Awesome to see PW 1100G coming back on track!Jump to post
I came across this article recently, according to which SG CEO is on his way to become the 7th Aviation billionaire (i.e., who have most of their income coming from aviation related business), and all the other 6 belong to Asia only. Is this really true? Are there no such aviation billionaires in We...Jump to post
National carrier Air India has deferred the delivery of at least one A320 neo aircraft due to issues with CFM-manufactured engine, sources said. When contacted for comments about Air India deferring the delivery of aircraft on account of CFM engine issues, a spokesperson for Safran Aircraft Engines...Jump to post
Low CASM is great as long as you can fill the planes. Both Jet and AI have struggled with their 777Ws in the earlier years. Starting with DEL, which besides AI, will have vistara and indigo to fill 400 seater planes consistently to multiple destinations will be a challenge. I believe perhaps London...Jump to post
India's tourism industry could soon get a fillip with the re-introduction of seaplanes. Commercial aviation player Spicejet is scheduled to sign a MoU with Japan's Setouchi Holdings next week when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits India, bringing seaplanes back to Indian skies. TOI has lear...Jump to post
Running after market share and not profits, is the #1 way to go bankrupt.Jump to post
This seems strange, A350-1000 is too big to start any operation, so is B787-10! They would be better with -9, - 8 or even A339. Seems they will only focus on Delhi or maybe Mumbai with these aircrafts, which is not the smartest move. While it might seem strange to mix A350-1000 into this, I guess t...Jump to post
Things getting further heated up in India! After IndiGo and Vistara now SG is also shopping for widebodies, albeit huge ones! Indian budget airline SpiceJet Ltd. has begun an order contest between Boeing Co. and Airbus SE for wide-body aircraft, in the strongest indication yet that it will go ahead ...Jump to post
only if they are unable to acquire AI, which is impossible. India's civil aviation Ministry has become an extension of IndiGo office. Some of the happenings in recent days: 1. 1 Year notice period for pilots. 2. Increase in excess baggage fees by 300%. 3. Qatar couldn't even submit an application f...Jump to post
Mine was an Indian airlines A319 when I was 2 or 3 year old.... And yeah, in those days flying was a luxury.Jump to post
IndiGo CEO Aditya Ghosh recently uploaded some pics of an under construction IndiGo AT72
KarelXWB wrote:Will be announcing a larger order, aggressive plans very soon : Yeoh
They have been saying that for almost 6 months now.
only if they are unable to acquire AI, which is impossible. India's civil aviation Ministry has become an extension of IndiGo office. Some of the happenings in recent days: 1. 1 Year notice period for pilots. 2. Increase in excess baggage fees by 300%. 3. Qatar couldn't even submit an application fo...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:anshabhi wrote:Guess which is the only LCC which directly threatens ME3 on their staple passengers-- IndiGo.
Tim Clark mentioned long-haul low-cost carriers as the biggest threat.
Guess which is the only LCC which directly threatens ME3 on their staple passengers-- IndiGo.Jump to post
Now I am expecting some major announcement by Vistara, which will include wide body aircraft as well.
http://m.timesofindia.com/business/indi ... 406265.cms
Here's another article, which confirms that Vistara will order wide body aircraft. They have aggressive long and medium haul plans. http://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/vistara-to-fly-abroad-after-next-march-place-order-for-wide-body-planes/amp_articleshow/60406265.cms "Very Soon&q...Jump to post
This mutual understanding between Japan Airlines and Vistara will help the two airlines pursue significant cooperation in the near future, such as codeshare, frequent flyer partnership as well as other operational arrangements, allowing them to leverage each other's network, expertise and assets, s...Jump to post
I read the title too quickly and thought it said "wheels end up inside cabin", which would have made for a far more interesting story... But anyway, how on earth does this happen? Extremely strong winds? Rain/slippery conditions? High speed turn on wet taxiway. Check this Looks like a hig...Jump to post
IndiGo will retain the Air India brand for international operations.
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/4SIyZ ... fails.html
There are not going to be any 5th freedom flights out of India. IndiGo would never allow it. They are going long haul and that's where the first LCC on India-Europe will come from Singpore already has 5th freedom rights from India except London, US and Middle-east. Check out the agreement http://dg...Jump to post
I am hopeful that we will get to know the unidentified customer for that 125 B737Max LoI, or maybe it would be converted to a firm order. By 9W.Jump to post
Tells you how active AI's flight safety department is, contrary to the general perception. Right. Even though the article says " The senior commander's actions have been overlooked until now. " Would AI have picked it up if he wasn't dobbed-in by a colleague? Read the article! He wasn't s...Jump to post
Tells you how active AI's flight safety department is, contrary to the general perception.Jump to post
I am confused. So did the altitude restriction not help when it was supposed to, or was the issue fixed? If it is the first case, then how did engineering mess up the route cause to come up with a recommendation that didn't help? The first case. The issue wasn't fixed and PW came up with a recommen...Jump to post
The NEOs are back to FL300+ after a long time!
https://twitter.com/ari_maj/status/9038 ... 36/photo/1
Just when you thought PW is doing atleast something right......
This documentary might be of some help..
TropicalSky wrote:I hope PW gets these issues resolved......this is a nightmare for the company......when last has there been any good news regarding this engine?
Curious any word if Leap met or exceed SFC promises
http://wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/companies/indigo-removes-altitude-restriction-from-a320-neo-117090100983_1.html Quote from the article: Sources familiar with the situation said the altitude restriction did not serve any purpose of solving the problem with the No 3 bearing component whic...Jump to post
6E removes altitude restrictions for NEO:
http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 983_1.html
Apparently, PW told them flying at lower altitude is useless.
India has 7 main carriers, for a rather small market of 100 million pax. IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India, GoAir, Vistara and AirAsia India. And 4 other regional Airlines- Zoom Air, TruJet, Air Odisha and Air Carnival. Surviving in India with all the cut throat competition and high taxes is ...Jump to post
India and China are in a border military standoff currently so I doubt we'll see any new frequencies or a new bilateral negotiated anytime in the near future. It's a shame as deepening air links would especially benefit India. India would naturally increase them when it feels like doing so. Current...Jump to post
IndiGo wants its A320 pilots to fly turboprop planes
http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 500_1.html
^^Interesting article. IndiGo is finding it quite difficult to get ATR pilots..
The SpiceJet team will assist the women from the check-in point to the collection of luggage, from the conveyor belt on arrival, speedy check-in through Spicemax counters, early boarding announcements, upgrades to Spicemax economy seats which have more leg room and offer them comfortable seats. The...Jump to post
Some more details: We have planned to increase the capacity of T1 and T3 and build a fourth runway. As per the Master Plan, the capacity of T1 will be increased from 20 million to 40 million and the capacity of T3 will be increased from 34 million to 45 million. The expansion would enable us to hand...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Kingfisher went down when it acquired Air Deccan and started International same time.
Breaking: Ashwani Lohani to return to Railways.
https://mobile.twitter.com/someshjha7/s ... 1035729920
dtw2hyd wrote:Kingfisher went down when it acquired Air Deccan and started International same time.
Well I think we need this thread. Now that AAI has forced LCCs to move 30% of ops from T1 to renovated T2, its for sure that T2 is going to be active again, after 7 years, renovated at a cost of ₹100 crore ($15.6 million). This renovated T2 will add a capacity of 15 million to Delhi airport. http://...Jump to post
Do you know 6E completely owns all the NEOs it operates...? They have signed all the deals directly with PW and Airbus, and have every reason to worry. And 6E should change its MX practices...? What's that? Whoever owns the engines own the MX responsibility. PW cannot swap 6E engines forever even w...Jump to post
Both IndiGo and GoAir lose market share, in July. IndiGo by 1.3% and GoAir by 0.7%.
http://dgca.nic.in/reports/Traffic_repo ... ep0717.pdf
Will either manufacturer trust PW for future programmes again? Is there any engine with perfect early service record in the market? Like other members said, pushing the product out in large numbers is the new business model. Data can be always beaten to show, even with all these issues, these engin...Jump to post
10 6E NEOs grounded
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/wFtgX ... eport.html
The Sanjeev Kapoor of Vistara.
He's the social media face of Vistara.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHWl1zuUMAAX9Ji.jpg https://mobile.twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status/897806094885502976?p=v As one would expect, the pilot community is very unhappy and so are most foreign airlines who poach Indian pilots. Otherwise, good news for the industry in my opinion. Airlines like...Jump to post
Indian carriers should have 10 seats of capacity for every 1 seat granted to ME carriers. I don´t know why but if they agree an open skies policy they can add as much as they need or as much as they want, I think the market is so big and diverse that the open skies is the best solution for everybod...Jump to post
can you post like a worldwide map of this eclipse please..? Sure, it's not going to touch any other land beside North America but yes there might be some international flights that will encounter it. https://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEmono/TSE2017/TSE2017fig/TSE2017-1.gif And if anyone is interested i...Jump to post