the only Business Airline in India...providing business class servies @economy fares...it flies only in South -India, where its a mkt. leader with a mkt. share of nearly 26% bt, if v see it on a national perspective its a mere 2%...it connects all the major n small cities in south- India... Paramount is eyeing a controlling stake of 51% in both Spicejet & GoAir... Spicejet is targeted 4 nearly $10 million where as, GoAir is targeted 4 anywhere between $ 25-35 million...if both the deals goes thru... Paramount will become third largest Airline in Indian Aviation industry...Paramount has a fleet 5 Embraer 170/190 series aircrafts the only airline in India using these jets... MD Mr. Thiagarajan was the youngest CEO of any Airline in the world when it took off (then, 27)...the business model adopted by Paramount is now being followed by many interntional airlines... atleast as of now, 4 me its really a Par-amount (Air)ways... Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
Monday, July 30, 2007
after so many mergers n acquisitns in Indian Avaiation...i checked out the latest i can get on the directors or CEO's list of all the famous (i tried my best to include all) & listed airlines...bt, yes the list doesnt stop here, its jus a snapshot...--> Air Deccan- Capt. G.R. Gopinath (Executive chairman) & CEO is Mr. Ramki Sundaram...; Spicejet- Mr. Ajay Singh (Director)...; GoAir- Mr. Jeh Wadia...; Indigo- Mr. Bruce Ashby (president & CEO)...; Paramount- Mr. Thiagarajan...; Kingfisher- Mr. Vijay Mallaya...; Jet Airways- Mr. Naresh Goyal...; TAAL (non-scheduled)- Mr. Salil Taneja...; Global Vectra Helicorp.- Mr. Sarabjot Singh Naunihal...; Jagson Airlines- Mr. J.P. Gupta (Chairman)... National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL)Air India+ Indian- Mr. V. Thulasidas...!!! if the kitty of ny of the above airlines got other 1 then, this particular list is surely goin to b irrelevant... Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
Friday, July 20, 2007
GAGAN--> GPS-satellite Aided Geo Augmentd Navigation system...as the name suggest its an airline navigation system being developed by AAI (Airport Authority of India)& ISRO (Indian Space Research Org.) in collaboration with Raytheon (US based aircraft & air defence manufacturing Co.)...this software will help in reducing the flight time significantly...after the implementation of GAGAN the signals will come frm satellite to refence stations thru-out the country which will correct them & uplink back to satellite, which will then transfer to aircrafts...Apart frm accuracy, the aircraft will plot its way thru shorter route, hence reducin flight time...its now goin under feasibility test, partly will b implemented in 2008 while completely by 2010...the present 80 air control towers will b replaced by 8 refrence towers @ Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Port Blair, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Jammu & Thiruvanantpuram (Trivendrum)...after that 8 more(if required) towers can be set up. Control center will b @Bangalore while one more @ Delhi could b set up as per requirement...shorter flight time will reduce fuel cost...the avg, fuel burn-out is 3.3kl per hour (it generally depends on the type of aircraft being used, bt here its taken as an avg. b/n A-320 & B-737)...the savings will b nearly Rs.1,25,000 per hour as the price of Jet Fuel is nearly Rs.38,000 per kl in India (as of week ending 14 Jul. 2007)...Airport charges will also fall, as it will b a major cost savin for AAI which in turn will b a cost savin 4 airlines also, as they would be payin lesser airport charges... :) Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
after lowcost airilines, it is the turn of no-frill & low cot airports. these r planned in tier-II & tier III cities, the airports would be in adtion to Ministry of Civil Aviation's modernisation of 35 non-metro airports. the investment in such airports will b in the range of Rs.40-100 crores. cities identified are- Hassan, Shimoga, Gulbarga, Bidar, Mysore... (Karnatka); Shirdi, Jalgaon, Solapur, Akola... (Maharashtra); Kannur... (Kerala); Madurai, Tiruchirapalli... (Tamil Nadu); Rupsi... (Assam); Ajmer, Mount Abu, Kailashar... (Rajasthan); Behala, Cooch Behar, Malda... (West Bengal); Jharsuguda... (Orissa); Muzzaffarpur... (Bihar); Kamalpur... (Tirupura); Passighat... (Arunachal Pradesh); big cos. like Changi Airport Singapore, TATA group, GMR Group, GVK Group r intersted in such projects...these airports could act as operational bases 4 regional airlines... Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
ny guesses who is gainin the most frm avaition boom in India... airlines -->no...; aircraft manufact. -->no...; cabin crew instt. -->no dear...; air hostess -->no way...; pilots -->hmmm bt, still no...; pilot trg. instt. -->again no...; aircraft maint. engg. -->Nooo...; ok let me tel u its the Aviation Insurance Co's...shocked. wen nearly one aircraft is being added every week wat abt the insurance of the aircrafts...with growth in Indian Aviation the premium base for insurance has also grown significantly...be it General Insurance Company of India or the new India Assurance Company Limited etc... its really a win-2 situatn 4 them... Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
the new logo will be red colored swan with flying konark chakra indside it...the new cabin crew uniforms is designed by ritu beri...the airline will be known as Air India...the registered office will be in New Delhi & corporate office will be Mumbai...mascot of the airline will be maharajah... The choice of colours namely red for “Flying Swan” and orange for “Konark Chakra” are meant to signify vigour and advancement...While the aircraft will be ivory in colour, the base will retain the red streak of Air India. Running parallel to each other will be the Orange and Red speed lines from front door to the rear door, subtly signifying the individual identities merged into one. Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
Friday, July 13, 2007
a news item in business standard* appeared regarding charges at Indian airports are one of the highest in Aisa. there's sm facts n figures given that international flights pay33% more than domestic flights landing onthe same airport...due to that these flights r nt gettin value 4 money...the airport charges includes landing, navigational, route & facilitation and parking charges...the article has also compared the charges in India with various western countries...i have certain contentions regarding this first of all Indian airspace is heavily overcrowded...present airports r highly overused beyond their capacity...its nt that govt. is doin nothing, its also trying(modernisation & green field airports etc.)...besides this, most of the int'l flights lands @ Delhi or Mumbai airports which r over crowded & r goin under revamp. the airports of Del. n Mumbai cater to nearly 50% of the total air traffic in India...also, every govt. wants to subsidise its industry then, wats the harm in charging extra from int'l flights than the domestic flights. after all, they r source of revenue for the govt...& when the capacity of present airports will inc. govt. may plan to reduce airport charges...i personally think that let it be the govt. decide wat to charge frm whom...takin govt. on the wrong foot every time is not happening @ all... ... ... *(the mentioned article was published in Business-Standard dated 13 Jul, 2007 Page-3 or visit--> http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage.php?autono=291018&leftnm=3&subLeft=0&chkFlg= ) Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
Monday, July 9, 2007
regional airlines are those which fly in particular region. the country will be divided into five regions – north, east, west, south and central. Licences would be issued for each region only. this would bring interior regions of the country on aviation map. government would provide some fiscal incentives to regional carriers in the form of lower airport charges and tax concessions on fuel etc. for complete information click on the link above... (financial express july 09, 2007) Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
Aditya Birla Group expected to develop non-metro airports. there is a list of 35 airports which hv been identified & will be complted in 7 stages. these r the airports expected to be modernised--> Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Guwahati, Jaipur, Udaipur, Thiruvananthapuram, Lucknow, Goa, Madurai, Mangalore, Agatti, Aurangabad, Khajuraho, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhopal, Indore, Nagpur, Vishakapatnam, Trichy, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Patna, Port Blair, Varanasi, Agartala, Dehradun, Imphal, Ranchi, Raipur, Agra, Chandigarh, Dimapur, Jammu, Pune for complete story plz visit to the link above. (business standard 19 jun. 2007)... Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!