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Lufthansa’s Airbus A350 becomes a climate research aircraft

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Lufthansa's Airbus A350 becomes a climate research aircraft

The Lufthansa Airbus A350-900 “Erfurt” (registration D-AIXJ) is now being transformed into a flying research laboratory as part of a worldwide unique cooperation between the Lufthansa Group and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

An important project milestone could now be reached. For the first time, experts from the Lufthansa Group have attached the measuring probe system developed especially for the project to the lower fuselage of the A350 and successfully tested it in flight.

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In the airspace over southern Germany, Lufthansa pilots finished a flight programme planned with the certification authorities. The measuring system now being tested on the airplane is the most intricate of its kind and includes sensors for high-frequency and precise measurements of temperature and pressure in addition to the air inlet function. In order to provide the European research infrastructure IAGOS-CARIBIC with full climate data, the Airbus will start collecting it during routine passenger flights in 2024.

Next year, this high-tech laboratory will take off for the first time and collect climate data on selected flights in Lufthansa’s worldwide scheduled operations. The laboratory continuously records more than 100 different trace gases, aerosol, and cloud parameters from the ground to the tropopause region at an altitude of nine to thirteen kilometers.

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 In addition to the Lufthansa Group and KIT, six other companies (Lufthansa Technik, Airbus, Safran, enviscope, Dynatec, and ACC COLUMBIA Jet Service) are involved in the IAGOS-CARIBIC project. IAGOS stands for “In-service Aircraft for a Global Observing System” and CARIBIC for “Civil Aircraft for the Regular Investigation of the atmosphere Based on an Instrument Container”.

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Boeing India to open its largest facility outside the US in Bengaluru

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Boeing India will open a 43-acre complex in Devanahalli’s Aerospace Park, close to Kempegowda International Airport. This would be Boeing’s largest facility outside of the United States, built at an investment of Rs 1600 crore. Boeing India has an objective of growing sourcing from India to Rs 10,000 crore annually from the present Rs 8000 crore.

Earlier this year, Air India placed firm orders for over 200 Boeing aircraft, including 20 787 Dreamliners, 10 777Xs, and 190 737 MAX narrowbody aircraft. In response, Boeing committed a $100 million investment in infrastructure and programmes to train pilots in India.

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Kempegowda Airport bags Skytrax award for best regional airport in india(Opens in a new browser tab)

Devanahalli is emerging as the city’s center as Bengaluru moves farther north, largely because of its proximity to the Kempegowda International Airport and the ease of the forthcoming Blue metro line (KR Pura – Yelahanka – KIA), which was approved in April 2021. Overall, these changes have increased job prospects, which has further fueled the demand for housing in the area and prompted Boeing to open its largest headquarters here.

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Boeing intends to add another 18 planes to the fleet. By 2032, this expansion is anticipated to generate investments of roughly $1.5 billion and open up new possibilities for localization in India’s aerospace and defense industry.

Emirates will offer A380 service on flights to Bengaluru for the first time(Opens in a new browser tab)

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Boeing India currently maintains a central office in Delhi as well as regional offices in Mumbai, Hindan, Rajali, and New Delhi. In addition, Bengaluru and Chennai each house a rapidly expanding Boeing India Engineering & Technology Centre (BIETC). Salil Gupte, President of Boeing India, emphasized the company’s commitment to advancing engineering, production, and sustainment skills in India for the benefit of both domestic and international clients while expressing support for India’s goal of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

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Delta to fly largest-ever trans-Atlantic schedule

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Delta to fly largest-ever trans-Atlantic schedule

Customers of Delta can anticipate even more chances to visit popular sites across the world next year after a record-breaking summer across the Atlantic. Flyers have a variety of interesting places to select from, including the historical city of Naples in Italy, the lush, green environment of Shannon in Ireland, the stunning beauty of Zurich in Switzerland, and many more.

The largest airline serving Europe, Africa, and the Middle East will operate over 260 weekly flights to 18 nations and 29 locations in the region next summer from its JFK hub.

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77 routes, 32 destinations: Delta’s largest-ever trans-Atlantic schedule takes flight(Opens in a new browser tab)

For the first time, Delta will offer nonstop service from JFK to the historic Italian city of Naples, which serves as a gateway to the Amalfi coast and well-known tourist destinations like Mount Vesuvius. Beginning on May 23, 2024, Delta will launch a new daily service to Naples that will supplement the airline’s current service to Milan, Venice, and Rome. A nonstop service to Munich, which will launch on April 9, 2024, will round out Delta’s new transatlantic offerings from JFK starting in the summer.

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Beginning May 31, 2024, Delta will once again resume nonstop service from Atlanta to Zurich four times per week. This will be in addition to the over 180 weekly flights the airline currently operates from its hub in Atlanta to 21 destinations in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

Delta to expand China flight offerings for winter season(Opens in a new browser tab)

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In the meanwhile, starting on October 28, 2023, Delta will offer year-round service on its nonstop, daily flight from LAX to Auckland, New Zealand. The trip will run daily from November to March and three times per week from April to October. Beginning in December, Delta will add a twice-daily service from LAX to Sydney, Australia.

Following winter service to Shanghai from Seattle and Detroit, Delta will also resume a four-times-weekly, year-round service to Shanghai-Pudong International Airport from its Los Angeles hub starting March 31, 2024. This previously operated route will allow Delta customers to conveniently connect to many other cities in China via the airline’s partnership with China Eastern Airlines.

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Next summer, Delta customers can expect even more flights to some of their preferred destinations, including extra flights from Boston to Athens, Barcelona, Reykjavik, Detroit, Cincinnati, and Detroit.

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IndiGo to be the first Indian airline providing direct connectivity from Hyderabad to Colombo

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IndiGo to be the first Indian airline providing direct connectivity from Hyderabad to Colombo

IndiGo, India’s preferred airline, is excited to announce the launch of new direct flights between Hyderabad and Colombo beginning November 2, 2023. IndiGo is the first Indian airline to offer direct service between the two cities, strengthening trade, economic, and cultural connections. This is part of IndiGo’s strategy for worldwide expansion, which aims to provide customers with smooth and efficient connectivity.

Emirates to operate double daily direct flights to Colombo from 1 December(Opens in a new browser tab)

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Colombo, Sri Lanka’s energetic capital, is a humming centre for both commerce and tourism. The city provides simple access to the island country and has good connections to the international airport. A city of contrasts, Colombo is home to both contemporary skyscrapers and buildings from the colonial era.

Travelers can experience a variety of cultural and historical sites, such as the National Museum and the Gangaramaya Temple. The picturesque Galle Face Green promenade in the city is a well-liked location for leisurely strolls and offers magnificent views of the Indian Ocean. For culinary adventure lovers, Colombo’s diverse food scene offers a tempting array of flavors, from spicy curries to fresh seafood.

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Indigo achieves milestone of 150+ daily departures from Hyderabad(Opens in a new browser tab)

Charminar, Golconda Fort, the Salar Jung Museum, and other well-known landmarks are only a few of Hyderabad’s many tourist attractions. The city is recognized for providing top-notch medical care. Through the official website, www.goIndiGo.in, customers can purchase tickets to organize their trip. The addition of these flights will improve the airline’s connectivity abroad.

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Flight Schedule

Flight No.OriginDestinationFrequencyEffectiveDepartureArrival
6E 1181HyderabadColomboDaily except WednesdayNov 02, 202312:0014:00
6E 1182ColomboHyderabadDaily except WednesdayNov 02, 202315:0017:00
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