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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Sun May 18, 2014 9:09 am

India needs to get the CAT 1 status back ASAP....that's the first thing.
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Sun May 18, 2014 10:16 am

Quoting 747megatop (Reply 197):
BOM has severe capacity constraints. Can't operate a hub with that. BOM is prone to delays because of the capacity issues and nobody would want to connect through a delay prone airport.


Maybe off topic but I've always wanted to ask this, do capacity constraints run through late night-early morning as well? Is there capacity constraints for late night international flights too?
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon May 19, 2014 7:55 am

Here's hoping the Modi government starts the AI privatization ball rolling, Swamy or no Swamy.
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon May 19, 2014 12:17 pm

a) Pass CAA bill
b) Remove AI real estate and fleet asset montization hurdles. Let AI sell assets at fair market value.
c) Approve AI employee buyout package(s). This is tricky, shouldn't loose young workforce in the process.

b & c should improve AI cash flow. No one will invest in an airline with $5 Billion debt, unless GoI clears all the debt, which is against the conventional wisdom of spending public money.

I don't think anyone cares about Cat-I at this point. Now that no other country followed suit and there is not much impact. No Indian carrier has US expansion plans. In fact US Business Jets are most impacted and UA got one month AOG. Thats about it.

It appears BEA along with US private sector are working on DGCA modernizing. Hiring of FSIs is not complete and they are still on contract. GoI need a CAA first to address these issues permanently. Otherwise it is just a cart in-front of the horse.
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon May 19, 2014 7:35 pm

Hi all,

Can anyone advise the registrations of the two ex-KFR ATRs that are still parked at the old international terminal in DEL (T2)?

I have been in and out of DEL a bit over the last few months and never managed to get the registrations for these, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon May 19, 2014 7:41 pm

Quoting comorin (Reply 202):
Here's hoping the Modi government starts the AI privatization ball rolling, Swamy or no Swamy.

Sorry to disappoint you. Modi is very much in favour of PSUs. So expect AI to get more independence but firmly in the hands of the government.

Quote:
At the heart of Nehruvian 5-year plans was PSU-led manufacturing with the objective of achieving self-reliance. Gujarat has proved how to turn around and run successful PSUs. Today, at least five Gujarat PSUs are among the world’s 500 largest corporations: Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers Company, Gujarat Alkalies& Chemicals Limited and Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation. Expect this model to be replicated at the Centre.

So, take heart from this Air India, BSNL, Coal India and others! You will not be sold out. Instead, PSU leaders can expect a free hand at running their corporations, greater infusion of funds into deserving PSUs and significant backing from the Centre. The heavy industries ministry will be key in the Modi portfolio.
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Wed May 21, 2014 1:10 pm

Quoting hawk21m (Reply 199):
Modi is likely to be pro industry.

Modi is pro-industry, but he is also pro-PSU with independence and responsibility for results. Will this work with AI though?

Also AF and KL have a promotion for their Indian sub-continent based passengers.

Quote:
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Wed May 21, 2014 2:04 pm

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 205):
Sorry to disappoint you. Modi is very much in favour of PSUs. So expect AI to get more independence but firmly in the hands of the government.
Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 206):
Modi is pro-industry, but he is also pro-PSU with independence and responsibility for results.

WOW. This would cause lot of sleepless nights for some a.netters.

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 206):
Will this work with AI though?

I hope doling out unlimited money is not on the table. That's not going to fix AI.

Ajit Singh did few good things.
Dealt heavy-handedly with unions. IPG is gone. That changed union mindset. Probably helped with AI-IA integration. Which was unique for a government entity.
Bailout payments are tied to performance. Good in a way, but imposed too many constraints.

As I posted earlier they should immediately waive rules for asset monetization and fund employee buyout.

Hope here is within AI shutdown others will get the bailout money or something similar to EAS funds here. GoI doesn't bailout publicly traded/private owned companies.
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon May 26, 2014 6:44 am

With swearing in of Indian PM, just wondering what aircraft will be used by heads of neighboring countries (SAARC) to fly in. Below are at least what i observed:


Sri lankan PM: A340-300
Pakistan PM: Gulfstream IV
Afghanistan PM: 767
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon May 26, 2014 7:32 am

Quoting dtw2hyd (Reply 207):

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 205):
Sorry to disappoint you. Modi is very much in favour of PSUs. So expect AI to get more independence but firmly in the hands of the government.
Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 206):
Modi is pro-industry, but he is also pro-PSU with independence and responsibility for results.

WOW. This would cause lot of sleepless nights for some a.netters.

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 206):
Will this work with AI though?

I hope doling out unlimited money is not on the table. That's not going to fix AI.

Ajit Singh did few good things.
Dealt heavy-handedly with unions. IPG is gone. That changed union mindset. Probably helped with AI-IA integration. Which was unique for a government entity.
Bailout payments are tied to performance. Good in a way, but imposed too many constraints.

As I posted earlier they should immediately waive rules for asset monetization and fund employee buyout.

Hope here is within AI shutdown others will get the bailout money or something similar to EAS funds here. GoI doesn't bailout publicly traded/private owned companies.

Indeed what the new Govt will do with AI shall probably be the hottest topic of discussion amongst A.netter for months and months to come as Air India’s privatisation might be one of the first things on the table.
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon May 26, 2014 9:15 am

Quoting vvbkumar (Reply 208):

Sri lankan PM: A340-300
Pakistan PM: Gulfstream IV
Afghanistan PM: 767

Maldives PM: AI's 320 (chartered).
Incredible India!
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Thu May 29, 2014 4:15 pm

Air Asia India to start flying from June 12 and tickets sales to start from Friday. The report does not say about the routes.
Is any one planning a first flight. Does Air Asia hand out any first flight souvenirs? A trip report will be welcome.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2014/05/29/airasia-india-flight-idINKBN0E90RA20140529
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Fri May 30, 2014 12:33 am

Quoting golfradio (Reply 211):
Air Asia India to start flying from June 12 and tickets sales to start from Friday. The report does not say about the routes.

I would not mind. But where to buy the tickets. Tony's tweet said sales start today but as of this morning no joy on the airasia.com site.  
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Fri May 30, 2014 2:53 pm

Quoting golfradio (Reply 211):

What I am amazed about is, there isn't a single shot of the first Air Asia India A320 on a.net or anywhere to be found. Strangely so because it was delivered to the airline and has been sitting in Chennai isn't it?
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Fri May 30, 2014 4:08 pm

Quoting JOYA380B747 (Reply 213):

I found one of VT-ATF from the Airbus delivery press release

http://www.airbus.com/galleries/photo-gallery/dg/idp/38135-a320-airasia-india/?share=1
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Fri May 30, 2014 4:11 pm

Quoting golfradio (Reply 214):

Huge thanks..... looks great.... let the price wars begin  
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Fri May 30, 2014 4:46 pm

SQ A380 landed @DEL. Live video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eA6I_dRxXE
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Sat May 31, 2014 7:32 pm

We've got exclusive videos of the SQ A380 at DEL water cannon salute and the landing (soon to be added) on our site. Thanks to the airport operators for supporting the hobby of spotting.
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:58 pm

Quoting 747megatop (Reply 195):
Barring LHR,JFK,EWR they have never put in a consistent appearance in North America or Europe.

Huh? FRA and CDG (earlier ORL) have been AI stations steadily for the past 40+ years.......without break....
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:26 pm

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 218):
FRA and CDG (earlier ORL) have been AI stations steadily for the past 40+ years

Considering that it is AI then it's an achievement then. But, the route structure to those stations is also inconsistent isn't it? Take CDG for example, BOM- CDG is no longer there. They tried LAX-FRA and discontinued it. But coming back to consistency; if you take Europe and North America the only stations that they (AI) have had consistent presence is ORD,EWR,JFK,LHR,FRA,CDG and if you consider 9W and other Indian carriers, even less. So, given this history of trying out routes and stopping them i give 9W's BOM-CDG route less chances of it surviving in the long run.
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:14 pm

India to review ASAs.

Quote:
The civil aviation ministry plans to take a relook at the bilateral air services agreements to find out whether some countries and airlines are getting undue advantage at the cost of domestic carriers.
http://www.telegraphindia.com/114060...ss/story_18469506.jsp#.U44PLijRcjY
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:01 am

From the link,

Quoting dtw2hyd (Reply 220):
Quote:
The carrier had ordered 27 of the costliest aircraft

Since when is the 788 the costliest aircraft?
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:17 am

Indian airports now among world's best service providers as per Airports Council International's (ACI) airport service quality (ASQ) 2013 ratings.

In 25-40 Mil pax per annum catetory
DEL #2
BOM #5
http://www.aci.aero/Airport-Service-...inners/Best-Airport-By-Size/25-40m

In 5-15 Mil pax per annum catetory
HYD #2
http://www.aci.aero/Airport-Service-...Winners/Best-Airport-By-Size/5-15m

CCU won Best Improvement award in APAC region
http://www.aci.aero/Airport-Service-...ners/Best-Improvement/Asia-Pacific


Also
Indigo wins Airbus award
http://www.business-standard.com/art...s-airbus-award-114052101553_1.html
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:38 pm

Catering truck hit parked AI 77W regn VT-ALT @EWR. Reports suggest significant damage.

Pics from twitter and facebook.

https://twitter.com/inertiaboy/status/474214523147014144/photo/1
https://www.facebook.com/AviatorsKingdom/photos/pcb.574083846039416/574083812706086/?type=1
https://www.facebook.com/AviatorsKingdom/photos/pcb.574083846039416/574083829372751/?type=1&permPage=1

[Edited 2014-06-05 07:41:55]
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Sat Jun 07, 2014 7:32 pm

So finally the SIA A380 landed at Mumbai......Interesting view......
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:56 am

Quoting dtw2hyd (Reply 220):

India to review ASAs.

Why is there always so much drama with India ASAs?

Interesting terms in changing ASAs. It cannot be done unilaterally. But the UAE might be an easy target for India... But the question is... at what cost.

And... 9W will certainly expand its flights to the UAE. It wouldn't surprise me to see 6E partner with other airlines for onward connections. The only loser is AI. The biggest winner is business in India thanks to more convenient access for investors.

The ME3 are incredibly vulnerable to hub bypass. Heck, if the GoI would just change a few policies and build up the infrastructure, much of the hubbing that currently is done by the ME3 would naturally flow back to the greater source of O&D traffic. Trade is more than a zero sum gain. India should be working on improving the GoI processes and procedures to be more competitive.


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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:02 am

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 225):
The ME3 are incredibly vulnerable to hub bypass. Heck, if the GoI would just change a few policies and build up the infrastructure, much of the hubbing that currently is done by the ME3 would naturally flow back to the greater source of O&D traffic.

Ha ha, which will probably never happen; which is why the ME3 are quite safe IMO. What the ME3 will have to watch out for is actually TK stealing their pie and perhaps a new bird that can actually so Australia Europe non stop efficiently.
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:15 pm

flydubai interested in investing in Indian carrier given good opportunity.

http://www.financialexpress.com/news...a-given-good-opportunity/1258783/1
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Tue Jun 10, 2014 1:37 pm

Came across couple of AI tenders for ad media enclosure panels for tray tables and overhead bin printing/installation to enable inflight third party advertising. No adhesive can withstand Indian summers and AI pax. Just more items to vandalize.

http://mmd.airindia.co.in/aimmd/tender/HSP_15_ADVT_ENQ-0021.html
http://mmd.airindia.co.in/aimmd/tender/HSP_15_ADVT_ENQ-0010.html

IMHO they should have gone with electronic ads on seat back monitors.
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:32 pm

My Photo of the SQ A380's arrival at Home Mumbai:

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Photo © Vishal Jolapara - Indian Aviation Photographers



Me with the Crew:



[Edited 2014-06-13 13:40:29]
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:17 pm

Quoting vishaljo (Reply 229):
Me with the Crew:

Nice picture. But where exactly is "me" in the pic....
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:34 pm

Quoting comorin (Reply 202):
Here's hoping the Modi government starts the AI privatization ball rolling, Swamy or no Swamy.

I can dream.   

But as a betting man, I would take the other side...

Quoting 747megatop (Reply 226):
Ha ha, which will probably never happen; which is why the ME3 are quite safe IMO. What the ME3 will have to watch out for is actually TK stealing their pie and perhaps a new bird that can actually so Australia Europe non stop efficiently.

You are probably correct. Unless EY is able to *really* turn around 9W... in which case they will be viable to do so.


But most likely you are right.

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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:21 pm

Quoting lightsaber (Reply 231):
I can dream.

But as a betting man, I would take the other side...

There are guidelines to divest from PSU in any sector.

1) Strong private sector. Everyone else is not doing so great.
2) No national security interest. Not a major issue if MRO is still a PSU and long-haul VVIP transportation moved to Air Force.

If Tata-SIA is successful, AI can be privatized. US model is not going work because, Indian government doesn't bailout private companies.
 
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RE: Indian Aviation Thread Part 105

Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:16 am

Hi All,

This discussion thread is becoming quite long and in some cases slow to load for some users. Please feel free to continue your discussion in Part 106.

Part 106 can be found here:

Indian Aviation Thread Part 106 (by EK413 Jun 17 2014 in Civil Aviation)

Enjoy the journey!

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