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This is the one drink flight attendants don’t want you to order

April 2, 2019

Is this your drink of choice? There’s nothing nicer than kicking back your feet on a flight and ordering a drink or two from the in-flight selection. You’d never really think that the flight attendants care which drink you order, but it turns out they do. So much so, they’re hoping that you don’t order […]

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WOW! Check out the first supersonic jet to launch soon

February 7, 2019

Boeing announced a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Boeing will provide engineering, manufacturing and flight […]

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Flying tips for 2019: Air hostess reveals what you should NEVER do on a flight

January 1, 2019

With the holiday season just nearing its end and the first day of 2019 is here, most of us are in a rush to get back to our current homes after visiting friends and family. Hence, frequenting between flights and airports is all part of the parcel. We meet ground staff and cabin crews from […]

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December 25, 2018

With passenger numbers booming, airports everywhere are striving to find new ways to maximise their limited resources, while bidding to attract and retain carriers. At the same time, passenger expectations are on the rise, which means that airports, though faced with these challenges, also have an opportunity to embrace digital technologies – to improve efficiencies […]

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Government launches Digital Sky Platform for drone registration

December 24, 2018

The Union Government’s Civil Aviation Regulations (CAR) to enable safe flying of Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS) popularly referred to as drones came into effect on December 1, 2018. The Government had announced the release of the regulations in August 2018. With the announcement, while nano drones can start flying in the country with immediate […]

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DGCA exams to licence pilots, engineers to go fully online

December 7, 2018

New Delhi: Wannabe pilots will soon be able to give Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) exams on demand, meaning whenever they wish to do so. The regulator is moving to a completely online examination system for issuing licences to pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers (AME), foreign air crew authorisation (FATA or issuing licences to operate […]

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IndiGo becomes first Indian airline to have 200 planes

December 7, 2018

New Delhi: IndiGo on Thursday became the first Indian carrier to have 200 aircraft in its fleet with a brand new Airbus A320 Neo (VT-IZI) flying into Delhi from Toulouse, France, to join the low cost carrier. The airline, which started operations on 4 August 4, 2006 with a Delhi-Impal flight, has so far placed […]

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Now fly your drones legally; here’s all you need to know

December 3, 2018

The new policy called ‘Drone Regulations 1.0’ classifies a remotely piloted aircraft and delineates how they can be flown and sets the restrictions under which they will operate. Flying drones or Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) will be legal after December 1 when Director General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) new drone policy will come into […]

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This is what happens to your body when an airplane cabin isn’t pressurized

November 29, 2018

The never-ending nightmare that is commercial flying just added a rather horrifying new potential mishap to its roster. On Thursday morning, passengers on a Jet Airways flight traveling from Mumbai to Jaipur, India, began experiencing headaches and nosebleeds. The flight eventually deployed oxygen masks and made an emergency landing. The cause? A crew member forgot […]

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Jet Airways passenger talks about bombs over phone, detained at Kolkata airport

November 26, 2018

Kolkata: A passenger was detained and forced to de-board a Jet Airways Kolkata-Mumbai flight on Monday after fellow passengers allegedly heard him talking about “bombs” on a video chat, an airport official said. Yogvedanta Poddar, in his 20s, was forced to get off the plane, which was preparing for take-off, he said. Co-passengers overheard his […]

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