Star Air, a leading regional airline, has completed a successful proving flight for its newly acquired Embraer E175 aircraft. Flight S5 170 departed Bengaluru International Airport at 13:42 hrs on May 9, 2023 and landed at Hyderabad International Airport an hour and fourteen minutes later. The return flight S5 171 departed Hyderabad at 17:03 hrs and landed back at Bengaluru at 18:45 hrs.
The Embraer E175 is a state-of-the-art regional jet with advanced technology, exceptional fuel efficiency, and a spacious cabin that can comfortably accommodate up to 76 passengers. The aircraft is equipped with advanced avionics, including fly-by-wire controls and a glass cockpit, which provide a high level of safety and operational efficiency.
The proving flight was conducted by a team of highly experienced pilots and engineers along with DGCA officials who thoroughly tested the aircraft’s performance and systems as well as the airline’s procedures, SoPs and compliance with regulatory requirements. The flight demonstration covers all aspects of flight such as takeoff, climb, cruise, descent and landing, and various flight modes, to demonstrate the aircraft’s capabilities in different scenarios as well as operational preparedness of ground teams in dealing regular operations as well as contingencies.
Following the successful completion of the proving flight, Star Air is now ready to begin commercial operations with the Embraer E175. The aircraft will be deployed on regional routes, providing passengers with a comfortable and efficient travel experience.
“We are thrilled to have successfully completed the proving flight for our new Embraer E175 aircraft,” said Captain Simran Singh Tiwana, CEO of Star Air. “This aircraft is a game-changer for our regional operations, and we look forward to providing our passengers with a superior travel experience. We are committed to operating at the highest standards of safety, and the successful proving flight is a testament to our commitment.
“Star Air is a leading regional airline operating in India with an all-jet aircraft fleet, and a deep focus on providing affordable and convenient travel options to its passengers. With the addition of the Embraer E175 to its fleet, Star Air is well-positioned to expand its network and provide an even better travel experience to its customers.
About Star Air: Star Air, the aviation arm of Sanjay Ghodawat Group is a regional airline based in Bengaluru, India having commenced commercial flight operations in January 2019 with a deep focus on providing affordable and convenient travel options to its passengers in-line with its motto of Connecting Real India. The airline currently operates a fleet of 5 Embraer E145 and 2 E175 aircraft from its two operational bases, Bengaluru Airport (BLR) and Belagavi Airport (IXG) to 16 destinations across India that include: Ahmedabad, Ajmer (Kishangarh), Indore, Jodhpur, Kalaburagi, Mumbai, Surat, Tirupati, Jamnagar, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bhuj, Bidar and Kolhapur. For bookings and more information, please visit www.starair.in