The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has identified eight airports to promote Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) activities for aircraft and aviation equipment. The eight airports are Chandigarh, Delhi, Begumpet (Hyderabad), Juhu (Mumbai), Bhopal, Tirupati, Chennai and Kolkata. According to a report titled ‘Status of Aviation Connectivity in the Country’ tabled in Parliament by the Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture, AAI has developed a business-friendly proposal for MRO... Read More
IndiGo to Construct New Aircraft Maintenance Repair & Overhaul facility at Bangalore International Airport
InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, which operates one of India’s leading airlines, IndiGo has signed a 20-year agreement with Bangalore Airport with plans to build a new aircraft maintenance facility. The agreement has been signed between Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) and InterGlobe Aviation and it outlines a 20-year contract between the two parties wherein the latter will sub-lease land at the BLR Airport... Read More
At the conclusion of the first quarter, Irish lessor Avolon revealed that it still had 10 owned aircraft in Russia. Prior to February 27, the firm claims to have had 14 owned and two managed single-aisle aircraft on lease to Russian clients. It continues, "Leasing of these aircraft to those Russian lessees has been terminated in line with European Union sanction requirements." According to Avolon, the 10 remaining owned aircraft... Read More
India's aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has imposed a fine of Rs 20 lakh on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport, Kolkata, for not adhering to the safety norms of runway maintenance. DGCA was conducting an audit of the airport for the past few months, which revealed some severe slip-ups in Kolkata airport. The authority blames the airport for being 'negligent' in maintaining the runway in... Read More
Military Aircraft Developer Dassault Aviation Wins 14-Year Contract to Support French Mirage 2000 Fighter Jets
Dassault Aviation has been awarded a long-term contract to sustain the Mirage 2000 fleet of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces' Directorate of Aeronautical Maintenance. The 14-year deal includes all maintenance work for the Mirage 2000s of the French Air and Space Force (FASF) until they retire. Dassault now supports all the equipment on the Mirage 2000 B/C, 5, and D models, including those with a mid-life update, which... Read More
For what can be called historical, an Airbus A340 plane has landed on Antarctica. Operated by Hi Fly, a wet-lease airline specialist, the fleet Hi Fly 801 took off from Cape Town, South Africa, earlier this month. It travelled a total of 2500 nautical miles or 4630 kilometres back and forth. The journey took roughly five hours to fly each way. Upon landing, the team spent nearly three hours on... Read More
OGMA, an Embraer Group company has just signed a new contract with Pratt & Whitney for providing GTF engine maintenance service. With this agreement, it has been settled that Portugal will provide maintenance for the PW1900G engine that currently powers the Embraer E190-E2 and E195-E2 aircraft. It is worth noting that this is not the first partnership between the two companies. Back in November 2020, OGMA was declared as an... Read More
Etihad Engineering, global leading aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company has won a contract from Virgin Australia for all the heavy maintenance work of the Boeing 737 aircraft the airline has. The scope of the contract covers heavy maintenance and modifications on more than 30 nose to tail aircraft for the largest airline by fleet size under the Virgin brand. The development took place in the Dubai Airshow 2021,... Read More
AirAsia India has dropped its plan to lease the Boeing B737 aircraft of the grounded Jet Airways, according to a report by Economic Times. The leasing plan was abandoned on the grounds that the low-cost carrier wants to maintain a similar kind of aircraft in its fleet. The induction of the new type of aircraft to the fleet will result in complications related to seat configuration, maintenance and skill requirement.... Read More
Reducing the turnaround time of aircraft has been one of the major hurdles in the aviation industry. In a sector where minutes of delays can cause hefty losses to the companies, the airlines are always striving to bring down the aircraft turnaround time, which is simply the time taken by the various activities carried out to prepare an aircraft for departure. In a new development related to reducing the turnaround... Read More
Budget 2019: Government Proposes a Hike in Aviation FDI, Aircraft Financing and Leasing in the Country
Budget 2019 may have some panacea for the financially crippled airlines like Air India and Jet Airways. The finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government intends to increase the limit of the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for the aviation sector from the current 49%. Besides, the government will also take the initiative to start aircraft leasing and aviation finance from the Indian shores. The government will examine suggestions of... Read More
The increasing threat of Covid-19 has put the aviation industry on hold. To stop the contagious Virus from spreading, the government announced 21 days lockdown period. All the aviation operations except Cargo planes and rescue flights are banned until April 15, 2020. However, the government might extend the lockdown period, and air travel might not start soon. To ensure that grounded Aircraft are kept in proper conditions, the government-owned carrier... Read More
CFM International is a joint-venture company between two giant corporates, GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines. Vistara recently cracked a deal with CFM International which is worth $2.4 billion U.S dollars. The deal is for an order that Vistara placed with CFM International for purchasing 26 aircraft engines for powering 13 new Airbus A320 and also for a contract which is for long term engine maintenance for the airline’s Airbus... Read More
As per Air India chief, Ashwani Lohani, the Air India plans to bring all its 17 grounded aircraft back on the runway before October-end. It is notable that Air India’s 17 aircraft have been grounded for a “prolonged” period ranging from four months to a year because of lack of funds for repair and maintenance. As per a PTI report, Ashwani Lohani, Air India Chairman and Managing Director said that... Read More
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