Air India may be struggling to stay afloat, but its pilots are unwilling to compromise on their high flying lifestyle.
Naresh Goyal-led Jet Airways has laid down an ambitious expansion plan for its global operations that would see the airline connect 23 Indian cities to Abu Dhabi. The airline plans to use Abu Dhabi as a hub for launching flights to North America, West Asia and North Africa. Boarding card
AI Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft is likely to be back in service in the next couple of weeks after the US aviation regulator approved a revamped battery system for the aircraft. The B787 had been grounded by operators across the globe in Jan due to battery problems.
Airline crew the world over are known for their impeccable bearing and spotless uniforms, but not so our Maharaja’s pilots. Many AI pilots have been brazenly flouting the operational manual considered the rule book for crew, Tushar Srivastava
reports. What the rule book says
Tata group chairman emeritus Ratan Tata said he was delighted with the response that AirAsia India received to hiring of flight attendants, interviews for which were held in Chennai. HT reports.
Domestic air traffic in India dropped by a sharp 9.1% in February compared to a year ago, the latest figures released by the International Air Transport Association have revealed. HT
reports. Air scare
The US Federal Aviation Agency plans to inspect more than a thousand Boeing 737 airplanes to check for corrosion on certain pins that could compromise safety, according to a notice on the Federal Register.
The Airports Authority of India has tied up with US-based technology provider MITRE Corporation to set up a high-tech research, development and training facility in Hyderabad, HT reports.
Grounded Kingfisher Airlines did not even bother to get in touch with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) let alone get a No-Objection Certificate (NoC) from the state-owned airport operator to whom it owes close to Rs. 300 crore. HT reports.
Will AirAsia be able to replicate the success of its low-cost model in India - a country where high airport charges and fuel taxes have seen airlines fold up operations in the past? Tushar Srivastava
reports. For a pie of the sky
Grounded Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) has submitted yet another revival plan to aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), to restart operations. HT
Ministry mulls new profiling system; photo on air ticket likely to serve as identification tool at entry points.
German aircraft leasing firm DVB Aviation Finance Asia PTE Ltd won a legal battle today against grounded Kingfisher Airlines with the Delhi high court asking aviation regulator DGCA to deregister two leased-out planes lying at Istanbul in Turkey.
Air India has shown interest in acquiring six of the 18 self check-in kiosks of Kingfisher Airlines at the city's domestic airport, said sources at the Mumbai airport. "Since Kingfisher Airlines is no longer operating, Air India has evinced interest in acquiring a few of its kiosks."
Even as lenders with over Rs.
7,000-cr exposure to the ailing Kingfisher Airlines have decided to sell pledged shares of USL and invoke his personal guarantee to recover chunks of debt, they remain unsure of the quantum of recovery. HT
reports. Turbulent flight