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  • Jet Airways plans to take back two Boeing 777s from Etihad April 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Jet Airways, which plans to enhance its services on the US routes, may ask its strategic investment partner Etihad to return two of its Boeing-777 planes which are currently on lease with the Gulf-based carrier. The private carrier has leased out seven wide-bodied planes to Etihad, which holds 24...
  • Air India One develops problem, standby sent to ferry Modi April 15, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India One, a Boeing 747-400 aircraft that carried Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Delhi to Berlin after halts in Paris, Toulouse and Hannover, developed engine problems and had to be replaced by another plane. The standby plane, kept in readiness in Mumbai, left early Tuesday morning for Berlin...
  • Boeing is patenting a technology to help you sleep well on flights April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Boeing is aiming to solve one of the problems that air travelers face- lack of sleep onboard. Those cramped, upright seats are uncomfortable to the extent of being torturous. The company has filed a patent for a 'sleep support system' that unfolds into a pseudo massage table with...
  • Jet Airways seeks to 'enhance presence' in US market April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways would soon draw up plans to expand in the US skies following the restoration last week by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of India's aviation safety rating to Category-1, sources have said. The airline would also take on board its strategic investment partner Etihad while...
  • SpiceJet makes part payment of dues to AAI April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has made a part payment of its dues to the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) and also signed an agreement with aircraft leasing firm BBAM to settle out of court the dispute over Boeing rentals. "SpiceJet has paid a part payment of Rs 25...
  • SpiceJet to add 7 planes; another Rs 500 crore infusion in April March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: As it embarks on a revival path, budget carrier SpiceJet plans to lease seven more Boeing 737 aircraft by May while another Rs 500 crore is expected to be infused by its new owner Ajay Singh in April. Singh has already pumped in Rs 500 crore into the carrier...
  • Jet Airways to launch new flights to Doha from Kerala March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Private carrier Jet Airways will launch on Sunday two new flights to Doha from Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram, which will provide greater connectivity to the Gulf region. The new flights, to be operated on the Thiruvananthapuram- Doha and Kozhikode-Doha sectors, will initially fly three days a week and then from...
  • Malaysian PM vows to keep up search for MH370, report offers no new clue March 8, 2015

    Malaysia: Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Sunday in Malaysia remained committed to the search for the missing MH370 jetliner a year after it vanished without trace, and a report by international investigators offered no new clues as to its fate. A 584-page interim report into the disappearance of the Boeing...
  • SpiceJet clears plane rental dues, pays $10 million to lessors March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Having settled its dues with the tax authorities and the public sector oil marketing firms, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday cleared its aircraft rentals dues by paying USD 10 million to some of its lessors. SpiceJet paid these dues after the new owner Ajay Singh infused a fund of...
  • Air India receives 19th Dreamliner March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: State-run carrier Air India on Monday said that it has taken the delivery of its 19th Dreamliner aircraft and plans to induct one more this month. The aircraft, which was delivered to the carrier last week, would cater to the Delhi-Cochin-Dubai route of Air India, a release said. As...
  • Taapsee Pannu to miss boyfriend and Danish badminton player Mathias Boe's Indian tour; will be busy promoting 'Baby' January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Danish badminton player Mathias Boe, who is coming to India for a badminton tournament, will not be able to spend time with his girlfriend, actress Taapsee Pannu due to her busy schedule. Boe will be visiting Lucknow for the tournament which will start Jan 17. Tapsee is busy travelling to...
  • BlackBerry working with Boeing on a high-security self-destructing Android smartphone December 20, 2014

    Waterloo: BlackBerry is working with Boeing on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicago-based aerospace and defence contractor, which is best known for jetliners and fighter planes, can self-destruct if it is tampered with. The Boeing...
  • Boeing delivers sixth P8I maritime patrol aircraft to India November 26, 2014

    Washington: US aviation manufacturer Boeing has delivered the sixth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India on schedule, a media release has said. The P-8I, which is part of a contract of eight awarded in 2009, arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali to join five others being used by the Indian Navy. Rest...
  • Aviation Minister contradicts Air India, says dummy stun-grenade on plane; probe on October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the early hours. The stun grenade, which had no explosive in it, was found on...
  • Boeing 'keen on greater engagement with India' September 29, 2014

    New York: Defence major Boeing on Monday proposed greater business engagement with India, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised the US companies to provide friendlier business environment in the country. In a one-on-one meeting with Modi, Boeing CEO James McNerney said that the company wants to accelerate its engagement with India. The...
  • 'No significant' turbulence on Air India Delhi-Shanghai flight: DGCA September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has found "no significant" turbulence on Air India's Delhi-Shanghai flight earlier this month, as alleged by an air hostess, and has asked the entire crew to record their statements before it on Monday. One of the cabin crew members on flight...
  • Air India set to send pilots to fill shortfall in Express service September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Air India board has cleared a proposal for sending its pilots on deputation to its budget arm, Air India Express, which has been facing shortage of commanders for some time now, airline sources said on Sunday. The move would help Air India, which may face the problem of...
  • Boeing delivers fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India September 12, 2014

    New York: Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India as part of a deal for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The P8I aircraft incorporates not only Indiaunique design features, but also Indianbuilt subsystems that are tailored to meet the country's maritime patrol requirements. It...
  • Boeing delivers fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India September 11, 2014

    Washington: Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle's Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P8Is,...
  • India nears $2.5 billion deal for Boeing military helicopters August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India has decided to acquire Boeing's Chinook and Apache helicopters, a defence ministry official said on Saturday, in a deal valued at $2.5 billion that could ease strained ties between New Delhi and Washington. The new nationalistled government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has grand plans to vastly strengthen...
  • Boeing asks Air India not to fly Dreamliners near thunderstorms July 30, 2014

    New Delhi: US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has asked Air India to avoid flying its Dreamliner planes near thunderstorms as it enhanced the risk of icing on engines and the airline has changed its operating procedures accordingly. "Boeing has issued an advisory to Air India to avoid flying the B787 (Dreamliner) aircraft...
  • Flight delay: DGCA asks SpiceJet to refund fare July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a firstofitskind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a MumbaiDelhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the nofrills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of...
  • Black boxes of downed MH17 arrive in UK for examination July 23, 2014

    London: The black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine arrived in the UK on Wednesday for expert analysis by air accident investigators. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said that the black boxes of Flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 had been delivered to...
  • World leaders call for probe into downed MH17 jet that left 298 dead July 18, 2014

    Hrabove: World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War. One US official said Washington strongly...
  • Malaysian plane MH17's second 'black box' found in Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Hrabove: Rescue workers recovered a second flight recorder on Friday from the Malaysian airliner brought down in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters cameraman on the scene said. ProRussian separatists in the region said on Thursday they had found one of the "black box" recorders on Thursday when the Malaysian airliner came down,...
  • Plane did not make a distress call, says Malaysian PM; probe ordered July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Friday confirmed that the Airlines jetliner that went down in wartorn Ukraine did not make any distress call. He said that they will not leave any stone unturned in finding out what went wrong with the jetliner that killed 298 people. Razak also...
  • Live: Malaysia to send disaster team of 62 people to Ukraine July 18, 2014

    All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. ...
  • Watch: Malaysian plane turns into a fireball as it hits the ground July 18, 2014

    A Malaysian Airlines plane with 298 people crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday. An amateur video shows the plane turn into a fireball after hitting the ground. ...
  • Watch: The flying path of the illfated Malaysian plane MH17 July 18, 2014

    The ill fated Malaysian airline that crashed on the UkraineRussia border flew from Amsterdam to Kuala Lampur. It crashed in Donetsk in Ukraine when the Ukrainian ATC lost control with the airline MH17 at 2:15 PM (GMT). ...
  • Malaysian plane shot down by terrorists over Ukraine, 298 killed July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur/Kiev: All 298 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the jet was shot down by "terrorists" over wartorn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, nearly four months after the mysterious disappearance of MH370 in the Indian Ocean. The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was...