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India's first indigenous aircraft carrier begins another phase of sea trials

The 40,000-tonne aircraft carrier, the largest and most complex warship to be built in India, successfully completed a five-day maiden sea voyage in August and underwent 10-day sea trials in October.
 INS Vikrant( (Photo Courtesy- Indian Navy))
 INS Vikrant( (Photo Courtesy- Indian Navy))
Published on Jan 09, 2022 05:03 PM IST
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India to commission first indigenous aircraft carrier next year: Rajnath Singh

Union defence minister Rajnath Singh also said that the combat capability, reach and versatility of the aircraft carrier will add formidable capabilities in the defence of our country and help secure India's interests in the maritime domain.
Kochi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during a visit to the INS Vikrant, an indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), in Kochi, Friday, June 25, 2021. (PTI)
Kochi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during a visit to the INS Vikrant, an indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC), in Kochi, Friday, June 25, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Jun 25, 2021 03:09 PM IST
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DGCA bans use of wide-body aircraft at Kozhikode airport for monsoon season

Wide-body aircraft like the Boeing 747 and Airbus A350 have a bigger fuel tank and can therefore travel longer distances in comparison with narrow-body planes like the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320.
The Boeing 737 jet on a flight from Dubai, overshot and fell 50 metres off the end of the runway at the Calicut airport in treacherous conditions last Friday, killing 18, making it one of the deadliest commercial aviation disasters in the country in nearly 10 years.(HT Photo)
The Boeing 737 jet on a flight from Dubai, overshot and fell 50 metres off the end of the runway at the Calicut airport in treacherous conditions last Friday, killing 18, making it one of the deadliest commercial aviation disasters in the country in nearly 10 years.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2020 01:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Airbus reduces production due to COVID-19, delivery of aircraft to Indian clients likely to be delayed

Airbus - one of the largest commercial aircraft manufacturing companies in the world - has reduced its aircraft production rates by roughly one-third due to COVID-19 pandemic.
India has placed the largest order of commercial aircraft to Airbus. Recently, IndiGo had placed the order of 300 A-320neo family aircraft to Airbus.(Unsplash)
India has placed the largest order of commercial aircraft to Airbus. Recently, IndiGo had placed the order of 300 A-320neo family aircraft to Airbus.(Unsplash)
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 04:29 PM IST
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Air Asia flight makes emergency landing in Kolkata after woman says ‘bombs strapped to body’

The 25-year-old woman, identified as Mohini Mondol, was later arrested. A resident of Salt Lake, Mondol told the police that she works in a press owned by her father.
A Mumbai-bound flight from Kolkata had to return and make an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport
A Mumbai-bound flight from Kolkata had to return and make an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) airport
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 05:25 PM IST
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Air hostess breaks her leg in 7 places after aircraft hit by storm

27-year-old Eden Garrity was pushing a catering trolley on a flight when it was hit by a storm.
Eden Garrity who suffered injuries during the course of the journey.(Facebook/Eden Garrity)
Eden Garrity who suffered injuries during the course of the journey.(Facebook/Eden Garrity)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 04:04 PM IST
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PM assured support, enquired about details of experimental aircraft, says innovator Amol Yadav

Amol Yadav is an innovator who built a 6-seater experimental aircraft on the terrace of his home in suburban Mumbai over a period of 19 years.
After meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Yadav said he is happy to know that the Prime Minister was following his project and was updated with information about it.(PTI Photo)
After meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, Yadav said he is happy to know that the Prime Minister was following his project and was updated with information about it.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 12:52 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByAsian News International

Russian jet chases NATO plane away from defence minister’s aircraft: Report

Reports said a Spanish F-18 jet based in Lithuania had tried to approach Shoigu’s plane, prompting one of two Russian SU-27 fighter jets accompanying him to see it off.
Shoigu had flown to Kaliningrad to attend a ceremony marking the start of construction of a new military academy.(Reuters FILE)
Shoigu had flown to Kaliningrad to attend a ceremony marking the start of construction of a new military academy.(Reuters FILE)
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 12:40 PM IST
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Rishi Kapoor says when he was diagnosed with cancer, son Ranbir ‘literally forced me into the aircraft and flew here with me’

Currently undergoing treatment for cancer in the US, Rishi Kapoor opens up about his reaction when he was diagnosed and how his wife Neetu Kapoor and son Ranbir Kapoor have stood by him.
Ranbir Kapoor with parents Neetu and Rishi Kapoor in the US.
Ranbir Kapoor with parents Neetu and Rishi Kapoor in the US.
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 01:21 AM IST
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After tiffin box feud, Air India may ban pilots from bringing food on aircraft

The decision was taken as the pilots were found to be ordering special meals for themselves such as burgers, soups, smoked salmon, guacamole and hummus with pita bread.
In the wake of an altercation between a captain and a cabin crew member, Air India is likely to ban pilots from bringing their own food onboard an aircraft. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)
In the wake of an altercation between a captain and a cabin crew member, Air India is likely to ban pilots from bringing their own food onboard an aircraft. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 03:05 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Government may remove ‘landing charges’ at 15 defence airports for aircraft with less than 80 seats

Ministry of Defence is looking in the matter after an airline requested the civil aviation ministry to waive the landing charges.
Currently, in India, the Q400 aircraft used by SpiceJet and the ATR aircraft used by IndiGo have less than 80 seats.(AFP File Photo)
Currently, in India, the Q400 aircraft used by SpiceJet and the ATR aircraft used by IndiGo have less than 80 seats.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Jun 07, 2019 04:45 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

AN-32 pilot’s wife was on ATC duty in Jorhat when the aircraft went off the radar

Sandhya, an air traffic control officer posted at the Johrat airbase, had married Flight Lieutenant Ashish Tanwar in 2018.
File picture of missing IAF AN-32 Pilot Ashish Tanwar and his wife Sandhya, who works in Air Traffic Control (ATC) was on duty when the flight took off from the base at 12.25 pm for the advanced landing ground at Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh.((ANI Photo))
File picture of missing IAF AN-32 Pilot Ashish Tanwar and his wife Sandhya, who works in Air Traffic Control (ATC) was on duty when the flight took off from the base at 12.25 pm for the advanced landing ground at Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh.((ANI Photo))
Updated on Jun 06, 2019 08:18 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Praying for his safety, says family of IAF officer onboard missing aircraft

The Soviet-origin Antonov-32 plane carrying 13 people, including an eight-man crew, took off from Jorhat in Assam at 12.27pm and was on its way to an advanced landing ground at Mechuka in West Siang district.
The family of Mohit Garg (seen in the picture) in Samana town, including his father Surinder Garg and uncle Rishi Garg, left for Assam soon after they received information from the Indian Air Force.(HT photo)
The family of Mohit Garg (seen in the picture) in Samana town, including his father Surinder Garg and uncle Rishi Garg, left for Assam soon after they received information from the Indian Air Force.(HT photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 04:08 PM IST
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India will add 2 more aircraft to strengthen AWACS capabilities

Armed with deep penetration and long-range radars, AWACS control the battle theatre in times of hostilities by providing advance information about movement of air assets of the adversary.
The deal is worth around $ 2 billion, with the radar mounted on Russian platform.
The deal is worth around $ 2 billion, with the radar mounted on Russian platform.
Updated on May 01, 2019 09:32 AM IST
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Crisis at Jet Airways worsens: Fleet now down to 11 aircraft; PMO steps in

According to officials aware of discussions, the meeting was called after civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu asked secretary of the department Pradeep Singh Kharola to review issues concerning Jet Airways, news agency PTI reported.
After participating in the meeting at the PMO, Kharola held a meeting through video conference with the management of Jet Airways.(Prasad Gori / HT Photo)
After participating in the meeting at the PMO, Kharola held a meeting through video conference with the management of Jet Airways.(Prasad Gori / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 07:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Less than 15 aircraft of debt-hit Jet Airways currently operational, says government

Less than 15 aircraft of debt-hitJet Airways currently operational, news agency PTI quoted Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola as saying.
The airline has around 119 aircraft in its fleet. In the last few weeks, the airline has been grounding its aircraft in tranches due to non-payment of dues to lessors.(PTI File)
The airline has around 119 aircraft in its fleet. In the last few weeks, the airline has been grounding its aircraft in tranches due to non-payment of dues to lessors.(PTI File)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 01:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

SpiceJet leases two aircraft to tide over Boeing 737 Max crisis

The domestic aviation industry has been hit by a shortage of jets following a ban on the Boeing 737 MAX 8, the type of aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday killing 157 people.
SpiceJet leased two aircraft from a Turkish airline that will help ease a shortage of jets from Saturday,(Mint)
SpiceJet leased two aircraft from a Turkish airline that will help ease a shortage of jets from Saturday,(Mint)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 09:36 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByFaizan Haider

India grounds Boeing 737-Max planes, govt-airlines meet underway

On Sunday, a 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed near Addis Ababa killing 157 people, including four Indians
India had on Tuesday grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.(Reuters file photo)
India had on Tuesday grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2020 01:39 AM IST
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Aircraft carrying Tamil Nadu CM K Palaniswami returns to Chennai following technical snag

Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami was scheduled to travel to Kanyakumari from Tuticorin to attend a government event where Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be present.
According to airport officials, the pilot of the aircraft detected the technical snag and returned to Chennai.(PTI)
According to airport officials, the pilot of the aircraft detected the technical snag and returned to Chennai.(PTI)
Published on Mar 01, 2019 11:24 AM IST
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Chennai | ByPress Trust of India

Mangalore-bound Jet Airways flight grounded after smoke alert on plane; all passengers safe

Jet Airways, in a statement, said it arranged an alternate aircraft to operate its flight to Mangalore from Bengaluru due to a “technical snag.”
Due to the incident, the flight was delayed by an hour and 20 minutes.(REUTERS/Amit Dave/File photo)
Due to the incident, the flight was delayed by an hour and 20 minutes.(REUTERS/Amit Dave/File photo)
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 07:35 PM IST
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Bengaluru, Karnataka | ByPress Trust of India

Aircraft near-miss rate at six-year high due to congestion, says DGCA official

The official said that till October, seven incidents of near misses or “airprox” were reported against five in 2017. In 2015 and 2016, the number was seven and eight respectively, he added.
Published on Dec 05, 2018 11:29 PM IST
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Long-term exposure to aircraft noise can lead to heart disease, here’s why

Researchers have identified an enzyme located in the inflammatory cells of the body which is responsible for vascular damage caused by aircraft noise.
Long-term exposure to aircraft noise can make you prone to develop cardiovascular diseases.(Shutterstock)
Long-term exposure to aircraft noise can make you prone to develop cardiovascular diseases.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 11:59 AM IST
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Australia to send military aircraft to monitor North Korean ships

The announcement came a day after the leaders of North and South Korea pledged at an historic summit to work for the complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
Australia, a staunch U.S. ally, also promised to keep up economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea.(Representative Photo)
Australia, a staunch U.S. ally, also promised to keep up economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea.(Representative Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2018 11:45 AM IST
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