Month: February 2019

IndiGo to induct 120 expat pilots by June 2019 to end staff crunch

February 19, 2019

Budget carrier IndiGo is planning to induct 120 expatriate pilots by the end of this year to address staff crunch and subsequent flight cancellations. The move comes amid several senior expat pilots quitting their jobs at IndiGo in the last few months, impelling it to scout for new ones to fill in the vacant posts. […]

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Bengaluru: Two Surya Kiran jets collide mid-air during Aero India prep, 1 pilot dead

February 19, 2019

One Indian Air Force pilot died after two Hawk jet aircraft of the the Surya Kiran aerobatics team collided mid-air in Bengaluru this morning. The Surya Kiran jets crashed while rehearsing for the upcoming Aero India, a biennial air show held in Bengaluru. Three pilots were on the two Surya Kiran Hawk jets that collided […]

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Ahmedabad-Kolkata flight returns minutes after take-off

February 9, 2019

Ahmedabad: A Kolkata-bound GoAir Airbus Neo aircraft was forced to return to SVPI airport minutes after take-off on Wednesday, due to a suspected technical snag in the engine. Soon after take-off, the pilot informed Air Traffic Control (ATC) about the snag and requested an immediate landing. Some 185 passengers were aboard the flight. A GoAir […]

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SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India Offer Discount On Flight Tickets

February 8, 2019

SpiceJet, IndiGo, Air India Offer Discount On Flight Tickets Amid high competition in the country’s civil aviation sector, airlines have come up with a host of discount offers to attract passengers. Currently, budget carrier SpiceJet is offering domestic and international flight tickets at a starting all-inclusive price of Rs. 899 and Rs. 3,699, respectively. IndiGo, […]

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Airbus A380 Gets Another Blow as Qantas Scraps Superjumbo Order

February 7, 2019

Airbus SE’s long-suffering A380 superjumbo suffered another blow after Qantas Airways Ltd. formally canceled an outstanding order for the out-sized aircraft whose future is once again on the line. The Australian airline, one of the initial operators of the double-decker plane, scrubbed an order for eight aircraft, which has a list price in excess of […]

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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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GoAir A320 crew shut down wrong engine after birdstrike

February 5, 2019

Indian investigators have disclosed that the crew of a GoAir Airbus A320 shut down the wrong engine after experiencing powerplant vibrations following a birdstrike on take-off. The aircraft (VT-GOS) had been departing runway 09 at Delhi, bound for Mumbai, on 21 June 2017. At around 115kt the aircraft suffered a birdstrike on the right-hand CFM […]

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Pilot Injured After Civil Aviation Training Aircraft Crashes In Pune

February 5, 2019

PUNE: A pilot was injured after an aircraft being used for civil aviation training crashed in Pune today, the police said. The pilot, Sidharth Titus, fractured his right hand in the accident, they said. The crash happened near Rui village in Indapur taluka. The police said a technical snag might have caused the crash. The […]

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Owl enters cockpit in Jet Airways aircraft parked at Mumbai airport

February 5, 2019

A barn owl somehow made its way to the cockpit of a Jet Airways aircraft in Mumbai. The nocturnal bird was found inside the plane on Monday morning when it was parked at Mumbai airport over night. The bird was later handed over to Fire Department of Mumbai International Airport for release, ANI reported. According […]

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Who is Deepak Talwar? What is aviation scam?

February 2, 2019

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) reportedly conducted multiple raids in Delhi and Haryana in connection with the money laundering case against aviation consultant Deepak Talwar on Wednesday. The agency raided at least nine premises in Delhi and Haryana after it registered a criminal case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), based on a CBI […]

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