Aviation News

Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½-hour London-Sydney flight

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took off from London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning and touched down at Sydney Airport 45 minutes behind schedule at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

At least 18 staff at airlines, airports test positive for alcohol: DGCA

The breath analyser examination has been put in place for Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs), communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) personnel, aircraft maintenance, aerodrome operation people, fire and rescue personnel, and vehicle drivers, including those of catering and refuelling vehicles.

GoAir aircraft veers off runway at Bengaluru airport; DGCA summons pilots

A GoAir spokesperson said pending investigation by the company and aviation regulator DGCA, the flight crew have been kept off flying duty.

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta: Promoters’ feud has ‘zero impact’ on airline

The differences between co-founders and co-promoters -- Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia -- came to the fore in July after Gangwal sought market regulator Sebi's intervention to address alleged corporate governance lapses at the company.

SpiceJet posts Rs 463-crore Q2 loss on the back of 737 MAX grounding

SpiceJet’s losses were higher than Street expectations; analysts tracked by Bloomberg had estimated a Rs 328-crore loss for the budget carrier in Q2FY20.

SpiceJet posts Rs 463 crore loss in September quarter

SpiceJet reported widening of loss to Rs 462.6 crore in the three months ended September, mainly hit by expenses related to the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX planes and changes in accounting norms.

Divestment: Air India staff unions seek meeting with Centre, clarity on ‘issues’

In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, the forum said the previous two meetings held by Air India Managing Director Ashwani Lohani led to “no clarity on major issues” that include payment of arrears, wage revision and job security to name a fe

After tail fire, Air India flight makes emergency landing

An Air India spokesperson said that there was “only a tail fire” which could be due to “engine blades damage and incomplete combustion in the engine” of the Airbus A321 aircraft.

Lufthansa strike kicks in, no end in sight to dispute

The 600 cancelled flights were out of a total of 1362, and mainly departed from the Munich and Frankfurt hubs. Approximately 180,000 of Germany's flagship airline's passengers were affected.

Taking steps to protect interests of employees: Air India chief on divestment jitters

While the government is planning to invite bids for the national carrier next month, its employee unions on Wednesday decided to oppose it, saying there is no clarity regarding salary arrears and pensions.

Have no interest in Air India, only IndiGo: Qatar Airways CEO

In the past, Baker has expressed interest in picking up stakes in an Indian carrier and setting up a domestic airline.

Lufthansa cancels 700 flights on first day of cabin crew walkout

The departure table on Frankfurt airport's website showed scores of cancelled flights to European destinations and on transatlantic routes.