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Passenger screening at CSMIA - Coronavirus

UPDATE: This airport has screened 150,000+ passengers for COVID-19

The ongoing Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has created havoc across the world. Global markets have been hugely impacted by the spreading virus. The virus, which originated in People’e Republic of China, has spread across 100 countries. The death toll has reached 3900+ till date and total cases have surpassed 110,000 across the globe. While the entire world is talking and taking precautions, a lot of active measures have been taken in the Aviation industry too. Passengers flying in from […]

Air India Aircraft

Air India’s New Routes from Mumbai

India’s National carrier Air India is all set to fly to new destinations starting February 2020. The airline has announced it’s operations to Doha and Stansted as new destinations. The airline will also add an additional service on the existing Mumbai to London Heathrow route. Last year, Air India had commenced operations to cities like Nairobi, Kuwait and Colombo from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai and Stansted from Amritsar. We at Victor Tango Aviation were thrilled to be invited and be […]

VT-ESP, Boeing 747-400

Coronavirus: Air India Boeing 747 Rescue Flight to Wuhan

Latest Update: February 2, 2020 10:15 IST India’s national carrier, Air India, operated a special relief flight today (January 31) to get back stranded Indians from Wuhan, China after the country has been affected with the infectious Corona Virus. Over 40 students and approximately 350 Indians will be airlifted from Wuhan to India after the deadly outbreak of Corona Virus in China. Earlier today, Air India ferried a Boeing 747-400 aircraft registered VT-ESP (named after the famous Ajanta caves) from CSMIA, […]

VT-AIU, ATR72-600

Alliance Air Takes-off to International Skies connecting Chennai and Jaffna

Jaffna is a city on the northern tip of Sri Lanka and about 400km drive from Colombo. Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India which operates the regional operations across India with ATR turbo-prop aircraft successfully conducted a test flight to Jaffna from Chennai. As per the initial plan, the airline will operate to Jaffna from Chennai, Tiruchirapalli and Kochi. The regular operations to Jaffna International Airport from Chennai is expected to start from November 1 with flights operating 3 […]

VT-PPH, Airbus A321

Air India Makes History With World’s First Use Of Taxibot Robotic Vehicle on Commercial Airbus Flight

On October 15th, on it’s 87th birthday, Air India made history by becoming the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a commercial passenger aircraft. Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani flagged-off the flight. The flight was AI 665, an Airbus A321 with registration VT-PPH, bound for CSMIA, Mumbai from IGI Airport Terminal 3, New Delhi. The Taxibot is a semi-robotic towbarless tractor (built for aircraft) used as an alternate taxiing equipment. The taxibot is […]

VT-ALS, Boeing 777-300ER

MUST READ: An insider on Indian Aviation slowdown in 2018-19

The year 2018-2019 has been a nasty year for Indian Aviation as the markets slashed big time having a direct impact on economy and employment. With the rising price in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), and the fluctuating dollar airlines had a worst balance sheet for 2018-19. Jet Airways, Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo, Vistara and Air India had a major blow. With the closure of Jet Airways, India’s premium airline having a fleet of 120+ aircraft including the Boeing 737 MAX […]