AEROPLANES

  • Arun Maira says his book is on reforms needed for stronger economy May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Planning Commission Member Arun Maira on Tuesday said that his new book focuses on reforms that can ensure a stronger economy and is "very different" from what others have written recently. Maira's book titled 'Redesigning the Aeroplane While Flying Reforming Institutions' comes on the heels of books written...
  • Kolkata: Gold worth Rs 7.22 crore seized from an aircraft's toilet November 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Around 24 kg gold estimated to be worth Rs 7.22 crore was recovered from the toilet of an aeroplane at the NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata. Assistant Commissioner of Customs RS Meena said on Monday night that the cleaning staff found two unclaimed bags in the toilet of...
  • Boeing sets final 787 Dreamliner test flight for Friday April 5, 2013

    New York: Boeing Co said it plans to make a test flight later on Friday with its 787 Dreamliner jet, aimed at returning the grounded plane to service after more than two months on the ground. Boeing said the flight is scheduled to depart around 11 am PDT (11:30 pm IST)...
  • Boeing CEO says 787 is 'very close' to flying March 28, 2013

    Washington: Boeing CEO Jim McNerney is sure his company is "very close" to getting its troubled 787 Dreamliner jet back flying again. "We have a high degree of confidence in the technical solution we are testing right now with the FAA," McNerney said on Thursday. "I think it will be...
  • Boeing proposes full 787 battery fix to FAA: Sources February 23, 2013

    Washington: Boeing Co on Friday gave US aviation regulators its plan to fix the volatile battery aboard its new 787 Dreamliner, even though investigators have not yet determined what caused the batteries to overheat on two planes last month. Boeing did not propose abandoning the lithium-ion batteries and is not...
  • 'Air India flew Dreamliners after grounding order' February 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Air India flew some of its Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner aircraft even after US regulators grounded the global fleet in December due to undiagnosed battery problems. Dreamliners operated by the national carrier were flown to Mumbai for maintenance reasons, Arun Mishra, the DGCA head said on Monday. A spokesman...
  • Japan eased safety standards ahead of Boeing 787 rollout January 28, 2013

    Tokyo: Japan's government stepped in to give Boeing Co's nowgrounded 787 Dreamliner and its madeinJapan technology a boost in 2008 by easing safety regulations, fasttracking the rollout of the groundbreaking jet for Japan's biggest airlines, according to records and participants in the process. The concessions by an advisory panel to Japan's...
  • India 'concerned' about Boeing Dreamliner glitches January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: India is "concerned" about the recent glitches in Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner jets and is awaiting a safety report by the National Transportation Safety Board, a senior government official said on Friday. The Dreamliner jet had three technical mishaps in as many days in January, including an electrical...
  • Hyderabad: Aviation 2012 not a dream show March 17, 2012

    HYDERABAD: As the fiveday India Aviation2012 opens to the public on Saturday, there is some bad news. The Boeing 7878 Series Dreamliner made its way back to Seattle as did four others like the Falcon.Of the 22 aircraft stationed at the Begumpet airport, the general public will get to see...
  • Aeroplanes: Made in India November 12, 2011

    New Delhi: With demand steadily increasing for cheap flights between small towns in India, the country is trying to make its own passenger planes. Designed in India and made in Australia, the CNM5 is the first Indian plane jointly developed by CSIRNAL, a government lab and Mahindra Aerospace, a private...
  • Solarpowered plane set for world tour October 15, 2010

    Beijing: The team that built the first solarpowered plane is planning a roundtheworld flight within two years, with a stopover in China, a media report Thursday said. "We plan to stop in Hawaii, the US, a European country, Japan and probably China it is a country that cannot be ignored,"...
  • Kingfisher flight makes emergency landing October 8, 2010

    Mumbai: A Kingfisher Airlines MumbaiNew Delhi flight made an emergency landing after a suspected birdhit here Friday morning, an official said. The flight IT331 had taken off and was into flight for nearly 15 minutes when the incident occurred and the aircraft returned as "a precautionary measure", the official said. There were...
  • Want to go abroad, offer airplane to God January 22, 2009

    Jalandhar: Amarjit Kaur of Jalandhar wants to settle down in Canada with her husband. This is exactly the reason for her to be at Talhan Gurudwara near Jalandhar to offer a toy aircraft, so that she will be able to live her dreams. I am offering a plane to God....
  • Good, bad and bratty highflying politicians| Your say April 13, 2008

    New Delhi: It is a known and accepted practice that airline and airport staff make an extra effort to accommodate VIP passengers, sometimes even allowing them to board the flight in the last minute. Most passengers are advised by airlines to reach the airport at least two hours in advance,...
  • Your view: Are politicians bad fliers? April 12, 2008

    An MP from Kerala is thrown out of a plane for landing up late. Pilots wants the Prime Minister to discipline the "late comers." Do you know the politicians who hold up your flight? Who are the politicians who are on time for a flight? Tell us who according to...