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Group of Ministers on Air India meets, discusses modalities for airline’s sale

The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management has already prepared a fresh proposal for the sale of Air India.

Airfield pavement management system in India for the first time

Chennai, Surat, Kolkata, Gaggal, Imphal, Agartala, Vadodara, Rajahmundry, Khajuraho and Gaya are the shortlisted medium traffic airports.

Load management: DGCA checks A320neo, A321neo compliance with European directive

India is the biggest customer of the A320neo family of aircraft, with the country’s largest carrier IndiGo alone having ordered 280 A320neo and 150 A321neo planes.

Bhubaneswar airport to partially shut down operations for 8 months

In the first phase, from November to March, operations will be suspended from 10 pm to 5:30 am. In the second phase, April through June, operations will be suspended in the daytime from 10:30 am to 6 PM.

Delhi-Istanbul IndiGo flyers land to find baggage missing

The Gurgaon-based airline operates two daily flights from Delhi to the Turkish capital — one of which is on the Airbus A320neo aircraft with 180/186 seats and the other is on the larger A321neo with seating capacity of 222.

Air India Assets Holding raises Rs 7000 crore on BSE bond platform

AIAHL is planning to raise funds by issuing bonds with different tenures as part of efforts to clean up the balance sheet of Air India, which has a debt burden of more than Rs 58,000 crore.

Air India posts Rs 4,600 cr operating loss in 2018-19; aims operating profit this fiscal

Reflecting tough business conditions, the airline's net loss stood at about Rs 8,400 crore while total revenues touched around Rs 26,400 crore in 2018-19.

LOT Polish Airlines launches direct flight from Delhi to Warsaw

The company is deploying Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft to operate Delhi-Warsaw flights on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, while Warsaw-Delhi flight will operate on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in India only after DGCA gives clean chit

Currently, SpiceJet – one of the world’s biggest customers for 737 MAX 8 aircraft with 155 on order – has taken delivery of 13 such planes so far, all of which are grounded.

DGCA wants all 737 Max pilots to be given simulator training to ensure passenger safety

On March 13 this year, all Boeing 737 Max planes were grounded in India by the regulator after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max plane on March 10 near Addis Ababa, wherein 157 people were killed, including four Indians.

Flight ops resume between Pithoragarh and Dehradun after seven months

Air services between Dehradun and Pithoragarh, which is close to India's border with China and Nepal, were inaugurated under UDAN scheme last year.

The next generation of aircraft will track your bathroom visits. Here’s why

Airbus also plans to offer airlines the option of cameras at each lavatory (on the outside, mind you) to count how many passengers are waiting, a feature which may help flight attendants redirect some of that traffic on larger jets.