraft has a VT registration (and was fresh off the line) so the certificate of airworthiness ought to already have been issued, right ? Thanks.
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WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2112 posts, RR: 8 Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
Quoting B747-437B (Reply 3): Rumor mill says that the third one will have Kathakali masks on the tail
I guess the mill wasn't grinding exceedingly fine that day . Looks like VT-AXC has a sitar (port side) and a pair of tablas on the other. The AI Express website may be depicitng some future incarnation.