Remarks: Travel Service leased two A320s from Holidays Czech Airlines (OK-HCB and -HCA) for coming summer season. The first one received stickers of its low cost subsidiary SmarWings. This is the first ever A320 to wear SW colors.
Remarks: Oh you mighty GE90-115B! Time and time again, you make me fall in love for you! Seen here is one of the power plant of the Mighty Boeing 777-337ER of Air India.
Trivia on the GE90-115B
The GE90-115B, the world's most powerful turbofan engine, is the exclusive powerplant for Boeing's longer-range 777-300ER and -200LR twinjets. During its initial ground tests, a GE90 engine achieved unprecedented power for a jet engine, reaching 122,965 pounds of thrust. However, In late 2002, the GE90-115B broke its original record by reaching 127,900 pounds of thrust during final certification testing. The new record was set while completing a required U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 150-hour block test. During this intensive test, the engine ran for approximately 60 hours at triple red-line conditions (maximum fan speed, maximum core speed and maximum exhaust gas temperature) to evaluate the engine at its operational limits.
Remarks: [1600px] Wow... What a surprise !! We were amazed to see this bird coming in to land at VABB ! Quite a new A330F for Qatar cargo.. Delivered on 16-03-2013...
In the background the Air India Hangar can be seen, trying to count the no. of aircrafts visible in the shot..
Can you count the no. of aircrafts here ??
Remarks: [1400 px] On board VT-SCE operating BOM-BLR, we are awaiting push back at 6:05 am for a scheduled 6:15 am departure form BOM. This is one of the earliest A319s delivered to Air India/Indian & still continues to wear a hybrid livery as seen here.
I dedicate this shot to Siddharth Bhandary who specializes in these cabin shots & this would not have been possible without studying his exif settings.
Remarks:EMIRATES 513 pushed back, and the tug is being pulled out as the Boeing 777-300ER is preparing for head back home to Dubai International Airporton this cold winter morning. This was a pleasant surprise as it was the 772 that was scheduled, and we got to see the 777-300ER :). With this shot came the end of what was a memorable airside spotting session at Delhi Airport. However, little was known at this time that we would be back again in 5 months for another airside spotting trip. Special thanks to DGCA, DIAL and API for giving us this airside spotting opportunity.