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by manish
22 Aug 2019 23:08
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Something ridiculous happened at BOM today, unknown individual entered RWY 27 and walked under the fuselage of a SG 737 gesturing. CISF approaches in a vehicle but maintains distance presumably for own safety (engines may be spooling). BCAS will take a big rap for this as will CISF. The pilot shut ...
by manish
28 Jul 2019 07:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Hyderabad Airport has posted a couple of exterior renders of the ongoing terminal expansion on their twitter feed . Slowly next tier yindoo also seems to be getting up there into the big boys club. BTW for a reference point, 34 million passengers is Dilli T3 capacity :-o At this rate, it won't be lo...
by manish
05 Jul 2019 07:14
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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In other news, apparently action is being initiated against SpiceJet for lapses. Finally someone other than mango people also managed to see a pattern I guess in the string of mishaps and near misses.
by manish
05 Jul 2019 07:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Some factors are coming up 1. There was water on the runway. If more than 3mm, larger chances for planes to skid. Mumbai run way was under way MORE water than that. 2. The runway rubber marks that tyres make when planes touchdown, make the runway slippery. These are supposed to be removed during ma...
by manish
02 Jul 2019 08:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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And we now have a SpiceJet in Jet livery overshoot 09/27 at VABB/BOM. Lots of diversions and cancellations, brace for a domino effect tomorrow. SpiceJet seems to have a ridiculously high number of such incidents. Even AI Express seems better in this regard. Did they not have a similar excursion at ...
by manish
01 Jul 2019 21:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Strange - what type of aircraft are operating at these airports? Mangalore has a runway length of 7,650 ft from Google Earth. These are longer than Chicago Midway that has icy conditions at time. Is the runway at Mangalore grooved? What type of NAVAIDs does it have? Are there centerline taxiway lig...
by manish
01 Jul 2019 21:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Second incident in two days after mangalore Is our training not adequate to handle monsoon? A SpiceJet flight from Bhopal to Surat overshot runway at the airport here due to heavy rainfall and wind. All the 43 passengers and four crew members are safe and they are being handled by the SpiceJet offi...
by manish
26 Apr 2019 17:24
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Is the revenue share percentage (AAI) a 'pass through' in the calculation of UDF? I know it should not be as it would allow bidders to quote recklessly (revenue share percentage) to win the contract. But I have known a few cases of container terminal concessions in ports where this has happened. DE...
by manish
26 Apr 2019 15:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Hard to blame the planners and decision makers from the Vajpayee era who negotiated the BLR and HYD contracts which basically were conceived in an almost identical manner as far as contract terms are concerned. Although the actual signing happened under early days of UPA I, most of the work was don...
by manish
25 Apr 2019 23:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Is such an agreement even legally sustainable?? Shutting down working and expensive infrastructure just so that another player can duplicate the same, benefit handsomely and charge whatever UDF they want. As a country, we certainly cannot afford such largesse. Doesn't the monopolies and restrictive...
by manish
25 Apr 2019 22:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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BIAL has apparently reached the 33 million mark exhibiting 25% yoy growth. design capacity of the T1ext was around 26 million iirc. UAF has been raised by 20% to cover rapid ongoing expansion work. The then govt failed to anticipate the future growth from B'lore when negotiating with the consortium...
by manish
24 Apr 2019 20:57
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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the current apt only has some 15 aerobridges... rest are moved by buses slowly to parking stands. things could be much faster if all flights could dock into aerobridges as it does for better airports with long "arms" stretching out from a central security cum shop/eat area. https://www.th...
by manish
05 Feb 2019 16:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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By value or volume ? Do you have data sources for that ? By volume Suraj Saar. I do not have hard statistics, but it's easy to make rough estimates. Even if you obtain airline wise stats, most operators don't reveal split between what they carried onboard a freighter vs in th belly of a pax plane. ...
by manish
05 Feb 2019 10:26
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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The distance between T2/T1 and the new Airport even in good times would be around 1 hrs 45 mins plus may be 2 but during normal traffic this would be a good 2.5-3 hours journey and a tiring one. I heard the new airport at Navi Mumbai would handle cargo traffic while passenger would still use T2/T1 ...
by manish
26 Jan 2019 07:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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The above is a unique privilege accorded only to AI. These kind of 'mixed' flights flying DOM-DOM-INT'L or vice versa are not permitted to be operated by any other carriers. It's called 5th freedom and modified 6th freedom rights - the right to transport passengers between two points outside the ca...
by manish
26 Jan 2019 00:50
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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The latter scenario was actually better in India in my experience. On a Singapore-Chennai-Mumbai AI flight, those who were heading to Mumbai, did not have to get down and could just sit inside while new passengers from Chennai boarded. The above is a unique privilege accorded only to AI. These kind...
by manish
26 Jan 2019 00:45
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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that is because there is no easy access from passenger deck to cargo hold. some maintainence steps or manhole may exist but locked up. perhaps keys needed to open. hijacking with weapons stowed in cargo hold hence not possible. in earlier model there was no post-checkin Xray of baggage, but it was ...
by manish
25 Jan 2019 08:06
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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unless there is something about the sound that warns the CISF guard about an unusual situation. From what I've seen the metal detector beeps a warning even if you have a small metal object like keys,a watch, medium or large sized jewelry or a belt buckle on you. Every person passing through will ha...
by manish
23 Jan 2019 19:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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twice in past week, gold smugglers caught in BIAL with large capsules inserted where the sun does not shine. https://www.thenewsminute.com/article/3-women-caught-customs-officials-bengaluru-airport-smuggling-gold-inside-rectum-95090 Yes, this was done by Customs who have the mandate for this. BCAS/...
by manish
23 Jan 2019 18:36
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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The machines had also failed to detect the 56 capsules of heroine that a drug trafficker from Afghanistan had gulped down. After completing the security check he had boarded the flight when he fell unconscious and was offloaded. Later he complained of severe abdominal pain and dizziness and was rus...
by manish
12 Jan 2019 22:33
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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a 50 million pax airport ought to be able to maintain 2 runways with the best equipment. big hubs worldwide have upto 6 runways. the L1 least cost approach will be a disaster for BIAL. with land only for 2 runways, beyond 50 mil its better that Hosur airport be developed as the 2nd airport for the ...
by manish
08 Jan 2019 00:49
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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I think most of the pvt carriers are leasing their planes in some shell game with large leasing cos ? or do they own the inventory? due to this leasing business they are not in a position to demand and get offset work. cheen operators outright buy them I think. being economically viable is not a hu...
by manish
07 Jan 2019 22:25
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Let me ask a few follow up questions...does GMR "run" the entire facility or have they leased the park to various private indian airline operators who in turn have set up MRO shop there? If GMR is running the show including performing maintenance activities, are they (GMR personnel) being...
by manish
07 Jan 2019 19:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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the GMR MRO in hyderabad looks bigger than the Hosur one how often do 737 types visit the MRO for airframe work and for engine work ? we really need engine MRO given the number of LEAP and CFM56 engines here....the domestic fleet is around 700 airframes and set to grow. GMR facility is actually of ...
by manish
07 Jan 2019 18:49
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Meanwhile, check out AI's MRO ops. They could have been a real player if they had leveraged their assets well. I am told something like 19 hangars across the county belong to them including a fancy wide-body capable one built by Boeing for them at Nagpur. But their 3rd party business market share m...
by manish
07 Jan 2019 12:49
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Daily 50 flights are delayed in blr until 8 am due to fog Not acceptable for third biggest airport I think the new second runway will have better facilities and instrumentation when it opens later this year. I think it will be CAT IIIB ILS which should help out, provided the airline/pilots are cert...
by manish
07 Jan 2019 12:46
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Good find Singha , The facility looks big enough to service wide body type as well. This looks like Boeing facility do we have similar facility for Airbus in India ? AI certinly has a huge facility in Mumbai you see many aircraft parked out there but what type of MRO they do out there is unknown , ...
by manish
06 Jan 2019 15:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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i had no idea hosur had a MRO with a full airport until i read the post above There were talks of this moving out to a commercially operating airport - economics are better for the customers. This is a tough industry to operate in. Just like FDA has the family jewels of upstart emerging market phar...
by manish
06 Jan 2019 11:43
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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domestic MRO do they exist for a320 and 737 families? or are they flown to gulf n singapore? domestic could shave some cost. but mainly its high cost of aviation fuel vs cheap in gulf et al, I am told international airlines prefer to refuel heavy in cheaper locations and avoid buying fuel in india....
by manish
11 Nov 2018 07:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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As the complexity and the level of control built into such software keeps increasing, we keep getting closer to the point where it will become better to move to fully unmanned planes. The complexity of the Man Machine Interface is beyond just the simplification of displays etc - the understanding of...
by manish
27 Oct 2018 23:04
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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places like ranchi and vijaywada are seeing >50% growth. lucknow, varanasi, patna are finally seeing strong growth off earlier small bases. TN has industries spread all over coimbatore, tirupur, salem, trichy being major kabila nodes. also pilgrimage places are all over in the chola heartlands, thi...
by manish
27 Oct 2018 09:41
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Air passenger traffic data for September: AAI Sept 2018 traffic data DEL +12% (on track for >70M passengers this year) BOM +6.5% (constrained) BLR +31% (will hit 32-35M this year) HYD +24% (will cross 20M this year) MAA +15% (potentially 25M this year) CCU +15% (will cross 20M this year) COK -0.3% ...
by manish
11 Oct 2018 20:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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I am confused. Is the entire Nagpur airport going to be owned by GMR i.e. privatization like Del/Mum or is this some part of the airport that they are doing? Quite similar to DEL/BOM. 'Ownership' in the strict sense would always remain with the entity granting the airport development and operations...
by manish
30 Sep 2018 09:07
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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GMR wins bid for expansion, devpt of Nagpur airport The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1,685 crore and it will be based on design, build, finance, operate, transfer mode At the end of the first phase of development by 2022, the annual passenger capacity will go up to 40 lakh from 10 lakh at pr...
by manish
11 Aug 2018 08:57
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Also bear in mind the economic turmoil in the gelf which for long had been the bread and butter market foe Jet. That cash cow is not what it used to be.
by manish
11 Aug 2018 08:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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Most of Jet's issues are of their own making IMHO, and mainly a product of confused and inconsistent strategy. When IndiGo first started growing rapidly around 2014 in the early days of our ongoing and historic domestic market boom, Jet walked away from it saying they wanted to focus on internationa...
by manish
08 Aug 2018 00:51
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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the 737 max-10 @ 230 pax nearly overlaps the low end of the 787 which extends upto 280-300....which was the old A300 size that indian airlines had in the famous 2+4+2 layout. its very long tube like the a340-600 787-8 which houses 242 seems viable to me on inter metro routes rather than usual 180 s...
by manish
07 Aug 2018 19:55
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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There are quite a few routes where limited number of widebodies ply domestically, most common being: ⋅ BOM-DEL ⋅ DEL-CCU ⋅ MAA-DEL ⋅ BLR-DEL ⋅ HYD-BOM The last one in particular is a favourite of the spotters and enthusiasts looking to fly the B747 w...
by manish
14 Jul 2018 17:20
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_busiest_airports_in_India#Passenger_traffic while the top10 or so always hog the limelight, we must invest big in the 11-50 airports because it is they (spokes) who most move huge nos of people in and out of the top10 hubs. most are owned by AAI except a fe...
by manish
14 May 2015 21:32
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Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
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And, at long last, a glimmer of hope that one day we shall do away with the dreaded boarding card/baggage stamping at Indian airports....limited trials begin at Hyderabad Airport for paperless/E-boarding system. https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11248164_621724971296126...

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