Month: January 2019

GoAir To Start New International Flights From March

January 31, 2019

GoAir currently operates across 24 domestic and 2 international destinations, with a fleet of 49 aircraft, comprising Airbus A320 and Airbus A320neo. MUMBAI: Budget airline GoAir on Tuesday said that it will commence direct flight operations on Kannur-Abu Dhabi-Kannur route from March 2019. According to the company, Abu Dhabi will become the airline’s fourth international […]

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DGCA questions Jet Airways on flight schedule after grounding of planes

January 31, 2019

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Jet Airways if it would be able to stick to flight schedules after the airline grounded five of its planes due to issues with lessors. The airline, which is in the throes of a deep financial crisis, has also been unable to stick to […]

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Jet Airways says aircraft grounded due to ‘scheduled termination” of lease, technical reason

January 30, 2019

Troubled airline Jet Airways on January 30 clarified its aircraft were grounded for ‘scheduled termination’ of a lease and ‘engine normalisation’ exercise and that they will rejoin operations on February 1. In a release to the stock exchange, Jet Airways said, it has grounded one aircraft for scheduled termination of its engine’s lease and one […]

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Indian banks are dangerously close to reliving the Kingfisher disaster with Jet

January 30, 2019

Having burnt their fingers with the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, it’s déjà vu for India’s banks. And this time, it’s with Jet Airways. While the lenders are looking for a way to salvage the debt extended to India’s oldest private carrier by picking up a stake in the company, they’d be well-advised to recall their bad […]

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Air India flight damaged during takeoff at Tirupati airport, lands safely in Hyderabad

January 30, 2019

An Air India flight AI-541 from Tirupati to New Delhi via Hyderabad suffered damages after “foreign objects” from the runway hit the underside and wings of the flight during take-off. While the underside just suffered scratches, the wings suffered heavy damage. However, the flight safely landed in Hyderabad and there were no casualties. The incident […]

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IAF fighter plane crashes in UP’s Kushinagar, pilot ejects safely

January 29, 2019

Gorakhpur/Lucknow: A Jaguar fighter bomber of the Indian Air Force crashed at Hatempur forest area in Uttar Pradesh’s Kushinagar. The pilot managed to eject safely. The aircraft was on a routine sortie when the accident took place at 11.30am on Monday. No injury or loss to human life has been reported in this incident. The […]

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Indian Air Force to acquire 15 HAROP killer drones from Israel

January 29, 2019

In a bid to enhance its unmanned warfare capability, the Indian Air Force is planning to acquire around 15 more HAROP attack drones which can crash into high-value enemy military targets to destroy them completely. The Air Force already has an inventory of these drones which are equipped with electro-optical sensors to loiter over high-value […]

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Your flight might be cancelled, Check your flight schedule from the list

January 29, 2019

Delays and cancellations are reported at Mumbai Airport involving flights departing and arriving due to bad weather and on going financial crisis with Jet airways. As per information at least 4 aircraft of jet airways are grounded at Mumbai airport. Almost 20 flights are being cancelled or diverted from Mumbai Airport today, You can check […]

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Pilot Smoking In Cockpit Caused Nepal US-Bangla Plane Crash That Killed 51: Report

January 28, 2019

KATHMANDU, NEPAL: The US-Bangla airline Bombardier UBG-211 crash that occurred in March last year, took place as the pilot, who was in charge of the flight had smoked inside the cockpit despite restrictions, authorities confirmed on Sunday. The company has a policy of ‘No Smoking’ in all the flights, domestic as well as international. The […]

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An IIT grad who handled United Airlines’ 9/11 nightmare is IndiGo’s new captain

January 27, 2019

As airline turbulence goes, not many can equal Ronojoy Dutta in experience and insights. His battle scars from the global aviation industry’s worst nightmare, the 9/11 attacks, stand testimony to that. And InterGlobe Aviation, which owns India’s low-cost private carrier IndiGo, must have counted on just that when it announced yesterday (Jan. 24) that Dutta […]

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