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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IAF’s Jaguar fighter jet suffers bird hit; jettisons fuel tanks before landing safely at Ambala Air Base

June 29, 2019

Ambala: An Indian Air Force Jaguar pilot jettisoned fuel tanks of his aircraft after one of the engines of the fighter jet failed after being hit by a bird. However, the pilot managed to land the plane safely at the Ambala Air Base. Small practice bombs jettisoned by the aircraft have also been recovered, news […]

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E-mail says bomb in bags, but Air India left most behind

June 28, 2019

Early on Thursday morning, Mumbai airport’s feedback mailbox received a bomb threat. Air India’s flight 191 from Mumbai to Newark, in the US, would be blown up by an explosive that had been stowed away in one of the luggages, according to the threat sent by email. Moments later, pilots on board flight AI191 – […]

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Air India total debt is Rs 58,351 crore: Civil Aviation Minister

June 27, 2019

The Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday that the National carrier Air India has a total debt of Rs 58,351 crore as on March 31 this year. Last year, the Centre had invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for strategic disinvestment of Air India, including its shareholding in Air India […]

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