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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 September

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 September

Air India to connect Mumbai with New York, resumes Frankfurt services

Ai Air India will start flight services to New York from here, besides resuming services to Frankfurt, which it discontinued in 2010, from winters this year. “The two new flights are a part of our winter schedule. We have all regulatory approvals in place for the Frankfurt flight and the same for JFK services are being processed,” the spokesperson said.

First Biofuel Flight in South Asia Resonates During Cost Crisis

The first biofuel technology demonstration flight ever performed in South Asia on August 27 served as a reminder of how the fast increasing price of turbine fuel has come to hurt yields among several Indian airlines. The fuel for the 55-minute flight in a SpiceJet Bombardier Q400, performed under its “Green Miles” initiative, consisted of a blend of 75 percent aviation turbine fuel and 25 percent biofuel derived from Jatropha seeds and produced by the Indian Institute of Petroleum. Gadkari said the biofuel policy will call for a 12-year program involving identification of areas for farming, incentivizing farmers to grow the crop on a continuous basis, setting up the industry, and transfer of technology for industrialization.

Jet Airways expands CFM56 MRO deal with ST Engineering Aerospace

Jet Airways and ST Engineering Aerospace have expanded a deal covering maintenance of the CFM International CFM56-7B engines that power the Indian carrier’s Boeing 737s.

Passengers at Bangalore to pay 67% less UDF from September 16

From September 16, passengers using Kempegowda International will pay a lower User Development Fee. The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India reduced fees for domestic and international passengers by 67% with effect from 31 August by order.

Vistara’s way of celebrating 150th year of Tata Group

Vistara is celebrating 150th year of Tata Group by painting the 22nd Airbus A320neo aircraft VT-ATV which joined the Vistara fleet on August 31 in new colours, getting the aircraft registered in the same registration that the old Tata Airlines aircraft had, get the cabin crew to wear old time uniforms of the 1950s and 1960s which were considered as the golden days of aviation and organize seven special flights beginning September 5 on which special menus featuring dishes that JRD Tata liked as remembered by chefs from Taj hotels will be served.

WOW air Service To New Delhi, India To Begin In December

WOW air will launch its much anticipated flight service from the U.S. to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in New Delhi, India via Iceland beginning 5th December operated by Airbus A330NEO aircraft. WOW Air CEO and Founder Skúli Mogensen said “We are very excited to start flying to New Delhi in December.  I am very happy with the feedback and demand we have gotten so far on our India flight and it’s clear that there is a great need for affordable travel between North America and Delhi”.

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