India’s upcoming and most awaited airline Akasa Air seems to be on track for its first flight this summer. From being in the preliminary stages of setting up the airline to finding high-profile investors, signing an aircraft deal with Boeing and deciding upon the airline’s branding, CEO of Akasa Air, Vinay Dube has really brought the airline into fruition. Things have been going well as far as the airline is... Read More
Federal safety regulators advise some Boeing jets pilots to take extra precautions while landing on runways near the upcoming 5G service. They claim that wireless network interference could cause the planes to require more space for landing. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), interference might prevent systems like thrust reversers on Boeing 787s from kicking in, leaving just the brakes to halt the plane. This may prohibit an aircraft... Read More
According to a court document, Qatar Airways seeks more than $600 million in compensation from Airbus for surface faults on Airbus A350 jetliners. The Gulf carrier is also seeking British judges to force France-based aircraft manufacturer to cease attempting to deliver any more of the planes until a design flaw is remedied. For months, the two corporations have been at odds over damages on Airbus A350 jetliners such as blistered... Read More
The American aerospace, arms, defence, information security, and technology corporation Lockheed Martin had plans to build a multi-purpose aircraft capable of accommodating up to 950 passengers. A paper produced by Lockheed Martin titled ‘The Future of Very Large Subsonic Transport Systems’ provides the details of the plane. The article is now in custody with NASA. The idea behind building a ‘Very Large Subsonic Transports’, a.k.a., VLST could be that it... Read More
Under a purchase-and-leaseback agreement signed in March 2021, BOC Aviation Limited delivered the last of eight Airbus A320Neo aircraft to InterGlobe Aviation Ltd (IndiGo). BOC Aviation is a state-owned global aircraft operating leasing company based in Singapore. According to a statement from BOC Aviation, the Airbus A320Neo aircraft is powered by CFM Leap engines. “The delivery of these eight aircraft underlines the excellent partnership we have developed with IndiGo, India’s... Read More
On the occasion of its 10th-anniversary celebration, VietJet welcomed a new plane, its first Airbus A330-300 widebody jet. The Airbus A330-300 aircraft, registered as VN-A811, landed at Ho Chi Minh’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport. VietJet’s addition of a new plane comes at a time when the airline was planning to resume its international flying on January 01, 2022. The airline will initially operate return flights to Tokyo Narita, Seoul,... Read More
[caption id="attachment_37011" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Photo Credit - Airbus[/caption] As part of the country's Light Joint Helicopter programme, the French military has ordered 169 H160M Guepard helicopters from the international aerospace corporation Airbus. Among the newly launched H160M Guepard helicopters, 21 will be supplied to the army, eight will be assigned to the navy, and one to the air force. Airbus will develop different H160M prototypes for the military. The H160M... Read More
Apparently, the European multinational Aerospace company Airbus is looking to expand its portfolio even further as it ends the year with three huge orders. It seems like that the carrier manufacturer is going to push the production for its signature A320 carriers which might even be more than 65 monthly carriers planned for the present. The move from the company may be very justifiable as it has received an order... Read More
Singapore Airlines (SIA) will re-deploy its Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft to India in a phased manner. Starting January 10, 2022, airline’s Airbus A380 Superjumbo will replace the Airbus A350-900 flight that operate between Mumbai – Singapore. From February 14, 2022, Singapore Airlines will operate Airbus A380 aircraft in place of the Boeing 787-10 flight flying between Delhi and Singapore. The flag carrier airline of Singapore conducts passenger services from eight... Read More
As a special holiday offer, Emirates has announced it will operate double daily flights to Seychelles from December 24, 2021, until January 09, 2022. Two days – December 29 and 30 -- are excluded from the schedule. Emirates already operates a daily flight to Seychelles using its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The second daily service is expected to boost tourism to the island nation, which is famous for its winter holidays.... Read More
SpiceJet has started using six aircraft out of its 13 Boeing 737 Max planes for commercial operations, confirms the Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh. In a reply given to Rajya Sabha, the Minister said that the plane was approved for operations after Boeing modified the aircraft’s software as mandated in EASA’s airworthiness directive. “Out of 13 grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Spice Jet, six aircraft... Read More
India’s aviation regulatory authority Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), is probing the incident of SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 Max aircraft, wherein the plane was forced to return to Mumbai airport shortly after it took off to Kolkata from the airport. According to SpiceJet, an engine snag of Boeing 737 Max was the reason for the emergency landing. The aircraft returned to the airport within 15 minutes of the take-off. According... Read More
Boeing 737 Max aircraft, operating from Mumbai to Kolkata, had technical glitch mid-air, forcing the pilots to return to Mumbai airport within 15 minutes of its departure. The aircraft departed from Mumbai airport at 6.55 pm had climbed to around 33,000 feet when it encountered a problem with its hydraulics and oil filter bypass. The aircraft landed back at the airport at 7.50 pm. “SG- 467 working Mumbai-Kolkata returned to... Read More
Qatar may lease Boeing 777-300ERs from Cathay Pacific in early 2022, according to a tweet from a tipster @AirlineFlyer. Qatar Airways has to ground its twenty A350 fleet due to fuselage issues, and it owns a stake in Cathay Pacific, so the scenario is highly possible. The airline may fly these aircraft from Doha to Hong Kong and Male. A seat map revealed by the tipster shows a four-class seat... Read More
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