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IndiGo mid-air scare after 22nd engine snag in 2 years

January 24, 2020

New Delhi: Yet another snag-prone Pratt and Whitney engine (PW) of IndiGo A320 Neo stalled soon after taking off from Mumbai for Hyderabad as 6E-5384 in the early hours of Thursday. While passing flight level 23,000 feet, one of the engines experienced the now common high vibration with a loud bang sound, stalled and had […]

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Air India seeks Rs 2,400 cr government guarantee to raise funds

December 13, 2019

New Delhi: Faced with acute financial crunch, Air India has sought Rs 2,400 crore guarantee from the government to raise fresh funds to mainly meet its operational requirements, according to an official. The development comes at a time when the government is in the process of finalising the contours for divestment of debt-laden Air India. […]

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Flyers stranded for 43 hours as flight gets diverted to Singapore

December 13, 2019

Bengaluru: In one of the worst nightmares for any flyer, a GoAir flight carrying 158 passengers, suffered a technical glitch mid-air, 33 minutes after it took off from Singapore’s Changi Airport to Bengaluru, in the wee hours of Monday. It had to return to Changi to carry out repairs. Passengers reported to have smelled heavy […]

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Air India sale: Tata Group looking at bid to fly the bird it founded 87 years ago back home

November 5, 2019

The Tata Group, which founded Air India 87 years ago and was then forced to relinquish control, said it will look at bidding for the airline put up for sale by the government. “I will ask the team to evaluate it,” Tata Sons Chairman N Chandrasekaran told TOI in the course of an interview about […]

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Change all Neo engines by Jan 31, IndiGo told

November 3, 2019

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has finally cracked the whip on Pratt & Whitney’s (PW) snag-ridden engines for the Airbus A320 new engine option (Neo) family of planes. IndiGo was on Friday asked to ensure that all the 98 Neos it currently has must get modified PW engines under both their […]

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Airbus A350 vs Boeing 787

November 2, 2019

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 are taking the aviation world by storm. Airlines can’t get enough of these fuel-efficient jets to fly some of their longest routes — and airline passengers can’t get enough of them, either. But do you know how to spot the difference between the two jets? They are […]

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Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman flies at Air Force parade

October 8, 2019

Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Tuesday made a ‘grand entry’—flying a MiG 21 fighter jet—amid cheers from the audience at the Hindon Air Base to mark the annual Air Force Day parade here, some 20 kms east of New Delhi. Abhinandan led a team of three MiG 21’s at the air display here. Another team, […]

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IAF 87th Anniversary: A Look At Helicopters of Indian Air Force

October 8, 2019

The 87th Indian Air Force Day celebrates the day when the IAF was officially established in 1932. On the occasion, the Indian Air Force showcases their latest technology and the road that lies ahead. For this year, the much-awaited 36 Rafale Fighter jets will be received by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in France. The IAF […]

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Facial check may be enough to board Vistara flight from today

September 7, 2019

New Delhi: From Friday, if you are taking a Vistara flight, you may undergo facial recognition technology trials. The trials will be carried out for three months with Vistara Airlines and, if successful, will be officially launched at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and subsequently at other terminals, Delhi International Airport Limited […]

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Airports on alert, airlines ask flyers to reach 3 hours in advance

August 10, 2019

If you are travelling on Independence Day weekend, be prepared to reach the airport three hours in advance. The Delhi airport operator on Wednesday urged the domestic flyers to reach at least three hours prior the departure due to enhanced security measure. International flyers are requested to reach at least four hours in advance, the […]

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