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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 May

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 May

Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium to experiment Unmanned Aircraft System for delivery of vaccines, medicines

Blue Dart announced it formed Blue Dart Med-Express Consortium with a mission of revolutionising the delivery of vaccines and emergency medical supplies to the remotest parts of India using drones. The Drone flights will deploy an immersive delivery model to optimise the current healthcare logistics within Telangana. The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has granted the project with necessary exemptions and rights to fly drone flights on an experimental basis in Telangana.

GoAir rebrands as Go First

GoAir has rebranded itself as Go First as the Wadia group-owned airline prepares for an IPO and ambitious expansion plans. The airline said in a statement “As young India changes the way it travels, seeking speed, convenience, and yet demanding value, Go First is determined to be part of the socio-economic momentum to chart its next phase of growth”.

IndiGo Has Grown Its A321neo Fleet By Nearly 300%

IndiGo has continued its impressive fleet expansion through 2021. The carrier added 11 new A321neos this year operating a total of 40 aircraft. This means IndiGo’s Airbus A321 fleet has grown by 300% since the pandemic began in February 2020 last year. The carrier deploys its A321neo’s  on some of its longest routes and high-demand services domestically.

IndiGo Selects CFM’s LEAP-1A Engine and Services Agreement for A320neos

IndiGo announced that it has selected CFM International LEAP-1A engines to power its fleet of 310 new Airbus A320neo, A321neo, and A321XLR aircraft. This agreement includes 620 new installed engines and associated spare engines, as well as a multi-year service agreement. In 2019, IndiGo selected LEAP-1A engines and signed a long-term service agreement for engines to power 280 A320neo family aircraft. This new agreement, therefore, secures the LEAP-1A engine and its long-term service agreements for a total of 590 IndiGo A320neo family aircraft. The airline is currently operating seven A320neo and 15 A321neo with LEAP-1A engines. This agreement will secure LEAP-1A engines and service agreements for its A320neo family aircraft to be delivered from 2023 onwards.

Vistara Partners With Discover The World In The USA

Vistara has appointed Discover the World as its exclusive GSA partner in the US market.

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