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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA A321neo Delivery Delays
Replies: 13
Views: 4462

Re: HA A321neo Delivery Delays

but are they having even more engine problems that are holding up deliveries? No. This is bit of old news, P&W informed Airbus that production ramp-up will be slower than anticipated. For 2017 P&W aims to deliver some 350 GTF engines, instead of 400 engines previously planned. Hence some de...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely
Replies: 15
Views: 6349

Re: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely

Those in charge seem to suffer from a hysterical paranoia. There had been other cases of false alarms due to communication problems with Egypt Air and Air India. Perhaps. The counter to that would be that the 9/11 attacks have warranted a heightened degree of paranoia in these cases. In either case...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 73
Views: 7552

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

Then you need to find a good substitute for fossil fuels in 2050. Do you really think ME economies will cease to exist by 2050? OR we will have 100% electric planes by 2050? Fossil Fuels are limited, agreed. But its a big myth that they are going to be used up over next 30-40 years. Specially the d...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 23757

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

AI Express is doing something not-so-AI! This is the first time AIE is operating direct flight services to Doha from Kochi. In the first stage, the airline will launch three direct flight services to Doha from Kochi from August 15 and one more will be launched by September 15. The airline is operati...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?
Replies: 73
Views: 7552

Re: Hyperloop - Possible Implications for Aviation Industry?

I don't want to be a party popper... I once seriously costed out an electric (or mag/lev) high speed train between Minneapolis and Chicago, complete with elevated bridges, etc to keep away from everything else and prevent heavy snows from interfering with it; with the assumption that the state woul...

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely
Replies: 15
Views: 6349

Re: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely

http://avherald.com/h?article=4ab199b1&opt=0
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Can someone please explain, how is it decided whether an aircraft should be intercepted or not?

This was an Air France A320, on 30th June, and everything else looks same but there was no intercept...?

http://avherald.com/h?article=4ab199b1&opt=0

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by anshabhi
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely
Replies: 15
Views: 6349

Re: BREAKING: KE917 ICN - ZRH Intercepted south of STR - landed safely

Capt.Fantastic wrote:
He was squawking 7600. Do the Germans always intercept an aircraft that has lost comm in their airspace?

Rather than fixing their ATC.

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by anshabhi
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK in-flight crewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle
Replies: 17
Views: 6385

Re: EK inflightcrewmember filmed pouring champagne back into the bottle

Aquila3 wrote:
Nope. EK is going to sell back that wine to DL. DL loves to buy used if the price is right. :biggrin:

:rotfl: . True!
DL might even make money selling it!

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by anshabhi
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

As an aside, FR24 confirmed none of the Indigo NEO's flying whilst I was checking were above 30 000ft. 29 800ft was the highest I saw Rgds Actually, not even the latest one VT-ITU. Which means, PW has not yet been able to fix anything, and Leap-1A must be cheaper to operate at FL360 than PW at FL300.

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by anshabhi
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Industry wide best aircraft utilisation rates?
Replies: 15
Views: 2673

Industry wide best aircraft utilisation rates?

So, which airlines have the best utilization rate of various aircraft across the industry? I think AI Express leads in B738, with 12.2 hour utilization rate. http://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-express-expects-10-rise-in-revenue-in-current-fiscal/amp_arti...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Standoff at India-Bhutan-China tri-border
Replies: 32
Views: 991

Re: Standoff at India-Bhutan-China tri-border

For the same reason why China is messing with every small country in the region- from SCS to this Bhutan border issue. China wants India and every other country to become another dumping ground for cheap products, and destroy all of our local manufacturing and exports in the process. We would never...

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by anshabhi
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government

If you stay away from one user called BB over here, you would realize Indians are indeed very happy with their govt. Most of the things discussed on a.net impact less less than 0.0000000000000001% of Indian population (all those lynching topics, which get over 100 replies). Since you named me you a...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA regional British isles routes cuts
Replies: 122
Views: 14917

Re: UA Ends BHX flights, and BA ends LHR-Stavanger and Bergen service

Want BHX to have multiple connections to US? Allow ME3 to Operate 5th freedom flights!

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

A quick look on FR24 just now indicates that 7 out of those 16 are back in the air - Indigo VT-ITF, G, J, M, S and O back, with only VT-ITK and N still grounded ANA JA211A is also back I found no others out of service. As of today that's 9 out of 55 out of service I think it would be useful to the ...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government

But yeah, I don't understand why this chart is presented the way it or what 'global' index India is topping when it's clear as day that it's an apples and oranges comparison. It's good that Indians are confident in their government, but expectations are considerably lower than they are in more adva...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government

MSPbrandon wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
Some more data to prove leftist agenda is falling on deaf ears!!


What the he'll does this have to do with the "leftist" agenda?


The Indian govt is right leaning.
Leftist in Indian politics sense.

Dutchy wrote:

Good for them. Good to see that India is developing.

So nice of you!

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government
Replies: 28
Views: 631

Re: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government

Meaningless without access to the data and methods used to create the rankings. I don't really question the 30% score for the USA. But I sure wonder who was polled in India, a cross-section of the population? If you stay away from one user called BB over here, you would realize Indians are indeed v...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Standoff at India-Bhutan-China tri-border
Replies: 32
Views: 991

Re: Standoff at India-Bhutan-China tri-border

Bhutan the most peaceful country in the world. Why would China mess with them? And why would China be aggressive towards India? A bit dangerous I would say, India can do some serious damage to China, if they wanted to (and the other way around). For the same reason why China is messing with every s...

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by anshabhi
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government
Replies: 28
Views: 631

India tops global index of countries with the most confidence in their government

https://mobile.twitter.com/ANI_news/sta ... 7514693632

Some more data to prove leftist agenda is falling on deaf ears!!
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https://mobile.twitter.com/ANI_news/sta ... 7514693632

Some more data to prove leftist agenda is falling on deaf ears!!

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders
Replies: 252
Views: 63276

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

Polot wrote:
qf789 wrote:
No new orders. In the changes category, reduced 747 orders by three.

Probably the remainder of Transaero's order.

B748 is officially futureless now.

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways launches new service to Kyiv, Ukraine
Replies: 15
Views: 2492

Re: Qatar Airways launches new service to Kyiv, Ukraine

Common grounded aircraft still don't loose money like empty ones.

Do you still need more proof that they don't really care about profit or loss..?

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

The hypocrisy of Indian media and authorities is glaring. When AI had issues DGCA was tight-lipped, now they are very vocal. Indian media was blaming AI MX practices, now they are blaming Airbus/PW. I guess properly placed gift baskets are the reason. Not much different than most of the a.netters a...

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft type printed on livery
Replies: 28
Views: 4616

Re: Aircraft type printed on livery

All the airlines in India have aircraft type written in front of the aircraft. But my fav is this dreamliner logo on the back of AI B787s.


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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Did QR did the right thing by cancelling their orders, rather than living this life of uncertainty? QR is really being proven right, although I do believe that they should have switched to a CFM LEAP powerplant, or is that problematic in hot and high? The 9 LEAP NEOs that AI and Vistara operate are...

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 23757

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a320-3063.htm

Imagine how much pain GoAir is taking because of delayed NEOs..
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GoAir's latest aircraft VT-GOT is 10 year old, ex-SU A320 which was stored in March this year. Even its seating configuration was 20J 120 Y.

http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-a320-3063.htm

Imagine how much pain GoAir is taking because of delayed NEOs..

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by anshabhi
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2058
Views: 230915

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

https://mobile.twitter.com/khabri_lal/s ... 671616?p=v

Delays with PW NEO continue.... They have been delaying their intl plans for almost an year now, because of delays with NEO.
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Ten year old MSN 3063 A320 joins #GoAir fleet as VT-GOT Impact of A320neo delays

https://mobile.twitter.com/khabri_lal/s ... 671616?p=v

Delays with PW NEO continue.... They have been delaying their intl plans for almost an year now, because of delays with NEO.

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Kindly update your knowledge! Double taxation that came with GST on 1st July 2017, has been already fixed. All the airlines are now content. Read the source in first post. Even if GST was an issue, it came into effect only 11 days earlier. Btw, GST for spares for commercial aircraft is only 5%. htt...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Why do you think 6E keeps taking deliveries including those rejected QR, knowingly there are unresolved issues? Even LH is content with 5 frames for now. 6E contracts are unique like its business model. PW was swapping 6E engines like crazy. May be the new Indian Goods and Services Tax threw a monk...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any updates on PIA's LEJ-NYC flights?
Replies: 4
Views: 729

Re: Any updates on PIA's LEJ-NYC flights?

BENAir01 wrote:
Hey all, do we know of any updates on when the PIA KHI-LEJ-JFK flights will start and in what plane? Also will it stop in both directions or just one? And finally will the LHE-MAN-JFK-LHE-KHI flights remain?

Lucky honestly I would love your blog, even if you don't attempt such Daredevil flights.

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

CRJ900 wrote:
Boeing has delivered six B737 MAX 8 (two to Norwegian and four to Lion/Malindo/Batik) but only one aircraft - 9M-LRC - is flying revenue flights according to FR24. Engine trouble for the LEAP as well?

Sounds super interesting. I can see 9M-LRD, F PK-LQJ, and EI-FYa,B all look grounded.

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Breaking News!! Another NEO - VT-ITC develops some snag. Airport sources said one of the AC units of the aircraft cabin failed. The pilots detected the snag on the runway, after the air traffic control (ATC) had given the aircraft clearance for take-off. http://m.hindustantimes.com/india-news/indig...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Breaking News!! Another NEO - VT-ITC develops some snag. There goes the ninth one for IndiGo! Airport sources said one of the AC units of the aircraft cabin failed. The pilots detected the snag on the runway, after the air traffic control (ATC) had given the aircraft clearance for take-off. http://m...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Some info on operational impact on 6E: IndiGo has cancelled more than 80 flights and rescheduled many over the last one week. For instance, while the airline’s original schedule shows 12 non-stop departures from Bengaluru to Kolkata for Thursday, it is selling tickets for eight flights. Similarly, f...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Create Your Ideal Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Create Your Ideal Aircraft

if I was that intelligent, I would be sitting at A or B designing the ideal aircraft, and not wasting my time here!!

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara: What's In Store?
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: Vistara: What's In Store?

PE was earlier not working because most Indian companies don't recognize it as a class of travel,and thus it wasn't an option for official travelers who are reimbursed by thier co. Vistara has worked a lot on fixing this, and many companies do recognize it now. Why do corporates have to recognize P...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

It appears people have no clue what's going on and are drawing random conclusions. P&W is currently modifying the entire in-service fleet with an improved seal for the number three bearing. Because of this, one may find several aircraft "grounded" over maintenance. In addition, the su...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara: What's In Store?
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: Vistara: What's In Store?

Vistara hasn't had a profitable quarter yet. They lost around $62 million in the previous year. Running a 3-class service on an essentially short-haul market is a loosing proposition. As you pointed out, on one hand they are competing with nimble 1-class competitors, on the other with a state owned...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Haven't followed this recently, but are orders for the P&W engines down compared to say 1 or 2 years ago? Do we see an effect on orders because of this debacle? CFM recieved 846 orders for Leap 1A in PAS17. https://www.cfmaeroengines.com/press-articles/cfm-logs-27-3-billion-orders-2017-paris-ai...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

how were these faulty engines certified by both FAA & EASA?

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

Did QR did the right thing by cancelling their orders, rather than living this life of uncertainty?

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2017
Replies: 258
Views: 23757

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2017

AI received its 24th B788 last night.

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 118
Views: 20925

16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

As mentioned in http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1358761 I'm surprised this is not reported by anyone. I went to FR24 and see if there are other PW1100G A320neos grounded. Here's what I have found. Volaris newly deliverd N529VL has yet to enter service, this one doesn't count. ...

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight
Replies: 62
Views: 9215

Re: Man Checks In Single Can of Beer on Qantas Flight

Why is this a news..?

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by anshabhi
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet
Replies: 46
Views: 16657

Re: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet

What constitutes "grounded" in this sense? If we're using FR24 (or other public website, vs some internal maintenance system), how long does a plane have to be on the ground before we say it's grounded? Even a week is enough to conclude that a plane is grounded, IMO. TOI has an article on...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara: What's In Store?
Replies: 15
Views: 1803

Re: Vistara: What's In Store?

sooner or later, they are going to enter the longhaul business. They are also eyeing AI's intl business, like IndiGo, for similar reasons.

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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet
Replies: 46
Views: 16657

Re: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet

could it be that these are the actual NEOs which are supposed to replace the CEOs which 6E leased in while the neo were being delayed? If the aircraft are perfect and enough demand is not there for 6E to deploy them, why would it take them? A320neo is in extremely high demand.. Are there any such kn...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet
Replies: 46
Views: 16657

Re: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet

I am SHOCKED VT-ITF,G,H,J,K,M,N,O are parked. How did you find out the tail numbers? FR24. One of the 320neo birds was grounded at Patna on June 30 until July 5 waiting on engine due to turbine failure on take off. I have no idea which frame. It wasn't a NEO. VT-IFC .. please provide some details o...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet
Replies: 46
Views: 16657

Re: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet

dtw2hyd wrote:
Must be really really short on spares, otherwise, vendors wouldn't keep these on the ground and pay hefty compensation to 6E.

Or 6E burned up DGCA allowed cycles/hours.

They recently took delivery of a 13 year old CEO!! I don't get this...

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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet
Replies: 46
Views: 16657

Re: Indigo set an altitude limit of 30,000 ft for the A320NEO fleet

I am SHOCKED

VT-ITF,G,H,J,K,M,N,O are parked.

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by anshabhi
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 8 Indigo A320 NEOs stored at Delhi airport
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: 8 Indigo A320 NEOs stored at Delhi airport

woah!! that's quite explosive.

Any source please?

IndiGo never made any public release about this, AFAIK.

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