Low-cost carrier IndiGo on Friday received the first turbo-prop aircraft ATR 72-600 as it prepares to foray into regional operations from December.
The deal was worth $49.5 billion at list prices. Franke, 80, signed the preliminary order at the Dubai Airshow. It was one of the industry's biggest deals by volume and the most planes ever sold by Airbus in one batch.
Continuing its streak of making headlines, IndiGo plane hit a wild boar at Vishakhapatnam airport damaging the rear wheel and killing the animal
The spokesperson informed that the flight had a normal landing and passengers were debarked as per procedure.
Air India guaranteed its customers un'beat'able service after the IndiGo fiasco
However, the airline has refuted the claims saying the staff was doing his duty
"This FMP will provide IndiGo with hands-on support as the engines progressively enter into service on the airline's new ATR72-600 fleet. IndiGo also chose to equip each of its new aircraft with our FAST (flight, acquisition, storage and transmission) prognostics solution," P&WC's vice president for regional airlines, Frédéric Lefebvre, said.
In a letter written to the ministry as well as the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), IndiGo has also demanded that DIAL "reconsider and withdraw" its order asking the airlines to shift some of their flights to terminal 2 (T2).
A lot of factors determine the punctuality of flights, including an unwillingness to train pilots. But, late flights are not the only problem passengers face
The announcement comes five months after the airline made public its intent to buy 50 ATR turbo-prop planes worth USD 1.3 billion to tap the regional aviation market and signed a term-sheet with Avions de Transport Regional GIE (ATR) for the purchase.
CNBC-TV18 learn from sources that Pratt & Whitney delivers 12 A320Neo plane engines to IndiGo & GoAir.
Since their induction in March last year, the A320 neo planes in IndiGo fleet are going out of operations at a regular interval due to the frequent glitches in the Pratt & Whitney engines, which power these planes.
Four promoter entities of the company -- Rakesh Gangwal, Shobha Gangwal, Asha Mukherjee and Chinkerpoo Family Trust -- mopped up Rs 1,265 crore through the institutional placement of shares.
The security screening staff of IndiGo caught a passenger identified as M Mohammed carrying a clay-like object inside a power bank
The scheme will apply only when preponing the flight and not when postponing it
IndiGo's parent InterGlobe Aviation plans to raise up to Rs 3,945 crore through sale of shares to qualified institutional investors on September 15.
The passenger was allegedly suffering from breathing problem and had asked for water when the flight safety demonstrations were going on before the take-off
The airline is already in discussion with Lithuanian airline SmallPlanet, Air Berlin and Alitalia to wet-lease at least seven A320 planes.
IndiGo was the first airline to show interest in buying the debt-laden Air India. They sent their bid to the government, the day the government decided to sell the airline's stake.
As part of ambitious expansion plans, IndiGo is keen on opportunities in the regional aviation market as well as low cost long haul international flights.
In a tweet, IndiGo said that the "misleading information about the alleged spurt in cancellations has been spread by one of our competitors."
The frequent grounding of the A320 planes is taking place due to multiple issues, including engine failure, the airline said.
IndiGo president and whole-time director Aditya Ghosh had during the post-Q1 earnings call on July 31 said that "regrettably, there have been days when we have had to ground as many as nine A320 Neo (planes) due to lack of spare engines.
"There are issues with the engine for which the deliveries are getting delayed", Wadia said. To a query whether the airline was keen to look at the divestment of Air India like its competitor Indigo, Wadia said "we have no interest". He also denied any plans of an IPO, he said.
The airline plans to connect 13 smaller towns with its ATR -72 planes as part of its regional operations.