Pranav Mukul

Articles By Pranav Mukul

Airbus & SAS Scandinavian Airlines to research hybrid, electric aircraft

Speaking at Airbus Innovation Days 2019 here Wednesday, the company’s chief technology officer Grazia Vittadini pointed out that full scale jet propulsion using electric is not feasible.

Rift between the two promoters of Interglobe Aviation: No desire to control the company; stand by shareholder pact, says Gangwal

As per the shareholding pattern declared by Interglobe Aviation, as of March 31, Bhatia, his family and his holding company Interglobe Enterprises held around 38 per cent stake, while Gangwal, his family and his entity held close to 37 per cent.

IndiGo promoters’ rift surfaces during shareholder pact talks

As per the shareholding pattern declared by Interglobe Aviation, as of March 31, Bhatia, his family and his holding company Interglobe Enterprises held around 38 per cent stake, while Gangwal, his family and his entity held close to 37 per cent.

Explained: Why are IndiGo promoters at loggerheads

The promoters, also the founders of the airline -- Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal -- have appointed separate law firms to settle the dispute between them.

Explained: Why there are no Indian telcos in global list of 5G deployments

In February last year, mobile company Airtel and Chinese equipment maker Huawei had conducted India’s first 5G trial, during which a user throughput of 3 Gbps was achieved. But not much has moved since.

‘IndiGo promoters Bhatia, Gangwal differ over airline’s control, performance’

According to one source, the tension between the two promoters have been simmering since exit announcement of the airline’s CEO Aditya Ghosh in April last year and the consequent appointment of expatriates in management positions.

David Flood interview: ‘Jet Airways collapse a short-term shock for Irish leasing companies’

David Flood, director of India and South Asia for Enterprise Ireland said that the Jet Airways episode is being seen as a short blip in a market otherwise poised to grow.

Google’s AI-based flood detection & alert system to expand its coverage

Under its pilot project, Google had partnered with India’s Central Water Commission to collect data for its models that it claims predict the impact of floods more accurately.

Google’s search app for low-cost smartphones gets armed with image recognition feature

In a short video played at the event in San Francisco, Urmila, who cannot read, used Google Lens on her smartphone to understand words written in Hindi by letting the app read those words out loud.

Series of crashes to push insurance premium, renewal costs for airlines

India’s national carrier Air India’s insurance renewal cost recently almost doubled to around $28 million this year, as a host of adverse factors put an end to the days of discounts in the segment.

Amid IPL fever, food delivery platforms look to maximise customer acquisition

According to data sourced from Redseer Consulting, a Bengaluru-based consultancy firm, daily average order volumes on platforms such as Zomato, Swiggy, Foodpanda and UberEats, Faasos, Curefit, etc has surged 20 per cent during the ongoing IPL season, compared with the pre-tournament duration.

Thailand, Bhutan, northeast India cash in as tourists shy away from Sri Lanka

While countries, including India, have issued advisories for travel to Sri Lanka, tourists planning trips to the country during the summer season are now looking at alternate destinations.

Behind BJP’s poll flight, a former pilot and his Saarthi

On doing business with the BJP, Tanwar says: “They will bargain for every penny. But once it is finalised, they don’t bother you. The payment will be on time and in cheques.”

AI to offer WiFi-based inflight entertainment

Various airlines in India including budget carriers like SpiceJet currently offer inflight entertainment to their customers through onboard WiFi.

AI offers new generation engines as collateral to pay for older ones

In 2012, the government had approved Air India’s turnaround plan, along with a financial restructuring plan for the national carrier.

Explained: What caused Air India’s flight delays, why it will have a cascading impact

Passengers booked on Air India flights through other airlines such as Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Air Canada, Thai, United, Turkish Airlines, etc will also have their onward flights affected today.

Air India grounds 4 B-777s for lack of funds, looks to lease five of Jet’s

“There are 19 aircraft grounded and these include Boeing 777, Boeing 787, Boeing 747 and Airbus A320s. Some of these aircraft are expected to be back in service by August,” the official said.

Sri Lanka Blasts: Short term impact on tourist arrivals from India; travel enquiries decline

According to data put out by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Board, Indian tourist arrivals in Sri Lanka during 2018 stood at 4.25 lakh.

SpiceJet hires 100 pilots, 400 cabin and technical staff from Jet Airways

According to sources, a number of pilots and cabin attendants that have joined low-cost carriers like SpiceJet and IndiGo at a significant pay cut.

As aviation sector bleeds, Reliance looks at Jet Airways and Air India

Reliance is not among the parties that submitted an Expression of Interest (EoI) to the lenders for acquiring Jet Airways. One source, who did not wish to be identified, said it may join UAE-headquartered Etihad Airways in its bid at a later date