A321XLR: A game changer for thin markets

As the Paris Air Show comes to an end, there was the usual buzz around orders, options, firm commitment, intent and repeat orders. Amidst all this, Airbus announced the launch of A321XLR which also clocked orders at the air show. I have been a keen follower of “thin markets” and this has led to me … Continue reading A321XLR: A game changer for thin markets

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Airbus increases range of A220; what it means for India?

I have been a keen follower and believer of the Regional Jets market since 2011 and an article on Network Thoughts about Regional Jets in India is still one of the most read ones. Needlessly to say, I closely tracked Bombardier and Embraer programs for the next generation regional jets. Subsequently, Bombardier C-series became the … Continue reading Airbus increases range of A220; what it means for India?

Three Indian LCCs in top 15 worldwide by aircraft on order

The Blue Swan Daily published an analysis of top 20 LCCs (Low cost carriers) worldwide by aircraft on order. Lion Air tops the list with 444 aircraft on order, comprising of 415 narrow body, 8 wide body and 21 turbo prop aircraft. However, Lion Air orders are across the group companies which comprise of Lion … Continue reading Three Indian LCCs in top 15 worldwide by aircraft on order

IndiGo to take delivery of it’s 200th aircraft today

Indian low cost carrier and domestic market leader IndiGo reaches a new milestone with the induction of its 200th aircraft.VT-IZI and VT-IZK are scheduled to start their flight to Delhi later today, in quick succession, to reach the milestone. The airline will now have 127 A320ceo, 61 A320neo and 12 ATR72-600 in its fleet. This … Continue reading IndiGo to take delivery of it’s 200th aircraft today