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by anshabhi
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2173
Views: 277057

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

Awesome to see PW 1100G coming back on track!

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by anshabhi
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Aviation billionaires?
Replies: 15
Views: 1719

Aviation billionaires?

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...

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by anshabhi
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India facing issues with LEAP, CFM refuses to comment
Replies: 18
Views: 4668

Air India facing issues with LEAP, CFM refuses to comment

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...

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by anshabhi
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5172

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

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...

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by anshabhi
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India
Replies: 18
Views: 4118

Spicejet to re-introduce seaplanes in India

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...

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by anshabhi
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Our goal: more market share" says FrenchBlue's CEO
Replies: 9
Views: 1108

Re: "Our goal: more market share" says FrenchBlue's CEO

Running after market share and not profits, is the #1 way to go bankrupt.

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by anshabhi
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5172

Re: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

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...

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by anshabhi
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K
Replies: 35
Views: 5172

Spicejet evaluating B787-10 or A35K

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 ...

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by anshabhi
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo may buy stake in Jet Airways
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: IndiGo may buy stake in Jet Airways

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...

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by anshabhi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?
Replies: 81
Views: 1501

Re: On which airliner have most people taken their first flight?

Mine was an Indian airlines A319 when I was 2 or 3 year old.... And yeah, in those days flying was a luxury.

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by anshabhi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATR 42/72 Production and Delivery thread
Replies: 22
Views: 2998

Re: ATR 42/72 Production and Delivery thread

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYnN-XKh9L4/
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IndiGo CEO Aditya Ghosh recently uploaded some pics of an under construction IndiGo AT72

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYnN-XKh9L4/

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by anshabhi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara and JAL sign codeshare agreement; Vistara to soon announce a large aircraft order
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Re: Vistara and JAL sign codeshare agreement; Vistara to soon announce a large aircraft order

KarelXWB wrote:
Will be announcing a larger order, aggressive plans very soon : Yeoh


They have been saying that for almost 6 months now.

Well let's wait for a little more time... This time they were more serious than ever.

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by anshabhi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo may buy stake in Jet Airways
Replies: 4
Views: 853

Re: IndiGo may buy stake in Jet Airways

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...

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by anshabhi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17155

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

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.

Yeah and IndiGo is going long haul, for certain.

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by anshabhi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers
Replies: 101
Views: 17155

Re: EK to study all-economy A380 to combat low cost carriers

Guess which is the only LCC which directly threatens ME3 on their staple passengers-- IndiGo.

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by anshabhi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara and JAL sign codeshare agreement; Vistara to soon announce a large aircraft order
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Re: Vistara and JAL sign codeshare agreement; Vistara to soon announce a large aircraft order

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...

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by anshabhi
Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara and JAL sign codeshare agreement; Vistara to soon announce a large aircraft order
Replies: 9
Views: 1997

Vistara and JAL sign codeshare agreement; Vistara to soon announce a large aircraft order

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...

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by anshabhi
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Express veered off taxi way – wheels ended up inside a drain
Replies: 6
Views: 1560

Re: Air India Express veered off taxi way – wheels ended up inside a drain

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...

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by anshabhi
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 179
Views: 18748

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/4SIyZ ... fails.html
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IndiGo will retain the Air India brand for international operations.

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/4SIyZ ... fails.html

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by anshabhi
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 17
Views: 2647

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

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...

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by anshabhi
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCC's on India-Europe Sector
Replies: 17
Views: 2647

Re: LCC's on India-Europe Sector

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

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by anshabhi
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The next phase of airline liveries
Replies: 58
Views: 8667

Re: The next phase of airline liveries

the ultimate thing would be led light covered exteriors.

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by anshabhi
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?
Replies: 96
Views: 11434

Re: The Dubai Air Show Nov 2017. What Major Announcements Do You Expect?

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.

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by anshabhi
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Commander Grounded For Numerous Violations, Including Reckless Flying
Replies: 9
Views: 2706

Re: Air India Commander Grounded For Numerous Violations, Including Reckless Flying

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...

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by anshabhi
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Commander Grounded For Numerous Violations, Including Reckless Flying
Replies: 9
Views: 2706

Re: Air India Commander Grounded For Numerous Violations, Including Reckless Flying

Tells you how active AI's flight safety department is, contrary to the general perception.

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by anshabhi
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo removes 30k feet altitude restriction on NEO; PW tells its of no use
Replies: 12
Views: 5604

Re: IndiGo removes 30k feet altitude restriction on NEO; PW tells its of no use

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...

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by anshabhi
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo removes 30k feet altitude restriction on NEO; PW tells its of no use
Replies: 12
Views: 5604

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

https://twitter.com/ari_maj/status/9038 ... 36/photo/1

Just when you thought PW is doing atleast something right......
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The NEOs are back to FL300+ after a long time!

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https://twitter.com/ari_maj/status/9038 ... 36/photo/1

Just when you thought PW is doing atleast something right......

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by anshabhi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo removes 30k feet altitude restriction on NEO; PW tells its of no use
Replies: 12
Views: 5604

Re: IndiGo removes 30k feet altitude restriction on NEO; PW tells its of no use

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

Its a self made nightmare...

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by anshabhi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo removes 30k feet altitude restriction on NEO; PW tells its of no use
Replies: 12
Views: 5604

IndiGo removes 30k feet altitude restriction on NEO; PW tells its of no use

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...

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by anshabhi
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7
Replies: 2173
Views: 277057

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production Thread - Part 7

http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 983_1.html

Apparently, PW told them flying at lower altitude is useless.
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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.

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by anshabhi
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?
Replies: 23
Views: 2028

Re: US of A Competitive Airline Landscape. How do other regions compare?

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 ...

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by anshabhi
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air service between India and China
Replies: 3
Views: 894

Re: Air service between India and China

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...

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by anshabhi
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market
Replies: 78
Views: 9489

Re: IndiGo to purchase 50 ATR72-600s, eyes regional market

http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 500_1.html

^^Interesting article. IndiGo is finding it quite difficult to get ATR pilots..
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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..

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by anshabhi
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prega News ties up with SpiceJet to make flying comfortable for would-be moms
Replies: 1
Views: 257

Prega News ties up with SpiceJet to make flying comfortable for would-be moms

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...

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by anshabhi
Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi Airport Thread - 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Re: Delhi Airport Thread - 2017

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...

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by anshabhi
Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian govt wants to exit AI
Replies: 179
Views: 18748

Re: Indian govt wants to exit AI

https://mobile.twitter.com/someshjha7/s ... 1035729920

dtw2hyd wrote:
Kingfisher went down when it acquired Air Deccan and started International same time.

As if everything else about Kingfisher was awesome...
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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.

As if everything else about Kingfisher was awesome...

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by anshabhi
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Any pilots here fly to Port Blair IXZ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Re: Any pilots here fly to Port Blair IXZ?

I think you will find more aviation enthusiasts here. Some other forum like pprune might be more suitable for pilots...

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by anshabhi
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delhi Airport Thread - 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 362

Delhi Airport Thread - 2017

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://...

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by anshabhi
Sun Aug 20, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 33065

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

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...

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by anshabhi
Sat Aug 19, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 33065

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

http://dgca.nic.in/reports/Traffic_repo ... ep0717.pdf
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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

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by anshabhi
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 33065

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

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...

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by anshabhi
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded
Replies: 168
Views: 33065

Re: 16 out of 55 PW A320neo grounded

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/wFtgX ... eport.html
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10 6E NEOs grounded

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/wFtgX ... eport.html

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by anshabhi
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs
Replies: 73
Views: 5063

Re: The Other Most Influencial Airline Execs

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheSanjivKapoor

He's the social media face of Vistara.
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The Sanjeev Kapoor of Vistara.
https://mobile.twitter.com/TheSanjivKapoor

He's the social media face of Vistara.

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by anshabhi
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India introduces 1 year notice period for pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 1557

India introduces 1 year notice period for pilots

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...

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by anshabhi
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: So Zoom flew to Phuket...
Replies: 16
Views: 3438

Re: So Zoom flew to Phuket...

there's also a Zoom Air in India..

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by anshabhi
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE-India to negotiate new air service agreement
Replies: 25
Views: 3031

Re: UAE-India to negotiate new air service agreement

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...

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by anshabhi
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eclipse flights - August 21 flights that fly the path of the solar eclipse
Replies: 8
Views: 1900

Re: Eclipse flights - August 21 flights that fly the path of the solar eclipse

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...

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by anshabhi
Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: 6E defers A320Neo SLB plans

https://m.rediff.com/business/report/wh ... 170810.htm

@dtw2hyd. AI only makes SLB to reduce debt. 6E does that to earn money!
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The article referred in first post is now available for free here:

https://m.rediff.com/business/report/wh ... 170810.htm

@dtw2hyd. AI only makes SLB to reduce debt. 6E does that to earn money!

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