“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:

INDIAN
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.

Along
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.

Competitor
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.

Legacy
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
planes.

TruJet, which now has four planes, would add six
aircraft each year from 2018-2022. These would be ATR72-500/600, the ministry
data showed.

After starting services this year, Zoom Air has
placed orders for five CRJ-200 and 14 CRJ-900 planes. At present, it has two
planes.

The
Economic Times
26/12/2017
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