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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

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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

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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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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://indianexpress.com/article/business/companies/indigo-to-switch-part-of-a320neo-order-into-larger-a321neo-4862805/

IndiGo to switch part of A320neo order into larger A321neo

September 27, 2017

At a time when IndiGo, India’s largest airline by market share, is facing capacity constraints due to performance glitches with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines equipped on its A320neo aircraft, the low-cost carrier has exercised its option to convert a part of its A320neo order with Airbus into the larger A321neo aircraft. The airline has, however, not made any changes to the engine order and its A321neos will be equipped with the same geared turbofan engines.

According to the monthly data of orders and deliveries released by the French airframe manufacturer, IndiGo’s order for the 186-seater Airbus A320neo went down to 405 as of August 31 against 410 a month ago, while the order for 232-seater A321neo went up to 25 compared with 20 aircraft as on July 31. The airline expects to begin taking delivery of the A321neo aircraft “towards the end of calendar year 2018”.

An IndiGo spokesperson said that the airline’s A320neo order with Airbus has the option of switching “certain number of aircraft” to A321neo, which it exercised recently. “Airbus A321neo has 232 seats, while A320neo has around 180, so the operating cost of A321neo is much lower than that of A320. There is no change in the engine order, only the number of seats will increase,” the spokesperson told The Indian Express.

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/indigos-neo-planes-add-to-delhi-airport-congestion/articleshow/60860927.cms

IndiGo's Neo planes add to Delhi airport congestion

Sep 27, 2017

IndiGo’s new Airbus 320 neo planes, already afflicted by engine trouble, are said to be taking longer to fire up and get ready for take-off, adding to congestion at Delhi airport, the carrier’s main hub.

The A320 neos take more time than others to taxi to the runway after being pushed back from the parking bay, according to the minutes of the airside safety committee meeting on July 26 that EThas reviewed.

IndiGo denied that the A320 neos are causing delays. “Neo engine start time is not significantly different from other jet engines. Airbus 320 neo are not causing any delay or congestions at Delhi airport,” the airline spokesperson said in an email response.

According to the minutes, however, this does appear to be the case. “This problem is very often with IndiGo Airlines aircraft. Representative of IndiGo Airlines informed that they have noted the concern and their team has already initiated the efforts to resolve such issues,” read the minutes. “Manager, Airport Operations Control Centre (AOCC), DIAL, informed that the reason for delay was due to IndiGo Airlines new neo aircraft which take extra time for taxi out…”


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http://www.livemint.com/Companies/0qZxoTF0hSVXPMiTqamAcP/IndiGo-said-to-get-DGCA-nod-for-modified-regional-planes.html

IndiGo said to get DGCA nod for modified regional planes

Oct 04 2017

IndiGo is likely to debut its regional operations in South India later this year using a new seating plan on its smaller aircraft which have been approved by the aviation regulator.

IndiGo—India’s biggest domestic airline, with a 140-aircraft Airbus A320 fleet—will use a 74-seater ATR turboprop where the first row seats will face each other.

“The airline says that if there is a family of four they can sit facing each other,” said a Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official who did not wished to be named. “We have cleared the induction.”

DGCA has cleared the 78-seater version of the same aircraft just in case another airline wants to bring the extended version later.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indigo launching BLR-ATQ?!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Indigo launching BLR-ATQ?!


Yes, as a replacement of BLR-IXC due to IXC closure
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6E formally announces first ATR sectors

1 daily Hyderabad-Mangalore effective 21DEC

6E7101 HYD0640 - 0840IXE AT7 D

6E7102 IXE1350 - 1540HYD AT7 D

1 daily Chennai-Mangalore effective 21DEC

6E7102 MAA1135 - 1330IXE AT7 D

6E7101 IXE0905 - 1105MAA AT7 D

1 daily Hyderabad-Nagpur effective 21DEC

6E7103 HYD1615 - 1810NAG AT7 D

6E7104 NAG1830 - 2025HYD AT7 D

3 daily Hyderabad-Tirupati effective 09JAN

6E7105 HYD0625 - 0750TIR AT7 D
6E7112 HYD1240 - 1405TIR AT7 D
6E7114 HYD1925 - 2050TIR AT7 D

6E7108 TIR1055 - 1205HYD AT7 D
6E7115 TIR1735 - 1850HYD AT7 D
6E7117 TIR2110 - 2235HYD AT7 D

2 daily Bengaluru-Tirupati effective 09JAN

6E7107 BLR0940 - 1035TIR AT7 D
6E7114 BLR1620 - 1715TIR AT7 D

6E7106 TIR0810 - 0915BLR AT7 D
6E7113 TIR1425 - 1530BLR AT7 D

2 daily Hyderabad-Rajahmundry effective 16JAN

6E7118 HYD0705 - 0820RJA AT7 D
6E7123 HYD1435 - 1550RJA AT7 D

6E7122 RJA1250 - 1405HYD AT7 D
6E7126 RJA2010 - 2125HYD AT7 D

1 daily Bengaluru-Rajahmundry effective 16JAN

6E7121 BLR1045 - 1230RJA AT7 D

6E7119 RJA0840 - 1025BLR AT7 D

1 daily Chennai-Rajahmundry effective 16JAN

6E7125 MAA1755 - 1940RJA AT7 D

6E7124 RJA1610 - 1735MAA AT7 D

Bookings have commenced for all sectors with fares starting at ₹999/-
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bookings have commenced for all sectors with fares starting at ₹999/-


Wow, the first three ATRs all to be based in HYD.

6E is slowly but surely pushing everyone else out of HYD.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IndiGo opens reservation for ATR flights

Full article on the link

India’s largest carrier by domestic market share – IndiGo, has opened booking for its second fleet type – the ATRs. The airline has been coming up with teaser advertisements on its social media handles for the last few days.

In preparation for the launch, the airline had made a small change to its booking display last week. It started showing the aircraft type (IndiGo calls it Flight type). It has two separate icons for flights operated by A320 and those operated by ATR. By winter schedule of 2018 or summer of 2019, a third icon for long haul could well make its way.

The airline has announced the signing of term sheet on 9th May 2017 for 50 ATR72-600 aircraft. (IndiGo signs term sheet for 50 ATR72-600) An ATR72-600 in IndiGo livery was showcased by ATR at Paris Air Show in June. News reports indicate that the regulator has approved 78 seats in the ATR72-600 but IndiGo will induct the 74 seater aircraft. Air India Regional (Alliance Air), Jet Airways and Trujet are the other operators of ATR72-600 in India.

The three aircraft will see commercial induction effective 21st December with routes between Hyderabad – Mangalore, Chennai – Mangalore and Hyderabad – Nagpur, all of which are existing operational stations of the airline. The airline will progressively open new stations – Tirupati and Rajahmundry. Tirupati will be the 40th domestic destination and Rajahmundry the 41st when they are operational effective 9th January 2018 and 16th January 2018 respectively. The airline flies to 7 international destinations and is likely to announce a few more. Ironically it is yet to start services to Dhaka, which was announced in March this year.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ameya wrote:
IndiGo opens reservation for ATR flights
Thanks, Sir: We note the nearly hidden prediction: long haul Smile
I wonder what SG's move will be now that 6E will directly compete with its Q4 routes out of HYD on three sectors. 9W is yet uncommitted on its AT7 plans.
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