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Blue Dart Aviation News - Part I

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:55 pm    Post subject: Blue Dart Aviation News - Part I Reply with quote

Why not - Blue Dart needs it's own news thread.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/29217-indias-blue-dart-aviation-to-operate-b757-freighter-for-dhl


India's Blue Dart Aviation to operate B757 freighter for DHL

Blue Dart Aviation (BZ, Chennai) will operate a B757-200, msn 28718, on behalf of its affiliate parent, DHL Express, following the aircraft's conversion into a B757-200(F). The former Thomas Cook Airlines UK (MT, Manchester Int'l) twinjet is currently undergoing conversion with TAECO Aircraft Engineering in Xiamen, China.

The aircraft is scheduled to join the Indian operator's fleet of five B757 freighters in early October.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Interesting much required.....a thread devoted to an Airline with 18yrs profits on a stretch...but no one much notices Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freighter conversions by Precision conversions.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Dart is adding a newly converted 757-200F (former Thomas Cook passenger airframe) to the fleet this month.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
Blue Dart is adding a newly converted 757-200F (former Thomas Cook passenger airframe) to the fleet this month.


What is the fleet size now?

They have some interesting milk runs, MAA-BLR-BOM-DEL-CCU

Recently I noticed that launched DEL-AMD run
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depending on demand, Mirchandaney said she expects to add another freighter by the end of the year. But like many 757 conversion customers, she laments that the feedstock for the popular aircraft will soon run out. “Unfortunately, there is no immediate replacement,” she said. “As they grow older, it would become necessary to explore other options, but for now it is clearly our preferred workhorse.”

She added that Blue Dart is “exploring the viability” of acquiring a 767 as a potential future alternative to the 757, but said that “widebody aircraft operations will present a huge challenge,” requiring across-the-board economic growth in all regions served by Blue Dart.


http://aircargoworld.com/narrowbodies-757-hits-bulls-eye-for-blue-dart/
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Long as a company is in 19yrs straight profits with salaries paid before time.....What else does one need Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/blue-dart-plans-to-purchase-aircraft-to-increase-air-cargo-cap-115071300849_1.html

Blue Dart plans to purchase aircraft to increase air cargo cap

July 13, 2015

Logistics services provider Blue Dart Express plans to purchase an aircraft by November this year to raise its air cargo handling capacity.

"It is proposed to add one aircraft during November, 2015 to increase the air carriage capacity which will result in increased cost of operation. Such increase has been factored in the estimated value of the transaction from March 11, 2015 to March 31, 2016," Blue Dart said in the filing.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another B752PCF.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Dart has added a new 757-200PCF to the fleet today, as VT-BDB.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VT-BDB is a B752PCF with Winglets.
BDA has completed 20 yrs of operations & in profits in a very tough Industry.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/51181-indias-blue-dart-express-buys-out-blue-dart-aviation

India's Blue Dart Express buys out Blue Dart Aviation

Indian integrated transportation and distribution firm, Blue Dart Express (BDE), says it has now taken full control of Blue Dart Aviation (BZ, Chennai) after it acquired the remaining 26% that it did not own.

In a filing with the Mumbai Stock Exchange, BDE said it completed the transaction on November 24, 2016.

Blue Dart Aviation operates six B757-200(PCF)s on scheduled cargo flights throughout India. One of the aircraft is dedicated to DHL Express services.

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2022 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/115438-indias-blue-dart-aviation-to-add-b737-800-freighters

Blue Dart Aviation to add B737-800 freighters

12.05.2022

Blue Dart Aviation (BZ, Chennai) has said in a job advertisement that it will be expanding its fleet with an unspecified number of B737-800 freighters

The Indian cargo specialist did not disclose any further details and did not respond to ch-aviation's request for further information.

Blue Dart Aviation currently operates a fleet of six B757-200(PCF)s, the ch-aviation fleets advanced module shows. The cargo specialist was an all-B737 carrier throughout the first two decades of its existence, when it operated up to five B737-200(F)s. It completed the B737's phase-out in 2014, replacing them with the B757s, the ch-aviation fleets history module highlights.

The carrier focuses on express freight operations connecting the major Indian cities of Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore Int'l, Delhi Int'l, Kolkata Int'l, and Mumbai Int'l. It is a subsidiary of Bombai Stock Exchange-listed Blue Dart Express logistics firm.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2022 3:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why this airline hasn't grown to be a big cargo operator in India, with so much of demand for cargo during and post pandemic. They are pretty much a small time operator with six leased 757s. They should have done much better with their door to door delivery capabilities and DHL's support.

It's a tragedy that Indian operators are unwilling to see the potential in cargo, when the likes of Emirates, Qatar and Lufthansa operate multiple B777F flights into India every day.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2022 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/117911-indias-blue-dart-to-add-b737-freighters-in-2h22-eyes-b767s

Blue Dart to add B737 freighters in 2H22, eyes B767s

01.08.2022

Blue Dart Aviation (BZ, Chennai) will add two B737-800 freighters by the end of the year and is also looking at acquiring widebodies to expand into the Asian market. The Indian cargo carrier currently operates six B757-200(PCF)s on an overnight express network that connects Delhi Int'l, Ahmedabad, Bangalore Int'l, Chennai, Hyderabad Int'l, Kolkata Int'l, and Mumbai Int'l.

Speaking during a recent earnings call, managing director Balfour Manuel said the incoming B737s' 18-tonne payloads would allow Blue Dart to start serving second- and third-tier Indian cities such as Guwahati, Coimbatore, and Kochi Int'l among others. It is also looking at increasing its charter operations to China and Vietnam given surging e-commerce demand.

In addition, Manuel told India's Economic Times that Blue Dart is also evaluating adding B767 freighters, which would be a 60% increase on the B757's freighter capacity.

Blue Dart is also planning to retire the B757s, which average almost 28 years old, in "a few years", he added.

Majority owned by DHL Express, Blue Dart saw its quarterly net profits jump by almost 400% to INR1.19 billion rupees (USD15 million) on revenue of INR12.93 billion (USD163 million).

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