Jet Airways signs on an agreement with Swiss International Airlines
Indian private airline operator Jet Airways has announced that they have signed on a reciprocal flyer programme alliance with Swiss International Airlines.
This deal would allow the flyers on these two airline companies to earn and redeem miles.
This is just another one of the many similar deals [...]
Jet Airways orders 10 Boeing 787-8 series aircraft
Indian airline company Jet Airways has placed orders for 10 Boeing 787-8 series aircraft popularly known as the Dreamliner plane.
The market price of this order is more than $1.5 billion. With this, Jet becomes the first private airline company in India to acquire the Dreamliner aircraft.
Government owned [...]
Jet Airways could launch flights to US sometime this year
India’s largest private airline company Jet Airways has said that they are planning to introduce their much awaited maiden flight to the US via Belgium by July-August this year.
Jet Airways added in a statement that they plan to launch make Ahmadabad the fourth Indian city to [...]
Jet Airways and Air Sahara might fly to Gulf starting next year
Jet Airways and Air Sahara are the two domestic airline companies which might get the government approval to start operating flights to Gulf countries by next year.
The Indian government had earlier imposed a three-year ban on private airlines flying to the lucrative Gulf sector. [...]
Jet Airways to launch Toronto-New Delhi flight this august India’s largest private airline company Jet Airways has announced that they would launch a new flight between Toronto and New Delhi this coming August. They would be operating five flights per week between Toronto and New Delhi via Brussels or New York. This would be further expanded to [...]
Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Fuels Jet Airways GrowthLondon-based Indian entrepreneur, Naresh Goyal, today confirmed details of an aggressive USD3.7 billion investment programme aimed at transforming his airline, Jet Airways, into a top five global carrier. The investment includes the order of 30 new long-haul aircraft and a complete refurbishment of its on-board products and services to [...]
Jet Airways to launch a full-fledged dedicated cargo service India’s largest private sector airline company Jet Airways has said that they are planning to raise USD 400 million for its expansion plans. Jet is also aiming to start a full-fledged dedicated cargo service by this year-end. Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal was quoted as saying in [...]
Jet Airways buying 20 Boeing 737-800 aircrafts India airline company Jet Airways has announced that they are now buying 20 Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The company has also taken an option to purchase another ten crafts if it requires more. Jet Airways is aiming to boost its fleet as the aviation market in India continues to grow at [...]
Fundamental flaws of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's design delay its first flight. Our trustworthy source informed us that the real reasons for the multiple delays (and many more once in the future) of the widely announced Dreamliner's first flight are because of the fundamental problems with the design of the aircraft. So far Boeing has not been able to resolve the issue, and it's unclear at the moment if such a solution can be found in the nearest future. The problem aroused due to in-flight vibration of the aircraft's wings. As we all know it the aircraft is designed to be able to achieve an unprecedented level the fuel economy. It became possible via application of the three major innovations: better engines, better aerodynamics, and the new light-weight composite materials, which this aircraft body is built of. In the present design the Boeing's engineers elongated the wings to achieve the higher lifting force and, also, decreased the wing's width and height (i.e. the crossection) in order to decrease the air drag force. These particular design specifics can be clearly seen from the sketches and the drawings of the airplane widely distributed by Boeing during its Dreamliner's promotion campaign. The long and narrow wings made of a strong, but flexible polymer composite happened to be prone to the low frequency large amplitude in-flight resonant vibrations. The computer simulations have shown that at certain conditions the airplane will start swinging its wings like a real bird. This could sound like a funny thing, but try tell it to those who are sitting in the cabin of the flying tin can (I should rather say - the flying paper cup). The effect of the wings vibration is familiar to anyone who ever flew in an airplane. For most of the present day's machines, however, it doesn't mean a real trouble, because their wings are stiff and rigid enough to resist the destructive effect of the vibration. In the current design of the Dreamliner the expected level of vibrations is many many folds higher, and, in addition, there is no easy solution to the problem. By increasing thickness of the wing's walls, replacing the wall's materials with heavier metal alloys, going back to the wider and taller wing crossection geometries, all of it will increase the weight and the drag force, which, in response, will translate into a poorer fuel economy and will make the Dreamliner to be less appealing and less competitive vs. its rival - the Airbus 380. So bad, by now Boeing has sold more than 500 of its non-flying Dreamsinkers. It's time to panic?! Ha! No doubt Boeing would really want to keep this information away from you, general public, as well as from its shareloosers. Have a great flight! Cheers,
Jet Airways launches Chennai to Toronto flight via BrusselsJet Airways India Ltd has announced the launch of their latest flight route. This new route is between Chennai and Toronto. It would fly through their hub in Brussels.The company announced that they would provide this flight four times a week - on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and [...]