AVIATION INDUSTRY

  • Air India, Adria Airways ink codeshare pact November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Air India and Adria Airways on Tuesday signed a codeshare agreement which would help Indian travellers fly seamlessly to the Slovenian national carrier's wide network in Europe and North America. The agreement was signed by Air India CMD Rohit Nandan and Adria President and CEO Mark Anzur in...
  • IndiaUS to sign pact to enhance threat detection capabilities November 1, 2013

    Washington: India and the US are in final stages of an agreement on sharing information and technology to enhance their capabilities to detect threats in air travel, a top Indian official has said. "We are in the final stage for signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for sharing of sensitive security...
  • US shelves plan to allow knives inside planes June 6, 2013

    Washington: Bowing to pressure from lawmakers and aviation industry, a federal agency responsible for the security of airports in United States has announced to shelve its plan to allow small knives inside a plane. "After extensive engagement with the Aviation Security Advisory Committee, law enforcement officials, passenger advocates, and other...
  • AirAsia India has appointed CEO: Tony Fernandes April 21, 2013

    Mumbai: Low cost carrier AirAsia on Sunday said that the AirAsia India board has approved and appointed a Chief Executive Officer for the Indian subsidiary. Earlier, an airlines spokesperson had said that the airline had not yet appointed a CEO for AirAsia India. "The board of Airasia India has approved and...
  • Airbus upbeat on India demand despite airline woes February 26, 2013

    Singapore: Airbus is sticking to upbeat forecasts for aircraft demand in India in the face of financial woes creeping across its airline sector, the European planemaker's sales chief said on Monday. "I think that you'll still see a lot of growth. Will there be occasional hiccups along the way? Probably. In...
  • Aerobatic display marks the conclusion of Aero India 2013 February 11, 2013

    Bangalore: Aerobatic display by metal birds enthralled tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts at Yelahanka airbase in Bangalore on Sunday as the curtains came down on the fiveday Aero India 2013, Asia's premier airshow. 'Sarang', the helicopter display team of Indian Air Force, 'Flying Bulls' of Czech Rupublic and valiant 'Russian...
  • 'India may be among top three aviation markets by 2020' February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: India is likely to become one of the top three aviation markets in the world by 2020 provided the strong passenger growth clocked in recent times continues, a FicciPwC report said on Thursday. "Indian civil aviation sector has continued to experience high passenger growth, and if the trend continues...
  • Asia's biggest air show kicks off in Bangalore February 6, 2013

    Bangalore: Kicking off Asia's biggest aerospace exposition here, Defence Minister AK Antony on February 6 said the focus of the country is achieving self reliance in the defence sector. Aero India 2013 showcases the latest international technology in military and civil aircraft, avionics and subsystems, as well as radars in...
  • SpiceJet's loss narrows, helped by Kingfisher woes November 13, 2012

    New Delhi: SpiceJet, India's secondbiggest budget carrier by market share, reduced its secondquarter losses by 32 per cent, benefiting from massive cuts in capacity by rival Kingfisher Airlines. The losses still reflect the fiercely competitive aviation industry, which lost a combined $2 billion last year. All but unlisted IndiGo lost money,...
  • FDI reform lifted mood in aviation industry: Ajit Singh September 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday said the government's opensky policy for foreign investment in domestic airlines has positively affected sentiments in the aviation industry, but it is too early to say how much investment the sector would attract. "The sector is going through difficult times and is...
  • 34 sacked AI pilots show willingness to resume duty July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: After the sacking of 101 pilots during the recent 58day strike, Air India on Friday said it has received representations from 34 of them expressing willingness to join duty. While nine sacked pilots on Thursday sent in representations against termination of their services and stating their willingness to...
  • No end in sight to Air India pilots strike June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: There was no end in sight to the 49dayold Air India pilots strike with the government on Monday making it clear that they have to return to work "unconditionally" and the pilots insisting that sack orders be withdrawn immediately. "We want them to come back (to work). All they...
  • Airlines group warns over rising oil prices March 20, 2012

    Geneva: The global aviation industry could run up losses of over USD 5 billion this year if oil prices spike by more than anticipated in light of the tensions building up over Iran's nuclear programme, the industry's trade group said on Tuesday. The International Air Transport Association, or IATA, says it...
  • Civil Aviation Ministry working on new policy January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has started working overtime to formulate a new policy to cater to the latest concerns of the aviation industry, especially issues relating to its sustainability like jet fuel pricing, infrastructure, airfare pricing, safety and security. A meeting of major stakeholders and senior Ministry officials was...
  • AI crisis: Management calls for pilots' meet November 1, 2011

    New Delhi: The Air India Management on Tuesday called pilots for a meeting to resolve the crisis. Bombay High Court will hear the plea against AI management's discriminatory practices on Wednesday. Pilots had filed the petition in court. 23 pilots are reported sick and over 100 have threatened to quit. 10 AI...
  • How aviation industry changed post 9/11 September 10, 2011

    In the two years after 9/11 the aviation industry lost more than 20 billion dollars. ...
  • Worst is over for Air India: Praful Patel April 13, 2010

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Tuesday said Air India has cut its losses by 25 per cent and the worst is over for the national carrier. "The worst is over for Air India. The airline has managed to bring down losses from Rs 400 crore every month to...
  • And lift off! Boeing 787 jetliner takes to the skies December 16, 2009

    Everett, Washington: Boeing's new 787 jetliner finally got airborne on Tuesday, the longdelayed inaugural flight of the world's first commercial plane constructed with half its components made from lightweight composite materials. The sleek jet lifted off from Everett's Paine Field on a flight over Washington state, beginning an extensive testing program...
  • Magnificent flying machine 787 Dreamliner set to fly December 15, 2009

    Seattle: Boeing Co is set to make the first test flight of its 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday, almost two and a half years after the new, fuelefficient plane, which is key to the company's financial future, was supposed to fly. The lightweight carbon and titanium plane, promising to save airlines million...
  • British Airways crew set for Christmas strike December 15, 2009

    London: British Airways cabin crew will strike over Christmas, their union said on Monday, throwing the plans of thousands of holiday travelers into uncertainty at one of the busiest times of the year. Strikes are to begin December 22 and run until January 2, said Len McCluskey, the assistant general...
  • We're firm on strike from Nov 24: Air India pilots November 17, 2009

    Mumbai: A group of Air India pilots on Tuesday said it was firm on a strike from November 24 as the national carrier's management was not serious in resolving outstanding issues. "The management does not seem to be serious in resolving our issues which include payment of productivitylinked incentives (PLI) pending...
  • FTN: Either rescue AI or let it die a dignified death October 1, 2009

    Air travellers in India heaved a sigh of relief as the pilots of staterun Air India called off fiveday agitation over cut in incentives and payment of dues on Wednesday after Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel assured them that the airline management would look into their demands. However, the problems...
  • AI pilots strike called off but could relapse soon October 1, 2009

    Mumbai: Air India pilots calls off the strike on the fifth day and they will now resume flying from midnight as Wednesday gives way to Thursday. But what finally broke the deadlock between the management and the pilots? Was it the threat from the Civil Aviation minister or his promise...
  • AI pilots' strike enters 4th day, 45 flights cancelled September 29, 2009

    New Delh: At least 45 flights of Air India were cancelled on Tuesday morning with the standoff between the management and striking pilots entering the fourth day, causing severe inconvenience to passengers. The airline has also suspended booking tickets for the next 15 days. "We have deployed additional staff at airports...
  • Air India blinks, but pilots' strike still on September 28, 2009

    Mumbai: National carrier Air India's striking pilots refused to call off their agitation on Sunday even as the management agreed to meet one of their demands and restored the productivitylinked incentive (PLI). After fivehour talks, the pilots demanded that they also be paid their threemonths arrears. "The management has agreed to...
  • Jet, set and fly: Strike over, Jet Airways is back in action September 14, 2009

    After five days of the Jet Airways pilots' strike. A breakthrough between the management and the pilots came on Saturday night and now the pilots are reporting back on duty. A report. ...
  • Jet offers 50 pc fare discount for 5 days September 13, 2009

    Mumbai: In a bid to lure back passengers, Jet Airways and Jet Airways Konnect have announced a 50 per cent discount in fares for five days from Monday. An official spokesperson for the airline confirmed this on Sunday evening, hours after the airline started limping back to normalcy after the crippling...
  • Press statement released by Jet Airways September 13, 2009

    Mumbai: The Chairman and Management of Jet Airways are pleased to convey that an amicable agreement has been arrived at, enabling the commencement of all domestic and international operations immediately. Effective Sunday, September 13, the airline will operate its full schedule of services on all sectors with all crew reporting...
  • Jet Airways vs pilots: Hectic attempts made to broker peace September 11, 2009

    The Jet fiasco continues for the 4th straight day and almost 170 flights still stand cancelled or combined. But we may see an end to the crisis soon. A deal was almost brokered between the striking pilots and management. CNNIBN's George Koshy and Swati Kumari have more on the meeting. ...
  • Jet Airways may reinstate sacked pilots September 11, 2009

    New Delhi: The crisis between Jet management and the pilots seems to be coming to an end. Sources have told CNNIBN that Jet Airways is likely to take back the four sacked pilots and that the two sides are very close to reaching an agreement. The President of the National Aviators...