Month: October 2018

U.S. Accuses Chinese Spies to Steal Jet Engine Tech by Hacking

October 31, 2018

The U.S. unveiled charges against two alleged Chinese spies for orchestrating a conspiracy to steal prized jet engine technology from private companies, as the Trump administration raises pressure on Beijing to address its trade grievances. The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday the Chinese intelligence officers worked with hackers and “co-opted company insiders” to acquire commercial […]

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Crashed Indonesian jet: What to know about the aviation tragedy

October 31, 2018

JAKARTA- An Indonesian Lion Air jet with 189 passengers and crew plunged into the sea Monday in what could be the country’s deadliest aviation accident since 234 people died when an Airbus A-300B4 operated by national carrier Garuda crashed in 1997. Here is what we know so far about the Lion Air crash involving a […]

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GVK Lounge Mumbai is not accepting Jet Airways customers

October 31, 2018

Crisis-hit Jet Airways Wednesday said it has received notices from few aircraft lessors for payment defaults. The full service airline, which is grappling with financial woes, also said it is actively engaged with its lessors and providing them with updates on efforts to improve liquidity. Shares of the company plunged 5.71 per cent to close at Rs […]

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Jet Airways’ Naresh Goyal knocks on Mukesh Ambani’s door

October 30, 2018

The Naresh Goyal-owned Jet Airways is hunting for a new investor. The cash-strapped airline which is struggling to raise working capital has reportedly knocked on the door of India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani. According to a report in Livemint, Naresh Goyal has approached Mukesh Ambani in his personal capacity but Reliance Industries’ chairman is yet […]

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How to check if your airline fulfils aviation safety standards

October 30, 2018

Before Lion Air Flight 610 crashed near Jakarta this week, apparently killing all 189 passengers and crew onboard, the Indonesian airline had been banned from flying in European Union airspace between 2007 and 2016. It and all Indonesian carriers had been banned from United States airspace for nine years until 2016. Aviation authorities in both […]

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Lion Air crash: Boeing 737 plane crashes in sea off Jakarta

October 29, 2018

Flight JT 610 was headed for Pangkal Pinang, in the Bangka Belitung Islands, when it lost contact and is believed to have ended up under water. No survivors have been found. The plane was a new type of aircraft and it is unclear what caused the crash. Lion Air is Indonesia’s largest low-cost carrier. “The […]

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Air India to launch red-eye flights on domestic routes from November 30

October 28, 2018

State-owned Air India on October 27 announced the launch of red-eye flights to some of the domestic destinations, including Goa, starting November 30. A red-eye flight departs generally late at night and arrives early morning. Because of their low fares, these flights are quite popular abroad, especially in the US and Europe. Air India will […]

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32-year-old IndiGo pilot reportedly dies at Delhi airport

October 28, 2018

A 32-year-old IndiGo pilot has reportedly died at the Delhi airport on Thursday evening. Captain Raj Barot hailed from Bengaluru and is said to have died of heart attack. It’s not known whether he was on duty or happened to be just travelling in a personal capacity. The development will put spotlight on the new […]

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Jet Airways may look to resize pilots’ team soon, to return 23 Boeing 737 narrow body aircraft

October 28, 2018

Troubled carrier Jet Airways may look to resize its team of pilots soon — a large chunk of whom currently fly ATRs—with a smaller number of pilots, sources close to the development told FE. The airline is also reportedly in discussions with US leasing and aircraft finance company GECAS to return 23 of its Boeing […]

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Air Italy enters India with flights to Delhi, Mumbai from Dec’ 18

October 27, 2018

Mumbai: Air Italy on Thursday announced its foray into the Indian market with flight services to New Delhi and Mumbai from its Milan Malpensa hub, starting December. The Italian carrier had earlier planned to start India operations this month. Both the routes will be served by a 252-seater Airbus A330 aircraft, with 24 seats in […]

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