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Boeing inspects 737 Max for fuel-tank debris in new setback

February 19, 2020 10:15:39 am

The debris problem -- a potential safety hazard -- is another embarrassment for Boeing as its new leaders work to reassure airlines, crew members and passengers of the company’s commitment to manufacturing quality and safety

Ahmedabad leads among major airports in wildlife strikes; 11 cases for every 10,000 flights

February 19, 2020 4:02:59 am

In 2019, 1,280 wildlife-strikes occurred at all airports, slightly lower than 1,320 in 2018. In 2017, the number of incidents stood at 1,125, while in 2016 it was 839.

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Vistara codeshare pact with US-based United Airlines comes into effect

February 17, 2020 1:33:10 pm

The two airlines had signed the codeshare pact that allows United Airlines to book seats for its passengers on Vistara's flights in India.

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AI pilots spot jeep, man on Pune runway while taking off. This is what happened next

February 16, 2020 9:34:50 pm

Air India’s Pune-Delhi flight AI-852 was carrying 180 passengers and crew on board when the crew observed a jeep and a person on the runway.

Rajiv Bansal appointed Air India chief

February 13, 2020 8:03:51 pm

The post became vacant after incumbent Ashwani Lohani completed his tenure.

E-cigarettes, similar products banned from airports, aircraft: BCAS

February 13, 2020 4:44:37 am

Distribution, sale, storage and advertisement of such products is prohibited on any airport premises or any aircraft departing or arriving in India, the agency added.

DGCA grounds IndiGo pilot for 3 months for ‘intimidating’ passengers

February 11, 2020 3:55:04 am

The pilot-in-command of the Chennai-Bengaluru IndiGo flight has been suspended for “intimidating and threatening” a wheelchair-bound senior citizen and her daughter last month.

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Ahmedabad-Kolkata flight: IndiGo plane turns back after snag; 23rd P&W engine related in around two years

February 8, 2020 12:57:50 am

On Friday, pilots on an IndiGo-operated A320neo jet en route Kolkata witnessed engine vibrations shortly after taking off from Ahmedabad, following which the aircraft returned back to the airport.

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How to avoid Coronavirus on flights: Forget masks, says top airline doctor

February 7, 2020 4:17:17 pm

The virus can’t survive long on seats or armrests, so physical contact with another person carries the greatest risk of infection on a flight, said David Powell, a physician and medical adviser to the International Air Transport Association.

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Air India divestment: ‘Reasonable level of protection’ for staff

February 4, 2020 7:06:05 am

In an interview with The Indian Express, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said “there has to be a balance” on protection for employees.

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Adani group may take over Ahmedabad airport operations in April 2020

February 4, 2020 3:12:34 am

When contacted, officials from the Adani group said there was no written intimation as yet about the takeover.

Air India reinstates senior pilot found guilty of sexual harassment

Sitharaman Budget speech: 100 more airports to be developed by 2025 to support UDAN scheme

February 1, 2020 12:42:39 pm

FM Nirmala Sitharaman also said 1,150 trains will run under the public private partnership (PPP) mode, also four stations will be redeveloped with the help of the private sector.

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Hardeep Puri defends air travel ban on Kunal Kamra: ‘In US, he would have been locked up’

January 31, 2020 7:25:59 am

The minister justified his own intervention into the incident — through a late-night tweet on Tuesday, hours after Kamra heckled journalist Arnab Goswami in a flight.

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Shareholders of IndiGo parent reject Gangwal resolution on AoA changes

January 30, 2020 4:41:17 am

Gangwal’s RG Group sought the removal of the clauses that give the right of first refusal of shares to partner Bhatia whenever the former intends to sell.

Kunal Kamra ban: AirAsia and Vistara put process above Hardeep Singh Puri’s tweet

Ban on Kunal Kamra: DGCA says action of airlines in complete consonance with its regulations

January 29, 2020 8:44:51 pm

While SpiceJet, Air India and GoAir have banned Kamra "till further notice", IndiGo has suspended Kamra from flying with it for six months

Airbus faces record USD 4 billion fine after bribery probe

Airbus faces record USD 4 billion fine after bribery probe

January 29, 2020 9:43:33 am

The deal, believed by anti-corruption experts to be the largest ever in a bribery case, ends an almost four-year crisis that led to a sweeping management overhaul and delayed plans to redeploy the plane giant's cash surplus.

Bengaluru: IndiGo pilot 'off-rostered' after woman passenger claims harassment and jail threat

Higher income helps InterGlobe Aviation net soar to Rs 496 crore

January 28, 2020 4:22:30 am

The airline revised its capacity guidance for financial year 2021 downwards 20 per cent from 25 per cent earlier due to slowdown in aircraft addition.

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Government invites bid for sale of 100% stake in Air India, 50% in AISATS

January 27, 2020 11:08:30 am

Air India, which has a debt burden of more than Rs 50,000 crore, has been making loss for long and as part of revival efforts, the government has decided on disinvestment.

DGCA calls urgent meeting with Indigo, GoAir to review performance of Airbus Neo aircraft

DGCA suspends pilots of Cessna aircraft that crashed at Aligarh airport

January 26, 2020 4:47:37 am

“The crew subsequently lost control, the aircraft hit the ground and caught fire,” the senior official said, citing the DGCA probe. The aviation regulator then issued show-cause notices to the pilots and the responses received were found to be unsatisfactory.

Boeing delays 777X first flight again due to bad weather

Boeing delays 777X first flight again due to bad weather

January 25, 2020 2:18:08 pm

Boeing will attempt the maiden flight, which was also canceled on Thursday, again on Saturday at 10 a.m. local time (1800 GMT), weather permitting.