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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread
Replies: 59
Views: 5731

Re: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread

unrave wrote:
3 recent deliveries for IndiGo: neo #37 VT-IVL, #38 VT-IVN and ATR #10 VT-IYJ. An aircraft that was leased from Scoot has been returned.

Also that ATR is the 1000th ATR to be ever produced!!

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by anshabhi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 485
Views: 134933

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

fsabo wrote:
audidudi wrote:
The next A320N for IndiGo Airlines was delivered today:

Airbus A320-251N 8259 VT-IVN IndiGo Airlines delivery 16 July 2018 TLS-DEL ex F-WWIY


CFM for indigo? Since when?

Typo here. Its a -271N only.

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by anshabhi
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

anubhav787 wrote:
A question- Has Air India retired all its classic A320?(VT-ES* and VT-EP* series)


Yes.

Interesting that 9W stock went 8% down today with B737Max order confirmation. Represents how worried investors are about 9W's debt

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 8865

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

zeke wrote:
“Co-pilot was smoking a e-cigarette without the Captain knowing” (I don’t believe)


He must have some superhuman capabilities which allow him to close his nostrils at will, for extended durations !! :rotfl:

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SpiceJet interested in 737F
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: SpiceJet interested in 737F

The first ones are going to enter service later this month

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Evolution in Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 317

Re: Indian Aviation Evolution in Pictures

Wow!! Incredible collection !!

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit
Replies: 32
Views: 8865

Re: Air China pilots depressurize plane accidentally to smoke in cockpit

The article is inferring that the cockpit crew was smoking but there is no proof. The source of the claim was "the internet" - "有網上消息指" :sarcastic: So basically, we don't actually know why the plane depressurized. But at some point the crew figured out the problem and the plane ...

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?
Replies: 22
Views: 2898

Re: Croatia in the final of the WC, what solo you think that Will occour to aviation?

Sorry, but I don't think there's a correlation between sports and aviation.

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI to India in 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4160

Re: FI to India in 2019

What .... ??? Wow Air has already announced flights to DEL !! I don't think Iceland - Delhi could be served by 2 competing carriers at current traffic levels !! Unless they have some incredible plan to siphon off India-US pax, by bypassing Schengen transit visa requirements or something like that. ...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11393

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

SkyflyerYYZ wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
What's that french J only airline doing these days??

I believe you're talking about La Compagnie?

Yeah, right!

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Gorakhpur is IndiGo's next destination with daily flights from Delhi scheduled to begin 1 September. And believe it or not, flights will be operated on A320!

Wow!! Larger a/c for Gorakhpur than Kanpur (by SG, under UDAN), despite a population difference of 5 times!!

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft
Replies: 60
Views: 11393

Re: New luxury airline to offer affordable prices for first-class only aircraft

What's that french J only airline doing these days??

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FI to India in 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 4160

Re: FI to India in 2019

What .... ??? Wow Air has already announced flights to DEL !! I don't think Iceland - Delhi could be served by 2 competing carriers at current traffic levels !! Unless they have some incredible plan to siphon off India-US pax, by bypassing Schengen transit visa requirements or something like that.

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://twitter.com/AdityaGhosh6E/statu ... 0544411653

Doesn't seems related to aviation in anyway ..
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Aditya Ghosh teases about his next job assignment : https://twitter.com/AdityaGhosh6E/statu ... 0544411653

Doesn't seems related to aviation in anyway ..

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s
Replies: 107
Views: 17264

Re: Undisclosed Order for 10 A330NEOs and 10 A350s

My guess would be IndiGo. They might want to remain unidentified because of recent stress in operating margins and profits.

Though it's very unlikely that they will order 2 a/c types.

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: LH to add astronaut food
Replies: 6
Views: 1529

Re: LH to add astronaut food

At the lower deck of Space Shuttle, 8 astronauts used to sleep in foldable bunks (or rather sheets). I hope LH is not planning to introduce seats like that :lol:

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

At a time when IndiGo is scrambling to find whatever 320 it can find to add capacity in Tier 2 markets, Jet has gone the other way and cancelled a whopping 22 daily departures from today: 4x MAA-CJB-MAA, 3x MAA-IXM-MAA, 3x BLR-CJB-BLR, 1x BLR-IXM-BLR. The motto of Jet Airways should be the airline ...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI to Launch new premium service - Maharajah direct
Replies: 8
Views: 1686

Re: AI to Launch new premium service - Maharajah direct

Wonder if we could ever see AI partner up with a major Indian hospitality group-let's say Oberoi-and launch what could be an innovative premium product. Say pursers and senior cabin crew would be trained at Oberoi. High quality linen, bedding, cutlery and plates (possibly co-branded) as well as cat...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Mallaya's A319CJ finally sold for about $5 million. Purchased by an American charter company. This also tells about the increasing global demand for private jets https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/private-manufacture-sale-of-oxytocin-banned/articleshow/64799465.cms Seems low... is $...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

At a time when IndiGo is scrambling to find whatever 320 it can find to add capacity in Tier 2 markets, Jet has gone the other way and cancelled a whopping 22 daily departures from today: 4x MAA-CJB-MAA, 3x MAA-IXM-MAA, 3x BLR-CJB-BLR, 1x BLR-IXM-BLR. The motto of Jet Airways should be the airline ...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Corporations behind airlines
Replies: 26
Views: 2164

Re: Corporations behind airlines

GoAir, which was established by Wadia group. Other examples would include Vistara which is a JV of Tata Sons and SIA, and AirAsia India which is again a JV between Tata and AirAsia.

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: What type is this.

Which aircraft is this? If possible, please try to find the reg # too! http://turnupthebass.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/10538754_575733309204230_529259436_n.jpg Cessna 560 Citation Excel PH-JND Thanks! On further googling I found that the a/c is now registered (and probably grounded) as XA-LAP. ...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What type is this?
Replies: 10
Views: 1512

Re: What type is this.

Which aircraft is this? If possible, please try to find the reg # too!

Image

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Youngest private jet owners?
Replies: 7
Views: 1272

Youngest private jet owners?

I was just wondering who are the youngest private jet owners in the world? I guess Martin Garrix at 22 should be among the youngest people (though I don't exactly know what a/c he owns etc). Who are some other such young owners?

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 799465.cms
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Mallaya's A319CJ finally sold for about $5 million. Purchased by an American charter company. This also tells about the increasing global demand for private jets

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 799465.cms

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why are most colour schemes of Chinese airlines so ugly?
Replies: 63
Views: 7478

Re: The world's ugliest airlines

Because that would be a needless waste of money as your success in China depends on how good your relations are with the communist party and government

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

No information regarding this. Unlikely that SG will convert commercial and brand new MAX into Freighter ops Apparently they are converting pax a/c into cargo. I suspect they got some unbelievably good deals from Boeing for converting old B737s into freighters. https://www.business-standard.com/art...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread
Replies: 59
Views: 5731

Re: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread

unrave wrote:
IndiGo's next neo (#36) VT-IVI was delivered yesterday. The airline's fleet strength stands at 170.


Go Air's NEO #17 was also delivered yesterday

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Apparently the showcasing event was curtailed due to the crash in Mumbai. Some more pictures: https://networkthoughts.com/2018/06/28/jet-airways-max8-a-photo-blog/ And guess where were these 2 pics taken !! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dg26GPHU0AAsDdV.jpg:large Is the lower one of Tejas Express? It'...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://networkthoughts.com/2018/06/28/ ... hoto-blog/

And guess where were these 2 pics taken !!

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Apparently the showcasing event was curtailed due to the crash in Mumbai. Some more pictures:

https://networkthoughts.com/2018/06/28/ ... hoto-blog/

And guess where were these 2 pics taken !!

Image

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

"SpiceJet to induct 20 Boeing 737 freighters to grow cargo business. First aircraft expected in July-August. Likely to serve Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Guwahati" https://twitter.com/aneeshp/status/1012593458098384901 Very very very surprising. Is the growing belly space with pax traffic no...

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

Re: Charter Plane Crashes in Mumbai

It was on a test flight after maintenance. All 4 casualties are that of the pilots and engineers. There were no pax on board. Also read that it stopped doing govt charters in 2014. Salute to the pilot for his courageous act. Many questions remain unanswered including how was a test flight allowed ov...

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner
Replies: 60
Views: 15486

Re: British Airways to Resume Pakistan Flights - British High Commissioner

A very close friend of mine interviewed Alex Cruz and pointed out to him about whether BA will start flights to ISB or not?... Some good news! According to Alex Cruz, he admitted BA are losing out big time in Pakistan. He confirmed Islamabad is on our hit list but we cannot start until a *Hotel* wa...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.
Replies: 79
Views: 11001

Re: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.

Spiderguy252 wrote:
As with IndiGo, how many of these 225 planes will be flying at the same time?

I suspect the number will be far lesser than 225.

I think 150 at its peak. 9W currently has a fleet of 75 B737, with ages ranging from 5 to 14 years.

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by anshabhi
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Any details on Maharaja Direct? Well supposedly it will be introduced on US flights by the end of July and I read that they will also do a make over for the 787 cabin in August. Weird, the 787 cabins are not that old. Their age is not old. Their appearance is just ......... This is so cool! @airVis...

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Out of this world upgrades and downgrades!
Replies: 51
Views: 3560

Re: Out of this world UPGRADES and DOWNGRADES!

A320 to B747 on DEL-BOM by AI

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.
Replies: 79
Views: 11001

Re: Jet Airways orders 75 Boeing 737 Max - yes again and again. Total now 225 MAX on order.

Much required for 9W to maintain its 18% market share in coming years!! Jet Airways will replace a lot of its ageing B738s first, so that's going to be only about 140 new a/c for 9W. Compare it with 300+ for IndiGo, 150+ for SpiceJet, and 120 for GoAir. That said, Jet Airways also has the weakest fi...

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

https://wap.business-standard.com/artic ... 025_1.html
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New pilot rostering scam at Air India (must read):
https://wap.business-standard.com/artic ... 025_1.html

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by anshabhi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I wonder how many Israelis actually connected at DEL. I am sure AI relied on these travellers when they launched these flights. Could AI actually become a convenient option for Israel-Australia market? Actually, could be. There have been reports of AI wanting to increase the frequency on Australia ...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AI to increase TLV frequency to daily!! State-run carrier Air India's Delhi-Tel Aviv non-stop will become a daily flight shortly, with the airline giving its seal of approval to the proposal, encouraged by the 80 per cent and above occupancy rate, sources in the airline said. "The success of th...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AI has made some considerable upgrades on homepage of its website - airindia.in . This honestly deserves more attention.

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by anshabhi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 92
Views: 16083

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

Some amazing news !! State-run carrier Air India's Delhi-Tel Aviv non-stop will become a daily flight shortly, with the airline giving its seal of approval to the proposal, encouraged by the 80 per cent and above occupancy rate, sources in the airline said. "The success of the service is a test...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

At DEL, it has never taken more than 20 minutes from Check In to Security (including immigration) for me ever. On landing, when I am at the end of Y cabins, immigration could take upto 30 mins, but in general its quite good.

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

where are the pics of the so called new "maharaja" class? The sarees are just a new design/colour, nothing really has changed, but then what real changes can we expect from Air India at this point? Only upholstery , cutlery , amenity kits are changed. Did you expect AI to design new cabin...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

VT-ALF moved into Nagpur MX base. Probably for heavy mx and new cabins. Out of curiosity, then, how can AI maintain 9x weekly DEL-SFO-DEL with only 2 77L's. The math doesn't add up. Would't be surprised if they put in 77W's with fuel stops in Japan or Scandanavia for the time being. On AI website, ...

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 625
Views: 34769

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Better replace all a320s with a321s. Slightly bigger aircraft is enough to reduce congestion for time being. Having multiple aircraft types in domestic increases the cost which no airline wants. Agree with that. It is quite strange that none of the carriers have placed a large order for A321/737-9....

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners
Replies: 27
Views: 3317

Re: China Eastern calls for bids to supply 150 single-aisle jetliners

They could also sign for 150 made in Canada by Airbus CS300 !!

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline's first pure-jet routes
Replies: 26
Views: 1233

Re: Airline's first pure-jet routes

That doesn't really answer the question posed by the OP does it because there were, NO PROP JETS AND NO PURE JETS in the 1920s and 1930's! I think that you have totally misconstrued the question asked by the OP! Oh yeah right. Apologies!! In that case, I think it should be PanAm in 1958 with Boeing...

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