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by pune
Mon May 20, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

How does the GOI not care about having a variety of carriers flying the routes. Also for routes that are not seat capped but rather frequency capped, shouldn’t the type of aircraft be a key decision? So if Vistara will fly a 787 between BOM-HKG over a A320 on Indigo, shouldn’t Vistara get the route...

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by pune
Sat May 18, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone noticed the many cheeky ads on AI fb page recently: https://scontent.fdel3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/60313280_1449706371837893_3771450614144303104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ht=scontent.fdel3-1.fna&oh=0d5ee9990076c565653c150e29eed4d6&oe=5D64798E http...

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by pune
Fri May 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

On any given route operator with the lowest trip cost wins the financial race. The operator with the lowest CASM wins the internet. Can someone translate this into English please. I did not study Masters in Computer Science course. 1. It means airlines ordering A321 over A320 do not know what they ...

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by pune
Mon May 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I should rephrase my statement. Apologies. The incomes North of Delhi don't support air travel on a large scale. Also train connectivity in the northern hills is better than that in the southern hills. Though buses are a lot better in Southern India. The richest city North of Delhi- Chandigarh has ...

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by pune
Mon May 06, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382861

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-kne ... 1557087129

maybe somebody can shed some more light :(
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saw this but it's sadly behind paywall https://www.wsj.com/articles/boeing-kne ... 1557087129

maybe somebody can shed some more light :(

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by pune
Mon May 06, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Thanks for sharing. Surprised that no airport north of Delhi made the list. ATQ I believe is 21st.... guess Indo-Canadian is the real winner there.... Only mountains and militancy lie north of delhi. No business I don't think so. If done well, marketed well there is and would be enough business to ...

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by pune
Thu May 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I dunno if somebody else saw this or not https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/2/18518176/boeing-737-max-crash-problems-human-error-mcas-faa?utm_source=digg&utm_medium=email . While probably better put in 737 Max thread but even here it wouldn't be out of place as even we have been impact due to the g...

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by pune
Thu May 02, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Operations at BBI and CCU will remain suspended till the conditions improve i.e. unannounced date, in view of the cyclone Fani https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/do-not-be-deceived-by-eye-of-cyclone-fani-calmness-precursor-to-destruction-ahead-warns-imd/articleshow/69151090.cms I am just sur...

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by pune
Wed May 01, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Top 20 airports by total passenger traffic https://networkthoughtsblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/top-20-total.png Source: https://networkthoughts.com/2019/05/01/2018-19-top-airports-in-india/ BLR 3 HYD 6. 6>3 therefore HYD is bigger airport than BLR. Love you for sharing this :)

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by pune
Wed May 01, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

This could be the best summer yet for Vistara Vistara, the Tata group – Singapore Airlines joint venture was infused with equity of Rs 900 crore by the shareholders recently. This came amid speculation that the Tatas, which also own a majority stake in AirAsia India, would bid for Jet Airways. The ...

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by pune
Wed May 01, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30660

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

This could be the best summer yet for Vistara Vistara, the Tata group – Singapore Airlines joint venture was infused with equity of Rs 900 crore by the shareholders recently. This came amid speculation that the Tatas, which also own a majority stake in AirAsia India, would bid for Jet Airways. The ...

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by pune
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I remember some years ago when I was in India, before entering the terminal at DEL the army forced us to present our boarding pass. Is this system still in place? I remember those who didn't have one could go and print it at the end of the terminal for some extremely high price. You could show the ...

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by pune
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I remember some years ago when I was in India, before entering the terminal at DEL the army forced us to present our boarding pass. Is this system still in place? I remember those who didn't have one could go and print it at the end of the terminal for some extremely high price. I don't know for in...

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by pune
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Why do the adults here keep forgetting airports are just a means for people to get from destination A to destination B with there being no competitive intent between A and B? Phewwww if anything we should be talking about how miserable the wages of airport workers at any airport in India are. If an...

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by pune
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Question is was there ever a race, Chennai has 1.5 Million more international pax than Bangalore, and everyone seems to have written it off as an airport. Ironic. Hyderabad never said it wants to be a hub. This is just distortion when one airport sends out too many SMWs. SMWs ? NVM just got it SMW ...

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by pune
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?
Replies: 287
Views: 57041

Re: Boeing 737 replacement, back on the table in summer 2019?

I have plotted this cross checking figures from wikipedia and manufacturers' sites. 2 class seating figures are used. In a few cases with WB aircraft there was no clearity, there I used seating plans of reputable airlines from seat guru. For example Emirates has a 2 class A380 with 615 seats which ...

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by pune
Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

dtw2hyd wrote:
Here is international traffic data posted by airport authorities for the period between April'18 to March'19. Gives a better picture.

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would be more interested in domestic passenger growth. And I do see Pune is nowhere mentioned :(

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by pune
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The bigger issue is that BLR is not a connecting hub. It could and should be. Jet was BLR's last hope to become an FSC hub. With single digit slots held by AI and Vistara, any international route becomes O&D dependent. I doubt BLR can ever become a FSC hub. It's turned into a major ULCC fortres...

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by pune
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Yes, SFO is the top unserved international route from BLR. For example, in Q2 2018 BLR-SFO Pax Daily Each Way (PDEW) was an avg of 170. More than that of KUL,MCT, CDG. So there it is. Sadly this means the nonstop won't happen. There is no way the airline will get 100% of this traffic. Plus it won't...

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by pune
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178206

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxSl9kNF47E This was on yesterday news. From it two things are clear. Nothing will be known till May 10. The CEO is trying to spin a positive story about it but as shared above, it is very much possible that the airline would be laid to rest. He may have been under or...

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by pune
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxSl9kNF47E , nice interview.
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Did anyone see this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxSl9kNF47E , nice interview.

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by pune
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 166041

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Many airports are not level. For instance at Madrid where I am doing a project, the field elevation varies by 120 feet from runway to runway, with some having a significant slope. Also since ground was leveled at IST, over the years the land will surely settle more over time. Are you thinking that ...

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by pune
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/gupta-wedding-airline-suspends-flights-due-to-financial-troubles-20190423 Interesting take in South Africa on Jet's demise When I was in SA, I still have some photos from some of the english newspapers there. Apparently the Guptas are infamous and can be e...

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by pune
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I wish the airlines could allow fares to rise a bit and improve their finances. This is my thinking and it could be false. But I believe that airlines understand that beyond a point Indians will simply move back to trains instead of paying more fares. They want to avoid that situation That is also ...

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by pune
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

1. SpiceJet to bring in 50 planes (45 737s and 5 Q400) to go after BOM and DEL slots. They have totally outmaneuvered the competition by moving really, really fast. 2. AirAsia India, which was to induct seven planes during the current fiscal has decided to induct 14, five of them in July. [The prev...

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by pune
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

This is a masterstroke from SG. Yes, brilliant! Take over 30 of Jet's 737s and then sign a code share with EK. In my opinion, Ajay Singh is a superb opportunist and willing to take big risks (such as grabbing Jet's 737) for big rewards. He also knows how to play politics and is media-savvy. If you ...

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by pune
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.newslaundry.com/2019/04/22/ ... resh-goyal
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Nice take, although it's something that has been talked here often though. https://www.newslaundry.com/2019/04/22/ ... resh-goyal

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by pune
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

avier wrote:
Pics of the MoU signing.

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Also EK will reaffirm it's position as the national carrier of India for int'l connectivity.
Mr. Singh being all nationalistic....ghantaa!


Not getting the image :(

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by pune
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

probably totally speculative article - https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/tatas-may-be-waiting-in-the-wings-to-buy-jet-airways-1555874536921.html would be nice though if it happens. The pilots get their jobs back, Vistara gets another airline and brand, and they can play with the LCC and the pr...

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by pune
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Chennai Airport has done the unthinkable: it has brought in a host of new retailers at the domestic terminal. Only in DEL/BOM/BLR do you expect to see such top-level brands. Kudos to AAI! More shops are coming in the international terminal. The ancient departures section has had a few shops under c...

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by pune
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation April 2019
Replies: 162
Views: 19079

Re: Turkish Aviation April 2019

Can anybody do a quick comparison between the new Istanbul Airport and the Qatar Airport ? While I'm sure the new Airport is larger, I just wanna know how much larger, how many Qatar Airports could fit into the new Airport at this point in time ?

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by pune
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Also can somebody tell me how to upload photos here, there doesn't seem to be a way to add photos directly in the forum :( You can upload photos using a third party hosting site. You just google "Airliners net photos upload " and you'll get threads giving s step by step explanation of the...

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by pune
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Has anybody by any chance seen the new Istanbul Airport and compared it with Qatar Airport. I just been to Qatar and then South Africa, Cape Town Airport. I could not even begin to compare between Qatar and any Indian Airport to date, would be interesting if somebody has been to these two Airports a...

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by pune
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

ME3 will remain dominant international carriers. A much better choice than Air India or Jet Airways IATA airline search gives no info. on ME3 or did you mean middle-eastern carriers ? Also can somebody tell me how to upload photos here, there doesn't seem to be a way to add photos directly in the f...

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by pune
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The govt owes them quite a bit from Modi's trips. So we can blame the govt too. Oh really? The GoI has in fact been flushing our money down the drain called AI - $5 bn and counting since 2011. Against this whatever money owed by official trips are (1) meagre and (2) likely to have been paid off alb...

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by pune
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Just a quick question, although it probably isn't suited to this thread, what is the staircase called when you have to board the plane. One is the hallway which is next to the gate i.e. if the Aircraft is next to the Airport but many a times you have to get a bus and travel to the Aircraft and go vi...

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by pune
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I know AF= Air France , KF = Air Belgium SA (although strange code) , why does MAA = Chennai, always get confused by these code names.

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by pune
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386018

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

How valuable are Bombay slots? Apparently Ajay Singh of SpiceJet seems to know. He isn't even willing to sacrifice any time to reconfigure Jet's ex-planes.....so those birds will continue to have business class seats (for which he will charge a premium), and the extra leg room that Jet offers over ...

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by pune
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anybody know the state of Qatar Metro in Airport ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Re: Does anybody know the state of Qatar Metro in Airport ?

At that time they were testing the metro which had come inside the Airport. This makes me think you are referring to the internal shuttle train running between the area next to the teddy bear and Concourses D & E. This shuttle train started operation a while ago. As mentioned, the metro system ...

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by pune
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

I am guessing the next few days are gonna be silent till the jet airways issue isn't sorted out . Seems like a big mess at the moment. Hope things turn out okay but doubt so.

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by pune
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does anybody know the state of Qatar Metro in Airport ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

Does anybody know the state of Qatar Metro in Airport ?

I had gone to Qatar Airport in 2016. At that time they were testing the metro which had come inside the Airport. While the terminal for the metro was approx. 60-80 feet higher it still was a sight to see. Does anybody know if Qatar Metro is now fully functional or not ?

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by pune
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OSM Aviation orders 60 all-electric planes
Replies: 55
Views: 5300

Re: OSM Aviation orders 60 all-electric planes

I am just commenting here as I'm interested to see where this goes. Unfortunately, there does not seem a way to subscribe to threads it seems, hence doing it this way.

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by pune
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

BLR Airport RWY 2, T2, other Major infrastructure under construction. (Pic is arnd 20 days old) https://i.postimg.cc/gkFqH9Zv/IMG-20190224-121510.jpg Somebody quoted this same picture today in twitter with some labels, did good work. Didn't check wihether it was Tarun Shukla or one of the other AVg...

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by pune
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2447

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Before you read what's below, I would like to emphasis that I run my own carbon offset project at a family scale. 2 hectares planted, trees growing, trying out different species of fast growing trees, etc... So I know a thing or two about it. ... As for aircraft, the best contribution the industry ...

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by pune
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)
Replies: 36
Views: 2447

Re: Airliners and Carbon Offsets (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation)

Governments will force airlines to use electric aircraft on routes below 1000nm as a form of offset. So all the negatives of electric aircraft will be irrelevant as the airline will get huge taxes applied on any short haul flight operated by a conventional fueled aircraft. In previous threads we ha...

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by pune
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread
Replies: 662
Views: 166041

Re: Istanbul new airport - latest pictures and discussion thread

Here's the new airport on the first day of operations (06 April): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf6TzCJ96Pk And here's Ataturk airport on the last day (05 April): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEx0FcbiAJw&t=7s Could somebody share what the lady was talking about in the first video and the s...

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by pune
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

IndiGo's new flights using 9W slots at BOM will depart from T2 at BOM with flight nos. from 6E 5300-5399. Timetable as published on their site ; https://www.goindigo.in/information/mumbai-terminal.html Nice to see the effect of these launches on the pricing, Bombay-Nagpur ticket booked for next wee...

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by pune
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Now I know why they were hoarding 15+ year old A320s. Truly great future planning Not really, they've botched their pilot intake and have deferred their intake of neos due to pilot shortage. There hasn't been a neo delivery for more than a month now. Even great planners are bound to goof up somewhe...

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by pune
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34625

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://twitter.com/JASWINDERJASSIK/sta ... 3814027265


I get this page doesn't exist :(
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anshabhi wrote:
Think you have to stand in security queues for too long? Think again!! See these pics of Delhi Airport employees waiting for security check to enter airport

https://twitter.com/JASWINDERJASSIK/sta ... 3814027265


I get this page doesn't exist :(

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