Month: December 2018

Ghatkopar Plane Crash: Aircraft was on illegal test flight, illegally insured

December 31, 2018

The aircraft involved in the Ghatkopar crash that killed five people earlier this year was on an “illegal test flight” and the plane itself was once brought to Mumbai in pieces in trucks, according to a report. Besides, the aircraft was insured for Rs 7 crore in January last year in an illegal and non-transparent […]

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What’s Ahead For Airlines And Aviation In 2019

December 31, 2018

Forbes’ expert aviation contributors see change in the air next year. From airline M&A to advances in technologies that will change the passenger experience to a slowdown in the torrent of outbound Chinese travel, here are their predictions for 2019. THE BIG TREND: Declining profitability, at least for the U.S. carriers. As the economy slows, […]

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Air Works releasing planes without fixing defects: DGCA audit

December 31, 2018

MUMBAI: Aircraft MRO services provider Air Works has been accused of indulging in various malpractices including releasing planes for flights “without recording and rectifying known defects”. During an audit carried out at the company’s facilities in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Ahmedabad between July and September, the regulator DGCA also found that dedicated store inspectors had […]

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The A321Neo induction: IndiGo’s international plans get a wing

December 31, 2018

Induction of the first A321Neo plane will give wings to IndiGo’s international ambition, with the country’s largest airline expected to add destinations in Asia and Europe to its network. The airline’s first A321Neo arrived in Delhi on December 29, making its maiden flight from the Hamburg facility of Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer. This is part […]

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Aviation industry in 2018: Hit by turbulence, still the the fastest growing aviation market in the world

December 30, 2018

Whether it was men, machines or the business itself – it was a year of turbulence and disruption for airlines in the country. Bad news landed at the start of the year as US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Authority and European Aviation Safety Agency issued emergency airworthiness directive for operators flying the Airbus A320neo single […]

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Govt plans to hire professionals for Air India top positions through global search: Suresh Prabhu

December 30, 2018

The government plans to rope in professionals for top positions at Air India through a global search process, as part of efforts to revive the national carrier, according to Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. With the proposed strategic stake sale of the Air India failing to take off in May this year, the government has […]

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Love in the air: Passenger proposes to Emirates cabin crew member, video goes viral

December 30, 2018

Dubai: A passenger proposed to an Emirates cabin crew member on Dubai flight. Passengers and other crew members also helped him. In the video which was shared by Emirates on Instagram, passengers can be seen helping the man, Stefano to propose his girlfriend, Vittoria. Other passengers can be seen wearing masks. Before proposing his girlfriend, […]

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Boeing Sued By Family Of Lion Air Co-Pilot Over Fatal Crash

December 30, 2018

Lion Air Crash: In a statement, law firm Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona said Harvino and Flight 610 Captain Bhayve Suneja were both experienced pilots, having logged more than 5,000 and 6,000 flight hours prior to the disaster. CHICAGO: The family of the Indonesian co-pilot of a Lion Air flight that crashed in October, killing […]

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Passenger strips mid-air on Air India Express flight

December 30, 2018

The cabin crew, responding swiftly, wrapped the person in a blanket. He was held down by two crew members and kept seated as the plane made its way back to Lucknow. A male passenger on a Lucknow-bound Air India Express flight stripped naked mid-air and began walking down the aisle, ANI reported on Saturday. The […]

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Boarding Air Vistara? These flights will remain non-operational; Check full list, important dates

December 29, 2018

Travellers boarding Vistara flights from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai might have to face a lot of inconveniences in February and March. Due to scheduled runway closure at the airport, a few Vistara flights will not operate from February 7, 2019, till March 30, 2019, on each and every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The […]

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