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by anshabhi
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Why doesn’t the Government bring in fresh thinking to the airline sector? For instance, could they designate “Kannur” airport to be an “open skies” airport so flights from this airport to other countries would not count towards the bilaterals. It could be set up as a test “demonstration” policy val...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Why doesn’t the Government bring in fresh thinking to the airline sector? For instance, could they designate “Kannur” airport to be an “open skies” airport so flights from this airport to other countries would not count towards the bilaterals. It could be set up as a test “demonstration” policy val...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Ok so even though its a month old news but I somehow stumbled upon it and its very funny and intresting.Jewish media is claiming AI at the verge of collapse/Bankruptcy :rotfl: https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/having-beaten-el-al-in-battle-over-tel-aviv-delhi-line-air-india-faces-bankruptcy/2...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3278

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

Ironically AI has used the remaining 3 B77Ls very efficiently ever since the sale. None of them are close to scraping at all. Heights of mismanagement and lack of vision

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

OK - racist is maybe too strong a word. But their advertising is not at all representative of India - I have never seen a South Indian ethnic (dravidian) portrayed in their ads. ????? I have never seen anyone telling out loud what their ethnicity is in Vistara ads, unless you mean to classify an en...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SpiceJet's pipe dream (?) to have 20 freighter aircraft by 2021. Hey, with a friendly Moody government, you never know. https://www.stattimes.com/indias-spicexpress-to-fly-from-mumbaidubai-from-aug-1-20-freighters-to-join-its-fleet-by-2021-aviation Why pipe dream? US has 1000+ cargo planes and 100+...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 44
Views: 4302

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

SDFguy wrote:
Do BA flight crew get any sort of extra pay for having to fly to such a dangerous country?

They don't go out of airport hotels

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SG's next intl destination is going to be Singapore BREAKING:- #SPICJET to begin Daily flights to #Singapore from #Delhi, #Mumbai & #Bangalore in the winter schedule 2019 says Debashis Saha, Associate VP Regulatory & Govt Affairs, Spicejet at the IATA Slot conference in Cape Town. https://t...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister
Replies: 44
Views: 4302

Re: Air France, Norwegian Air and Lufthansa Intend to Start Flights for Pakistan - Aviation Minister

With FAA issuing emergency directive to avoid Iran airspace, it would be interesting to see if even the BA flight continues or not

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Alexa, how can I fly to New Delhi? Amazon India starts selling airline tickets with discount to Prime members WOW, Amazon introduces something new to India before introducing a similar service in the US https://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/alexa-how-can-i-fly-to-mumbai-amazon-is-now-disrupting-the-air...

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?

Don't countries get paid for the flights flying over them? Pakistan is in a financial crisis, any money would help....but oh well one has to be ready for an Indian attack which is never coming... If I was in power, I would go with installing better radars which can differentiate a Su-30 and B787 wi...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

So can anyone please explain it to me What The Bob Beamon is up with Vistara ? Like I just looked up their Wiki page and it says them folks already got 6 of them X Jet birds and they'd prolly get 5 more. This long jump from BIZ, PE & E to now BIZ & E and the new twist in the movie is their ...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The 0/20 rule effectively blocks Air Asia India from launching a long haul international carrier so IndiGo need not be too concerned about that threat https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/airasia-india-to-double-its-fleet-plans-to-start-international-serv...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

But what will happen once TaTa head R.Tata is no more (God may give him long life though but death is inevitable) What happens to the TATA and SIA JV and if things go wrong with TATA side of the UK then SIA might pull away and TaTa may land in the same scene as 9W..dont u think ? Tata is barely dep...

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7131

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

From the later parts of video - Skytrax is confusing business intelligence with back b*tching :rotfl:

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7131

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

Skytrax has been questionable for years, and then again, this post being made by someone who joined 3 days back, with Turkish logo, right after Turkish was downgraded by Skytrax......internet is becoming a very murky place with companies using their agents to further their agendas. That's like thin...

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri/status ... 2671028224

I honestly wonder how many possible flying hours has AI wasted so far that it's able to operate so many new flights without any new aircraft !! ??
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AI Mumabi-Nairobi flight announced. to start ops from 27th sept 4 days a week

https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri/status ... 2671028224

I honestly wonder how many possible flying hours has AI wasted so far that it's able to operate so many new flights without any new aircraft !! ??

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The unthinkable has happened !! A321XLR can fly DEL-LHR non-stop https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QAh_YXoAA4v3S.jpg https://twitter.com/LiveFromALounge/status/1140537203250081792 This could be the turning point in Indian aviation's long haul prospects forever. I can already imagine a 6E operated Asia-E...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Did you guys know Indian railways is profitable despite paying for all of its subsidies and debts!!? Without taking any bailouts from the government!! Despite having all the so called political interference!! It's truly shameful to see the rot that lies inside AI. A socially motivated organization i...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I would honestly not be surprised if SG remains in codeshare with EK while simultaneously opposing greater bilateral rights to them

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

150 of Spicejet’s most recent flights to Hong Kong were delayed on average by 1 1/2 hours. Chinese paper screams murder and calls for slot penalization or monetary penalties https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3006967/indian-budget-airline-spicejet-set-open-ne...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The best thing is AI is doing all this expansion without any new a/c. Increasing aircraft utilization is always welcome. UAE, India to renegotiate bilateral air service agreement (Note -- this is based on reporting from the UAE side which may paint their own picture based on the meeting with the Min...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

http://dgca.nic.in/reports/Traffic_repo ... ep0419.pdf
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dtw2hyd wrote:
Did DGCA/AAI publish April '19 traffic data? Haven't seen any info. Interestingly high premium yielding airport is mum about April data and busy with tree saplings.

http://dgca.nic.in/reports/Traffic_repo ... ep0419.pdf

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by anshabhi
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^^ sardar civil aviation minister fulfilling his fantasies with taxpayers money Maybe but I would barely call it a fantasy. There's huge Indian diaspora in Canada. Earlier one of the major options was 9W DEL-AMS-Canada (including one Vancouver flight on 9W metal). AI is only tapping a huge market....

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

FligtReporter wrote:
So just the Company change probably rest everythin same.

Umm I think you need to get updated with the infinite issues faced by 6E due to frequent PW engine failures.

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by anshabhi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://mobile.twitter.com/agrawalharsh ... 2353988619

Delhi has such an extreme weather- 2 days ago it was 48°C and now a sand storm
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26 flights diverted due to sandstorm at DEL

https://mobile.twitter.com/agrawalharsh ... 2353988619

Delhi has such an extreme weather- 2 days ago it was 48°C and now a sand storm

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by anshabhi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Also there is a recent news of AI posting losses over 7K Cr..Y not just shut it down..if all thats been given to AI had even a percentage of it had been given to Kingfishers we would have a 5 Star airline probably. https://m.businesstoday.in/story/rss-affiliate-swadeshi-jagran-manch-opposes-centre-...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Also there is a recent news of AI posting losses over 7K Cr..Y not just shut it down..if all thats been given to AI had even a percentage of it had been given to Kingfishers we would have a 5 Star airline probably. https://m.businesstoday.in/story/rss-affiliate-swadeshi-jagran-manch-opposes-centre-...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions
Replies: 122
Views: 19051

Re: Pakistani Airspace to remain Closed with exceptions

[i]Pakistan has approved "in principle" India's request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit this week, according to a senior Pakistani official, who hoped that New Delhi would respond...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SQ will be introducing the new "Suites" cabin product A380 on Singapore- Mumbai route from Sep '19. These are private first class suites and is the new product on their reconfigured A380's. This along with their existing frequency to BOM receiving the premium heavy A350's. DEL receives A3...

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

United Newark to Mumbai diverted to Delhi because of severe weather at BOM. https://mobile.twitter.com/aneeshp/status/1138122815880671232 Surprised to see they carry so much extra fuel Air India could post over ₹7,600 crore loss in 2018-19, highest so far https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/air-...

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by anshabhi
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evektor EV-55 Outback - New plane coming on the market soon
Replies: 33
Views: 5627

Re: New plane coming on the market soon

Would it be available in my local Walmart?

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Kinda cool - Vistara helps man in proposing to a girl and she accepted https://twitter.com/airvistara/status/1136565753145155588 I am expecting those 2 people already had cordial relations with each other. If they were strangers, :roll: :roll: .... Leads to a dead page. The tweet has been deleted p...

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://twitter.com/airvistara/status/1 ... 3145155588

I am expecting those 2 people already had cordial relations with each other. If they were strangers, :roll: :roll: ....
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Kinda cool - Vistara helps man in proposing to a girl and she accepted
https://twitter.com/airvistara/status/1 ... 3145155588

I am expecting those 2 people already had cordial relations with each other. If they were strangers, :roll: :roll: ....

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 408
Views: 91136

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2019

What's the emergency directive regarding B787 issued by FAA recently?

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by anshabhi
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Some 25 big Indian companies are closing down. former billionaire Anil Ambani's 6 companies are near closure inspite of Ambanis going to Prime minister's office every week. Bad days ahead for Indian aviation The business is not slowing down. People are continuing to fly more than ever. Only incompe...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 812
Views: 38985

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SG's next intl destination is going to be Singapore

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route
Replies: 29
Views: 9216

Re: Emirates launches world’s shortest A380 route

smartplane wrote:
Helps balance the cycles / hours disparity for leases, and fuel is cheaper than at DXB. Fly to Muscat with low fuel, fill, return to DXB ready for next long haul.

Really!!!? Isn't DXB tax free too?

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30285

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Vistara operated their first 737 flight using the ex-Jet aircraft on DEL-ATQ last night (31st May). Reg. is VT-TGB and still bears the 9W seats/config and livery - sans the Jet name and flying sun logo, same like how SpiceJet is operating those ex-9W aircrafts. Funny how India's most premium airlin...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162884

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I guess India just kissed goodbye to a potential investment in Jet by the Hindujas. I had long been arguing on this forum that potential investors in Jet are being sent a message and the message is on the wall. Rule#1 of participating in these forums: Be aware that 99.99% of people in actual power ...

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by anshabhi
Fri May 31, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MRJ is now the Space Jet
Replies: 75
Views: 12610

Re: MRJ is now the Space Jet

This would be so confusing - SpiceJet and Spacejet :rotfl:

Imagine SpiceJet operating the SpaceJet

SpaceJet sounds like the name of SpaceX's solution for human cryogenic fuel propelled rocket flights

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by anshabhi
Fri May 31, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30285

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://mobile.twitter.com/HardeepSPuri

I guess amritsar-london is coming in next 1 month or less!!

Or he's just a puppet of airline CEOs and has been chosen by them to prevent any interruption to them.
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Hareep Singh Puri is the new civil aviation minister

https://mobile.twitter.com/HardeepSPuri

I guess amritsar-london is coming in next 1 month or less!!

Or he's just a puppet of airline CEOs and has been chosen by them to prevent any interruption to them.

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by anshabhi
Thu May 30, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30285

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Indian aviation could be heading into another cycle of overcapacity and that is bad news for airlines Charts and full article on the link From hyper growth to negative growth, the last eight months have been a rollercoaster for Indian aviation. Capacity induction, led by IndiGo, had fuelled a 20 pe...

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by anshabhi
Thu May 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5283

Re: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

Are there any stats available on the fuel savings achieved from both LEAP and GTF?

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by anshabhi
Thu May 30, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.
Replies: 29
Views: 5283

Indigo to switch from Pratt & Whitney engines to CFM engines for A320neo.

So is this the biggest set back for PW GTF yet? Their largest customer, IndiGo has decided to go with CFM LEAP for the last 180 aircraft on order https://twitter.com/ari_maj/status/1133921779469000704 The reason is obvious- major reliability issues with the GTF and maybe mouth watering deal from CFM

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by anshabhi
Wed May 29, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162884

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 03361?s=20
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Heart touching video of Naresh Goyal flying G8 cattle class
(No pun intended, whatever he deserves better)

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status ... 03361?s=20

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by anshabhi
Tue May 28, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30285

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Delete

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by anshabhi
Mon May 27, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30285

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Strange sounding results from IndiGo!! India’s largest airline IndiGo on Monday said net profit for the March quarter rose 401.17% from a year ago as the airline flew more passengers and registered higher yields. However, on an annual basis, Indigo's profit for 2018-19 was down 93%. https://www.live...

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by anshabhi
Mon May 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30285

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Amazing growth, yes, but everyone seems to ignore/gloss over the fact that SpiceJet also has 13 grounded MAXes. So 13 of those 23 new additions are just to offset capacity losses from the MAX grounding. Nothing against SpiceJet's remarkable growth, but just adding another perspective. This perspect...

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