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Cops didn’t want FIR filed: IndiGo flyer

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NEW DELHI: Only an independent government probe may reveal who — IndiGo or passenger Rajiv Katyal — was responsible for the recent skirmish at Delhi Airport.

Katyal, a Delhi-based commercial kitchen equipment maker, does not agree with the report submitted by IndiGo to the government on Wednesday which says ground staffer Juby Thomas was trying to prevent him from harm.

“I am a frequent flyer and know where I can go and not go after alighting from an aircraft. I was just standing quietly in the shade and waiting for a bus take us to the terminal when one ground staffer (Thomas) spoke very rudely to me. When I asked him to do his job and quickly call the third bus, he got agitated,” 53-year-old Katyal said.

He recalls Montu Kalra, the sacked IndiGo staffer, asking the other two to stop him from boarding the bus, which led to the scuffle. “After this, they put me on an empty bus for 15 minutes. While there, I called the police and my wife (who was in Delhi). I reached the terminal half an hour after landing. Once there, the cops came. By that time my wife also came and we went to the police station,” Katyal, a mechanical engineer, said.

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He claims the police did not want him to file an FIR as the employees would have lost their jobs. “I was to leave for Milan on October 17 morning and decided to let it go. Once I reached home, I got a call from IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh who apologised and told me he had suspended people. I told Ghosh how his staffers had behaved like a mob,” Katyal, a diabetic, said.

He was “shocked” to find on Tuesday evening that action was taken against only Montu Kalra and not the others. Asked what action he wanted, he said it was for the society at large to determine. “It’s not about me. What happened with me, and others like me in the past, can happen again. We have to think what to do so that people remain safe,” he said.

Courtesy : Times of India 
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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing B777x total orders

Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

Boeing is close to finalizing a significant deal to sell approximately two dozen 777X jets to Korean Air, with an estimated value ranging from $4 billion to $6 billion, as reported by Reuters.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

The Boeing 777X vs A350 is one of the most popular comparisons among aircraft as of now. The Airbus A350 has been operating for more than eight years, and its promising performance helps airlines in terms of efficiency and customer satisfaction, particularly in noise and vibrations.

The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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