Month: April 2015

New Emirates A380 Variant Will Seat 615, The Highest To Date.

New Emirates A380 Variant Will Seat 615, The Highest To Date.

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Emirates has announced that it would begin deploying a new seating configuration on its flagship A380. The new aircraft cabin configuration, capable of seating 615 passengers would be the largest yet among all in-service A380s and is set to enter operation on the Dubai – Copenhagen route this coming December. To date the route had been operated by a 777-300ER. The new aircraft variant dubbed Ultra High Density had been up to 3 years in the making, and follows on the two previous cabin configurations spread among the currently 60 aircraft-strong A380 Emirates fleet.   The third A380 variant to fly with Emirates Emirates was the second carrier to operate the Airbus A380 type right after Singapore Airline with first service taking place on the Dubai - New York JFK route on August 1st 20
India Finally Orders 36 Dassault Rafale

India Finally Orders 36 Dassault Rafale

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The announcement came April 10th as India's prime minister Narendra Modi was on official visit to France. The contract whose value is estimated at EUR 5 billions will see all 36 aircraft built at Dassault's Merignac factory in the south of France. Deliveries of the aircraft to the Indian Air Force would occur between 2017 and 2019. India has become the second nation to acquire the type after Egypt this past February. The deal at last ends a decade long failed acquisition process that initially sought to equip India's Air Force with a potent future replacement for its obsolescent and accident-prone fleet of Mig-21 which had numbered more than 850 machines. The EUR 15 billion competing tender first issued in the early 2000s put a requirement for 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft MMRCA. ...