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Airbus highlights its successful relationship with Russia at the MAKS 2011 International Aviation & Space Salon
For the first time, Airbus has brought its 21st century flagship A380 to Russia’s leading aerospace exhibition and air show – MAKS – which began today at Ramenskoye Airfield (Zhukovsky) near Moscow and runs until 21 August.
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With the jetliner’s landing in advance of the event, Ramenskoye became the 133rd airport visited by the A380. While at MAKS 2011, the aircraft will perform a flying display during each day of the show.
The A380’s appearance underscores Airbus’ successful relationship with Russia – which participated in the double-deck jetliner’s development and continues be a supplier for the A380, as well as the single-aisle A320 Family.
Airbus continues to cooperate with the Russian aircraft industry in a full range of areas – from research and technology, engineering and manufacturing to the vertically-integrated supply chain and certification. Airbus also works with Russian industry for the supply of aircraft components,* including titanium landing gear parts, flight control system elements, and heat exchangers for air management systems.
For Airbus’ participation in this year’s biennial MAKS event, the company also is providing a glimpse of the future with a 3D movie showcasing its vision for tomorrow’s aviation – including the Airbus Concept Plane and its revolutionary cabin.
This multimedia experience is located at the indoor stand of Airbus’ parent company, EADS (exhibit A1, Hall F3), which also features scale models of the eco-efficient A320neo (New Engine Option) and A350 XWB, along with highlights of Russia’s industrial involvement in Airbus programmes.
A dedicated Russian-language A380 website (www.a380atmaks.ru) has been created by Airbus on the occasion of MAKS 2011.* It includes interviews and articles about the A380, as well as photos, video clips and air show news. Airbus’ developments can be followed as well on twitter @Airbus.
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JET AIR TO INCREASE LOW-FARE CAPACITY
August 18, 2011
Jet Airways, India's largest airline by market share, aims to increase domestic low-fare capacity to 80-85 percent of the total fleet from the present 72 percent, a senior official said on Wednesday.
The airline is also considering more low-fare flights for short-haul international routes, Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer, told reporters on the sidelines of the company's annual general meeting.
In April-June, Jet had posted a much lower-than-expected net loss on better revenue and a one-time gain.
"Globally, the push towards low cost (airlines) is real. There will be a progressive transfer of capacity from the full service to low fare," Raghavan said.
The company runs low-fare service under brand names Jet Konnect and JetLite and is in the process of discussing the possibility of merging the two.
The company management is undertaking a review of the business model, including multiplicity of low-fare brands being offered in the market place, its Chairman Naresh Goyal said in a statement.
The company will soon be making changes to enable it to compete more effectively and retain its dominant position in the Indian market, he said.
The officials, however, said the full service brand would continue to play a dominant role both in domestic and international space.
CUTTING DEBT, INTEREST COSTS
The airline is in the process of converting a loan of about INR5 billion rupees (USD$110.16 million) into dollar debt in the current fiscal year and plans to repay about INR15 billion rupees (USD$330.5 million) of debt this year, said M. Shivkumar, senior vice-president - finance.
Jet has converted about INR25 billion rupees (USD$550.84 million) of local currency loans to dollar-denominated debt from last October, he said.
The move would help the airline save about INR1.75 billion rupees (USD$38.55 million) in interest costs in FY12, he said.
The airline had a debt of about INR133.7 billion rupees (USD$2.94 billion) by end-June.
Jet had earlier this month signed a deal with Godrej Properties to develop part of the airline's land bank in Mumbai into an office complex.
QANTAS' JAPAN BUDGET CARRIER TO BE 40 PCT CHEAPER
August 17, 2011
Qantas Airways unit Jetstar Airways CEO Bruce Buchanan said on Tuesday that fares on a new Japanese carrier it plans to set up with Japan Airlines and Mitsubishi will be 40 percent cheaper than existing fares.
Australia's Qantas plans to set up two new airlines, under its restructuring plan: a premium Asian airline and a Japanese budget carrier.
Emirates to deploy their A380 to DXB-JNB on Oct. 01, DXB-KUL & DXB-FCO both on Dec. 01 and DXB-MUC on Jan. 01, 2012. Hmmm, mukhang pupunuin yata nila ang airspace ng mga A380's nila.
^^^With more than 70 pending orders of A380s, it is not far from happening
Cathay Pacific beefs up fleet with 12 new Boeing aircraft
By EDU LOPEZ
August 18, 2011, 2:20pm
MANILA, Philippines — Cathay Pacific Airways is continuing to make significant investments to modernize and grow its fleet with an agreement with Boeing Company to purchase four Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft and eight Boeing 777-200 Freighters.
The 12 new aircraft have a list price of about HK$25.6 billion but will be acquired at a considerable discount, as is the usual practice in such transactions.
The aircraft are expected to be delivered to the airline between 2013 and 2016 and will be powered by General Electric GE90 engines.
Cathay Pacific already operates 22 Boeing 777-300ERs on its key long-haul routes, and with the latest purchase will have another 28 on order for delivery up to 2015.
The airline plans to retire the older aircraft in its fleet, including 21 Boeing 747-400s and 13 Airbus A340-300s, before the end of the decade as it progressively takes delivery of new-generation aircraft that will provide much greater fuel and operating cost efficiencies.
The Boeing 777-200F is a new aircraft type for Cathay Pacific and will be used to grow the freighter fleet and at the same time replace older, less fuel-efficient Boeing 747-400BCF Converted Freighters. For a typical 3,000 nautical mile trip, the 777-200F will burn 15% and 24% less fuel per payload ton than the 747-400F and 747-400BCF respectively.
The new aircraft, which can fly 4,900 nautical miles with a full payload of 102 tons, will primarily be used on regional and European routes.
The airline is also taking delivery of 10 new Boeing 747-8 Freighters, with the first two now scheduled to arrive in late September and another three being delivered by the end of 2011. The 747-8s, with a payload of nearly 130 tonnes, will be used almost exclusively on routes between Hong Kong and North America.
Cathay Pacific currently has 21 wide-bodied freighters in its fleet, but two Boeing 747-400BCFs will be sold to the airline’s cargo joint venture with Air China, while one or two more will be dry-leased to all-cargo subsidiary Air Hong Kong. Following the arrival of the new purchases and the departure of the BCFs, Cathay Pacific’s freighter fleet will number up to 35 aircraft by 2016.
With the latest purchases, Cathay Pacific now has a total of 97 new aircraft, including 79 wide-body passenger and 18 freighter aircraft, on its books for delivery up to 2019. The value of these aircraft at list prices is almost HK$200 billion. These aircraft on firm order include: 28 Boeing 777-300ERs, 19 Airbus A330s, 32 Airbus A350-900s, 10 Boeing 747-8Fs and eight Boeing 777-200Fs.
AirAsia offers Western cuisine in their LCCT lounge. PAL offers lugaw...
Mas cheerful pa yung AirAsiaX crew kaysa sa PAL, considering yun nalang ang focus ng mga ad campaign nila.
Magkakaroon din ng Wireless IFE ang AirAsia, at Mobile services including an iPhone app.
PAL is currently categorized as high-fare low-quality airline.
Kulelat na talaga PAL... Nag-open pa ng base ang AirAsia sa Clark hahahahaha
HELLO Fellow PEXers..
What airlines po yung nag o-operate ng straight from Manila to Kathmandu.
I hope somebody can help.
^ Wala sa ngayon. Connecting ka nyan either in Singapore, KL or Bangkok.
guys I don't know if there's a point of comparison between the Boeing 787 & 777, pero kung ako siguro ang may-ari ng isang airline I will stick with the 777, in terms of capacity, payload and range mas lamang pa din ang 777, I don't know what's in store for the future for the 777 but Boeing made a beautiful and highly capable aircraft. hindi kaya dahil sa 777 eh mababa ang sales ng 747-8i, just my opinion, shukran.
^ 787-8 is a 767 replacement. 787-9 is planned to replace 772ERs. 777-300ER basically killed the A340 & 744 because of 2 fuel efficient yet powerful engines.
When Philippines go back to Cat 1, I wish PAL would go MNL-JFK 3x/week using 772LR or 787-8.
to powerbubbles and accord ex - thank you for your opinions sana nga maging competitive ulit ang ating flag carrier para maka-acquire pa ulit ng mga ultra-modern aircrafts kapag maibalik na ang CAT 1 status
You guys notice the fleet of CX? They are sticking to twin engine aircraft for its commercial services. Its an impressive fleet actually. The 777-300ERs will replace those 747-400s and they even have A350-900s on order. Wish PAL would go the same direction after we get back to cat 1. I dont think I would be seeing orders for jumbos nor superjumbos. I do see them acquiring more twin-engine jets.
And oo nga pala, what is the final score for the Qs? Are they all back in APX livery?
For me, the only way to kill the A380 is to make a twin-engined 747 using engines more powerful than the GE90-115B. IF the GE90 can produce thrusts of up to 120,000lbs, the new engine has to hit 140k to 150k lbs of thrust.
If this happens, I am sure many would go for this type of aircraft.