Regional Jets & India – An untapped opportunity: Part 1

Which is the longest flight in India? It is Port Blair – Delhi operated by Air India Regional 4 times a week covering approximately 2480 kms in 3 hours and 20 minutes. In a country dominated by A320s and B737s, the longest flight is operated by a Regional Jet – the CRJ700, 4 of which … Continue reading Regional Jets & India – An untapped opportunity: Part 1

Regional Jets & India – An untapped opportunity: Part 2

The first part of this article can be found here Regional jets in India – Why airlines in India will do wonders with a Regional Jet There have not been many regional jet operators in the country. Air Sahara, which was later acquired by Jet Airways operated a fleet of 7 CRJ-200 aircraft. The aircraft … Continue reading Regional Jets & India – An untapped opportunity: Part 2

Helvetic airways becomes the only operator to induct E190-E2 and E195-E2

When HB-AZI – the first E195-E2 for Helvetic Airways lands at Zurich Airport later today, it will make Helvetic the first and only airline to operate both E190-E2 and the E195-E2 in its fleet. The Swiss regional airline inducted its first E195-E2 yesterday in a small ceremony held at São José dos Campos, Brazil. This … Continue reading Helvetic airways becomes the only operator to induct E190-E2 and E195-E2

Dash 8-400 production comes to a halt

The De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (formerly the Bombardier Q400) will see an indefinite suspension in production. In a press release, the company said “Given that prevailing industry circumstances have hindered the ability to confirm new aircraft sales, De Havilland Canada will not produce new Dash 8-400 aircraft at its Downsview site beyond currently confirmed … Continue reading Dash 8-400 production comes to a halt

India adds another airport; Kalaburagi to get operational today as Star Air launches flights

The Narendra Modi led government in India has been on a mission to connect towns and cities with an ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) named UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik). While the bids received enthusiastic response, when it came to start the routes – the airlines have had a forgettable record. With just 25% … Continue reading India adds another airport; Kalaburagi to get operational today as Star Air launches flights