Month: March 2019

Mid-Air Collision Of International Flights Averted Over Mumbai

March 19, 2019

MUMBAI: A mid-air collision between two international flights was averted at Mumbai air space following the activation of traffic collision avoidance systems (TCAS). An official from the Airport Authority of India said the incident was a result of the closure of Pakistan’s airspace from February 27. “After the closure of Pakistan airspace, we are facing heavy […]

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One more Jet flight from Bhuj suspended

March 19, 2019

Reeling under massive financial crisis, the Jet Airways on Saturday announced suspension of one more flight from Bhuj in Kutch. The decision comes days after it suspended another flight from the same place. Passengers who had booked a seat on the Saturday noon flight said they were not given any reason for the abrupt cancellation […]

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All eyes on Naresh Goyal, as his deadline to Jet Airways’ pilots expires today

March 19, 2019

Amid grounding of operations at Abu Dhabi airport, an unhappy partner in Etihad Airways and increasing unease among its pilots, all eyes are on Jet Airways’ founder and Chairman Naresh Goyal as his self-imposed deadline to announce an update on the resolution plan gets over on March 18. Patience is running out among the distressed […]

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How India’s low-cost airlines, once dismissed by Naresh Goyal, became his nemesis

March 18, 2019

In 2005, Naresh Goyal had written off low-cost airlines. The reasoning provided by the founder and chairman of India’s oldest private carrier was that since most Indian cities don’t have a second airport, all airlines end up paying the same operational charges. Thus, the economy players don’t have any significant advantage over their full-service rivals. […]

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Air India recruits Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

March 16, 2019

Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL), the MRO wing of Air India, is conducting walk-in interviews in April 2019 to recruit Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) for: B1 & B2 to cover B737-700/800/900 aircraft fitted with CFM56 engine MRO at Trivandrum B1 to cover B777-200LR/300ER series aircraft fitted with GE- 90 engine at Nagpur B1 & […]

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Jet Airways flight suffers bird hit before landing in Mumbai

March 16, 2019

New Delhi: Passengers onboard a Jet Airways flight travelling from Ahmedabad on Friday had a narrow escape after the aircraft suffered a bird hit minutes before landing at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. The aircraft was later changed for its onward journey to Dubai. Confirming the incident, an airline spokesperson told The Indian Express that […]

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Air India pilots ‘forget’ to extend landing gear till 800 feet while approaching to land, both grounded

March 16, 2019

New Delhi: Air India has grounded two pilots who reportedly forgot to extend their Boeing 787’s landing gear while approaching to land into Hong Kong, till a very late stage of the final approach. Pilots extend landing gear when aircraft is at 2,000 feet. On this flight last month, the pilots are learnt to have […]

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In “Hour Of Crisis”, Air India Asks “Inactive” Crew To Join Immediately

March 16, 2019

NEW DELHI: National carrier Air India Friday requested its “inactive” crew members to “immediately” join work at a time when the airline has been forced to cancel and reroute a number of US and Europe-bound flights due to closure of Pakistan airspace since February 27. “I would like to assure you that there will be […]

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IndiGo denies report on cancellation of 130 flights

March 15, 2019

IndiGo has denied the following story, which was reported by news agency PTI. In a statement, IndiGo said, “IndiGo strongly refutes a recent media report by PTI stating that IndiGo is cancelling 130 flights on Friday, February 15, 2019. A list of these 130 flights was shared by PTI with IndiGo. IndiGo has verified this […]

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Now, Air India cancels several international flights

March 15, 2019

National carrier Air India has cancelled several international flights on account of low passenger yields on the sectors which include Delhi-Madrid. In a late Wednesday night development, the airline said 6 international flights from Delhi to places like Birmingham have been cancelled. “Due to operational reasons..Air India flights are suspended w.e.f March 16, 2019 till […]

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