Lufthansa Tech­nik land­ing gear sup­port for Air In­dia

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world’s fastest grow­ing avi­a­tion mar­ket.” SpiceJet cur­rently op­er­ates 32 Next-Gen­er­a­tion B737s and 17 Bom­bardier Q400s. The 737 MAX in­cor­po­rates the lat­est CFM In­ter­na­tional LEAP-1B en­gines, Ad­vanced Tech­nol­ogy winglets and other im­prove­ments to de­liver class-lead­ing ef­fi­ciency, re­li­a­bil­ity and pas­sen­ger com­fort in the sin­gle-aisle mar­ket.

IndiGo’s 125th Air­bus A320

As IndiGo took de­liv­ery of its 13th Air­bus A320­neo air­craft on 27 De­cem­ber 2016, Aditya Ghosh, Pres­i­dent of IndiGo said, “The de­liv­ery of the 125th air­craft in the 125th month of our op­er­a­tion is in­deed a land­mark oc­ca­sion for us …re­in­forces our com­mit­ment to­wards the in­dus­try and liv­ing our prom­ise of pro­vid­ing the best fly­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to our pas­sen­gers. The en­tire IndiGo team has worked ex­tremely hard to reach where we are to­day and we are rar­ing to go”.

Air In­dia to in­duct 100 more air­lin­ers

It is re­ported that the Gov­ern­ment has cleared Air In­dia to in­duct 100 new air­lin­ers but un­der lease ar­range­ments for which no ad­di­tional bud­getary pro­pos­als would be made. Ac­cord­ing to the Civil Avi­a­tion Sec­re­tary RN Choubey, this is part of the turn­around plan, with Air In­dia is plan­ning a fleet of 232 air­craft, in­clud­ing those on lease, by March 2020. Mean­while, the first of 29 Air­bus A320­neos be­ing leased by Air In­dia are sched­uled to ar­rive in mid-Fe­bru­ary 2017 while ad­di­tional num­bers are also planned for leas­ing. As part of ex­pan­sion, Air In­dia Ex­press is to lease 18 more Boe­ing 737s, adding to its present fleet of 17 737s.

Air In­dia and Lufthansa Tech­nik have an agree­ment for main­te­nance and re­pair of the car­rier’s Boe­ing 777-200/300 land­ing gears, the con­tract cover­ing a to­tal of 15 shipsets. The main­te­nance and over­haul work will be per­formed by Lufthansa Tech­nik Land­ing Gear Ser­vices UK (LTLGS) lo­cated in Hayes, Lon­don. The first Boe­ing 777-200/300 land­ing gear de­liv­ery to Air In­dia also marks an im­por­tant mile­stone for LTLGS: the 50th Boe­ing 777-200/300 land­ing gear over­hauled by LTLGS since 2013, which amounts to a mar­ket share of ap­prox­i­mately 70% in the cur­rently an­tic­i­pated global mar­ket.

Vis­tara com­pletes two years of op­er­a­tions

On 9 Jan­uary Vis­tara, the Tata Sons and Sin­ga­pore Air­lines JV air­line, marked two years of ser­vices in In­dian skies. Vis­tara cur­rently op­er­ate more than 500 flights per week across a grow­ing net­work of 20 des­ti­na­tions across In­dia, served by a fleet of 13 Air­bus A320s. The air­line has flown over 3.5 mil­lion cus­tomers, con­sis­tently recorded a high On-Time Per­for­mance (OTP) and se­cured awards and recog­ni­tion from in­dus­try bod­ies and air­line pub­li­ca­tions.

Rolls-Royce and RGNAU MoU on avi­a­tion stud­ies

Rolls-Royce has signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ing (MoU) with Ra­jiv Gandhi Na­tional Avi­a­tion Univer­sity (RGNAU) to build fu­ture com­pe­ten­cies for the In­dian avi­a­tion in­dus­try. The sign­ing cer­e­mony took place in the pres­ence of Pres­i­dent Pranab Mukher­jee, Air Vice Mar­shal Nalin Ku­mar Tan­don (retd), Vice Chan­cel­lor of RGNAU, and Kishore Ja­yara­man, Pres­i­dent-In­dia & South Asia, Rolls-Royce.

RGNAU was set up to fa­cil­i­tate and pro­mote avi­a­tion stud­ies and re­search, and will func­tion from Fur­sat­ganj in Ut­tar Pradesh. The MoU the man­ner in which Rolls-Royce will sup­port RGNAU de­velop cur­ric­ula and of­fer in­ter­na­tional ex­perts for guest lec­tures to help the ma­tu­rity of the univer­sity.

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