Monday, November 29, 2010

Dr. Dinesh Keskar

This is an interesting article for all Aviators!

Dr. Keskar received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology,Nagpur(India) with a Gold Medal in 1975. He received his master’s and doctorate degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati in 1976 and 1978, respectively, under the supervision of Neil Armstrong. Further, he received an MBA from City University in Seattle in 1987 and was a recipient of the President’s Honor Roll. In 1994, he attended the Berkeley Executive Program at the University of California, Bekerly.
Since joining Boeing in June 1980, Dr. Keskar has held senior positions in engineering, marketing and sales. From 1980 to 1986, he was responsible for research and consultation in the areas of system identification, digital signal processing and modern control theory. Dr. Keskar developed the techniques to conduct flight tests and analyze flight test data to obtain airplane math models for the 737, 747, 757 and 767 flight simulators.
From 1987 to 1995, Dr. Keskar was a director of International Sales where he managed all of Boeing’s airplane sales and marketing activities in India, and was responsible for managing relationships with government operated Air India and Indian Airlines, related civil aviation government offices and new India-based private airlines. During his tenure in India, Boeing maintained a 100 percent market share.
From August 1995 until January 2000, Dr. Keskar was president of Boeing India. In this role, he was responsible for the company’s sales and marketing, airline support and industrial partnership activities in India.
In addition to his position as president of Boeing Aircraft Trading, Dr. Keskar, was appointed to senior vice president of Sales for South and Southeast Asia In August 2004. His responsibilities included overseeing all commercial airplanes activities in countries including Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives and Nepal, as well as Korea-based Asiana Airlines. While Dr. Keskar continues in this role, he served as president of Boeing Aircraft Trading until March 2005.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Malaysia Airlines Welcomes First B737-800 With New Livery

Subang (1 November 2010): Malaysia Airlines welcomed the arrival of its first B737-800 with a new dynamic looking livery today.
The first of up to 55 B737-800 ordered, the latest generation aircraft equipped with the new Boeing Skyline Interior will offer customers a better travel experience.
Guests in business and economy class will enjoy inflight entertainment system which offers audio and video on demand, roomier interior, better ambience, higher ceilings and mood lighting.
Chairman, Tan Sri Dr Munir Majid said, "Malaysia Airlines is proud to announce that we will be the first full service airline in the world to operate the B737-800 with the new Boeing Sky Interior.
"We have two flights scheduled on Monday, 15 November 2010; an inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu followed by the commercial flight from Kota Kinabalu to Haneda, Tokyo."
The 160-seater aircraft sports a new dynamic livery with red and blue lines, Malaysia Airlines' corporate colours.
Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Tengku Dato' Sri Azmil Zahruddin said, "The dynamic livery epitomises our determined spirit to provide Malaysian Hospitality to our guests.
“When deciding on the new livery, we considered a number of designs including those that were similar to our very popular hibiscus and heliconia designs. However, these designs added a significant amount of weight to the aircraft, which would not have been very environmentally responsible. Therefore, we went for a cleaner design that is more flowing and environmentally friendly.
"We will receive 3 B737-800 this year, and our first A330-300 next year. These are exciting times for Malaysia Airlines and our customers who will enjoy the latest generation aircraft."
Malaysia Airlines have ordered up to 55 B737-800, 25 A330-300 and 6 A380.
The B737-800 with up to 6 hours flight time left Boeing field in Seattle, United States on 29 October on a 3-day multi leg journey, stopping at Hawaii, Marshall Islands and Guam before arriving at Skypark, Subang.
The Captains performed a touch and go, where the aircraft landed, taxied and took off again. The aircraft also received a water cannon salute, a special welcome for the new B737-800.
There were 3 Captains on board - Captain Muhammad Affindy Abd Rahman, Flight Operation Manager, B737-800 Project; Captain Niazi Saif Ud Dean, Flight Operation Manager, Flight Safety Human Factors; and Captain Khairul Syukri Khalid, Authorized Examiner B737-800.
The Captains were part of a 10 person acceptance team which included 7 engineers led by Senior Vice President, Quality and Engineering, En Rashidi Saidin.
Over the past week in Seattle, from 25 to 29 October 2010, the acceptance team conducted a series of tests including a customer test flight to ensure that the aircraft is ready for delivery.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

US clears joint air venture with United, Continental, ANA

WASHINGTON (AFP) - – US authorities approved a new joint trans-Pacific airline venture to be operated by United Airlines, Continental Airlines and Japan's ANA, the companies said.
The carriers said the US Department of Transportation issued a final order granting antitrust immunity enabling the airlines to jointly develop flight schedules and sales activities.
This will allow the Japanese carrier to cooperate with United Continental, created from the all-stock merger of United Airlines and Continental Airlines on October 1 that created the world's biggest carrier.
"Customers traveling between the Americas and Asia will enjoy more convenient flight schedules, with a broader range of fare and product options, once the joint venture is implemented," a statement by the airlines said.
"Today's final approval by DOT enables us to begin working toward a more convenient, more seamless experience for travelers on both sides of the Pacific," said Jeff Smisek, president and chief executive of United Continental Holdings.
Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO of ANA, said the clearance "enables us to begin the preparatory work necessary to launch our joint venture next spring, and to cooperate more closely with United and Continental for the benefit of customers."
The proposal was aimed at helping the airlines compete against other global alliances.
The carriers are members of the Star alliance that allows passengers to book flights among carriers based on code-sharing arrangements.
Other alliances include oneworld, comprised of American Airlines and British Airways, among others, and SkyTeam, which includes US-based Delta and Air France.
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