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Tag: Aircraft

Centre To Buy Aircraft Worth Rs 250 Cr For Weather Forecast

New Delhi: The government is planning to use more hi-tech methods for accurate weather forecast. Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said there is a plan to purchase an aircraft at a cost of Rs 250 crore, which will help in accurate weather prediction in different parts of the country. The Ministry of Earth Sciences, Ministry of […]

Pakistan Plane Crash: Flight From Lahore Crashes In Karachi, Death Toll Increases To Over 90

Karachi: More than 90 people were killed as a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane from Lahore to Karachi crashed minutes before landing at the Jinnah International Airport on Friday. The PIA A320 passenger aircraft was carrying at least 90 passengers and eight crew members in the flight PK 8303, when it crashed into the […]

Indian Coast Guard Eyes 200 Ships, 100 Aircraft Inventory By 2025

Chennai: The Indian Coast Guard has planned to acquire 16 advanced light helicopters apart from 50 vessels to its fleet as part of its vision to have 200 ships and 100 aircraft inventory by 2025. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Coast Guard Director General Krishnaswamy Natarajan said, “Today we have 50 ships under construction in […]

Air India Owes Rs 5,000 Cr In Fuel Dues; Hasn't Paid In 230 Days: Oil Cos

New Delhi: Air India owes three state-owned oil firms Rs 5,000 crore in unpaid fuel bills with payments being delayed by almost eight months, forcing retailers to snap supplies, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) said on Friday. IOC, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) on Thursday afternoon stopped jet fuel or […]

Air India to get grounded aircraft airborne by October

New Delhi/Mumbai: As Air India plans to commence flight operations to Africa and Canada, the flag carrier is hopeful that all 19 of its grounded aircraft will rejoin the fleet by October. Accordingly, the airline’s engineering department has commenced repair work on these grounded aircraft. “In the first phase, two 787 aircraft shall be made […]

Any misadventure by anyone will be met with all force: Navy

New Delhi: The Indian Navy on Saturday said it is on high alert and prepared to defeat and deter any seaborne threat with full force. Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff Murlidhar Pawar said that coastal security measures have been stepped up and forces are keeping a tight vigil to thwart any misadventure by anyone. […]

IAF gets first batch of 4 Apache attack helicopters from US

New Delhi: US aerospace major Boeing on Saturday handed over the first four of the 22 Apache attack helicopters to the Indian Air Force while another batch of four choppers will be delivered next week. The delivery of the first batch of the AH-64E Apache helicopters to the IAF at the Hindan air base came […]

SpiceJet adds 100th aircraft to its fleet

New Delhi: Budget airline SpiceJet on Sunday said it has added a new Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet, taking its total strength to 100 aircraft. SpiceJet is the fourth domestic airline to have 100 aircraft in its fleet, after Air India, IndiGo, and the now grounded Jet Airways. Its fleet now comprises of 68 […]

IndiGo to launch six new daily domestic flights

New Delhi: Budget passenger carrier IndiGo will launch six new daily flights to and from Kolkata, effective July 20. According to the airline, it will operate daily non-stop flights on Shillong-Kolkata and Raipur-Kolkata routes with its ATR-18 aircraft. Furthermore, Kolkata-Shillong-Kolkata will be IndiGo’s next route under the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS).

Air India transfers Rs 20.08 Crore To a bank account 'by mistake'

New Delhi: Public sector Air India’s New York office transferred Rs 20.08 crore to a bank account in Nigeria instead of remitting the sum to a US-based firm Pratt & Whitney for supplying spare parts. The incident is learnt to have taken place in June, 2017 but the airline has failed to get the amount […]

Average airfares stay 10-15% high, more on non-metro routes

New Delhi: Airfares on domestic routes, especially those connecting non-metro cities, remain high with suspension of Jet Airways flights. The average ticket prices have gone up in the range of 10-15 per cent across various sectors even as airlines like SpiceJet and IndiGo have mounted additional capacity. “The average fare level is higher… in the […]

World's largest plane successfully completes maiden flight

Los Angeles: The world’s largest aircraft, developed by aerospace venture Stratolaunch, completed its first flight test on Saturday. With a dual fuselage design and wingspan greater than the length of an American football field, the airplane took off from Mojave Air and Space Port in California at 6:58 am (Pacific Time), said Stratolaunch in a […]

Jet lessors approach DGCA to de-register 18 aircraft

New Delhi/Mumbai: More turbulence seems to be in store for debt-ridden Jet Airways, as lessors to the airline have approached India’s civil aviation regulator to de-register 18 aircraft owing to unpaid dues. At present, Jet Airways’ operates 26 aircraft from a fleet size of 119. According to industry insiders, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation […]

Boeing to cut 737 Max production after crashes

Washington: Boeing has announced that it was temporarily cutting production of its best-selling 737 Max airliner as the company works to return the plane to flight following the aircraft’s fall-out from crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia in the span of about five months. “We have decided to temporarily move from a production rate of 52 […]

Boeing urged to review 737 Max flight control system

Addis Ababa: Ethio­pian authorities on Thursday urged Boeing to review the flight control system of its 737 Max 8 aircraft, which they say contributed to the March 10 crash that claimed 157 lives. Ethio­pian Minister of Transport Dagmawit Moges gave a summary and the recommendations of the preliminary report into the crash in which she […]

Passengers complain as flight cancellations continue

New Delhi: As airlines continued to cancel more flights on Thursday, passengers took to the social media to vent their ire. On the second straight day, 32 SpiceJet flights were axed on Thursday following the grounding of its 737-MAX aircraft. The budget carrier said: “Due to cancellations and rescheduling of some of our flights, we […]

We didn't lose any Su-30 jet; Pakistan's claims false: Defence Ministry

New Delhi: India did not lose any Su-30 fighter jet during a dogfight with Pakistani jets on February 27, the government said here on Tuesday and added Pakistan was making “false claims” to hide the loss of a F-16 aircraft. “All the Su-30 aircraft engaged in combat with Pakistani fighter jets landed back safely. Pakistan […]

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HAL admits to delays in receivables from IAF, Army

Bengaluru: Claiming that its financial condition was stable and robust, state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Thursday admitted that receivables amounting to Rs 9,500 crore were delayed from customers including the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army. “Our finances are stable and robust. There is no problem with our financial condition as we have Rs […]

Chinese-made world's largest amphibious aircraft completes successful flight

Beijing: China’s home-grown amphibious aircraft AG600, claimed by Beijing as the world’s largest, carried out its first take-off and landing on waters on Saturday. Developed and built by the state-owned aircraft giant Aviation Industry Corporation of China, the seaplane took off from the Zhanghe Reservoir in Jingmen, Hubei’s province, at 8.51 a.m., and stayed airborne […]

Sridevi's body to be brought back in Anil Ambani's aircraft

Mumbai: In a moving gesture, Indian industrial magnate Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor’s body to India later on Sunday, sources said. The 13-seater private jet, (Embraer-135BJ) belonging to Reliance Transport & Travel Ltd, left Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30 pm on Sunday. “It is expected […]

Trai recommends allowing mobile services during air travel

New Delhi: Travel industry observers have welcomed the Indian telecom regulator’s recommendation to allow both Internet access and mobile phone calls on board aircraft in Indian airspace. “It is a progressive move and good for today’s travellers who want to be connected all the time,” Sharat Dhall, COO (B2C) with Yatra.com told IANS. “Also brings […]

Boeing to manufacture aircraft components near Bengaluru

Bengaluru: Global aerospace major Boeing is planning to manufacture aircraft components and subsystems at a new facility it would soon set up on the city’s outskirts, a senior official informed on Tuesday. “The state government on Monday approved Boeing’s proposal to set up an engineering and technology facility with electronics and avionics manufacturing and assembly […]

US Navy aircraft crash: 8 rescued off Japanese coast

Tokyo: Eight persons have been rescued after a US Navy aircraft carrying 11 people aboard crashed off the coast of Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese Defence Ministry said. Rescue operations were being conducted jointly by the US military and the Japanese Self-Defence Forces. Preliminary US military reports indicated that engine failure may have caused the […]

Aircraft built on terrace in Mumbai, ready to soar

Mumbai: A commercial pilot who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence has been awarded a registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, a top official informed here on Monday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis formally handed over the DGCA certificate to Capt. Amol Yadav, presently a Deputy Chief Pilot with Jet […]

Panel falls from aircraft, smashes into car in Japan

Tokyo: A panel weighing 4.3-kg fell from a plane shortly after take-off from a Japanese airport and smashed the window of a car being driven below, news reports and the airline said on Sunday. No one was injured but aviation authorities will send safety inspectors to the western city of Osaka to investigate, said national broadcaster […]