Postal Stamp Image : A 300 B2 AIRBUS 0834 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 01/12/1976
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0834
Postal Stamp Name : A 300 B2 AIRBUS
Stamp Information : Indian Airlines, formed in 1953 as a public sector undertaking, is now a Rs. 110 crore enterprise. Employing about 15,000 people, its operations stretch all over India from Srinagar in the north to Porbandar in the est. It is also no possible to travel from one end of the sub-continent to the other by air the sme day. Indian Airlines, a member of the International Air Transport Association, has kept pace with the advances in aviation technology. Starting with Dakotas and Skymsters, the airlines has progressively modernised its fleet which no consists of 12 Boeing 737s, 5 Caraveles, 8 F-27s, 2 Viscounts, 15 HS-748s and 2 Airbus A300 B2 aircraft (one more is expected to join the fleet in January 1977). Jet era daned on India ith the introduction of Caravelles in 1963. These effidient medium-seized jets reduced the flying time considerably. Modernisation and expansion continued and 1970 sa the introduction of Boeing 737s in the airline's network. ith its natural beauty, historical monuments, art and culture, India attracts a large number of tourists year after year. Nearly half a million came in 1975. Almost 85 per cent of the tourists who visit India travel by Indian Airlines. The passenger traffic today is over 10,000 per day. ith the entry of the airline into the xclusive ide-body club, Indian Airlines is the first airline in Asia to introduce the ide-body jet on domestic routes. The introduction of Airbus A300 B2 on Indian Airlines netork from December 1, 1976 will herald a new era in the history of Indian Civil Aviation. The faster and quieter 278-seater Airbus poered by two CF6-50 engines ill fly on the trunk routes serving our passangers beteen Bombay-Delhi, Bombay-Calcutta, Bombay-Madras, Bombay-Bngalore and Delhi-Calcutta. ith a normal complements pf passengers the Airbus ill also carry 10 tonnes of cargo on each flight. The induction of this aircraaft will stimulate groth of the economy and help speedy development of the hinterland. The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of the introduction of Airbus.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp depicts INdian Airlines Airbus aircraft taking off. The stripes symbolise some of the routes.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.28 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.75 X 1.9 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 50
Stamp Perforations : 14 x 14,1/
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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