Tag: SpiceJet

Spicejet Boeing 737 MAX 8 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A Spicejet Boeing 737-8 MAX, performing flight from Hong Kong (China) to Delhi (India) with 140 people on board, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute at FL340 about 180nm east of Varanasi (India) when the left hand engine (LEAP 1B) shut down due to a restriction in the fuel flow. The crew drifted the […]

SpiceJet Takes Its First Boeing 737 MAX Airplane

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and SpiceJet celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 737 MAX 8. The airline plans to use the 737 MAX to expand and standardize its fleet, while leveraging the super-efficient jet to reduce fuel costs per airplane by $1.5 million a year. “We are excited to take delivery of our very first 737 MAX […]

Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft. “We are excited to induct the 90-seat Q400 aircraft into our fleet,” said Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet. “The additional seats and performance […]

Spicejet Operates India’s First Bio-Fuel Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Low cost carrier SpiceJet operated India’s first BioJet Fuel powered flight. The airline operated the flight with a Bombardier Q400 on the Dehradun – Delhi route. The fuel used is a blend of 75% traditional aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and 25% of BioJet fuel. The fuel is made by Jatropha crop and been developed by the […]

Bombardier’s 90-seat Q400 Gets Transport Canada Nod

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that its 90-passenger Q400 aircraft configuration has received its certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity. “With increasing growth in the number of passengers per departure in the turboprop market, we are excited to offer our customers a higher-capacity configuration and […]

SpiceJet and CFM Sign $12.5 Billion Engine/Service Deal

Reading Time: 1 minute SpiceJet and CFM International announced a $12.5 billion U.S. agreement that finalizes the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, along with spare engines to support the fleet. The airline also signed a 10-year Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM Services that covers all LEAP-1B engines […]

Spicejet Boeing 737 Bursts One Tyre on Departure Another on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute Spicejet Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Chennai to Delhi with 199 people on board, departed Chennai but burst one of the right hand main tyres. The crew climbed the aircraft to about FL220 until the crew was notified on tyre debris on the runway and also detected a hydraulic leak. The crew descended the aircraft […]

Bombardier Signs Largest Ever Q400 Turboprop Order

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced that it has concluded a firm purchase agreement with SpiceJet Limited (“SpiceJet”) of Gurgaon, India for up to 50 Q400 turboprop airliners, making it the largest single order ever for the Q400 turboprop aircraft program and bringing total Q400 firm orders to over 600 Q400 aircraft. Upon delivery, the airline […]

Boeing, SpiceJet Announce Deal for up to 205 Airplanes

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing and SpiceJet announced today a commitment for up to 205 airplanes during an event in New Delhi. Booked at the end of 2016, the announcement includes 100 new 737 MAX 8s, SpiceJet’s current order for 42 MAXs, 13 additional 737 MAXs which were previously attributed to an unidentified customer on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries […]

Major Mishap Averted at IGI Airport in Delhi

Reading Time: 1 minute A major mishap was averted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Tuesday morning after an Indigo and a SpiceJet aircraft came face to face on the taxi way. “An Indigo flight 6C-729 which was coming from Lucknow to Delhi with 176 passengers on board, post landing, saw on the taxi way a […]