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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject: Star Air News -- Part 1 Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/58174-indias-star-air-eyes-1q18-launch-using-erj-145s

India's Star Air eyes 1Q18 launch using ERJ-145s

Star Air (India) (Belgaum) is an Indian start-up planning to commence scheduled passenger flights during the first quarter of 2018.

An airline statement says it has already secured two ERJ-145s which will deliver towards year-end in time for a proposed February 2018 launch.

In March this year, parent firm Ghodawat Enterprises applied to the Indian government for permission to operate a Scheduled Air Transport Service. In its application, the firm said Star Air would run regular passenger flights from Belgaum to Mumbai Int'l, Delhi Int'l, Chennai, and Tirupati initially before expanding further afield in the Indian market.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is said to have already issued a No Objection Certificate (NOC).

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Star Aviation has placed orders for pre-owned three 50-seater ERJ 145 aircraft to service their routes under RCS. “Embraer will deliver the first aircraft in couple of months,” Pereira said, adding that the regional airline has made future commitments with it for used aircraft. “We are in talks with several other airlines to unlock opportunities with E 175 for RCS routes,” Pereira added.

http://www.financialexpress.com/infrastructure/grounded-air-costas-50-aircraft-order-still-valid-says-embraer/1093497/
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not a very easy aircraft to operate in terms of the operating costs, even for a regional airline. More so, given the current barrel prices. I wonder why a startup is venturing out for this type, given the safer choice of an AT7-6 if they want the capacity, plus Engineering works advantages with lots of operators of this type in India.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sumantra wrote:
This is not a very easy aircraft to operate in terms of the operating costs, even for a regional airline. More so, given the current barrel prices. I wonder why a startup is venturing out for this type, given the safer choice of an AT7-6 if they want the capacity, plus Engineering works advantages with lots of operators of this type in India.
Cheers, Sumantra.


Sumantra, wasn't there another relatively recent ERJ 145 operator in India, that flopped. The name escapes me.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
sumantra wrote:
This is not a very easy aircraft to operate in terms of the operating costs, even for a regional airline. More so, given the current barrel prices. I wonder why a startup is venturing out for this type, given the safer choice of an AT7-6 if they want the capacity, plus Engineering works advantages with lots of operators of this type in India.
Cheers, Sumantra.


Sumantra, wasn't there another relatively recent ERJ 145 operator in India, that flopped. The name escapes me.


I don't think any one had brought an ERJ145 anytime recently to India. The last operator to fly an ERJ was AirCosta - they flew E170s & E190s.

Zoom Air operates CRJs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/67943-indias-star-air-preps-for-launch-with-udan-ops

India's Star Air preps for launch with UDAN ops

Star Air (India) (Belgaum) has recently been hiring ground and cabin staff ahead of its planned launch on three routes out of Hubli in the south-western Indian state of Karnataka, the Bangalore Mirror has reported. Its maiden services are planned under the umbrella of UDAN, the Indian government's subsidy scheme for flights to un- or underserved airports.

The Indian start-up backed by the Sanjay Ghodawat Group had previously planned to launch in February 2018 using two ERJ-145s. Despite the delay, the carrier has not changed its fleet plans, although it is currently unclear when exactly it plans to start operations.

During the second round of UDAN/RCS route allocations in early 2018, the start-up has won rights to fly out of Hubli to each of Tirupati, Hindon, and Pune.

Previously, Star Air had also announced plans to launch purely commercial routes not covered by the UDAN scheme, such as flights out of Belgaum to each of Mumbai Int'l, Delhi Int'l, Chennai, and Tirupati. It is unclear at this moment whether the carrier still intends to expand in such a way and when that would happen.

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