IncubateIND launches India’s largest Aviation Hackathon

 New Delhi, Delhi, September 18, 2017 /

  • IncubateIND launches 30-hour long, India’s largest Aviation Hackathon
  • Registrations for India’s largest Aviation Hackathon open until Sept 25, 2017
  • All-India Vistara Hackathon to be held from Oct 7, 2017, to Oct 8, 2017, in Delhi/NCR and Bengaluru

IncubateIND has launched ‘Vistara Hackathon’, India’s largest Aviation Hackathon with an aim to disrupt the aviation sector and solve aviation-related problems with unique and innovative solutions.

IncubateIND provides a fertile ground for networking and teamwork to students and professionals and helps to discover, create, work together, achieve collective goals, and pursue shared ambitions. Essentially, the company works with students, and entrepreneurs community to create workable solutions for better India. It works on solving world’s greatest problems through a technology-driven community of students, entrepreneurs, and government. IncubateIND is organizing this hackathon in partnership with India’s finest full-service airline, Vistara.

“Vistara is the first Indian airline to have built an end-to-end IT infrastructure on Cloud. We’re adopting the latest technologies to drive innovation across avenues – from maximising convenience for travellers across customer touch points to simplifying internal processes that lead to increased productivity and cost-saving. Technology will help bring about disruptive changes in the aviation industry, some of which we hope to discover at the Vistara Hackathon,” said Ravinder Pal Singh, Chief Information and Innovation Officer, Vistara.

The ‘Vistara Hackathon’ will involve 20 teams from each city that will compete with each other to create new applications and tools to address aviation-related challenges in areas such as, tracking traveller behaviour, personalization of air travel, intelligent crowd monitoring at airports, system integration with third-party APIs and software, in-flight entertainment and intelligent customer targeting, amongst other challenging aspects. The solutions submitted at the Vistara Hackathon will be reviewed by a panel of technology and aviation experts who will hand-pick winners, based on originality, the potential for scalability, and successful execution.

“Technology is no more a need now rather it has become a lifestyle. Hackathon is a birthplace of innovation. It can be adapted to greatly accelerate the process of digital transformation. IncubateIND helps to drive innovation by crowd-sourcing talent using latest technologies, competing to build, test, and launch amazing ideas to the world for tech products, platforms, and brands,” said Samkit Sharma, Co-Founder, IncubateIND.

Since its inception in 2016, IncuabteIND is committed to providing a space to young minds to flourish their ideas and has endeavored to solve world’s greatest problems by one of a kind solutions. With ‘Vistara Hackathon’, IncubateIND aspires to build solutions which will revolutionize the aviation sector and transform the flying experience for travelers in India.

Putting an emphasis on the working structure of the company, Punit Jain, Co-Founder, IncubateIND further stated that Innovation is born out of curiosity and most businesses, nowadays, have taken birth out of a robust engineering of innovation.

“Every company is seeking modernization to increase their productivity and efficiency. IncubateIND provides a platform to students, professionals, and entrepreneurs and helps them in developing their skillset in the domain of technology,” he said.

Vistara is India’s finest full-service airline and is aimed to create memorable and personalized flying experiences for its customers and set new standards in the aviation industry in India.

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IncubateIND has launched ‘Vistara Hackathon’, India’s largest Aviation Hackathon with an aim to disrupt the aviation sector and solve aviation-related problems with unique and innovative solutions.

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s New 20-Year 2017-2036 Market Forecast Shows Strong Opportunities for the 60- to 150- Seat Segment

Montreal, Quebec, September 13, 2017 /– Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today released its 20-year Market Forecast for the 60- to 150-seat segment. According to this new 2017-2036 Market Forecast, the 60- to 150-seat seat segment will be a catalyst to further growth, market penetration and airline profitability.

“The outlook for our markets is strong,” said Fred Cromer, President, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are the only manufacturer with a solution for any type of business model in the 60- to 150-seat segment, and we are well positioned to capture the value from the exciting opportunities outlined in this Market Forecast.

“In addition to showing general market dynamics, our forecast focuses on how airlines are changing the way that assets are evaluated,” added Mr. Cromer. “Airlines are shifting their primary metric for network and fleet optimization strategies from ‘cost’ to ‘profit’. With this thinking in the forefront, more airlines are investing in right-sized aircraft that maximize their profits.”

The complete market is seen as 12,550 aircraft worth U.S. $820 billion, based on 2017 list prices. The 100- to 150-seat segment will represent 70 per cent of the revenues, 6,800 aircraft valued at $580 billion, followed by the 60- to 100-seat segment with 5,750 deliveries worth $240 billion.

After a trend to take larger aircraft in the recent years, airlines will look at taking smaller aircraft in the future. Some of the conclusions that this new Market Forecast is drawing include the fact that revenue growth is just one part of the profitability equation, and the traditional pursuit of reducing cost-per-seat with large aircraft is not necessarily yielding more profit for airlines. A focus on cost-per-seat instead of yield-per-passenger have resulted not only in lower profits for airlines but also in poor passenger experience.

In some regions, even heavy discounting can’t fill oversized planes, while in other regions, overbooked flights are generating outrage amongst passengers. Profit contribution will be transitioning from a network-wide basis to per-passenger basis. With the objective of increasing the profitability per passenger, airlines start investing in right-sized aircraft based on market demands.

The forecast says small regional aircraft (20-60 seats) segment erosion will have a rippling upgrading effect; large regional aircraft (60-100 seats) will continue to dominate short-haul (up to 500 nm/926 km) routes; and small single-aisle aircraft (100-150 seats) will increase point-to-point flying on short- to medium-haul sectors and will allow airlines to fly new and thin routes at a profit. The forecast predicts that 86 per cent of the current fleet in this segment will retire by 2036.

North America and Europe will continue as the largest markets for new aircraft. Together they will take delivery of 5,700 aircraft or 46 percent of deliveries.

The forecast divides the world into nine geographical regions – North America, Europe, Greater China, East Asia and Oceania, Latin America (including Mexico), Russia and CIS, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East. There will be a strong demand for large regional aircraft from Asia/Pacific owing to growth, and renewal demand from Europe and North America. Key markets for the small single-aisle aircraft segment are North America, Europe and Greater China.

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About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montreal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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CNG and LPG Vehicle Market Is Driven by growing Automotive Industry and Increasing Infrastructure for CNG and LPG Fueling Stations

New York, New York, September 4, 2017 /– In developing economies, and stringent emission control norms across the globe are expected to drive the demand for CNG and LPG vehicles over the forecast period. The global demand for CNG and LPG vehicle is fueled by the unstable conventional fuel prices, which is driving the interest of people towards using CNG and LPG vehicles, as the overall price of CNG and LPG when compared to the cost of either gasoline or refined diesel fuels is low. Increase in the development of the infrastructure network for CNG and LPG fueling stations is expected to drive the demand for CNG and LPG vehicles in the coming years.

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Rapid transit vehicles are gaining popularity due to their rapid mobility and high seating capacity. Increasing number of CNG/LPG powered transit buses during the forecast period drives the growth of the CNG and LPG vehicle market. Moreover, increasing use of waste collection vehicles, including garbage truck, dustcart, dustbin lorry, bin lorry or bin van, runs on CNG and LPG and is thus supporting the growth of the CNG and LPG vehicle market in developed regions. Wider use of natural gas in both short-haul fleets and long-distance trucking is being facilitated by the development of CNG, LPG and LNG fuelling networks. Technological innovation is producing more affordable light-duty, medium-duty, and heavy-duty natural gas truck options, as well as natural gas fuelled passenger vehicles. These factors are driving the growth of the CNG and LPG vehicle market in the developed economies.

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Based on fuel type, the market of LPG vehicles has been larger than CNG vehicles in 2015. The market of CNG and LPG vehicle was the largest in passenger car segment in 2015, compared to other vehicle types.

Europe was the largest market for CNG and LPG vehicles in 2015. The major reason for the growth of the market in Europe includes high cost for diesel and stringent regulation by EU for low emission across the Europe. CNG and LPG vehicle market in South America is expected to increase at a significant rate, driven by growing automotive industry and increasing infrastructure for CNG and LPG fueling stations.Based on fuel type, the market of LPG vehicles has been larger than CNG vehicles in 2015. The market of CNG and LPG vehicle was the largest in passenger car segment in 2015, compared to other vehicle types

Destination Adventure. Indian national qualifier for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy to debut in Goa

Gurgaon, Haryana, August 30, 2017 /– Indian national qualifier for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy will be hosted in Goa from 26-29 October 2017.

The best three participants of the Indian national qualifier will go forward as a team to represent India in the final at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia. Those lucky – talented – three will then be fully equipped by BMW Motorrad for the adventure ahead, flown to Mongolia and each presented with a brand new personalized BMW GS motorcycle to ride for the duration of the event.

Registration for the Indian national qualifier is open for all BMW GS Motorcycle owners in India.

Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “The GS Trophy is a celebration of the spirit of the BMW GS motorcycle, bringing together those elements of leisure, adventure and challenge that this bike engenders. GS riders from all over the India are invited to demonstrate their team spirit, fitness, tenacity and not least their riding capability in several skills challenges. Anyone – man or woman – keen to win a place in this prestigious adventure motorcycle competition should sign up now for the Indian qualifier set to take place in Goa.”

The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018 will be held in Mongolia for 10 days: 7 days riding + 2 days in- and outbound journey + 1-day briefing). The GS Trophy is not a race, but the special stages confront the participants with a major physical and mental challenge: often described as the adventure of a lifetime. It is a competition wherein riders enjoy a near-2000km adventure ride, mostly ridden off-road. Along the way they compete in a series of challenges that are consistent with the BMW GS lifestyle and designed to exercise their intellectual, riding and navigation skills, their knowledge of, and ability to live in, the natural world – and their ability to come together as a team.

The Indian national will be held every two years in India. The Indian national qualifier is open to all non-professional BMW GS Motorcycle riders. The Indian national qualifier typically replicates the challenges of the International GS Trophy and will be multi-day competition with riders scoring points, leading to a final where the top scorers will compete for the three team positions.

The winning team of the Indian national qualifier will compete against teams from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Russia, Southeast Asia, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States of America at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy – Central Asia 2018 in Mongolia.

Registration for the Indian national qualifier can be made by visiting BMW Motorrad website.

Link: http://bmw-motorrad.in/gstrophy/

The following regulations apply

  • Participants are required to hold a valid driver’s license (at the time of the event).
  • Every participant needs to take part in the GS Trophy Qualifier with any BMW GS model which has to be registered to the participant.
  • The bike has to be in good technical condition. The organisers are entitled to exclude vehicles that are obviously defective.
  • All riders must be dressed completely in suitable rider gear that is in good condition.

The following persons are not entitled to take part

  • Participants of former Int. GS Trophies
  • Staff members of BMW AG and BMW NSCs
  • Proprietors of a BMW dealership
  • Instructors who work for BMW Motorrad
  • Holders of a motorcycle racing license

Oman Air and Gulf Air Announce Codeshare Agreement

Muscat, Muscat, August 30, 2017 /– Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, recently launched a new codeshare agreement with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, which sees the airlines’ combined frequencies between Bahrain and Muscat at six daily flights, a statement said on Friday.

The deal will provide customers enhanced flight connectivity options to various destinations across the two carriers’ networks. The deal will allow passengers to connect through the two airlines to different destinations, with Oman Air currently serving around 55 destinations, and Gulf Air serving 42 cities across three continents.

Abdulrahman Al Busaidy, Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer, of Oman Air commented: “Oman Air is very happy with this codeshare agreement with Gulf Air, which is a strategic and important partner for Oman Air. Through this codeshare, Oman Air offers its guests a combined frequency of six daily flights. The new Muscat International Airport is also due to open soon, which will give our Bahrain-based guests an exciting opportunity to connect to our global network through a world class facility. Our guests can also benefit from a range of destinations connected through this codeshare by both the airlines, providing them with greater choice, convenience, and a seamless travel experience.

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Founded in 1993, Oman Air is the official 4 Star Airline declared by Skytrax, and the winner of numerous awards for the amazing in-flight experience. Oman Air has also won the ‘Best Cargo Airline for Valuable Goods – North and East’ award 2016. Oman Air offers First Class Mini Suite, Business Class and Economy Class journeys to most of the prime destinations across Europe, Middle-east, Africa, Asia, and Far-east. The flagship carrier of the Sultanate of Oman is known for its in-flight cuisines, on board mobile & Internet connectivity, and in-flight entertainment systems featuring individual seatback screens, audio & video on demand, and live satellite TV.

Shree Airlines Joins Bombardier’s Family of CRJ Series Aircraft Operators

Montreal, Quebec, August 17, 2017 /– Bombardier Commercial Aircraft congratulates Shree Airlines on the launch of a new regional jet service with CRJ Series aircraft.

“We are pleased to welcome Shree Airlines to the worldwide family of CRJ Series aircraft operators,” said David Speirs, Vice President, Asset Management, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “The CRJ Series aircraft have been instrumental in revolutionizing regional route networks, and we are confident that Shree Airlines will achieve much success as it launches fixed-wing operations in the regions of Nepal with two CRJ200 aircraft and one CRJ700 aircraft.”

The Nepali carrier commenced service with its first CRJ200 aircraft on August 11, 2017.

“We are continuously looking for optimal solutions to address the increasing transportation demands in Nepal, and the launch of our new regional jet service with the CRJ200 and CRJ700 aircraft represents a significant milestone in our growth journey.” said Anil Manandhar, Corporate Manager, Shree Airlines. “With its proven efficiency and reliability, the CRJ Series aircraft will allow us to improve domestic transportation, and will be a key asset in helping Shree Airlines expands its operations to the regional markets in the future.”

Shree Airlines have acquired all three CRJ Series aircraft from a third party. The CRJ Series regional jets share commonality benefits that provide flexibility to operators and allow them to optimize their fleets to meet specific market demands. The CRJ Series aircraft family includes over 120 owners and operators flying people in over 90 countries, and the worldwide fleet has logged 50 million flight hours.

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About Shree Airlines

Shree Airlines is the largest operator of helicopters in Nepal. It owns and operates a mixed fleet of helicopters in Nepal and in Africa from time to time for UN Peace Keeping Operations as well as World Food Program. In operations since 1999, Shree is a leader in Nepalese aviation sector. It has been serving the people of Nepal living in some of the remotest and inaccessible parts of Nepal.

Its expansion into fixed-wing operations will complement its rotor-wing services and allow it to serve a larger part of the population.

About Bombardier

Bombardier is the world’s leading manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.

Bombardier is headquartered in Montréal, Canada. Our shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD) and we are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, we posted revenues of $16.3 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

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Air90 Automotive launches exclusive store for 4X4 enthusiasts and off-roaders

New Delhi, Delhi, August 16, 2017 /– Air90 Automotive launches exclusive store for 4X4 enthusiasts and off-roaders

  • Core brands carried by Air90 Automotive Store include ARB, Oldman EMU, PIAA, IPF, Fox, RIVAL, Vision X, Red Winches, KC Hi-Lites, Stop Tech, DBA, Redline Lubricants, and VIAIR in the entire North India and second across the country
  • Intends on expanding its retail presence to at least 8 stores by end of 2018.

Air90 Automotive, a premium reseller and fabricator of OEM replacement parts, outdoor gear and performance accessories for cars, motorcycles and 4x4s in India, today announced the grand opening of its Automotive Parts and Accessories Store featuring over 500 new 4X4 accessories from leading parts and accessories manufacturers for 4X4 enthusiasts and off-roaders. With this launch, Air90 Automotive intends to capture an untapped market of 2 billion USD.

India is certainly a market that has much potential and is rapidly growing as more people are becoming involved in the off-roading scene. Over the last few years more 4×4 clubs and stores have been established throughout most large cities of India. The recent vehicle releases such as the V-cross, Fortuner have created a new market of 4×4 enthusiasts who wish to accessorise their vehicles and take their vehicles off-roading.

Launching the new store, Mr. Karthik Shankar, Co-Founder, Air90 Automotive said, “We are kicking off in NCR which is buzzing with so many offroad clubs and groups. The number of SUV and 4×4 building garages are testimony to the interest levels in modding their vehicles to look apart and personalised. We intend on expanding our retail presence to at least 8 stores by end of 2018. We will also be expanding our product range to cater to different segments.” He further adds, “The offroad scene in India broke out in the mid-2000s. Unfortunately it has not evolved as fast as it should have primarily due to the lack of equipment. The quality and talent of vehicle builders and off-roaders in India is amongst the best in the world but we have always been limited by our equipment. With this launch we aim at delivering convenience, complete peace of mind and sheer delight of owning a 4X4 Car. The hybrid model will help us do business with ease – Store catering to Northern states while online store across the country.”

Mr. George Mikhail, ‎International Account Manager – ‎ARB Corporation Ltd said, “We have teamed with Air90 for a variety of reasons. Air90’s directors & team come from a strong business orientated background and play an active role in the business and also share the same drive & passion that we have for off-roading and 4×4 vehicles. It was important for us

to partner up with a team who are ambitious in growing the ARB brand in India at the same time retaining ARB’s reputation as the market leader for 4×4 accessories.”

Commenting on the partnership with Air90 Automotive, Mr. Kiichiro Ichikawa, President, IPF Japan said, “In the world’s 4X4 industry, IPF has been dedicated to deliver the highest quality lighting products for 4WD enthusiasts. Our company’s policy is to fulfil our customer’s requirement and satisfactions. Now working with Air90 Automotive in the Indian market, IPF believes that passionate company owners will lead the company towards success and IPF is very excited to provide its uncompromised workmanship to Indian customers.”

To deliver on the promise of providing Quality equipment’s at affordable rates, AIR 90 is partnering up with world leaders like ARB, Oldman EMU, PIAA, IPF, Fox, RIVAL, Vision X, Red Winches, KC Hi-Lites, Stop Tech, DBA, Redline Lubricants, and VIAIR. Every brand that it has tied-up with is the market leader in its space. These are some of the biggest names in the off-road and motor sports space. They are brands that have been tested and proven over years to be the very best in what they offer.

Some of the product categories available at Air90 Automotive are Suspension, Bumpers & Bullbars, Winches, Under-vehicle protection, air-lockers, high performance brake kits, performance lubricants, some of the best lighting solutions both LED and halogen, fuel additives, compressors, outdoor camping equipments, recovery equipments, horns, auto-fridges to name a few.

For more information, be sure to visit: https://air90.com/

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About Air90 Automotive:

Founded in September, 2015, Air90 Automotive is a premium reseller and fabricator of OEM replacement parts, outdoor gear and performance accessories for cars, motorcycles and 4x4s in India. The Main aim of AIR90 Automotive is to be One-stop-shop for all off-road and 4×4 accessories. We are kicking off this dive by opening up our first one of its kind Delhi NCR Store which we feel will fulfil the gap that is present in the market for the Northerner’s and then rollout 8 more stores across the country by the end of 2018. To deliver on the promise of providing Quality equipment’s at affordable rates, AIR 90 is partnering up with world leaders like ARB, Oldman EMU, PIAA, IPF, Fox, RIVAL, Vision X, Red Winches, KC Hi-Lites, Stop Tech, DBA, Redline Lubricants, VIAIR.