Star Air, a leading regional airline, has successfully completed a proving flight for its newly acquired Embraer E175 aircraft. The flight, S5 170, departed Bengaluru International Airport at 13:42 hrs on May 9, 2023, and arrived at Hyderabad International Airport just 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. This marks a significant milestone for Star Air, as they plan to add four E175s to their fleet.
As more planes arrive, we can expect flights to originate from Belagavi. 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.