Monday, 20 November 2017


Boeing, Avolon finalize a deal for 75 737 MAX airplanes

 

Boeing and Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, have finalized an order for 75 737 MAX airplanes. The confirmed order is for 55 MAX 8s and 20 MAX 10s, with options for 20 additional MAX 8s.
The agreement, announced as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2017 Paris Air Show, is valued at nearly $11 billion at list prices including the 75 firm and 20 option aircraft.
Launched at the 2017 Paris Air Show, the MAX 10 will have the lowest seat-mile cost of any single-aisle airplane. The new airplanes will bolster Avolon’s airplane portfolio to meet growing customer demand in the narrow-body market segment.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Avolon is one of the world’s leading aircraft leasing firms, with an owned, managed and committed fleet of 915 aircraft as of September 30, 2017. Avolon also has the youngest owned fleet amongst the top three lessors and an order book of exclusively new technology aircraft.

 

Airlines Can't Charge To Correct Passenger Name Error: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

The minister's comments on micro blogging site Twitter came in response to a user who complained that an airline was "acting pricey" in rectifying mistake in passenger name on a booked ticket. 

Airlines Can't Charge To Correct Passenger Name Error: Ashok Gajapathi Raju

New Delhi:  Airlines are not allowed to charge additional amount for correcting any error in the name of a passenger while booking a ticket, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said today.

The minister's comments on micro blogging site Twitter came in response to a user who complained that an airline was "acting pricey" in rectifying mistake in passenger name on a booked ticket.

"For the benefit of all passengers - As per DGCA regulations, Airlines cannot charge any additional amount for correction in the name of the same person, when the person brings this to the notice of the airline after booking the ticket," he said in a tweet.

Further, the minister said it is applicable for any error in the name of a passenger while booking a ticket.

"The correction has to be made without any additional charge," he said.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the country's regulator for civil aviation sector.

Earlier, one Twitter user tagged the minister in a tweet saying, "1 alphabet mistake while typing d middle name during booking ticket nd jet airways acting pricey to rectify it since 2 weeks..."

The user also said that such sort of errors are common, "if the traveller realises it before the start of journey nd is willing to provide required ID proof,guess rules shld be easy not to spoil the traveln experience..not only flexible for ppl booking it via ur portal".

In response, the minister tweeted, "@jetairways Please get this sorted out as per latest DGCA regulations on the subject" and followed it up with two tweets about the norms.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

GoAir inducts four more planes, to add 30 additional flightsImage result for go air plane 

Mumbai:  The Wadia-group-run no-frills carrier GoAir today said it has expanded its fleet size to 31 aircraft with the induction of four more new A320 Neos, which will help it launch more routes and 30 additional flights.

GoAir will strengthen its market presence at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolktata, Lucknow, Nagpur and Patna with the addition of these new flights, the airline said in a statement today. 

The induction of four new A320 Neo (new engine option) plane will see GoAir's fleet strength reaching 31 aircraft, it said.

"The induction of four new aircraft will cater to the enhanced seasonal demand while offering flexibility to customers with more flight options to choose from," GoAir managing director Jeh Wadia said.

To commensurate its twelve successful years in the domestic skies, GoAir has also announced anniversary fare offer with fares starting from Rs 1,212 excluding taxes on all new sectors, the airline said.
17/11/17 PTI/Economic Times 

Indian plane catches fire at Dhaka airport, no casualty

Image result for spicejet plane with fire A nose wheel of an Indian SpiceJet flight caught fire at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka today.

All the 74 passengers and four pilots and crew were evacuated safely from the Kolkata-bound flight, Wahidur Rahman, deputy director (air traffic) at the airport, told The Daily Star. 

The accident took place when the aircraft of India-based airline was heading towards runway from taxiway for taking off at 10:40am. 

As the fire caught at the aircraft’s nose wheel, the pilot aborted its take off, Wahidur said, adding that fire fighters immediately rushed to the spot and doused the fire.

After visiting the affected aircraft, it seemed to them that bearing of the wheel might break up causing fire at the wheel, Wahidur also said.

The passengers, pilots and crews were staying at the airport till last reported.
17/11/17 Daily Star 


Strange Birds Attacks British Airways Which Caused Serious Damages 

News Courtesy - Praveen Kumar - PTC Student