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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby nachiket » 02 Jul 2019 23:07

Singha wrote:count so far is 85 cancelled and 54 diverted. will go into 100s by evening.

the other runway is a bit weak in mum?

The other runway is shorter at 9760 ft. They probably do not want to risk using it when there is so much rain and water accumulation.

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Postby SriKumar » 03 Jul 2019 05:26

This is a telling picture .
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How on earth does it get nose damage ! (no pun intended but it could not have possibly hit the earth).
THe engine nacelle is buckled, for obvious reasons. It hit ground. Of course, the nose landing gear is totally under mud.

THis link has all the pictures that tell the story.
https://www.eastmojo.com/news/2019/07/0 ... -in-mumbai

Cant understand why fan blades are damaged. Did it ingest mud while still spinning!! Weird. Damage to nose of plane is weird too. The mud would have been to wet to support any relief/rescue vehicles that could hit the nose of the craft.

Added later: Got it...I think it hit a post with landing lights or something like that, after egressing the runway.

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Postby Vivek K » 03 Jul 2019 07:28

Probably hit the flashers of the approach light system. Again they need to consider an EMAS if pilots want to make this a regular feature. Causes less damage.

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Postby Singha » 03 Jul 2019 12:09

its likely the engine cowl and housing got deformed as the plane slid along the ground, and the bolts holding the engine properly inside may be damaged and engine need removal and overhaul. also mud may have sprayed inside past the big black turbofan.

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Postby Singha » 03 Jul 2019 12:13

Vivek K wrote:Probably hit the flashers of the approach light system. Again they need to consider an EMAS if pilots want to make this a regular feature. Causes less damage.


does barrier system exist for such heavy planes?

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Postby Singha » 03 Jul 2019 12:16

looks like blr runway2 & cross apron will be operational long before T2. being higher cat rated will help in winter fog which develops around nandi hills sometimes. also the approach road of 10km is being widened in planned manner.

control over the land is the magic which makes it happen. mumbai was unlucky long ago when the slumlords and netas encroached upon her land. now navi mumbai is only escape...else the terminal is nice with all those shops and handicrafts on the walls and peacock themed motif.

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby nachiket » 04 Jul 2019 02:54

Singha wrote:
Vivek K wrote:Probably hit the flashers of the approach light system. Again they need to consider an EMAS if pilots want to make this a regular feature. Causes less damage.


does barrier system exist for such heavy planes?

No barrier. Vivek is referring to the Engineered Materials Arrestor System Pic below. It is very effective.

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Postby Singha » 04 Jul 2019 09:36

nara e takbeer! this sounds cheap and doable in all short runways and monsoon impacted areas.

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Postby SriKumar » 04 Jul 2019 17:20

Bhell... bhell....the Mumbai airport (and many other airports) already have this solution implemented. It is called 'Mumbai ki mitti'. :D
It decelerated the plane nicely and bled off the energy before it hit the perimeter wall. The only issue was that it was too deep and the nose gear sank 3 feet instead of 1 foot. Maybe they lay a concrete bed and put 1 or 2 feet of soil, you have a environmentally friendly and cheap solution. (Only problem....it will work fine only during heavy rain....to make the mitti pliable).

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby Gagan » 04 Jul 2019 18:00

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 maintainence on a regular basis. 400%, that this was NOT being done at Mumbai - that airport doesn't have breathing space, landing some 600-800 flights a day !!!
3. This spicejet crash happened when the plane was exiting the runway still at good speed onto the taxiway, skidded out of the runway onto the gutter and soft mud next to the runway. Most likely bad weather conditions responsible.

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Postby mmasand » 04 Jul 2019 21:00

Gagan wrote: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 maintainence on a regular basis. 400%, that this was NOT being done at Mumbai - that airport doesn't have breathing space, landing some 600-800 flights a day !!!
3. This spicejet crash happened when the plane was exiting the runway still at good speed onto the taxiway, skidded out of the runway onto the gutter and soft mud next to the runway. Most likely bad weather conditions responsible.


Sorry boss, it wasn't 'exiting' the runway at good speed. BOM does not have a rapid exit taxiway. The only plausible speculation is that the flare was longer than permissible, the thrust had been put to idle however. What irks me is that the airport promoter expects airlines to have a removal kit (giant airbags), Air India is the only airline with an operational kit that was being used at IXE to remove the stranded AI Express. Its been 3 days and the main runway is still not operational leading to a delay index average of 45 mins, an several cancellations and fuel limitations.

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Postby manish » 05 Jul 2019 07:11

mmasand wrote:
Gagan wrote: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 maintainence on a regular basis. 400%, that this was NOT being done at Mumbai - that airport doesn't have breathing space, landing some 600-800 flights a day !!!
3. This spicejet crash happened when the plane was exiting the runway still at good speed onto the taxiway, skidded out of the runway onto the gutter and soft mud next to the runway. Most likely bad weather conditions responsible.


Sorry boss, it wasn't 'exiting' the runway at good speed. BOM does not have a rapid exit taxiway. The only plausible speculation is that the flare was longer than permissible, the thrust had been put to idle however. What irks me is that the airport promoter expects airlines to have a removal kit (giant airbags), Air India is the only airline with an operational kit that was being used at IXE to remove the stranded AI Express. Its been 3 days and the main runway is still not operational leading to a delay index average of 45 mins, an several cancellations and fuel limitations.

Err...BOM is the busiest single runway in the world with over 50 movements an hour and you wouldn't be able to get there without RETs. On its way off the runway, the SpiceJet plane shot past 3 of them.

Secondly, it is standard practice to have Disabled Aircraft Retrieval Kits with one designated carrier in a given region. In our case it happens to be AI, the national carrier. They are not doing any favours to anyone as claimed by certain 'experts' such as Mohan Ranganathan or some airliners.net or SSC fanbois. There's no free lunch anywhere and aviation certainly is no exception.

The DGCA says...
Whereas it is economically impossible to store all the equipment necessary for the removal of disabled aircraft, it has been generally agreed that the most feasible approach to the problem is for the airport authority to prepare a plan for each airport, in consultation with operators, for the removal of a disabled aircraft and to make arrangements with other agencies for the pooling of specialised equipment required. To overcome the problem, the major airlines have already made arrangements so as to make specialised equipment available on short notice on a world-wide basis and the kits have been strategically placed around the world.

The responsibility of removing a disabled aircraft lies with the operator concerned who will bear all costs incurred in the removal operation. The airport authority is, however, required to establish a pre-arranged plan in agreement with the operators and other assisting agencies for expeditious removal of disabled aircraft.


Aircraft belong to the airline and they wouldn't appreciate even the airport operator touching their planes. it's either the airline themselves or their designated ground handlers who work on the aircraft.

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby manish » 05 Jul 2019 07:14

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.

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby Vivek K » 05 Jul 2019 20:07

mmasand wrote:
Gagan wrote: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 maintainence on a regular basis. 400%, that this was NOT being done at Mumbai - that airport doesn't have breathing space, landing some 600-800 flights a day !!!
3. This spicejet crash happened when the plane was exiting the runway still at good speed onto the taxiway, skidded out of the runway onto the gutter and soft mud next to the runway. Most likely bad weather conditions responsible.


Sorry boss, it wasn't 'exiting' the runway at good speed. BOM does not have a rapid exit taxiway. The only plausible speculation is that the flare was longer than permissible, the thrust had been put to idle however. What irks me is that the airport promoter expects airlines to have a removal kit (giant airbags), Air India is the only airline with an operational kit that was being used at IXE to remove the stranded AI Express. Its been 3 days and the main runway is still not operational leading to a delay index average of 45 mins, an several cancellations and fuel limitations.


So for high energy turnoffs there are specially designed High speed exit taxiways. Again they need to study the airport operations and develop a better exit taxiway system suited to the way the airlines are operating. Installing ASDE-X on the more important airports will help to provide exact tracks used to evolve the airport design that is more suited for local conditions.

Rubber removal is typically performed at night when there are either no or reduced operations. So there should be no excuse for BOM to hide behind busy operations not allowing rubber removal. And runway surface grooving with proper transverse pavement slopes helps in removing ponded water efficiently to permit operations in bad weather. It is hard to tell from Google Earth if the runways have grooves. But FAA stds require 1/4" deep grooves 1.5" apart. the grooves themselves are therefore 6 mm deep and if a efficient cross slope is provided, they help channel water away from runway to prevent hydroplaning. Also FAA requires continuous friction monitoring of airports. This in conjunction with proper geometric design, and installation of grooving plus friction monitoring helps makes airports safer in bad weather. In addition, taxiway edge lights (must already be there) with taxiway centerline in-pavement lights (may not be there yet) improve situational awareness.

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby chetak » 09 Jul 2019 16:48

finally, good sense prevails

it was after all a dhothi wearing, ruling party MP who facilitated the departure of mallaya



Deposit Rs 18,000 crore guarantee to go abroad: Delhi HC to Naresh Goyal



The Delhi High Court Tuesday quashed a plea of former Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal, who had challenged the travel ban imposed on him. Justice Suresh Kait said no interim relief can be granted to Goyal at this stage, adding that he may deposit Rs 18,000 crore guarantee if he wants to travel abroad on an immediate basis, PTI reported.

The court also sought the Centre’s response on his plea challenging a Look-Out-Circular (LOC) issued against him. The LOC issued against Goyal bars him from moving outside India.

Explained: Look-Out Circular, the notice that (apparently) grounded former Jet boss Naresh Goyal

In his plea, Goyal had said that the LOC has been issued without any basis and that the office memorandums are “bad in law”. Goyal said he came to know of the LOC on May 25 when he and his wife, Anita, were offloaded from a flight to Dubai with an onward connection to London.

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Postby darshan » 12 Jul 2019 03:54

Delhi High Court orders CBI to produce the probe status report on Air Asia – Tata Group illegalities
https://www.pgurus.com/delhi-high-court ... egalities/

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Postby darshan » 18 Jul 2019 21:49

Amit Shah To Head Reconstituted Ministerial Panel On Air India Disinvestment; Resolution Likely Be Year-End https://swarajyamag.com/insta/amit-shah ... e-year-end

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Postby Rishi_Tri » 28 Jul 2019 02:46

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... th-459905/

ANALYSIS: Indian carriers put Jet's demise behind them - 26 JULY, 2019 SOURCE: FLIGHT DASHBOARD BY: ELLIS TAYLOR PERTH

The demise of Jet Airways has opened up new international opportunities for India's remaining airlines, with most airlines grabbing the opportunity with both hands.

Before its slow descent towards its 17 April suspension of operations, around two-thirds of Jet's capacity was on international services, making it the second largest operator of seats from India after flag carrier Air India.

Since the airline suspended operations, New Delhi has been scrambling to reallocate a number of bilateral rights and airport slots to other Indian operators. Some in the Indian media have questioned how the Ministry of Civil Aviation has been allocating those rights and slots, but indications are that most carriers have benefited from the process.

In recent weeks, IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara have announced new routes from Mumbai, most of which are directly replacing seats previously operated by Jet.

IndiGo has launched the most new routes, but not all of them are directly linked to Jet's demise. Prior to the collapse of its rival, the carrier had foreshadowed that around half of the 30% increase in capacity it has planned for the 2019/20 fiscal year would be on international routes.

A number of those include new links to destinations already connected to its network, such as Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, albeit from new cities in India. That most routes have launched with a daily frequency may illustrate both the constrained demand and the simple operating principles that the carrier has.

Vistara's two routes to Singapore will be its first international operations when they start in early August. The carrier reached the all-important 20 aircraft fleet to gain international rights last year, and had been expected to launch Colombo as its first route.

Nonetheless, Singapore makes complete sense for Vistara, given it is the home port of 49% shareholder Singapore Airlines. Further expansion on long-haul routes will likely occur in 2020, when the carrier expects to receive its first Boeing 787-9.

At the other end of the scale, SpiceJet talked a big game in April with plans to launch flights from Mumbai to Colombo, Dhaka, Riyadh, Hong Kong and Kathmandu from late May. However, June schedules data shows that it has only launched one route – Mumbai-Hong Kong – perhaps signalling that it was not awarded the routes it was seeking.

More growth will come soon from Air India and its budget unit, Air India Express, which have been granted several route allocations and additional seats.

Officially, the international routes awarded to other carriers are only on a temporary basis. In theory, if Jet can secure a buyer through the bankruptcy resolution process, those could be returned to the airline. For now, though, the prospects of that seem unlikely, given the failure of the previous search for new investors.

DOMESTIC GROWTH SLOWS

On the domestic front, the capacity lost from Jet's exit appears to have already been filled, at least according to IndiGo chief executive Ronojoy Dutta.

"Domestically we just don't see a big change. Like we said, March was strong, April was strong, but by June the effect was almost zero," he told analysts during the airline's second quarter earnings call.

"The scramble now really is to replace most of [Jet's capacity], so this is not added capacity, it is Jet capacity that went down and is being replaced partially by us, partially by Spice, Vistara and so forth. So you don't see a net-net increase in capacity."

Dutta's assertions at the macro level are supported by Cirium schedules data for the third quarter showing that domestic ASMs are only set to rise by 3.9%, relative to the third quarter of 2018. By comparison, Q3 2017 against Q3 2018 showed ASM growth of 15.2%.

The third quarter is generally seen as the weakest one in India but recent talk of an economic slowdown in the country may also be causing some carriers to dial back growth plans.

Dutta says that IndiGo didn't see any evidence of that during the second quarter. However, booking trends for tickets up to 15 days prior to departure – where carriers usually drive up prices – were showing some signs of softening in the third quarter.

Despite talking down the impact of Jet on the market, IndiGo is planning to operate nearly 17,000 additional flights across its network in the quarter, making it one of the largest contributors to plugging the 42,000 flights lost from Jet and its JetLite unit, based on their schedule over the same period in 2018.

Relative to its network size in the previous corresponding quarter, SpiceJet added the most capacity by ASMs, up 60% as it added almost 13,000 new flights to its schedule. That largely reflects the addition of former Jet Airways aircraft into its fleet, most of which are being used on domestic trunk routes, such as Mumbai-Delhi.

In the full-service sphere, Vistara is continuing its ramp-up, with its capacity up 40% as it added over 4,500 new flights compared to the same period the year before. Air India's capacity will rise 14% with just over 3,000 new flights to be operated in the domestic market.

The other budget carriers are not standing still, with AirAsia India planning to up its ASMs by 23% as it adds just over 2,800 new flights to its schedule for the quarter. Go Air is also slated to operate 18% more capacity by adding around 4,400 flights to the market.


TURBULENCE AHEAD?

The domestic numbers show that Jet's capacity has been replaced, but it is hard to tell if the relatively low capacity growth over the third quarter has bigger implications.

Given IndiGo is by far the largest carrier in the market, comments that there is some softening in the 0-15 day market could be a sign of wider softening. Alternatively, it may just reflect the traditionally weaker season. Either way, it appears hard to call if there is a structural issue or just a blip.

The domestic market aside, it is clear international will be a growing focus for India's carriers – at least as far as the country's bilaterals allow it. That may put pressure on New Delhi to seek more liberal arrangements with other countries to allow more than one or two carriers on a route. This in turn promises to open up a larger market for outbound Indian tourism.

For now, it is clear that the gap left by Jet's exit from the market has been plugged, and a new chapter is taking place in India's skies.

--Original article has useful data as images--

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby manish » 28 Jul 2019 07:53

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 long before Ahmedabad, Guwahati and Goa etc would have what BLR and HYD had in terms of airport infra - the goodness is slowly but surely seeping through the system,

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby saip » 15 Aug 2019 20:51

Today a Russian airliner hit a flock of birds immediately after take off and lost power to both the engines. However it managed to crash land on a corn field a la Capt Scully who landed in Hudson after a bird hit some years ago. All the passengers and crew are safe. That is one heck of luck.

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Postby Ashokk » 15 Aug 2019 21:01

Air India to operate Delhi-San Francisco flight over Polar region on August 15
MUMBAI: Taking a new flight path that will save time as well as fuel, Air India will start flying to San Francisco from the national capital over the Polar region.

With the new route, the flight duration would reduce by around one-and-a-half hours and fuel savings would be in the range of 2,000 to 7,000 kilograms per flight, according to an Air India spokesperson.

The flight duration will reduce from 14.5 hours to 13 hours. The inaugural flight will be on August 15.

Air India operates a daily flight from New Delhi to San Francisco. The airline has flights between India and North America over the Atlantic and the Pacific routes.

"Polar routes between India and North American destinations are yet to be utilised. Situated on opposite sides of the Northern Hemisphere, India and North America would benefit immensely by using existing North Polar routes for commercial air operations," the airline said in a release.

The fuel savings are expected be in the region of 2,000 to 7,000 kilograms on these routes with the resultant decrease in carbon emission of 6,000 to 21,000 kilograms, per flight, it said.

On August 15, the inaugural revenue flight over the Polar region would be piloted by Captain Rajneesh Sharma and Captain Digvijay Singh. "Passengers will benefit from the reduced flight times, the airline from the reduced fuel consumption and the environment from reduced carbon emissions," the release added.

There would be around 300 passengers on the flight which would be operated by a Boeing 777, the spokesperson said.

Earlier this month, aviation regulator DGCA came out with the requirements that need to the fulfilled by airlines for Polar operations.

Careful risk analysis has been conducted and crew training, weather monitoring, alternate selection and aircraft serviceability have been enhanced to ensure safe operations on this route, Air India said.

Approvals are in place from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The airline also said a reputed diversion support agency would assist in aircraft and passenger retrieval in case of diversion.

According to the spokesperson, Air India would be the first airline in the world that would have flights over Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Polar region.

As per Air India, in 2007, the airline flew a Boeing 777 over the Polar region under the command of Captain Amitabh Singh, who is currently director of operations.

"Upon taking delivery of the brand new aircraft, he flew the aircraft over the North Pole from Seattle to New Delhi, becoming the first Indian pilot to do so. It is a logical progression from that to now seeking regulatory permission to fly with passengers on this route," the release said.

The national carrier also said that most of the Polar region still falls short of the infrastructure and logistics standards of more widely used airspace.

"These routes offer unique opportunities, but also present unique challenges.

"Area of magnetic unreliability, limited choice for diversion alternate airports, solar radiation, fuel freezing, passenger and aircraft retrieval in case of diversion are some of the specific factors which require active mitigation to ensure equivalent levels of safety. Sufficient documentation exists to provide clear guidelines for this purpose," the release said.

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby Bart S » 15 Aug 2019 21:15

Surprised that they haven't been doing it so far! Virtually every long haul flight from Middle East to US has been doing this for ages.

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Postby saip » 15 Aug 2019 22:03

I am taking that AI flight from DEL to SFO on Sep 4, but it is listed as 16.00 hour flight leaving DEL at 03:30 and reaching SFO at 07:00. I have not recieved any changes to the flight timings. They could take off later or arrive earlier.

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Postby Vips » 22 Aug 2019 02:41

Mumbai Pilot first ever Woman to fly solo across Atlantic, Pacific Ocean in a light Sports Aircraft.

Mumbai girl Aarohi Pandit, currently on a global flight in a small plane, on Wednesday created history by becoming the first woman pilot to cross both Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft.

Flying from Alaska's Unalakleet city across the Pacific Ocean's Bering Sea, she landed safely at the Anadyr Airport in Russia's Far East region of Chukotka at 01.54 a.m. after a stopover at Nome (Alaska). After landing, Aarohi, appearing a bit weary but cheerful, posed for a photo before her LSA and waved the Indian tricolour.

In mid-May this year, Aarohi, 23, became the first woman in the world to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a LSA, thrilling her family, friends and aviation circles. (IANS reported the story on May 14).

In the past nearly 13 months of her circumnavigation flight, she has broken and created several records, including becoming the world's first woman to complete a solo flight over the treacherous Greenland ice-cap in an LSA, and the first woman to fly all across Canada from the North East to the North West via the South, said her team in Mumbai.

"Aarohi truly represents all that young Indian women are capable of, given an opportunity. We are very proud and she has set such a great example for all other girls to emulate," an excited Lynn de Souza, founder of Social Access Communications, which organised the WE! Expedition, told IANS.

On her part, Aarohi considers the Pacific Ocean crossing as the most significant sector for the Women Empower Expedition (WE!) circumnavigation, marking its entry into a new country, a new continent and a new day.

In her 1,100 km flight from Unalakleet to Anadyr, Aarohi flew across the International Date Line, also known as the Line of Confusion, when the date changes and all instruments conk off for a few minutes.

For the main and challenging leg of the crossing, Aarohi took off from Nome at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and after a 3 hou, 50 minute flight, she landed at Anadyr on Wednesday.

"I lost one day of my life which I will never get back.." she said jokingly about the IDL crossing, but said she would always treasure the experience.

"The Pacific Ocean flight was more beautiful than the Atlantic Ocean crossing and it was also one of my most enjoyable. I feel honoured to achieve these records for India and women all over," Aarohi said after her landing at Anadyr.

An Indian commercial pilot licence and LSA Licence holder, Aarohi launched the world's first all-woman team to circumnavigate the Earth in her LSA, named "Mahi", on July 30, 2018, along with her friend and pilot, Keithair Misquitta.

"Mahi" is a tiny single engine Sinus 912 aircraft, weighing less than a Bullet motorcycle, manufactured by Slovenia's Pipistrel, and is the first LSA registered with the Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India.

Initially, Aarohi and Keithair flew together across India's Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Serbia, Slovenia, Germany, France and Britain.

Since the tiny cockpit had to be equipped with a life-raft, oxygen system and other safety gadgets for the trans-oceanic flights from Britain onwards, Aarohi undertook the remaining expedition solo.

She was accompanied by Pipistrel's Canada President Jonah Boll for photography over the Canadian Rockies, and will have woman navigator Olga Eroshenko alongside as she flies across Russia, as stipulated by the Russian civil aviation regulator.

A resident of Borivali in northwest Mumbai suburb, Aarohi underwent an arduous seven-month preparatory training schedule in India, Greenland, Siberia, and Italy over oceans, high altitude, snow, extreme weather conditions, different terrains testing her physical and mental capabilities to undertake her circumnavigation feat.

Besides, she had to cope up with various physical and mental exercises to help her take on the toughest terrains and weather conditions while being all alone in the cockpit.

Aarohi is an ardent fan of the legendary American aviator, Amelia Earheart -- who became the world's first woman to make a solo transatlantic flight in a bigger aircraft, 87 years ago, on May 20, 1932.

Till date, Aarohi has logged in 29,500 kms in 50 legs across three continents and 20 countries in her small LSA.

Now, the WE! Expedition will continue westward to fly back from Russia to India after spreading the message of "girl-power and friendship" beyond boundaries, said de Souza.

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Postby mmasand » 22 Aug 2019 20:16

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.

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Postby ldev » 22 Aug 2019 22:21

mmasand wrote: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 down the engines to prevent the man from being sucked in. And should not the CISF be jumping out of their vehicle to apprehend that person?

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Postby manish » 22 Aug 2019 23:08

ldev wrote:
mmasand wrote: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 down the engines to prevent the man from being sucked in. And should not the CISF be jumping out of their vehicle to apprehend that person?

Just ridiculous. That man is incredibly lucky to be alive after pulling that stunt.

The yellow Mahindra Scorpio appears to belong to the airport operator(GVK), most likely the airside staff who do not really have any such arrest/enforcement authority.

More importantly, any movement in an 'active' part of the airside is fraught with danger and governed with strict rules. Most would still remember the horrifying incident of an AI engineer getting sucked into the A319 engine at BOM a couple of years ago.

Airside is one of those places where the all important ' Don't be a Hero' rule well and truly applies.

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby mmasand » 23 Aug 2019 02:40

ldev wrote:
mmasand wrote: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 down the engines to prevent the man from being sucked in. And should not the CISF be jumping out of their vehicle to apprehend that person?


CISF were playing by the rule book, they got in touch with ground to request the SG to shut down its engines (Capt has already cut both off). The last thing you want is someone going through them like a meat grinder.

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Postby sum » 23 Aug 2019 06:24

Who is that guy wo walked onto the runway, A disgruntled employee or some random intruder?

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Postby mmasand » 23 Aug 2019 17:57

sum wrote:Who is that guy wo walked onto the runway, A disgruntled employee or some random intruder?


From preliminary reports, it was an individual suffering from mental health issues. No charges have been pressed after obtaining guarantees from his family member.

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Postby Bart S » 23 Aug 2019 18:03

But how did he get that far into (what should be) a highly secure area?

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Postby Raveen » 23 Aug 2019 19:30

mmasand wrote:
sum wrote:Who is that guy wo walked onto the runway, A disgruntled employee or some random intruder?


From preliminary reports, it was an individual suffering from mental health issues. No charges have been pressed after obtaining guarantees from his family member.



Eh, sounds like a trial run for something sinister

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Postby chetak » 28 Aug 2019 19:47

this is the kind of scratch my back culture that keeps India stuck in the morass of crony capitalism and the perpetual accessing of unwarranted benefits by the chosen few.

Rohit Bhasin's wife is a senior commander with AI and she gets to access and provide all the so called allegedly "revoked post retirement benefits" for her husband from the terms and conditions and perks that goes with her job.

so uncle Rohit Bhasin is indeed well taken care of at the cost of the company meaning at the cost of people like you and me, the suckers and the long suffering taxpayers.

AI is a PSU, so does the guy get a pension or not, that point is very curiously not mentioned.


Air India Regional Director accused of shoplifting at Sydney airport forced to resign


The national carrier has also rejected his request to exit the airline under Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS), which would have given him certain post retirement benefits.

According to another airline official, around a week ago, Bhasin had come to meet Air India Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Ashwani Lohani in order to proffer resignation under VRS.

Lohani refused to accept the resignation under VRS scheme, the official said.

"As the (Sydney) incident happened outside India, it is really difficult to follow the (court) case. So the CMD asked him to either resign -- in a way that he can't use post retirement benefits like medical remuneration, passes for dependent family, etc.-- or fight the (court) case in Sydney. Bhasin chose to resign without post-retirement benefits," the official said.

Clarifying the matter, the official said that while Bhasin will be getting provident fund money and gratuity, he would not be getting leave encashment for 420 days, medical reimbursement for himself and wife, free passes for himself and wife, and holiday home facilities.

This was a case of forced resignation, added the official.

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby sumsumne » 28 Aug 2019 19:58

chetak wrote:Rohit Bhasin's wife is a senior commander with AI and she gets to access and provide all the so called allegedly "revoked post retirement benefits" for her husband from the terms and conditions and perks that goes with her job.


What a disgrace. This guy is part of the Bhasin family where Nivedita was the first woman captain of IA? I believe even the kids are airline pilots.

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Postby Karthik S » 03 Sep 2019 12:41

L&T Construction awarded contract to build Navi Mumbai international airport
GVK said in a BSE filing that the key development spectrum covers include cut and fill works, departure and arrival forecourts, airfield development works, and landside facilities.

GVK's step-down subsidiary Navi Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the greenfield Navi Mumbai international airport to L&T Construction.

GVK said in a BSE filing that the key development spectrum covers include cut and fill works, departure and arrival forecourts, airfield development works, and landside facilities.

GVK Reddy, Founder and Chairman, GVK said the company has joined hands with L&T for the Navi Mumbai International Airport.

S N Subrahmanyan, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, L&T said, "With its burgeoning demand, Mumbai city was in dire need of a second airport and we are happy that we have bagged the mandate to build the Navi Mumbai airport."


https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busin ... 93281.html

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby Austin » 05 Sep 2019 14:05

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Postby Suraj » 18 Sep 2019 10:43

DEL jumps 4 spots to become the 12th busiest airport:
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DEL is now bigger than famous hubs like FRA, DFW, SIN and Seoul.

DEL also made a big 8 place jump in aircraft movements from rank 21 to 13, overtaking even London Heathrow in the process:
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Meanwhile BLR and HYD rank as the #1 and 3 ranked airports in the list of fastest growing:
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Postby Karthik S » 27 Sep 2019 20:29

Wow! Jewar International Airport to be India’s largest airport with 6 to 8 runways; details here

Jewar International Airport news: The upcoming Jewar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh will be the country’s largest airport once the ambitious infrastructure project is completed.
Jewar Airport
Jewar airport will boast of six to eight runways, making it the largest airport in the country.
Jewar International Airport news: The upcoming Jewar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh will be the country’s largest airport once the ambitious infrastructure project is completed. The Jewar airport will boast of six to eight runways, making it the largest airport in the country. According to officials quoted in a PTI report, the Jewar airport will be completed with multiple functional runways, around six to eight in total, and this will happen for the first time in India. The entire Jewar airport will be spread over an area of 5,000 hectare and the total cost of the airport project is estimated at Rs 15,754 crore.

The Jewar International Airport project is being implemented by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) on behalf of the Uttar Pradesh government. The airport will be developed under the public-private partnership (PPP) model by the state government of Uttar Pradesh. The first phase of the Jewar airport will be built over an area of 1,334 hectare. The first phase is expected to be completed by the year 2023. The work on the ground for the Jewar airport construction is likely to commence by early months of 2020, according to the report.

Meanwhile, it was recently reported that the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change will prepare an action plan in order to conserve wildlife in the marked land of the Jewar International Airport project. The Ministry of Environment had suggested WII for the task to YEIDA. Wild animals occupy the areas and their livelihood might be affected due to the construction activities of the Jewar airport.

In this regard, before giving the official environmental clearance for the airport, the Union Ministry of Environment had sought a detailed action plan for the protection and conservation of wildlife at the Jewar airport project area. Additionally, GMR Infra, Adani Group, Reliance Infra as well as L&T are among the prospective investors for developing the greenfield airport project.


https://www.financialexpress.com/infras ... e/1718562/

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Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Postby Dileep » 14 Oct 2019 06:35

Moi had the fortune to walk into the mid and rear sections of a dreamliner being built.Too bad the entire facility have a no camera policy.


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