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  • Planes, ships chase new leads in search for Malaysian jet 26-03-2014 11:14 PM

    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...
  • AirAsia India gets its first aircraft 22-03-2014 01:47 PM

    Chennai: The first aircraft of the private airline AirAsia India, an Airbus A320 landed at the domestic airport in Chennai on Saturday, the company said. The aircraft configured with an all economy layout of 180 seats from the Airbus factory in Toulouse landed at 9.25 a.m. and was given a...
  • 3-day Indian Aviation show begins in Hyderabad 12-03-2014 01:39 PM

    Hyderabad: The five-day Indian Aviation show kick-started in Hyderabad on Wednesday amidst the who's who of the aviation industry. Inaugurated by the Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, the show is expected to attract and engage investors in India's aerospace industry. The show will be open to public on the last...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday 11-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body...
  • Aviation Ministry allows operation of Airbus A-380s at four airports 27-01-2014 03:08 PM

    After demands by some major foreign carriers for several years, Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday approved the operations of Airbus A-380s in India at four airports currently equipped to handle these super jumbos. The restrictions on the fully double-decker planes were lifted after weeks of consultation between Directorate General of...
  • Jet in 'near miss' with UFO close to Heathrow 05-01-2014 10:32 PM

    A terrified pilot of a passenger jet has reported a near miss in which a rugby ball-shaped UFO passed within a few feet of his aircraft while flying near Heathrow Airport, baffling aviation authorities London. The captain of the A320 Airbus told British aviation authorities who have investigated the incident...
  • GoAir airbus with Gen VK Singh on board makes emergency landing at IGI 16-11-2013 09:18 PM

    A Mumbai-bound GoAir flight with about 100 passengers, including former Army Chief General VK Singh, on board was forced to return to the airport in New Delhi following a fire alarm on Saturday. The Airbus A-320 returned under emergency conditions to IGI airport in New Delhi after it had been...
  • Air India to acquire 19 new A-320s 13-08-2013 01:34 PM

    In a bid to face heightened competition from no-frill carriers and replace its old fleet, Air India has started the process of acquiring 19 new Airbus A-320s, an aircraft that has been its war-horse for domestic operations for over two decades. The national carrier has sought dry-leasing these planes for...
  • ICPA accuses Air India of arbitrarily altering A320 operating norms 17-07-2013 11:59 AM

    Mumbai: Indian Commercial Pilots Association has sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister citing concerns over a procedure change in Air India. Air India has changed the flight operating procedures for narrow-body A320 aircraft stating that the acceleration altitudes should be brought down. The pilots say that Air India...
  • Air India to lease turboprop aircraft for non-metro cities 20-06-2013 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: Air India would shortly issue tenders to lease turboprop aircraft to enhance connectivity to non-metro cities across the country, airline sources said on Thursday. A group of officials of the national carrier is on the verge of completing a feasibility study on how many such airplanes would be...
  • Air rivalry intensifies as Airbus A350 makes first flight 15-06-2013 07:12 AM

    Europe's latest passenger jet, the Airbus A350, made its maiden flight on Friday and its chief salesman, opening a new front in a battle with US rival Boeing Co, declared it so quiet that airport residents won't even notice it. The lightweight carbon-plastic jet flew over the Airbus plant in...
  • IndiGo to import 28 Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet 03-06-2013 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: Low-cost carrier IndiGo, which has the biggest domestic market share, would be adding 28 Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by end of next year with Civil Aviation Ministry allowing it to import the planes. The airline with a 66-aircraft fleet on Monday said it would be inducting...
  • Jet Airways likely to order over 100 planes 09-05-2013 09:55 PM

    New Delhi: Jet Airways is expected to order more than 100 planes from Boeing Co and Airbus at the Paris Airshow in June, a leading aviation consultancy said. The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) said in a report it understood Jet has already confirmed an order for 50 737-MAX...
  • Boeing plans to build world's longest-range passenger jet 03-05-2013 06:43 AM

    Paris: Boeing has shown airlines a blueprint for the world's longest-range passenger jet, adding spice to a long-awaited revamp of its 777 wide-body jet, people familiar with the matter said. Boeing on Wednesday launched a race against Airbus for sales of the newest long-haul jets by announcing it had begun...
  • Rs 8,000-cr Airbus deal: CBI writes to ministry 21-12-2011 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI has written to the Civil Aviation Ministry once again seeking an early decision on its request seeking sanction for prosecution against six officers, including a joint secretary, for alleged irregularities in the over Rs 8,000-crore Airbus deal for supplying 43 aircraft to erstwhile Indian Airlines in...
  • Airbus has 'high hopes' for struggling Kingfisher 01-12-2011 04:24 AM

    New York: Airbus expects to maintain A380 superjumbo deliveries at 25-27 aircraft in 2012, unchanged from this year, as production edges up to three planes a month, sales chief John Leahy said. Airbus delivered 19 of the world's largest airliner, which has a list price of $375 million per plane,...
  • Hyderabad: UAE flight makes emergency landing 23-10-2011 11:22 AM

    Hyderabad: The world's largest airplane Airbus A380 made an emergency landing at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, an airport official said. The Emirates flight, with 481 passengers on board, was on its way from Bangkok to Dubai. "The aircraft landed with 481 passengers safely at 3.40 am," an airport...
  • GoAir plans to expand routes; add to fleet 29-09-2011 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: Go Airlines (India) Ltd said on Thursday it will add six new flights across three new routes from October 8 and will induct three Airbus A320 aircraft between October and April next year. The addition of new routes across Kolkata, Ranchi and Port Blair will increase GoAir's network to...
  • AI flight returns after take off from Mumbai 05-09-2011 07:28 AM

    Mumbai: A Nagpur-bound Air India flight, which took off from Mumbai on Sunday evening, landed back at the city airport within two hours. "Flight AI 623, an Airbus 320, took off from Mumbai at 2028 hours and returned at 2213 hours," a Mumbai International Airport Ltd (MIAL) spokesperson said. "The...
  • Mumbai airport's main runway still closed 04-09-2011 11:12 PM

    Mumbai: The main runway of the Mumbai airport continued to remain closed on Sunday as a team of engineers failed to tow away Turkish Airways' Airbus 340 aircraft stuck in the mud. The main runway of one of India's busiest airports on Sunday remained shut for the third day in...
  • Mumbai airport's main runway shut till 8 am 03-09-2011 09:07 PM

    Mumbai: A massive salvage operation is currently on at Mumbai Airport. More than 100 people are working round the clock to dislodge this Turkish Airlines' Airbus 340 aircraft that has been stuck in mud just off the main runway since it skid off the rapid exit taxiway on early Friday...
  • Main runway of Mumbai airport may reopen today 03-09-2011 12:46 AM

    Mumbai: The main runway of the Mumbai International Airport will remain closed till 2 am on Saturday, following the accident on Friday morning when a Turkish plane skidded off while landing. The runway was supposed to be reopened for traffic by 8 pm on Friday, but towing away of the...
  • Gulf Air plane skids off runway at Kochi airport 29-08-2011 07:09 AM

    Kochi: A Gulf Air flight from Bahrain overshot the runway at Kochi airport on Monday. 137 passengers were on board, seven have been injured and the others are safe. Airbus 320 Gulf Air was coming from Bahrain to Kochi. It overshot the runway while it was landing at the airport...
  • Air India pins hopes on Boeing's Dreamliner 06-07-2011 07:08 AM

    New Delhi: Boeing's answer to Airbus A 380, the brand new Dreamliner 787 finally lands in Japan on a test flight after a delay of three years. The same aircraft is expected to keep its date with Delhi on July 13. The Dreamliner is touted as a super fuel-efficient airplane...