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Tata Group appoints Campbell Wilson as CEO & MD of Air India

May 13, 2022 4:58:08 am

Earlier this year, Tata Group had named Turkish Airlines Chairman Ilker Ayci as Air India's CEO & MD, but he subsequently denied the position.

DGCA finds minor flaws in aircraft maintenance during spot checks

May 12, 2022 5:50:05 am

The DGCA inspections came in the aftermath of the May 1 incident on SpiceJet's Mumbai-Durgapur flight that left several passengers injured as the plane underwent severe turbulence.

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IndiGo row: DGCA probe team to look at operational and legal norms

May 11, 2022 11:30:46 am

"Specifically, the applicability of the regulation detailing requirements for carriage of persons with disability or persons with reduced mobility will be studied," said the official.

IndiGo flight row: DGCA probe team to look at operational, legal norms

May 11, 2022 7:45:56 am

The regulation referred to is part of the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) (Section 3, Series 'M', Part I), which lays down "regulations for carriage of persons with disabilities and reduced mobility by air to protect them against discrimination and to ensure that they receive all possible assistance during their travel".

IndiGo: DGCA to send probe team to Ranchi and Hyderabad

May 10, 2022 6:05:04 am

On Monday, a day after the incident came to light, Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiradtiya Scindia tweeted that he would personally probe the incident even as the national child rights panel asked Jharkhand Police to lodge a case against the airline.

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IndiGo ‘denies’ boarding to child with special needs

May 9, 2022 8:53:01 am

The incident was brought to light in a Facebook post by a passenger at the airport who was waiting to board another flight. The author of the post, Manisha Gupta, told The Indian Express that the IndiGo staff “did not show any compassion”.

Home Ministry grants security clearance to Jet Airways

May 9, 2022 8:53:44 am

The Jalan-Kalrock Consortium is currently the promoters of Jet Airways. The airline in its old avatar was owned by Naresh Goyal and had operated its last flight on April 17, 2019.

‘Maintain laser-like focus’ to get air operator certificate: Jet Airways CEO tells employees

May 6, 2022 4:26:24 pm

Jet Airways has not operated since April 17, 2019.

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In a first, IndiGo uses Indian navigation system to land aircraft

April 29, 2022 10:51:33 am

The test flight that landed at Kishangarh is a part of the approval process with aviation safety regulator DGCA, which includes training of pilots, validation of approach and simulator sessions.

Air India seeks to acquire AirAsia, Tata Group to house all together

April 28, 2022 1:27:22 am

AirAsia India, a low-cost airline which was launched as a joint venture between the Tatas and Malaysia’s AirAsia Group, is 83.67 per cent owned by the Tata Group with the remaining stake being held by the Malaysian company.

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As Covid-19 turbulence eases, three airlines in race for domestic No. 2 spot

April 23, 2022 12:29:14 pm

Low-cost carrier IndiGo stays at the top with more than half the domestic market share, but there are three contenders — Air India, SpiceJet and GoFirst — for the second spot.

Pilots barred from Boeing’s 737 MAX: ‘SpiceJet knew about faulty gear, still continued training’

April 15, 2022 8:07:17 am

Aviation safety regulator DGCA, which barred 90 pilots of the airline from flying the 737 MAX model till they undergo retraining on a compliant simulator, has served a show-cause notice to SpiceJet and Canadian flight training service provider CAE, which manages the simulator facility.

Glitches in training, 90 pilots barred from Boeing’s 737 MAX

April 14, 2022 7:20:18 am

These pilots, who are on the rolls of low-cost carrier SpiceJet, will have to undergo re-training to the satisfaction of the regulator.

Made-in-India Dornier 228 makes maiden journey from Assam to Arunachal

April 13, 2022 4:02:36 am

Manufactured by HAL, the 17-seater aircraft will be operated by Alliance Air, and connect Dibrugarh with Pasighat and Lilabari. The flights will be operational twice a week, beginning April 18.

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Air India: probe on as man says served non-vegetarian

April 1, 2022 3:55:27 am

An issue of non-veg meal alleged to have been served to one of the passengers... was raised in the social media platform. The concerned crew were immediately barred from flying duties and an inquiry has been initiated.

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Scheduled foreign flights resume today: India to connect with 63 countries

March 27, 2022 7:17:51 am

According to the new summer schedule, foreign airlines will operate 1,783 weekly flights, while Indian carriers will operate 1,466 departures every week. 

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Direct Tier-2 connects, new airports mark return of domestic flights

March 26, 2022 7:25:59 am

These include connections such as Ahmedabad-Guwahati, Srinagar-Ahmedabad, Hyderabad-Srinagar, Vadodara-Chennai, Jaipur-Patna, Dehradun-Kolkata, Mumbai-Port Blair, Jammu-Pune etc. Notably, many of the routes in this category are seeing flights being mounted by IndiGo.

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More international airlines add flights to India

March 26, 2022 3:43:21 am

Emirates said Friday it will be operating the 35 weekly flights from Mumbai, 28 from Delhi, 24 from Bengaluru, 21 each from Chennai and Hyderabad, 14 from Kochi, 11 from Kolkata, nine from Ahmedabad and seven from Thiruvananthapuram.

Global airlines prep for business as usual: Ramp up old, fresh routes

Global airlines prep for business as usual: Ramp up old, fresh routes

March 25, 2022 10:27:44 am

From March 27, resumption of scheduled international flights

Plane crash in China: DGCA puts Boeing 737 fleets of Indian carriers on ‘enhanced surveillance’

March 22, 2022 12:33:13 am

Currently, budget airlines Air India Express and SpiceJet, in addition to full-service carrier Vistara flt the Boeing 737 aircraft in their fleets. While most of these are the older generations 737 planes, SpiceJet operates some new generation 737MAX planes as well.

Singapore Airlines resumes Airbus A380 services from Mumbai

March 16, 2022 3:34:06 pm

Singapore Airlines' Airbus A380 comes with 471 seats in four classes: six suites and 78 business class seats on the upper deck, as well as 44 premium economy class and 343 economy class seats on the main deck.

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Tata, Singapore Airlines infuse Rs 500 crore into Vistara

March 14, 2022 3:53:54 am

As per a filing, Tata Sons infused Rs 255 crore in Vistara, while Singapore Airlines infused Rs 245 crore

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Domestic air fare up on oil spike, but flights abroad may get cheaper

March 14, 2022 7:56:41 am

According to data sourced from online travel agencies, fares on some of the trunk routes in the domestic sector have increased by 15-30 per cent just over the last two to four weeks.

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Alliance Air plane overshoots runway at Jabalpur after landing; probe on

March 13, 2022 1:14:33 am

All 55 passengers, 5 crew members onboard unhurt; pilots de-rostered

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Airlines raise weekly domestic flights by 10.1% for summer 2022: DGCA

March 12, 2022 1:15:49 am

IndiGo has increased its domestic flights by 10.4 per cent to 11,130 weekly services for summer 2022 as compared to 10,084 weekly services in the corresponding period last year, the regulator noted.

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