Understanding Aviation: Basics of METAR

This is the fourth article in the “Understanding Aviation” series. The previous ones have covered Network Planning, Route Development and Airport Capacity. This article will talk about METARs. This is officially the fog season in India. From Amritsar to Guwahati, the region is engulfed in dense fog - typically early in the morning. This fog … Continue reading Understanding Aviation: Basics of METAR

As pandemic rages on, focus shifts back to slots

Even as the vaccines move into final stages and countries start planning for vaccine administration, logistics and storage - the airline industry is yet to see any significant recovery on the horizon. Amidst this lack of recovery the focus has shifted again on slots - the prized possession for airlines. The Worldwide Airport Slot Board … Continue reading As pandemic rages on, focus shifts back to slots

Route Development – How Air Astana developed India market?

There is no denying the fact that I am a big fan of multi-aircraft fleets! Even the strong proponents of single fleet types like IndiGo have eventually graduated to multiple fleet types and sub-fleets. As it stands today, IndiGo has a mix of A320, A321 and ATR but the sub-fleet varies from seating configuration which … Continue reading Route Development – How Air Astana developed India market?

Aviation geeks have to mature to respond to a crisis

On Friday evening, whatsapp groups and social media started buzzing with news about runway excursion at Calicut. A quick check on the television, and the news channels were busy with news about Sushant Singh Rajput. Soon whatsapp started flooding with details - name of the captain and first officer, photos, videos and further details.  Air … Continue reading Aviation geeks have to mature to respond to a crisis