Month: February 2019

Jet Airways may be forced to ground 42 aircraft in the next 2 days

February 27, 2019

Even as the wait continues for the banks-led resolution plan to ease its liquidity crunch, operational headaches are increasing for Jet Airways. The airline may be forced to ground 42 of its aircraft, almost one-third of its fleet of 123 planes, by the end of month. Sources told Moneycontrol that 28 aircraft have already been […]

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Jet Airways cancels nearly 60 flights due to ‘operational issues’

February 27, 2019

Cash-strapped Jet Airways on Wednesday said it has cancelled multiple flights for February 28 due to operational issues. The flights to and from New Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Bangkok, Chennai, Pune, Coimbatore, Indore, Kathmandu, Udaipur, among other key cities are cancelled, the airline said in a statement. Jet Airways has also cancelled […]

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Surgical Strike 2.0: 19 minutes, 12 jets, over 350 killed by IAF

February 26, 2019

New Delhi: Indian Air Force on Tuesday strategically carried out the aerial strike on Pakistan-based terror camps across Line of Control (LoC). The massive operation took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning around 3:30 am and was completed within 19 minutes. Approximately 80 km from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) around 350 terrorists were […]

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Air India Employee Hospitalised After IndiGo Bus Hits Him at Bengaluru Airport’s Tarmac

February 24, 2019

New Delhi: An IndiGo bus carrying passengers to an aircraft rammed into an Air India employee, injuring him seriously, at the Bengaluru airport on Saturday evening, according to a senior official of the national carrier. However, IndiGo, in a statement, on Sunday said the AI staff received minor injuries in the incident. The senior AI […]

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IndiGo coach who takes flyers to aircraft hits ground staff at Bangalore airport

February 24, 2019

NEW DELHI: A ground staffer at Bangalore Airport sustained injuries when he was reportedly hit by an IndiGo coach taking passengers from the terminal to an aircraft on Saturday evening. The accident happened at 6.10 pm when the bus was taking passengers to board the Delhi-bound 6E 2808 that was to take off at 6.55 […]

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Air India receives hijack call, airports put on high alert

February 24, 2019

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday put all its airports on high alert after a phone call made to Air India’s Mumbai control centre threatened to hijack an aircraft. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ordered all airlines and CISF to follow specific enhanced measures to ensure security, according to an official note. “A telephonic […]

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Jet Airways shareholders said to have approved bailout plan

February 23, 2019

Mumbai: Shareholders of Jet Airways (India) Ltd are likely to have approved banks’ bailout plan for the debt-laden airline at Thursday’s extraordinary general meeting (EGM), a person who attended the meeting said. The Jet Airways bailout plan will see conversion of debt to equity in favour of lenders. “A large majority of the shareholders present […]

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Russia offers MiG-35 and SU 35, ‘HAL preferred partner for Make in India’

February 23, 2019

Aero India 2019: Russia offers MiG-35 and SU 35, ‘HAL preferred partner for Make in India’ By: Huma Siddiqui | Published: February 21, 2019 8:02 PM Safety concerns too came up after the recent crashes of the Mirage-2000 aircraft. Responding to a specific question about Russia keen on choosing HAL as preferred partner, HAL chairman […]

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IndiGo crisis: Is the airline victim of its own success?

February 23, 2019

IndiGo, which recently cancelled several flights and said its schedules would be disrupted till March, seems to have expanded at a fast pace but failed to hire pilots at a similar rate, leading to a crew shortage that has resulted in the current problem. In a recent communication, IndiGo had said that it would operate […]

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Apache copter delivery in July: Boeing

February 23, 2019

Bengaluru: India will receive the first batch of Apache attack helicopters and one C-17 transport aircraft in July-August this year, Boeing officials said on Thursday. The company also pitched an upgraded version of its F-18 fighter for the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Navy’s fighter tenders. “We are on course to delivering the first of […]

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