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  • Congress launches website zameenwapsi.com to counter BJP's claims about Land Acquisition Bill 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Amidst protests over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, Congress on Saturday launched a website 'zameenwapsi.com' to counter Bharatiya Janata Party's claims regarding the proposedjxc legislation. The website will have all the information regarding Land Bill 2013 version piloted by the Congress and the 2015 one which the BJP-led NDA...
  • Air India pilots, crew members unspoken heroes of Yemen rescue operation 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Air India pilots and crew members are the unspoken heroes of Yemen rescue operation as they evacuated over 4,000 of its nationals from the war-torn country. Unmindful of their safety, Air India flew into the war zone in Yemen and rescued hundreds of Indians and foreigners. The crew performed an...
  • Lufthansa doctors recommended continued treatment for Germanwings co-pilot: Report 6 days ago

    Frankfurt: Doctors at Lufthansa had recommended that pilot Andreas Lubitz, who is suspected of deliberately crashing a plane in the French Alps, be given psychological treatment after he suffered a bout of depression, a German newspaper reported. Citing documents found by Germany's air transport authority, the Bild am Sonntag said the...
  • Government pushing land ordinance without discussions: Sachin Pilot April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP government is pushing the "anti-farmer" land ordinance forcefully without holding any discussions and it will be fully opposed by the public, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday. He also said that the government has "failed" on several fronts and has not kept its election...
  • Two Air India pilots allegedly fight inside cockpit of Jaipur-Delhi flight, both de-rostered April 6, 2015

    Delhi/Jaipur: In yet another embarrassment for Air India, two pilots aboard a flight from Jaipur to Delhi reportedly fought inside the cockpit. A top official of the airline said that the two pilots had a minor argument and have been de-rostered. Air India has denied that any physical altercation took...
  • German regulator was unaware of co-pilot's depression: Report April 5, 2015

    Berlin: Germany's aviation regulator says it had no previous knowledge of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's struggle with severe depression before the disaster in the French Alps, a media report said on Sunday. The Federal Aviation Office (LBA) said that parent company Lufthansa had given it "no information about the medical background"...
  • Germanwings co-pilot increased speed as jet went down April 4, 2015

    Paris: The pilot at the controls of a Germanwings jet that crashed in the French Alps accelerated the plane into the mountainside, killing all 150 people on board, according to French investigators. France's BEA crash investigation agency declined to confirm growing evidence against the co-pilot before completing its own analysis, but...
  • Germanwings co-pilot suffered from suicidal tendencies: German prosecutor March 31, 2015

    A German prosecutor claims Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered from suicidal tendencies at some point before his aviation career. A European government official said that a doctor declared that Lubitz was unfit to work on the day of the crash, in part because he complained of vision problems. ...
  • Prince William starts new job as air ambulance pilot March 31, 2015

    London Britain's Prince William took up his new job as an air ambulance pilot, though he will only start flying rescue missions later this year, his office said. "The Duke of Cambridge has today started work as an employee of Bond Air Services," Kensington Palace, his London residence, said in...
  • Indian pilots may be subjected to psychometric tests March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Pilots of Indian air carriers may now be subjected to mid-term psychometric tests to ensure that they are mentally fit to fly, following the deliberate crashing of German airliner by the co-pilot last week. Nine commercial airlines in India employ well over 3,000 pilots who are subjected to...
  • Germanwings crash co-pilot may have had detached retina: Newspaper March 29, 2015

    Berlin: The co-pilot suspected of crashing a passenger jet in the Alps may have been suffering from a detached retina but investigators are unsure whether his vision problems had physical or psychological causes, a German newspaper said on Sunday. Bild am Sonntag also reported how the captain of the Germanwings (LHAG.DE)...
  • Co-pilot was 'very happy' with Germanwings job March 27, 2015

    Montabur: Andreas Lubitz never appeared anything but thrilled to have landed a pilot's job with Germanwings, according to those who helped him learn to fly as a teenager in this town in the forested hills of western Germany. On Thursday, French prosecutors said Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, "intentionally"...
  • Solar-powered plane takes off for first flight around the world March 9, 2015

    Abu Dhabi: A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder André Borschberg was at the controls of the single-seater when it took off from the Al Bateen Executive...
  • Japan orders Uber to suspend pilot programme that allegedly collected data on transport demand March 5, 2015

    Tokyo: Japanese authorities have ordered ride-sharing app Uber to suspend its pilot programme, saying it violates the country's laws, media reported on Wednesday. The San Francisco-based firm that uses an app to put passengers in touch with private car owners launched a pilot programme in early February in Fukuoka in southern...
  • Jordan not intimidated by IS militants' action: King Abdullah II March 2, 2015

    The King of Jordan spoke publicly about a Jordanian pilot being killed burnt alive by Islamic State militants. King Abdullah II said that his nation is not intimidated by the Islamic State's action. ...
  • Air India pilots union oppose hiring of commanders on contract March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India pilots' on Sunday opposed the hiring of commanders on contractual basis from open market for the national carrier's Airbus A320 fleet when a good number of regular co-pilots were awaiting to go up the ladder. The union of Air India pilots, Indian Commercial Pilot's Association (ICPA) also...
  • Islamic State video purports to show Jordanian pilot burnt alive February 3, 2015

    Beirut: Islamic State militants released a video on Tuesday purporting to show a captive Jordanian pilot being burnt alive, and Jordanian state television said he was murdered a month ago. Reuters could not immediately confirm the video, which showed a man resembling the captive pilot standing in a black cage before...
  • Air India pilot assaults flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport January 17, 2015

    Chennai: An Air India pilot assaulted a flight engineer inside cockpit at Chennai airport. The pilot pushed the engineer while they were inside the cockpit as the latter went inside to get his diary signed. The incident led to the delay of the flight AI 143 from Delhi-Chennai-Paris by an hour...
  • Four large parts of crashed AirAsia QZ8501 jet found on sea floor January 4, 2015

    Indonesia: Search teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed with 162 people on board have found four large parts of the plane on the sea bed, the head of Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Saturday. A multi-national task force of ships, planes and helicopters...
  • AirAsia's Surabaya-Singapore flight suspended January 3, 2015

    Jakarta: The AirAsia plane that crashed in the Java Sea was flying on an unauthorised schedule, Indonesian Transport Ministry has said and suspended the airline's Surabaya-Singapore route for violating the operational hours. AirAsia Indonesia is only allowed to ply that route on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, AirAsia Indonesia was...
  • Rough weather halts process of recovering victims of the AirAsia plane crash January 1, 2015

    The grim process of recovering the victims of the AirAsia plane crash has hit snag. Rough weather has halted their progress. The families of those on board AirAsia have started to come in terms with the reality. ...
  • Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony December 31, 2014

    Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony while the recovery efforts were underway in the Java sea. The wreckage was found in the waters of Indonesia. ...
  • AirAsia says missing flight QZ 8501 asked to 'deviate' due to weather December 28, 2014

    Bangkok: AirAsia said the pilot of flight QZ8501 that went missing between Indonesia and Singapore early Sunday had requested "deviation" from the its flight plan because of bad weather. "The aircraft... was requesting deviation due to enroute weather," the Malaysia-based carrier said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. "Communication with...
  • Air India cabin crew complains against pilot for upgrading his son to first class on flight December 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Air India cabin crew association has sent another complaint to the Aviation Ministry against a flight captain who allegedly upgraded his son to first class on a flight. A previous complaint was filed against the official after his daughter took a crew bunk meant for the first officer during...
  • Love for selfies in the air, Jet Airways pilot poses with friends in cockpit November 18, 2014

    Love for selfies in the air too! A Jet Airways pilot allegedly allowed his friends and colleagues to access the highly sensitive cockpit and pose for pictures. The action showcases an utter disregard for civil aviation safety guidelines. The matter came to light after Sahil Arora, the pilot in question,...
  • For this terminally-ill boy, the dream of becoming a fighter pilot comes true November 14, 2014

    Ambala/New Delhi: For 14-year-old Chandan, who is terminally ill with cancer, it was a dream come true - thanks to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Delhi-based NGO Uday Foundation. On his birthday on Thursday, as a part of his gift, he was made to wear the full uniform of...
  • British jets intercept Russian bombers November 2, 2014

    London: Britain has scrambled RAF fighter jets for a second time this week after at least one Russian Bear bomber approached UK airspace. The Ministry of Defense said that RAF Typhoons based at Lossiemouth in Scotland intercepted the aircraft. Images released with the statement showed one bomber, but the ministry declined...
  • Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during California test flight November 1, 2014

    Cape Canaveral: A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, officials said. Two pilots were aboard the spaceship, which was undergoing its first powered test flight since January. It was not immediately...
  • IAF fighter jet Su-30MKI crashes near Pune October 14, 2014

    Pune: An Indian Air Force fighter jet Su-30MKI crashed at village Theoor near Pune on Tuesday evening. Both the pilot and the co-pilot have ejected safely. The plane was on a training sortie when it crashed into a field. It crashed while coming in for landing at a distance of approximately...
  • Railway loco driver alleges harassment at the hands of seniors October 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: A loco-pilot who requested for rest after four continuous night shifts as his health was suffering was in turn punished by railway authorities. Loco-pilot C Pradeep had requested rest stating that he is unwell and safety will be a concern if he is continuously on duty. But he received...