AIRBUS

  • Air India evaluating leasing fuel-efficient airplanes October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at taking growing competition head-on, Air India is evaluating leasing fuel- efficient airplanes like Airbus A-320 neos for itself and Boeing 737 Max for its subsidiary Air India Express over the next three to six years. While the national carrier would be getting its 18th Boeing 787 Dreamliners...
  • IndiGo to buy 250 A320 aircraft with fuel efficient, less polluting engines October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: IndiGo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 250 firm A320 neo Family aircraft. The agreement will become Airbus' single largest order by number of aircraft in the World. Co-founders of Indigo, Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe Enterprises have signed the MoU. ...
  • AirAsia Berhad to lease Airbus A320200 to AirAsia India for $45 million September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Malaysian carrier AirAsia would lease an Airbus A320200 aircraft to its Indian lowcost joint venture airline, AirAsia India, at a cost of USD 45 million. In an announcement, the Malaysian airline said it had initiated the lease agreement with AirAsia India from September 5 for a period of 144...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Watch: Scary near miss as Russian plane about to land almost collides with a A340 crossing the runway at a Barcelona airport July 8, 2014

    An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 that was crossing a runway narrowly missed colliding with a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian fleet UTair as it was about to land, averting a catastrophic disaster. The video was ploaded by the YouTube channel BarcelonaEl Prat In'tl and has since gone viral. The incident happened at...
  • Bomb scare: no explosive material found in Delhibound plane July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: A reported bomb threat on a Delhibound Air India plane from Kochi, with 164 people on board, which landed under emergency conditions at the airport, was a hoax, police said on Tuesday. The Airbus 320 (flight AI047) was searched "thoroughly" after its emergency landing late last night and no bomb...
  • Airbus case: CBI team to visit London next week June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A CBI team will visit London by next week to examine Airbus's Executive VicePresident Kiran Rao in connection with alleged irregularities in the over Rs 8,000crore deal for supplying 43 aircraft to the erstwhile Indian Airlines in 2005. Highlyplaced sources said on Tuesday some clarifications are needed from...
  • GoAir plans to increase capacity by 21 pc June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Wadia groupowned budget carrier GoAir plans to enhance capacity by 21 per cent in this fiscal by expanding its route network across metro and nonmetro cities and higher aircraft utilisation. "We are planning to increase capacity by 21 per cent, offering over 8.5 million seats in the current fiscal," GoAir...
  • Photos: Inside the luxurious super jumbo Airbus A380 the world's largest passenger aircraft has showers, beds, suites, bar June 3, 2014

    The super jumbo Airbus A380 of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi on May 30 at around 8:00 pm, marking its maiden flight to India. On its arrival, the super jumbo was given a customary water cannon salute. Singapore Airlines became...
  • Watch: Delhi passengers cheer the first A380 flight in India May 31, 2014

    The first commercial flight of A380 landed at the Delhi Airport on Friday evening. The Singapore Airlines flight was given a rousing welcome at the airport with a water cannon salute and a ribbon cutting ceremony at the arrival gates, with excited passengers among the audience. The airline will fly...
  • Snapshot: First commercial super jumbo A380 flight lands at Delhi's IGI Airport May 30, 2014

    Super jumbo Airbus A380 of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi at around 8.00 pm on Friday, marking its maiden flight to India. On its arrival, the super jumbo was given a customary water cannon salute. ...
  • First flight of Airbus A380 to land in Delhi today May 30, 2014

    An Airbus A380 of the Singapore Airlines on Friday took off from Singapore for Delhi, marking the maiden flight of the superjumbo to India. The Southeast Asian carrier became the first global airline to launch the operations of the superjumbo to India, after the government lifted restrictions on the flights...
  • First commercial super jumbo A380 flight to land in Delhi today May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to start commercial operations of the world's largest passenger aircraft Airbus 380 in India on Friday. The airline will fly the A380 daily from Mumbai and Delhi. It is scheduled to land in Delhi after 8 pm on Friday evening. The...
  • Emirates to launch A380 MumbaiDubai flight from July 21 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Gulf carrier Emirates on Wednesday announced the launch of its A380 operations between Mumbai and Dubai from July 21 adding a capacity of 2,127 seats per week in each direction. It will be the second global carrier after Singapore Airlines (SIA) which was set to start its superjumbo flights...
  • Go Air to seek international traffic rights May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Lowcost carrier Go Air would seek international traffic rights from the Civil Aviation Ministry for flying to foreign destinations, a top official of the airline said. "We are expecting to get delivery of our 20th aircraft in July. After that, we shall approach the Civil Aviation Ministry for getting...
  • World's first electric airplane takes maiden flight, could bring down air travel cost by more than a third May 12, 2014

    London: The world's first airplane completely powered by electricity has successfully taken to the skies for its maiden flight, and could bring down air travel cost by more than a third, its developer Airbus said. The small experimental aircraft called 'EFan' carried its first flight at an airport near...
  • Singapore Airlines announces 10 pc discount on premium tickets May 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Singapore Airlines, which is all set to operate A380 aircraft from later this month, on Wednesday offered up to 10 per cent discount on premium class tickets to domestic travellers as part of the special promotional campaign. Besides, the airline will also offer 10 per cent bonus miles to...
  • Qatar Airways fully govtowned; interested in IndiGo stake, says CEO May 5, 2014

    Qatar Airways' chief executive officer said on Monday that the airline was now fully government owned after the country's sovereign fund bought a 50percent stake from Qatar's former prime minister and other shareholders. "We became fully government owned in July last year," Akbar Al Baker said at a news conference in...
  • Air India to lease 14 Airbus A-320s to strengthen domestic network April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to strengthen its domestic route network, Air India would lease 14 Airbus A-320s for up to six years in a phased manner from the current financial year. The national carrier on Thursday re-issued a tender for leasing these planes which should not be more than six years old....
  • Planes, ships chase new leads in search for Malaysian jet March 26, 2014

    New satellite images have revealed more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 18 days, while planes scouring the frigid seas on Wednesday also reported seeing potential wreckage. The latest sightings came as searchers stepped up efforts to find some...
  • AirAsia India gets its first aircraft March 22, 2014

    Chennai: The first aircraft of the private airline AirAsia India, an Airbus A320 landed at the domestic airport in Chennai on Saturday, the company said. The aircraft configured with an all economy layout of 180 seats from the Airbus factory in Toulouse landed at 9.25 a.m. and was given a water...
  • 3-day Indian Aviation show begins in Hyderabad March 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: The five-day Indian Aviation show kick-started in Hyderabad on Wednesday amidst the who's who of the aviation industry. Inaugurated by the Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, the show is expected to attract and engage investors in India's aerospace industry. The show will be open to public on the last two days,...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday March 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body FICCI...
  • Aviation Ministry allows operation of Airbus A380s at four airports January 27, 2014

    After demands by some major foreign carriers for several years, Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday approved the operations of Airbus A380s in India at four airports currently equipped to handle these super jumbos. The restrictions on the fully doubledecker planes were lifted after weeks of consultation between Directorate General of Civil...
  • Jet in 'near miss' with UFO close to Heathrow January 5, 2014

    A terrified pilot of a passenger jet has reported a near miss in which a rugby ballshaped UFO passed within a few feet of his aircraft while flying near Heathrow Airport, baffling aviation authorities London. The captain of the A320 Airbus told British aviation authorities who have investigated the incident that...
  • GoAir airbus with Gen VK Singh on board makes emergency landing at IGI November 16, 2013

    A Mumbaibound GoAir flight with about 100 passengers, including former Army Chief General VK Singh, on board was forced to return to the airport in New Delhi following a fire alarm on Saturday. The Airbus A320 returned under emergency conditions to IGI airport in New Delhi after it had been airborne...
  • Air India to acquire 19 new A320s August 13, 2013

    In a bid to face heightened competition from nofrill carriers and replace its old fleet, Air India has started the process of acquiring 19 new Airbus A320s, an aircraft that has been its warhorse for domestic operations for over two decades. The national carrier has sought dryleasing these planes for six...
  • ICPA accuses Air India of arbitrarily altering A320 operating norms July 17, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian Commercial Pilots Association has sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister citing concerns over a procedure change in Air India. Air India has changed the flight operating procedures for narrowbody A320 aircraft stating that the acceleration altitudes should be brought down. The pilots say that Air India did...
  • Air India to lease turboprop aircraft for nonmetro cities June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Air India would shortly issue tenders to lease turboprop aircraft to enhance connectivity to nonmetro cities across the country, airline sources said on Thursday. A group of officials of the national carrier is on the verge of completing a feasibility study on how many such airplanes would be...
  • Air rivalry intensifies as Airbus A350 makes first flight June 15, 2013

    Europe's latest passenger jet, the Airbus A350, made its maiden flight on Friday and its chief salesman, opening a new front in a battle with US rival Boeing Co, declared it so quiet that airport residents won't even notice it. The lightweight carbonplastic jet flew over the Airbus plant in Toulouse...