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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 August

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 4 August

Air India Plans To Keep Its Boeing 747-400 Fleet

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year prompted several airlines to prematurely retire their remaining Boeing 747-400’s. Air India is set to retain its last four jumbos for the time being. Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh stated “There are four 747-400 aircraft in Air India’s fleet, and their average age is about 26 years. Currently, three of the four 747s are under maintenance checks. At present, Air India has no plans to phase out the operation of the Boeing 747 from its fleet.”

Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited plans to increase Falcon 2000 production in new unit

The Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL), which is set to take up another 30 acres of land in Mihan, has plans to scale up the assembly of Falcon 2000 business jets at the new site. The company, which is already operating in a 30-acre plot here, plans take up the additional land on sub-lease from Reliance Aerostructure Limited (RAL). A draft MoU is close to be finalized and will be signed within a week, Maharashtra Airport Development Company’s vice-chairman-cum-managing director Deepak Kapoor told TOI.

Go First to connect Doha to 3 Indian cities

Go First is re-commencing flights to Doha from three Indian cities Go First will connect Mumbai, Kochi, and Kannur with Doha with effect from 5th August.

IndiGo Makes Progress On More Sustainable Operations

IndiGo has released its first-ever ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) report this week. The report highlights a significant decrease in CO2 emission, falling nearly 14% between 2016 and 2021. Let’s find out how IndiGo has cut its carbon dioxide figures and its plans for the future. The airline is Airbus’ biggest customer for A320neo family and has added over 160 jets since 2016, coinciding with the fall in emissions per ASK. The A320neo offers 15% less fuel burn and 20% less CO2 emissions compared to the ‘ceo’ variant, helping to reduce environmental impact in all operations.

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru Campus Becomes Water Positive

Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru has achieved a significant milestone on its sustainability journey by becoming 100% water positive. This means that BLR Airport, replenishes more water than it consumes. Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL said “This is a significant milestone for us at BIAL. On World Nature Conservation Day, we are proud to announce that our water stewardship has created a sustainable future for the region by achieving water positivity. We accomplished this by consuming water responsibly, reusing, recycling and replenishing water bodies. At BIAL, our holistic sustainability efforts are not just focused on the Airport, but also on the community at large. We hope our actions will inspire others in the region to follow”

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