Sorry! Right click is disabled. :)

Tag : Indian Aviation

VT-JBG, Boeing 737-800

Jet Airways Makes A Come Back!

The sun has risen for Jet Airways, again. A new beginning marked yesterday, 17th October 2020, when the “Joy of Flying” found its new owners. April 2019 saw one of the worst days in the history of Indian aviation. Jet Airways ceased its operation after serving for 27 long years. As many as 20,000 people lost their jobs, it also left all the ‘Jet’ admirers heart-broken. The carrier, once known for its top-notch service started facing financial crisis, which resulted […]

VT-WGV, Airbus A320neo

This Private Indian Airline Flew 100+ International Repatriation Flights

As the world struggles in getting back to normal because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, aviation industry too has seen a steep downfall. Airlines have been facing the biggest ever challenge in the history of global aviation. A sudden lockdown and the virus spreading like a wildfire across the world has led to many Indians getting stuck abroad. Government of India along with many other agencies worldwide started the “Vande Bharat Mission” mission to bring back stranded Indians from around […]

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 […]

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 […]

VT-TMC, ATR72-600

Bidar finally gets first civil flight operated by TruJet

TruJet, a regional air carrier led by Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd. of Hyderabad, has become the first airline to carry out civil operations to Bidar in Karnataka. The airline launched direct flights from Bengaluru to Bidar on February 7th. Karnataka Chief Minister Shri. Yeddyurappa inaugurated the service in Bengaluru and flew in the same flight to Bidar and back. With the launch of this flight, Bidar finally arrives on the map of Civilian Airports in India. This flight was […]

SB212, Sukhoi Su-30

Indian Air Force inducts No. 222 Squadron “Tigersharks”

Indian Air Force inducted the No. 222 squadron Tigersharks on January 20, 2020 at Air Force Station Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The squadron was inducted in the presence of General Bipin Rawat, PVSM UYSM AVSM YSM SM VSM ADC, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff,  Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO, Air Marshal Amit Tiwari AVSM VM, Air Officer Commanding – […]

VT-ITC, Airbus A320neo

IndiGo Places Firm Orders for 300 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

India’s Budget carrier IndiGo placed a firm order for 300 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. Estimated at a list price worth of almost $33 Billion USD, this is the largest order from the airline. This firm order also marks one of the largest aircraft orders for Airbus from a single airline operator! IndiGo currently has a market share of almost 48% and has been serving the Indian skies since 2006. The airline’s systematic expansion plan has resulted in 10 years of […]

SpiceXpress takes delivery of first Boeing 737-800BCF

SpiceXpress, SpiceJet’s cargo airline took delivery of it’s first Boeing 737-800BCF on September 22, 2019. The aircraft is leased from NGF Alpha Ltd., a division of Spectre Cargo Solutions. Boeing Converted Aircraft (BCF) are next-generation 737 aircraft, which are converted by Boeing into cargo jets. The airplane can carry 23.9 tonnes of freight and has a range of 2000NM. Launched during September 2018, SpiceXpress currently operates cargo flights as follows: Six weekly services to Hong Kong from New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati and […]

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 […]