GENERAL TOPICSPosted by C C ASHOKA Mon, January 08, 2018 09:53:20
INDIGO PARTNERS FINALIZE ORDERS FOR 430 A320NEO FAMILY AIRCRAFT.
announced today that it had finalized agreements with Indigo Partners and its
four portfolio airlines for the purchase of 430 additional A320neo Family
aircraft for ultra-low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States),
JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary). The signed
purchase agreement follows a Memorandum of Understanding among the parties
announced at the Dubai Air Show last month.
430-aircraft order is made up of 274 A320neos and 156 A321neos worth $49.5
billion at list prices. Airlines in the Indigo Partners family had previously
placed orders for a total of 427 A320 Family aircraft.
customer-friendly and efficient A320neo Family aircraft form a great platform
for continued growth for our family of ultra-low-cost airlines,” said Bill
Franke, Managing Partner of Indigo Partners. “The Indigo Partners team looks
forward to creating even more value for even more passengers around the world
with these modern and efficient aircraft.”
Airbus’ Chief Operating Officer, Customers, added, “Bill Franke and the teams
from Wizz, Volaris, JetSMART and Frontier are great partners, and the global
Airbus team is very proud to continue to meet their growing needs for aircraft
that provide value, reliability and comfort. The A320neo Family offers
the lowest operating costs, longest range and most spacious cabin in the
single-aisle aircraft market, making the ‘NEO’ a great choice for these
low-cost airlines in the Americas and Europe.”The aircraft ordered today are a
mix of A320neos and A321neos and will be delivered to the individual airlines
Wizz - 72 A320neo, 74 A321neo
Frontier - 100 A320neo, 34 A321neo
JetSMART - 56 A320neo, 14 A321neo
Volaris - 46 A320neo, 34 A321neo
Indigo Partners’ Franke indicated that engine selections
will be made at a later date.
Family incorporates the very latest technologies, including new generation
engines and Sharklet wing-tip devices, which together will deliver 20 percent
fuel savings by 2020. With more than 5,800 orders received from 98 customers since its launch in 2010, the A320neo Family has captured some 60
percent market share. Indigo Partners LLC, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is a
private equity fund focused on worldwide investments in air
GENERAL TOPICSPosted by C C ASHOKA Sat, January 06, 2018 12:02:37
things in business are never done by one person, they are done by a team of people
“Steve Jobs. The following new is to bring motivation and inspiration for all Aeronautical Engineers.
Aviation has acquired Diamond Aircraft Group, the Austrian-headquartered parent
company of one of Europe's largest general aviation aircraft manufacturers,
Diamond Aircraft Industries, and its Canada-based sister.
purchase, which also includes the company's Austro Engine division, comes a
year after the Wanfeng Auto Holding subsidiary acquired a 60% stake in the
Canadian operation, and is intended to assure the company's "continued
was created in 1996 as a rebrand of Austria's HOAC. The motorglider developer
had been acquired five years earlier by outgoing chief executive Christian
Dries and his family, which set about turning the small company into a major
developer of propeller-driven aircraft.
than 15 models and derivatives have been produced by the Wiener
Neustadt-headquartered airframer to date, including the two-seat DA20 Katana
and four-seat DA40 piston singles; the DA42 and DA62 piston-twins and the
short-lived D-JET single-engined personal jet.
describes Diamond as "my life's work", adding that "the right
partner" needed to be found in order to secure its longevity.
and specifically [chairman] Mr Bin Chen share my vision of the future of general
aviation," Dries notes. He says it is "investing for the right
reasons, with a long-term strategy and the resources to see its vision through.
I look forward to seeing Diamond develop further, and based on our successful
year-long partnership in Diamond Canada, I am fully satisfied that I leave
Diamond in very good hands."
Wanfeng’s ownership, work will continue on Diamond’s latest models, including
the in-development Dart 450 turboprop trainer, which is scheduled to enter
service this year, and the DA50 family of diesel-fuelled light aircraft.
says the Diamond team "has developed a broad range of superb aircraft that
have gained worldwide respect for their performance, efficiency, safety, and
innovation. Based on this excellent foundation, we intend to take Diamond to a
long-term leadership position in worldwide general aviation".
GENERAL TOPICSPosted by C C ASHOKA Fri, January 05, 2018 01:28:56
Air passenger demand in the country grew by a whopping 56.9 per cent in 2016-17 compared to 2013-14, junior civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha informed Parliament today.
The domestic demand rose 68.2 per cent, while international traffic surged 27.2 per cent in the fiscal year ending March 2017 compared to 2013-14, Sinha said in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
"The air passenger traffic in India has witnessed a growth of 56.9 per cent (international 27.2 per cent, domestic 68.2 per cent) during the year 2016-17 as compared to 2013- 14," the minister said.
The state-controlled Airports Authority of India (AAI) manages 125 airports, including 11 international aerodromes, and provides air traffic management (ATM) services.
To another question, Sinha said that the AAI has planned to invest Rs 20,178 crore between 2016-17 and 2021-22 -- Rs 16,961.48 crore for engineering/IT works and Rs 3,216.52 crore for air navigation services (ANS) equipment.
All these stories are indicative of increased job opportunities for the students of Aeronautical Engineering & Aircraft Maintenance Engineering.
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GENERAL TOPICSPosted by C C ASHOKA Wed, January 03, 2018 11:47:07
MALE CABIN CREW MEMBERS SOON ON VISTARA
MUMBAI: Tata-SIA-run Vistara, which plans to spread its wings
to the international skies from the next year, will soon have a mix of female
and male cabin crew on its flights.
At present the airline employs female members
for various jobs in the cabin. But in a policy shift, it has decided to hire
male crew members too, an airline official said.
As much as 20-25 per cent of the cabin crew will
be male members, the official said.
"As an equal-opportunity employer, it has
always been part of our plans to have mixed cabin crew," he told
Vistara currently employs around 1,800 people to
carry out its pan-India flight operations from across 21 domestic airports. Of
this, around 500 are cabin crew.
Besides Vistara, budget carrier is the only
other domestic carrier
Which recruits only female members for cabin crew jobs?
Vistara has started the process of hiring male cabin crew
which is expected to be completed by March. "We plan to deploy them into
flying from April onwards," the official said.
"It (hiring of male cabin crew) is also
good timing from a service delivery perspective as we gear up to start our
international operations soon," the official said.
The Delhi-headquartered airline has expanded its
network to 21 destinations since its launch in January 2015, with over 660
flights a week operated by a fleet of 17 Airbus A320 aircraft, including four
Vistara, whose 51 per cent stake is owned by Tata
Sons and the rest by Singapore Airlines, is expected to launch its
international services in the second half of next year.
The airline has already reportedly advanced the
delivery of its 20th aircraft, which will qualify it for launching overseas services,
to March from June 2018.
GENERAL TOPICSPosted by C C ASHOKA Tue, December 26, 2017 16:37:18
“Engineering is the art of directing
the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man”
After analyzing the following
news, the arrival of so many aircraft creates job opportunity for the branch
of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, and Cabin crews:
CARRIERS TO INDUCT OVER 900 PLANES IN COMING YEARS
NEW DELHI: Indian airlines are
likely to induct more than 900 aircraft in the coming years, with IndiGoBSE
2.16 % alone expected to add 448 planes, according to official data.
India is one of the fastest growing aviation
markets in the world and most airlines have ambitious expansion plans,
especially to tap the potential on regional routes.
As per data available with the
civil aviation ministry, budget airlines IndiGo, SpiceJetBSE -1.17 %, GoAir and
AirAsia are set to significantly expand their respective fleet sizes.
Along with other carriers, the total number of
aircraft to be inducted by the domestic players would be more than 900.
with other carriers, the total number of aircraft to be inducted by the
domestic players would be more than 900.
With an existing fleet of 150 planes, IndiGo is
readying to add another 448 aircraft -- 399 A320s and 49 ATRs -- in the next
seven to eight years.
SpiceJet too is in the process of expanding its current fleet of 57 aircraft.
The no-frills airline would be adding 107 B737-800s and 50 Bombardier Q400s
during the 2018-2023 period.
Another budget carrier GoAir,
which is yet to take off on overseas routes, would induct 119 A320 planes
during the period from 2018-2022. At present, its fleet size is 34.
According to the data, which was recently
submitted to Parliament as part of a Lok Sabha written reply, AirAsia India
would induct 60 planes in the next five years. Currently, the budget carrier
has 14 aircraft.
carrier Jet Airways -- which has 107 aircraft -- would take 81 B737-8 MAX
planes during 2018-2024 period. It would also add five B737-800s this fiscal
ending March 2018, as per the data.
Disinvestment-bound Air India would induct three
B777- 300ER and 16 A320 planes between December this year and March 2019. The
national carrier has 155 aircraft at present.
Among others, full service carrier Vistara would
induct five aircraft next year that would expand its current fleet of 17
TruJet, which now has four planes, would add six
aircraft each year from 2018-2022. These would be ATR72-500/600, the ministry
After starting services this year, Zoom Air has
placed orders for five CRJ-200 and 14 CRJ-900 planes. At present, it has two
COMMUNICATIVE TECHNIQUESPosted by PRIYA SHARMA Fri, August 26, 2016 15:47:24
- RUDYARD KIPLING
The power of self- confidence within the first four lines of the poem takes on an air equivalent to that of Socrates, it his detachment from criticism:
"If you can keep your head.............................
........................................allowance for their doubting too,"
Here is the real measure of individuality and self-worth the power to reject bitterness in the face of other people's wrath. The overwhelming reference to "you" or "your" which is used seven times within these four lines really has the affect of breaking out of the poem and speaking to the reader directly.
There is a Jesus- like forgiveness within the last line of forgiving your foes, it is a higher understanding of how the world works, it grasps at the truth of human nature and makes "allowance" at the folly of others, not for their sake, but for your own.
Patience as a virtue and the correct way to speak and feel is of interest in the next four lines:
"If you can wait and .....................................
..................................... nor talk too wise"
Here patience is both taken as patience with others and with the world at large. True understanding is patience, and with dealing with others in the correct manner. The negativity of "hate" and "lying" are rejected absolutely by those who would seek to view the ways of the world from an open philosophic way of thinking. At the close of the poem the poet warns though again the error of arrogance with such self- confidence and wisdom.
It is hard to ignore the conservative message that is evident within the whole of the next stanza:
"If you can dream ..........................................
........................................up with worn-out tools"
Once again the words are noble enough, at the start the poet praises dreams nd longings but warns against becoming blinded with those wants. Interestingly, the knowledge of the God-like narrator warns against the personified "Triumph and Disaster" realising both of them as "impostors", or of little importance in the grand scheme of things.
The last two lines could be read somewhat as a conservative message with the idea of continuation and hard work in adversity , of course it is always dangerous to attach the author with the poem in such a way, though it remains positive and uplifting. This idea is also continued within the next lines:
"If you can make one heap....................................
....................................... a word about your loss;"
The attitude of never giving up and working hard certainly could be read as an element of the conservative methodology, however the determination and message of striving is there for all to adhere to regardless of political vision. It is also much more than the method of a continuation in the face of adversity, it is about he way this is done and never breathing " a word about your loss" shows the utmost element of self-dignity.
Of course, the message of the poem throughout is also holding the tension that will be finally released within the last line.
"If you can talk with crowds..............................................
.........................................., but none too much;"
Of importance in this section is the message of not becoming corrupted by the machinations of status, the individual not placing importance above anyone else, but showing ultimate humility. Obviously "Kings" is contrasted with "common" in order to cover all the strata of society in the same way as "foes" and "friends" is within the next line. The argument of treating a foe with the same humility as a friend and not allowing them to hurt you falls back to the self- confidence factor at the start of the poem.
In the last section of the poem, the tension built-up between throughout is finally released:
"If you can fill the .........................................
....................................... you'll be a Man, my son."
The last line is also the realisation of the passing down of knowledge and wisdom from father to son, and it is the first time that we as readers realise that the poem is not directly addressed to them, but to a younger figure. This gives the poem an extra element of humility, and as readers we unconsciously care for this younger child and hope we prosper under such guidance, as we do ourselves.
Overall in the poem there is much truth and wisdom within these motivational words that seems tap into a core within the reader, expanding virtue and knowledge. True words are often softly spoken and the gentleness and confidence which meet the reader in the lines of the poem come across both reverent and admirable.
The obvious humanity which Kipling breached within the whole poem stirs within the reader thoughts of a higher nature than the pettiness that surrounds daily life, it is just a shame that most people don't act upon the meaning carried wthin the Kipling's verse, for then we could truly ask "what if?".
COMMUNICATIVE TECHNIQUESPosted by PRIYA SHARMA Fri, August 26, 2016 14:44:39
- W. S. MAUGHAM
The short story is divided into three parts which are the exposition, the story and the climax.
The exposition being the start where he looks back in memory 20 years in the past. The story behind the luncheon and the climax being the woman's increase in weight. There is a lot of irony in the luncheon as the woman repeatedly says she only eats one thing and it is only something small, but to the contrary she eats five dishes.
The theme of the short story is appearance versus reality. It is first shown a he thinks the woman is much older than he thought and then how she says she only eats one thing. The other example s how she said that she is a fan, but she is only after a free lunch.
W.S. Maugham was young and naive, and was living in Paris, some twenty years from the time of writing this striking short story with a twist of irony. Like any young writer, he craved for admiration. And that's what he got when he received a fan mail from a lady, lavishly praising one of his just published works. He was elated and wrote back thanking her. Then he receives a letter from the same admirer stating that she was passing through Paris and was interested to have a chat with the author. As she had a busy schedule, she suggested that the author might consider treating her with a little luncheon at Foyot's on the following thursday when she would be free.
Foyot is plush and expensive upscale restaurant in Paris where the French senators eat - meaning it was a place for the elite's and a struggling writer like Maugham can never dream of eating at such place. He had only 80 francs to sustain him through the month and a modest luncheon, he thought would not cost more than 15 francs. This deficit of 15 francs could be adjusted by refraining from taking daily coffee for two weeks.
COMMUNICATIVE TECHNIQUESPosted by PRIYA SHARMA Fri, August 26, 2016 14:22:36
THE UNKNOWN CITIZEN
- W. H. AUDEN
A marble monument marks the burial site of a citizen known only by his alphanumeric identity: 'JS/07M378'
In words etched on the monument, the government praises the 'Unknown Citizen' for supporting and conforming to the will of the State.
For example, he always held government- approved opinions, never once advocating a controversial idea. If the government declared war, he did not question the decision. Instead he put on his uniform and followed the crowd to the battlefield. If it declared peace, he accepted that decision too and returned to society. In short, he led a life of exemplary docility and submissiveness.
Moreover, he was consistent, holding the same job for his entire life. Not one to arouse discontent on the job, he never said or did anything to anger company bosses or union representatives. When reading the paper, he avoided pursuing stories about controversial or upsetting events and instead turned his attention to advertisements. At home, he supported the national economy by having all the right things - a phonograph, a radio, a car and a refrigerator.
To his credit, the government euginicist found, he had right number of children. By being a good sheep and following the government shepherd, h without doubt led a happy, contended life.
COMMUNICATIVE TECHNIQUESPosted by PRIYA SHARMA Fri, May 06, 2016 22:39:00WRITING FORMAL EMAILS
E-mails with working professionals should be handled with attention
and purpose -- they should not be too casual in tone or style and
should never be written like a text message to a friend.
Formal, professional communications with people will convey a feeling
of respect for the sender and for the recipient of the e-mail.
• Be clear and concise with no unnecessary information.
• Phrase your ideas carefully since e-mails can be easily misread.
• Without your voice and body-language, the tone of an email
can be difficult to interpret – avoid sarcasm or humor. Here are some ideas to keep in mind when emailing working
1.Write an appropriate subject line that pertains to the content of the email. This
makes it easier to search for the e-mail in the future.
Begin with the title and full name of the person to whom you are writing (Mr.
Smith, Dr. Jones, Prof. James, etc.).
Write your message in a clear and concise manner. Keep your paragraphs short
and your statements clear.
4. Do not write in all caps or in all lowercase letters. Punctuate accordingly.
5. Close the email with your contact information (you should include the course
name and number in academic settings).
Always reread and check for spelling and grammar errors before sending. Don’t
rely on spelling & grammar checkers. EMAIL SAMPLES
COMMUNICATIVE TECHNIQUESPosted by PRIYA SHARMA Fri, May 06, 2016 22:13:36RESUME SAMPLES