Vistara becomes the fourth airline in India to induct Airbus A320neo

Vistara, the TATA-SIA joint venture took delivery of its 1st Airbus A320neo and 14th aircraft in fleet today. The aircraft is registered VT-TNB. The airline had selected BOC aviation to lease 20 aircraft, 13 A320ceo and 7 A320neo in second half of 2014. The airline which was running a social media campaign with hash tag #NotJustAnotherNeo announced the…

First B737 MAX reaches its hometown – Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air, the launch operator of B737MAX family took delivery of its first aircraft on 16thMay 2017. The 737MAX program was launched by Boeing in August 2011 to counter the A320neo (New Engine Option) family of rival Airbus in December 2010. The aircraft, a B737 MAX 8, operating as OD1 reached Kuala Lumpur via Anchorage…

IndiGo signs term sheet for 50 ATR72-600

Domestic market leader IndiGo today announced that it has signed a term sheet with turbo prop manufacturer ATR for 50 ATR72-600 aircraft. The first seven aircraft are expected to join the fleet this financial year and the airline expects to take the fleet to 20 aircraft by end of 2018. The airline would bid for…

Airbus offers more seats on the A380

Airbus today announced the development of new cabin enablers for its largest aircraft the A380. The airline set up a demo at Aircraft Interiors Expo Hamburg, what it called “New Forward Stairs” (NFS) option. These changes are aimed at adding seats to the aircraft which will help reduce the cost per seat for the airlines…

Air India takes delivery of first A320neo

National Carrier Air India will take delivery of first of the fourteen A320neo aircraft in its fleet with a delivery flight from Toulouse, France today. The airline had signed a deal with Kuwait based lessor ALAFCO to lease 14 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Air India has floated another tender for lease of additional A320neo aircraft and intends…