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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.newindianexpress.com/business/2017/aug/24/pratt-and-whitney-to-replace-engines-of-grounded-indigo-goair-aircraft-by-september-end-official-1647665.html


Pratt and Whitney to replace engines of grounded IndiGo, GoAir aircraft by September-end: Official

24th August 2017

Pratt and Whitney has told India it will provide replacement engines for grounded A320 neo aircraft operated by IndiGo and GoAir airlines by the end of September, a civil aviation ministry official said on Thursday.

Eight IndiGo planes and two GoAir jets are grounded because the carriers cannot get replacement engines from Pratt and Whitney, which is owned by United Technologies.

The official, asking not to be named, said the government has told the engine maker to prioritise its deliveries to India's biggest airline, IndiGo, and GoAir.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking at BOM on FR24 today and noticed that 6E339's (BOM-BDQ) callsign was IGO339T.



Looks like the alphanumeric system has caught on here as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59427-indias-indigo-in-talks-to-wet-lease-in-a320-capacity

IndiGo in talks to wet-lease in A320 capacity

IndiGo is in talks with multiple operators over plans to wet-lease in A320 capacity for the upcoming 2017/18 winter season.

According to India's Business Standard, the Indian LCC is in talks with Alitalia, Air Berlin, and Small Planet Airlines for the lease of at least seven A320 aircraft.

The agreements, if secured, will only cover the winter season which ends in March 2018.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/indigo-bring-business-class-seats-long-haul-flights-742081

IndiGo to bring in business class seats on long-haul flights

September 14, 2017

IndiGo may soon offer business class seats on its long-haul flights. The carrier plans to adopt a two-class configuration with a small business class along with the economy seating.

Other than business class seating, the low-cost also plans to offer unbundled products like meals, priority boarding, and check-in and seat selection to economy passengers, Business Standard (BS) reported on Thursday.

"If we expand our operations to include long-haul international routes, we may have to consider full-service flights, business class seating, code-sharing arrangements," IndiGo's parent company Interglobe Aviation, said in its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP).

A senior IndiGo executive told BS that the carrier even plans to lower fares by as much as 30 percent on the long-haul flights.

"We will offer a small business class, along with high-density economy class, with 25-30 percent lower fares. We have a cost structure that is the lowest in the world and that will allow us to bring down the fares," he said.

The carrier is likely to choose International Airline Group's (IAG) Airbus A330-200 model for its long-haul operations, the aircraft provides 314 economy class seats and 21 premium seats, sources told BS.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/indigo-bring-business-class-seats-long-haul-flights-742081

IndiGo to bring in business class seats on long-haul flights

September 14, 2017

IndiGo may soon offer business class seats on its long-haul flights. The carrier plans to adopt a two-class configuration with a small business class along with the economy seating.

Other than business class seating, the low-cost also plans to offer unbundled products like meals, priority boarding, and check-in and seat selection to economy passengers, Business Standard (BS) reported on Thursday.

"If we expand our operations to include long-haul international routes, we may have to consider full-service flights, business class seating, code-sharing arrangements," IndiGo's parent company Interglobe Aviation, said in its Draft Red Herring Prospectus (DRHP).

A senior IndiGo executive told BS that the carrier even plans to lower fares by as much as 30 percent on the long-haul flights.

"We will offer a small business class, along with high-density economy class, with 25-30 percent lower fares. We have a cost structure that is the lowest in the world and that will allow us to bring down the fares," he said.

The carrier is likely to choose International Airline Group's (IAG) Airbus A330-200 model for its long-haul operations, the aircraft provides 314 economy class seats and 21 premium seats, sources told BS.


IAG??? Does this mean Indigo is partnering with IAG? If so think they are a great match. Indigo should fly to the US via LGW and IAG can use Indigo to challenge Norwegian on LGW-US routes.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/indigo-bring-business-class-seats-long-haul-flights-742081

IndiGo to bring in business class seats on long-haul flights

September 14, 2017


The carrier is likely to choose International Airline Group's (IAG) Airbus A330-200 model for its long-haul operations, the aircraft provides 314 economy class seats and 21 premium seats, sources told BS.


314 Y 21 J sounds more like the A330-300, not the A330-200.

U less they are planning to cram the Y pax in like sardines.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/59516-indigo-lifts-altitude-restriction-on-a320neos

IndiGo lifts altitude restriction on A320neos

IndiGo has lifted the altitude restriction on its troubled A320neo fleet following advice from engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney that it was not necessary.

India's Business Standard has viewed a notification from airline management to pilots which says: "From September 1, planning of cruising flight levels will be as earlier on performance, environmental and other common factors irrespective of the engine type IAE, CFM or NEO up to Airbus limits as per flight command."

IndiGo pilots were advised in May 2017 to observe a maximum altitude of 30,000 feet whenever practicable in a bid to reduce known problems with the bearings of the PW1100G geared turbofans. However, Pratt & Whitney have now advised that normal flight operations can recommence.

"This recommendation was intended to address component durability related to the No 3 seal. Since March, new engines and overhauled engines have incorporated improvements that have enhanced the engine's durability," a P&W spokesperson said.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet today, as VT-IHC.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/7644vuEXC75OJSpAeRwcFM/IndiGo-breathes-easy-as-Pratt-and-Whitney-delivers-2-neo-eng.html

IndiGo breathes easy as Pratt and Whitney delivers 2 neo engines for A320s

Sep 19 2017

American engine-maker Pratt & Whitney has started supplying new engines to its largest customer in the country, IndiGo, helping it put back into operations some of the grounded A320 Neo planes.

The Gurgaon-based airline has taken off the ground two A320 Neos after it has received two new engines from P&W this month and more such grounded aircraft are expected to resume flying soon as it expects new engine deliveries to improve, official sources said.

Recurring engine glitches have forced the airline to ground nine of its A320 Neos and cancel over 600 flights between late June and early July. The airline currently has 140 A320s, of which 23 are P&W engine-powered A320 Neos.

"Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has supplied two new engines to IndiGo, following which two of its eight grounded A320 Noes have resumed flight, a source told PTI in Mumbai.

Queries sent to both IndiGo and P&W seeking confirmation on the issue remained unanswered. The largest airline had taken off nine A320 Neos from its fleet in the June quarter owing to engine issues.

However, one of these planes was made operational later.

As of today, only six A320 Neos are grounded, said another source in the civil aviation authority.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo has added a new A320NEO to the fleet today, as VT-ITX.
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