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  • Air India receives 19th Dreamliner 17 hours 39 minutes ago

    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...
  • Defence Ministry to decide on replacing IAF's 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry is likely to soon take a decision on the joint bid of Tata and Airbus to replace Indian Air Force's ageing fleet of 56 Avro aircraft with C-295 military transport carriers. Defence Ministry sources said the next meetings of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) will deliberate...
  • AirAsia QZ8501 black box data gives a 'pretty clear picture' of the crash January 29, 2015

    Jakarta: The French first officer of an AirAsia passenger jet that crashed into the sea last month was at the controls just prior to the accident, Indonesia's lead investigator said on Thursday. Data from the black box flight data recorder has provided the accident probe with a "pretty clear picture" of...
  • 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 plane cancelled after developing a tyre problem in Philippines December 29, 2014

    Manila: Airline and government officials says that an AirAsia Zest plane developed a tyre problem in the central Philippine city of Tagbilaran, prompting the airline, which is partly owned by AirAsia Philippines, to cancel its flight on Sunday to Manila with 178 passengers and six crew members, said on Monday....
  • AirAsia shares lose 8 per cent in Malaysia after jet disappears December 29, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Shares in AirAsia, Southeast Asia's biggest budget airline, lost almost eight per cent on Monday in Kuala Lumpur after one of its jets disappeared with 162 people on board. The firm slumped 12 per cent to 2.60 ringgit at the open but recovered slightly to sit at 2.71 ringgit,...
  • 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 evaluating leasing fuel-efficient airplanes October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming at taking growing competition head-on, Air India is evaluating leasing fuel- efficient airplanes like Airbus A-320 neos for itself and Boeing 737 Max for its subsidiary Air India Express over the next three to six years. While the national carrier would be getting its 18th Boeing 787 Dreamliners...
  • IndiGo to buy 250 A320 aircraft with fuel efficient, less polluting engines October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: IndiGo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for 250 firm A320 neo Family aircraft. The agreement will become Airbus' single largest order by number of aircraft in the World. Co-founders of Indigo, Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia, Group Managing Director of InterGlobe Enterprises have signed the MoU. ...
  • AirAsia Berhad to lease Airbus A320200 to AirAsia India for $45 million September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Malaysian carrier AirAsia would lease an Airbus A320200 aircraft to its Indian lowcost joint venture airline, AirAsia India, at a cost of USD 45 million. In an announcement, the Malaysian airline said it had initiated the lease agreement with AirAsia India from September 5 for a period of 144...
  • Air India to formally join Star Alliance group today July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India will be formally inducted as the 27th member of the Star Alliance on Friday. The ceremony will be held at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport where Air India is set to unveil a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and an Airbus A320. Top officials of several major global...
  • Watch: Scary near miss as Russian plane about to land almost collides with a A340 crossing the runway at a Barcelona airport July 8, 2014

    An Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 that was crossing a runway narrowly missed colliding with a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian fleet UTair as it was about to land, averting a catastrophic disaster. The video was ploaded by the YouTube channel BarcelonaEl Prat In'tl and has since gone viral. The incident happened at...
  • Bomb scare: no explosive material found in Delhibound plane July 1, 2014

    Bangalore: A reported bomb threat on a Delhibound Air India plane from Kochi, with 164 people on board, which landed under emergency conditions at the airport, was a hoax, police said on Tuesday. The Airbus 320 (flight AI047) was searched "thoroughly" after its emergency landing late last night and no bomb...
  • Airbus case: CBI team to visit London next week June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A CBI team will visit London by next week to examine Airbus's Executive VicePresident Kiran Rao in connection with alleged irregularities in the over Rs 8,000crore deal for supplying 43 aircraft to the erstwhile Indian Airlines in 2005. Highlyplaced sources said on Tuesday some clarifications are needed from...
  • GoAir plans to increase capacity by 21 pc June 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Wadia groupowned budget carrier GoAir plans to enhance capacity by 21 per cent in this fiscal by expanding its route network across metro and nonmetro cities and higher aircraft utilisation. "We are planning to increase capacity by 21 per cent, offering over 8.5 million seats in the current fiscal," GoAir...
  • Photos: Inside the luxurious super jumbo Airbus A380 the world's largest passenger aircraft has showers, beds, suites, bar June 3, 2014

    The super jumbo Airbus A380 of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi on May 30 at around 8:00 pm, marking its maiden flight to India. On its arrival, the super jumbo was given a customary water cannon salute. Singapore Airlines became...
  • Watch: Delhi passengers cheer the first A380 flight in India May 31, 2014

    The first commercial flight of A380 landed at the Delhi Airport on Friday evening. The Singapore Airlines flight was given a rousing welcome at the airport with a water cannon salute and a ribbon cutting ceremony at the arrival gates, with excited passengers among the audience. The airline will fly...
  • Snapshot: First commercial super jumbo A380 flight lands at Delhi's IGI Airport May 30, 2014

    Super jumbo Airbus A380 of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) landed at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi at around 8.00 pm on Friday, marking its maiden flight to India. On its arrival, the super jumbo was given a customary water cannon salute. ...
  • First flight of Airbus A380 to land in Delhi today May 30, 2014

    An Airbus A380 of the Singapore Airlines on Friday took off from Singapore for Delhi, marking the maiden flight of the superjumbo to India. The Southeast Asian carrier became the first global airline to launch the operations of the superjumbo to India, after the government lifted restrictions on the flights...
  • First commercial super jumbo A380 flight to land in Delhi today May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Singapore Airlines will become the first airline to start commercial operations of the world's largest passenger aircraft Airbus 380 in India on Friday. The airline will fly the A380 daily from Mumbai and Delhi. It is scheduled to land in Delhi after 8 pm on Friday evening. The...
  • Emirates to launch A380 MumbaiDubai flight from July 21 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Gulf carrier Emirates on Wednesday announced the launch of its A380 operations between Mumbai and Dubai from July 21 adding a capacity of 2,127 seats per week in each direction. It will be the second global carrier after Singapore Airlines (SIA) which was set to start its superjumbo flights...
  • Go Air to seek international traffic rights May 20, 2014

    Kolkata: Lowcost carrier Go Air would seek international traffic rights from the Civil Aviation Ministry for flying to foreign destinations, a top official of the airline said. "We are expecting to get delivery of our 20th aircraft in July. After that, we shall approach the Civil Aviation Ministry for getting...
  • World's first electric airplane takes maiden flight, could bring down air travel cost by more than a third May 12, 2014

    London: The world's first airplane completely powered by electricity has successfully taken to the skies for its maiden flight, and could bring down air travel cost by more than a third, its developer Airbus said. The small experimental aircraft called 'EFan' carried its first flight at an airport near...
  • Singapore Airlines announces 10 pc discount on premium tickets May 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Singapore Airlines, which is all set to operate A380 aircraft from later this month, on Wednesday offered up to 10 per cent discount on premium class tickets to domestic travellers as part of the special promotional campaign. Besides, the airline will also offer 10 per cent bonus miles to...
  • Qatar Airways fully govtowned; interested in IndiGo stake, says CEO May 5, 2014

    Qatar Airways' chief executive officer said on Monday that the airline was now fully government owned after the country's sovereign fund bought a 50percent stake from Qatar's former prime minister and other shareholders. "We became fully government owned in July last year," Akbar Al Baker said at a news conference in...
  • Air India to lease 14 Airbus A-320s to strengthen domestic network April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Aiming to strengthen its domestic route network, Air India would lease 14 Airbus A-320s for up to six years in a phased manner from the current financial year. The national carrier on Thursday re-issued a tender for leasing these planes which should not be more than six years old....
  • Planes, ships chase new leads in search for Malaysian jet March 26, 2014

    New satellite images have revealed more than 100 objects in the southern Indian Ocean that could be debris from a Malaysian jetliner missing for 18 days, while planes scouring the frigid seas on Wednesday also reported seeing potential wreckage. The latest sightings came as searchers stepped up efforts to find some...