Deaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3503 times:
Later this year, thats all i can tell you at the moment. But if i remember correctly, this A332 is leased from ILFC because they will begin to receive their first few A332's (of their very own) in 2007. Even this is a brand new aircraft, i think its leased from ILFC.
Can anyone confirm this, i am using information from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_Airways
"Deliveries are due to begin early in 2007, although the airline will become the first Indian A330 operator in May 2006, with the delivery of an aircraft on lease from International Lease Finance Corporation."
I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
Qantas744ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3492 times:
Well, the recent pictues show the plane is still in TLS, so I think that they are still recruting new pilots, first in TLS and will then take the plane to India for further pilot training. But for the EIS i guess 1-3 months still
Cornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3486 times:
Quoting Deaphen (Reply 1): Later this year, thats all i can tell you at the moment. But if i remember correctly, this A332 is leased from ILFC because they will begin to receive their first few A332's (of their very own) in 2007. Even this is a brand new aircraft, i think its leased from ILFC.
Can anyone confirm this,
Yes the first two A330s will be leased. Their 10 purchased ones will follow at a later date - to all be in service by May 2009.
Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
That being a reason and not to forget that flight training is an expensive career path. It is even expensive from the point of view of the Indian middle class. IAF pilots had begun leaving the force to join commercial airlines as they paid better before the government intervened.
LeftWing From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
Its poor planning on the Govt and the airlines part..yes the shortage is masive. Govt will not help investors to set up flt schools and airlines will not invest in new pilots every one of new start up airline wants 737NG / 320 pilots to come up from the ground by magic.
This demand has opened the market for expat pilots to come and fly in India.
Aseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3221 times:
there is another reason for that. After the slump in avaition industry, lot of pilots were left jobless after making huge investments. That sort of acted as deterrant to new enterents to join the career and for training institute to expand facilities. Whereas IAF, always remained the safe bet.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2992 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3045 times:
Back to the topic, EIS of the plane is scheduled in July-August 2006 and will initially be used for crew training on domestic routes (so some DEL-BOM-BLR passengers might get lucky hopefully) and then when the second aircraft arrives the A330 could well be used on services to the UK (The long expected Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham route or Bombay-Manchester - no-one is quite sure). Other A330's will replace 737-800's on services to SE Asia thus freeing up the single-aisle planes for much needed domestic expansion.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31792 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3007 times:
Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 4): So why does India have this big shortage of pilots
There was a Sudden Increase in Airlines & Aircraft in the Country in last two years.
Previously It was a Bad choice.It will take time for things to stablize maybe a few more years hence Expats are being recruited.
Pilots carrier in an Airline requires them to sign a Bond & ensure Bank Gaurantee for the Training on Type provided by the Company.
Some Pilots have Taken loans to complete their flying.Which is risky too.
Rich kids become Pilots.....Poor Kids Become Engineers
BTW Mx is Fun too.
Concorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1231 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2925 times:
Quoting Cricket (Reply 10): the A330 could well be used on services to the UK (The long expected Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham route or Bombay-Manchester
I thought Amritsar-London Heathrow was the first route for the A330? I know Jet haven't confirmed anything just yet, but I remember reading Naresh Goyal's interview in The Times (UK) in which he clearly said Amritsar-London would start this summer.
Kaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
Quoting Cricket (Reply 13): Well, the route would be DEL-ATQ-LHR/BHX, no-one is quite sure as yet. 9W has also spoken about a second DEL-LHR service so this could be it. It is unlikely that 9W will keep a plane based at ATQ.
So, this makes their long haul fleet 12 A330-200s and 10 777-300ERs. (I think they would probably dump their A340s once the 777s arrive).
Any guesses on their future route network?
I would think SE Asia and the Middle East would be served primarily by 737s.
I doubt 9W will use a 773 to CDG - there isn't the demand from CDG. AF, like KL and LH fill aircraft with connecting traffic from around Europe but mainly from the United States.
If 9W develop a hub designed for connecting traffic in BOM, like EK in DXB or SQ in SIN, then this will change.
BOM-SYD, not a priority route especially wiht QF operating it and already being a 9W FFP and codeshare partner.----They might jointly operate the route with QF enabling to go to a daily service, but i doubt there is that much demand.
BOM-BKK, yes a good route but i dont think they will start BKK from BOM given the competiton they will face from IC/AI/TG/CX all veterans of this route unless they extend the route to some place like KIX/SEL.
BOM-DXB, no chance as the govt is planning to extend the restriction for pvt carriers to 2010---however if that happens it makes perfect sense but i dont think a 330 would be necessary when a 738/739 would be more than sufficient given the competion and they could always use multiple 738s from all over India to serve DXB and the rest of the middle east.
BOM-NRT--no carrier can get slots at NRT till 2009/10 when the new runway opens and once it does there will be a rush from the likes of EK/EY to brag the first lucrative slots they can get hold off, otherwise this route will make a perfect sense especially if they club it together with a fifth freedom flight to SFO/SEA/SJC/YVR/YYZ
BOM-CDG---a 77W will be an overkill on such a route especially if it is a terminator however if they use it as a fifth freedom flight to BOS/IAD/Canada then it makes sense