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N7201S, Boeing 737 MAX 7

Boeing 737 MAX Receives FAA Clearance and is All Set to Fly Again

The Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A) of United States of America, certified the Boeing 737 MAX 8 “Fit-for-Operations” today, after grounding the fleet for almost two years. Back in March 2019, airline operators around the world operating the Boeing 737 MAX variants were ordered to ground the fleet. This decision followed after the two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8 variant of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines, taking the lives of 346 people. When Boeing announced the 737 Max in […]

Winglet

Why Boeing 737s have different winglet options?

Have you seen those things on the wing tip of an aircraft like the Boeing 737, Airbus A320 etc., that pops straight up or looks curved upwards? Ever wondered what they are and what’s the purpose of having them? They are called Wingtip Devices (a.k.a. Winglets/Sharklets). What are Winglets? Winglets are curved shaped metal wingtips. They are the vertical expansion of the wings. In aviation, longer the wingspan, lower the induced drag! But every aircraft cannot have a huge wingspan […]

EI-WLA, Boeing 777-300ER

Alitalia Operates Maiden Cargo Flight to CSMIA, Mumbai

On June 20, 2020, Alitalia – the flag carrier of Italy – launched their first cargo freighter service to CSMIA, Mumbai. Alitalia plans to operate a non-scheduled weekly flight on the Mumbai – Rome – New York sector with their Boeing 777 Passenger to Cargo [P2C] converted aircraft. The flight is scheduled to operate every Sunday, till the end of July. This Rome-Mumbai flight has enhanced the connectivity between Italy and India. Alitalia is operating on this route after almost 12 […]

Air India Tails

“We are ready to have you onboard!” – A look behind the scenes!

The COVID-19 global pandemic has grounded almost 60-70% of aircraft fleet across the world for many airlines. This challenge the aviation industry has been facing has taken a toll on air travel across the globe. With countries, including India, implementing complete lockdown in phases and restricting passenger air travel, this is the time when the actual workload has increased for airlines. Aircraft Fleet Grounding for Maintenance Globally, airlines have grounded their diverse fleet of aircraft. They have been working hard […]

ZK-OKN, Boeing 777-300ER

Air New Zealand lands in Indian soil for the very first time, thanks to the Kiwi Repatriation Effort

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has made it a tough time for the aviation industry around the world. From frequency cuts to grounding planes, the air transport industry has been facing the heat of this pandemic situation. International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates 2020 global revenue losses for passenger business of between $63 billion and $113 billion! Airlines have been adapting to the situation too! Many airlines are operating cargo flights to deliver essential items, repatriation flights and evacuation flights to bring […]

Vistara's Economy Class

Vistara unveils India’s First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Vistara, a joint venture between TATA Companies and Singapore Airlines, took delivery of their first state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on February 29, 2020. The aircraft, registered as VT-TSD (Tango Sierra Delta) flew from Boeing’s Everette Factory, Washington to India on a non-stop 16 hour flight. The aircraft landed at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport on February 29, 2020 around 1400 hrs.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Victor Tango Aviation (@teamvtaviation) on Feb […]

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 […]

Boeing 777X Takeoff

Boeing 777X Completes Successful First Flight

Boeing, one of World’s leading aircraft manufacturer, successfully completed the first test flight of Boeing 777X on January 25, 2020. The test flight lasted for 3 hours 51 minutes and has one of the most rigorous test flight programs ever operated by Boeing. The aircraft is the largest and most fuel efficient twin-engine aircraft ever built. The airframe is expected to be delivered to airlines by 2021. The Boeing 777X is a combination of the existing Boeing 777 and Boeing […]

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Dubai Airshow 2019 (#DAS19)

Dubai Airshow 2019 (#DAS19) – one of the most anticipated biennial airshow event opens on Sunday, November 17th. The event will take place at the Dubai Airshow Site, DWC in Dubai. The airshow will bring aviation manufacturers, leading airlines, and others related businesses together to share announcements about their latest products. Team VT Aviation will be attending the event and will be reporting live about the happenings from the event. Dubai Airshow 2019 – Static Display The Dubai Airshow 2019 […]