Airliners-India Forum Index Airliners-India
Flickr Group & Facebook
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Air India News -- Part 32
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Airliners-India Forum Index -> Civil Aviation
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 9049
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air India has added a new 787-8 to the fleet today, as VT-NAA.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jaysit
Member


Joined: 19 Dec 2006
Posts: 4239

PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Give it two months and it will look tattier than a Saha Air 707.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The_Goat
Member


Joined: 03 Mar 2007
Posts: 2934
Location: South of France

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaysit wrote:
Give it two months and it will look tattier than a Saha Air 707.


Seriously....

my wife flew in an AI 77W yesterday and she told me that walking through the plane felt like walking down one of Dharavi's bylanes. It was that messy.

Surely, keeping the cabins and the loos clean is the most basic thing than an airline can do?
_________________
I don't know which is the more pampered bunch : AI's widebodies (the aunties) or Jet's widebodies (the planes).
-Jasepl
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 9049
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.ndtv.com/kerala-news/air-india-plane-veers-off-taxiway-at-kochi-airport-all-102-passengers-safe-1746064

Air India Plane Rolls Into Drain At Kochi Airport, 102 On Board Evacuated

September 05, 2017

An Air India Express aircraft went off the taxiway and rolled partly into a drain after it landed around 2.40 am this morning at the Kochi airport in Kerala. All 102 passengers were evacuated safely from the Abu Dhabi-Kochi flight with a ladder.

Airport sources say the plane took a turn too soon - about 90 metres before it was supposed to - while approaching the parking bay and went off track. Images showed a wheel of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft stuck in what appeared to be a drain.

"All passengers were evacuated through ladder. All are safe. No casualties," a Cochin International Airport spokesperson said.

The aircraft has been grounded. An internal inquiry has started and a report has also gone to aviation regulator DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation), which is investigating what happened.







_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jaysit
Member


Joined: 19 Dec 2006
Posts: 4239

PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The livery on those AIX planes is strikingly wonderful.

Pity about some of their pilots though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 9049
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-to-launch-nonstop-delhi-copenhagen-flight-thrice-a-week-from-sept-16/articleshow/60397232.cms

Air India to launch nonstop Delhi-Copenhagen thrice a week flight from Sept 16

Sep 6, 2017

Air India will launch nonstop flight between Delhi and Copenhagen September 16, 2017. This thrice-a-week service will be operated on Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The Danish capital will be AI's 44th international destination and 11th European non-stop destination. "To mark this new service, the airline is offering attractive return fares starting from Rs 42,700 only, inclusive of all taxes. AI 157 will depart from Delhi at 2.30 pm to reach Copenhagen at 6.45 pm the same day. The return flight AI 158 will leave Copenhagen at 8.45 pm and reach Delhi at 7.35 am the next day. (All times local)," AI said in a statement.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 9049
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-defers-delivery-of-a320-neo-plane-on-cfm-engine-issues/articleshow/60449449.cms

Air India defers delivery of A320 neo plane on CFM engine issues

Sep 10, 2017


Air India has deferred the delivery of at least one A320 neo aircraft due to issues with the CFM-manufactured engine, sources said.

The development also comes at a time when no-frills carriers - IndiGo and GoAir - have grounded at least 11 A320 neo aircraft due to problems in their Pratt and Whitney engines.

Airbus 320 neo, the new engine option, are more fuel efficient and Indian carriers have placed orders for more than 500 such planes.

The A320 neo planes of Air India and Vistara are powered by CFM-made engines while those of IndiGo and GoAir run on P&W engines.

Sources told PTI that Air India has deferred the delivery of at least one A320 neo plane due to problems with CFM engine, probably the first instance of these planes facing woes on account of CFM engine.

Specific details could not be immediately ascertained. Queries sent to Air India spokesperson on Thursday remained unanswered. When contacted for comments about Air India deferring the delivery of aircraft on account of CFM engine issues, a spokesperson for Safran Aircraft Engines in an e-mailed statement said, "I regret to inform you that CFM does not want to comment."

CFM is an equal joint venture between US-based GE and France's Safran Aircraft Engines. It manufactures LEAP and CFM56 engines for commercial planes.

"We are working closely together with the engine makers and our customers on next deliveries, which are agreed with the customer," an Airbus spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement.

The aircraft for Air India are powered by LEAP-1A engine manufactured by CFM. Currently, the airline has eight A320 neo planes in its fleet. The national carrier took delivery of the first LEAP-1A- powered A320 neo aircraft earlier this year.

Air India has plans to lease a total of 27 A320 aircraft, including neos. Air India has a fleet of 112 planes. Recently, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said technical snags faced by A320 neo aircraft operated by IndiGo and GoAir pose a "safety issue". "Obviously, any failure is a safety issue. So, the operating procedure we changed... What is attractive is fuel efficiency. Fuel efficiency is one thing and risking life is another," the minister had told PTI in an interview.

His comments had come in response to a query on whether the P&W engine issues were a safety concern. The aviation regulator DGCA has asked the American engine maker to expedite the supply of spare engines to India.

On whether there could be harsher action with respect to the engine issues, Raju had said some of the planes have been grounded because of regulations, implying that existing norms are strict.

"Why are they grounded, that is because of the regulations. You don't want to take risks with life... Everybody is working on it (addressing the engine issues). As long as glitches don't massacre human beings, it is okay. They will be addressed and sorted out," he had said.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 9049
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alliance Air has added a new ATR72-600 to the fleet today, as VT-RKG.
_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Aseem
Member


Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Posts: 2705
Location: YYZ

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Air India Plans To Take Rs.3,250 Crore Loan For 'Urgent' Capital Needs

New Delhi:  National carrier Air India plans to take short-term loans of up to R
s.
3,250 crore to meet "urgent working capital requirements", according to a document.


NDTV

for "urgent working capital requirements"... not good. Crying or Very sad

VT-ASJ
_________________
[url=http://openflights.org/user/aseemsjohri]
[/url]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 9049
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/air-india-flyers-remains-may-stay-unidentified/articleshow/60504930.cms

Mont Blanc 1966 crash: Air India flyers’ remains may stay unidentified

Sep 14, 2017

The body parts found over a month back on Mont Blanc in the French Alps and believed to be belonging to the passengers of an Air India plane which crashed here in 1966 or a previous AI crash at the same place in 1950 could remain unidentified.

France has told AI that the human remains are so old that conducting a forensic exam may not be possible. The country will hold a memorial service next month in wake of the July-end findings of the decades'-old crashes.

"The French justice department has told (us) that forensic examination of the human remains found recently on Mont Blanc (believed to be from an AI crash in 1966) may not be possible as they are very old. The Mayor of Saint-Gervais will organise a remembrance/meditating ceremony in presence of embassy of India and AI officials at the memorial dedicated to victims of the crash. AI has been requested to attend this ceremony," AI spokesman G P Rao said.

The airline will attend this sombre memorial as it had swung into action as soon as it had got news of the human remains being found on Mont Blanc. While in the past also, some aircraft parts have been found, this was possibly the first significant finding of human remains — a hand and the upper part of a leg.

Five years back, a bag of diplomatic mail that was on board AI's Boeing 707 which crashed in 1966 was found. The jute bag stamped "diplomatic mail" and "ministry of external affairs" with some Indian newspapers, was found in August 2012. A year later, a French Alpinist found a metal box containing the AI logo and precious stones at the site.

The climber who found the human remains in July felt they could be of a female passenger from the 1966 flight, as he had also discovered one of the plane's four jet engines. AI was trying to get details of the latest findings.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 9049
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/air-india-express-looks-to-scrap-pune-dubai-flight/articleshow/60519650.cms

Air India Express looks to scrap Pune-Dubai flight

Sep 14, 2017

An Air India Express flight covering the Pune-Dubai route may soon stop operations about 11 years after it started operations.

The flight — the first international one from the city — has been making losses, a top official of the company said. "We are losing a lot of money on the flight. However, we are yet to make up our minds. We should be able to take a final call in a week or two. SpiceJet has got daily flights from Pune to Dubai," K. Shyamsundar, the CEO of Air India Express, told TOI.

The official admitted that bookings from November onwards were not being accepted. "The bookings on the flight are open until October-end. However, we have stopped taking bookings for November," the official added.

Though Pune airport authorities had said that they are encouraging airlines to start international operations from Pune, no airline company has yet finalized the plans for the same. An official said, "We do not have clear information about the Air India Express flight, but it is a fact that airlines have not been very keen to start international flights from Pune despite encouragement. However, we are hopeful... any airline can come out with an announcement soon." An official said since Dubai is the gateway to the West, fewer direct flights to the destination from Pune was a trend that needed to be arrested.

"An official of the AI Express has not given any specific reason. If the flight has been running on losses, rather than just shut it down, the officials must make the flight more competitive," another official pointed out.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Caliguy
Member


Joined: 14 Nov 2007
Posts: 545
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/air-india-express-looks-to-scrap-pune-dubai-flight/articleshow/60519650.cms

Air India Express looks to scrap Pune-Dubai flight

Sep 14, 2017

An Air India Express flight covering the Pune-Dubai route may soon stop operations about 11 years after it started operations.

The flight — the first international one from the city — has been making losses, a top official of the company said. "We are losing a lot of money on the flight. However, we are yet to make up our minds. We should be able to take a final call in a week or two. SpiceJet has got daily flights from Pune to Dubai," K. Shyamsundar, the CEO of Air India Express, told TOI.

The official admitted that bookings from November onwards were not being accepted. "The bookings on the flight are open until October-end. However, we have stopped taking bookings for November," the official added.

Though Pune airport authorities had said that they are encouraging airlines to start international operations from Pune, no airline company has yet finalized the plans for the same. An official said, "We do not have clear information about the Air India Express flight, but it is a fact that airlines have not been very keen to start international flights from Pune despite encouragement. However, we are hopeful... any airline can come out with an announcement soon." An official said since Dubai is the gateway to the West, fewer direct flights to the destination from Pune was a trend that needed to be arrested.

"An official of the AI Express has not given any specific reason. If the flight has been running on losses, rather than just shut it down, the officials must make the flight more competitive," another official pointed out.


Looks like all India-DXB routes are not money printers. So even though the bilateral is fully used, does it really mean Indian carriers are making money or are they just squatting on flights (which is their right but does not justify increasing seats). AI can now reallocate these seats to a city that needs capacity to DXB (clearly they seem to be having issues finding that city - which speaks volumes to me).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
747-237
Member


Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 9049
Location: Gordon Gekko's Boardroom

PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An Air India plane hit a truck carrying a ground cooling unit at the international airport here as it was taxiing towards a parking bay.

There were 114 passengers onboard the Airbus 319. No one sustained any injuries in the incident, an airline source said.





_________________
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Airliners-India Forum Index -> Civil Aviation All times are GMT + 5.5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Page 5 of 5

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com