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Jets with enhanced protection to join PM’s fleet by September

The first head-of-state Boeing-777 aircraft will arrive in India from the United States by August-end followed by the second one a month later, they said on condition of anonymity.
The new long-haul aircraft will be used exclusively by PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(ANI)
The new long-haul aircraft will be used exclusively by PM Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 04, 2020 05:31 AM IST
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Yachts, wine cellars, private jets: Isolating with the super-rich

Stranded on superyachts or confined to their sprawling mansions worrying about their wine cellars, the world’s super rich have invited ridicule throughout the coronavirus pandemic with their apparent insensitivity to the plight of ordinary people.
Yachts, wine cellars, private jets: Isolating with the super-rich. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Yachts, wine cellars, private jets: Isolating with the super-rich. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on May 02, 2020 08:07 AM IST
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London | ByAgence France-Presse

Jet delivery delays added to cancellation woes: GoAir

This, however, contrasts with Airbus data, which showed that deliveries of the A320neo to GoAir continued until as recently as November at a higher monthly pace since June 2016, when the airline inducted its first A320neo aircraft.
GoAir on Thursday blamed delayed delivery of Airbus SE’s A320neo planes as one of the reasons behind the cancellations of dozens of flights this week.(File Photo)
GoAir on Thursday blamed delayed delivery of Airbus SE’s A320neo planes as one of the reasons behind the cancellations of dozens of flights this week.(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 10:50 PM IST
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LiveMint | ByRhik Kundu

With 326 passengers, flight makes emergency landing after pilot spills coffee

With the hot liquid causing a strong electrical burning smell and smoke rising from the panel, the captain decided to divert, the report from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said.
A commercial flight with 326 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing when hot coffee was accidentally spilled over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic ocean.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A commercial flight with 326 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing when hot coffee was accidentally spilled over the cockpit control panel over the Atlantic ocean.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 07:12 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara retain Jet’s slots till December 31

After Jet Airways suspended operations in April, the airlines were allocated the vacant slots first up to June 30. This was later extended up to September.
A slot is a date and time at which an airline’s aircraft is permitted to depart or arrive at an airport. A senior official from the civil aviation department confirmed the extension of the deadline.(HT image)
A slot is a date and time at which an airline’s aircraft is permitted to depart or arrive at an airport. A senior official from the civil aviation department confirmed the extension of the deadline.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 04:30 AM IST
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Mumbai | ByNeha LM Tripathi

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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Moscow | ByReuters

SpiceJet examines taking over widebody jets previously operated by Jet

SpiceJet, which operates narrowbody and turboprop planes, does not have firm plans to become a widebody operator with longer-range flights in the wake of Jet’s collapse in April, SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh said.
Indian budget airline SpiceJet Ltd is examining the prospect of taking over widebody jets previously operated by Jet Airways Ltd, but initial studies show they need significant maintenance work, its chairman said on Saturday.(AFP Photo)
Indian budget airline SpiceJet Ltd is examining the prospect of taking over widebody jets previously operated by Jet Airways Ltd, but initial studies show they need significant maintenance work, its chairman said on Saturday.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2019 01:35 PM IST
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Seoul | ByReuters

No survivors found in Mexico crash of jet carrying 13 people

The wreckage of the plane was found via aerial surveillance in a remote mountainous zone in the northern municipality of Ocampo, the government of Coahuila state said in a statement.
All 13 people aboard were killed when a private jet crashed between the U.S. city of Las Vegas and Monterrey in northern Mexico, authorities said on Monday. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
All 13 people aboard were killed when a private jet crashed between the U.S. city of Las Vegas and Monterrey in northern Mexico, authorities said on Monday. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Updated on May 07, 2019 10:16 AM IST
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Mexico | ByReuters

Opinion | Tata and Jet Airways: What goes around comes around

As Jet goes through its jet throes, and Naresh Goyal licks his wounds in obscurity, their single biggest hope has been the Tata Group
As Jet Airways withdraws from its prized slots and premium routes, one of the airlines working overtime to fill those is Vistara(ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)
As Jet Airways withdraws from its prized slots and premium routes, one of the airlines working overtime to fill those is Vistara(ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)
Updated on May 06, 2019 07:52 AM IST
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Jet’s departure brings down air traffic in city

A senior Airports Authority of India (AAI) official said, “The air traffic is as low as 650-700 flight movements in 24 hours.” The airport witnessed passenger traffic of 48. 49 million during financial year 2017-18.
With the flight operations coming down, passengers are also forced to shell out around <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 -10,000 for other metros.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
With the flight operations coming down, passengers are also forced to shell out around 5,000 -10,000 for other metros.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2019 06:38 AM IST
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Jet Airways says international ops to remain grounded till Thursday

In an internal communication, chief executive Vinay Dube also said the airline’s board will meet Tuesday to discuss the next step for the carrier.
This is the third time that airline has extended suspension of these flights, which was first announced for last Thursday.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
This is the third time that airline has extended suspension of these flights, which was first announced for last Thursday.(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 08:21 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Jet has fuel supply only till Tuesday afternoon: Reports

At present, Jet is operating only 7 aircraft for domestic operations due to the grounding of over 80 per cent of its fleet by lessors owing to non-payment of dues.
Corroborating this, a Jet Airways official told IANS in New Delhi: “A proposal for a fresh fund infusion has been given to the lenders.”(Prasad Gori /HT Photo)
Corroborating this, a Jet Airways official told IANS in New Delhi: “A proposal for a fresh fund infusion has been given to the lenders.”(Prasad Gori /HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 07:11 PM 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

For third time in a week, IOC cuts fuel supply to Jet: Report

The airline also faced the ignominy of losing one of its planes to a European cargo agent who seized one of its wide-body planes at the Amsterdam airport for payment related issues, a source said.
This is the third time that the public sector oil marketing company has cut fuel supply to the airline in the past eight days.
This is the third time that the public sector oil marketing company has cut fuel supply to the airline in the past eight days.
Updated on Apr 10, 2019 06:11 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

‘Have enough pilots, operations won’t be impacted’: Jet Airways

According to the official, the airline currently has “enough” pilots to support its current level of operations.
In a statement, the airline said that it remained committed to honour its obligations towards all its employees, including pilots and engineers.(Mint)
In a statement, the airline said that it remained committed to honour its obligations towards all its employees, including pilots and engineers.(Mint)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 06:38 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByIndo Asian News Service

The Jet case: The bankruptcy code should have been invoked

The government, through State-owned banks, is doing what it has done many times in the past: throwing good money after bad.
An aircraft of Jet airways being taxied for take off, Mumbai International Airport, July 24, 2009(ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)
An aircraft of Jet airways being taxied for take off, Mumbai International Airport, July 24, 2009(ABHIJIT BHATLEKAR/MINT)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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United Airlines Boeing 787 jet from Australia diverted after smoke from cockpit: Official

The US aircraft flying 256 passengers from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, touched down safely at La Tontouta airport in New Caledonia’s capital Noumea.
An Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people on March 10 led to the global grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes.(AFP/ Representative Image)
An Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people on March 10 led to the global grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes.(AFP/ Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 01:25 PM IST
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Noumea | ByAgence France-Presse

Air India won’t accommodate fliers from Jet’s cancelled

Officials familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity that the agreement between Air India and Jet Airways, which is facing a severe financial crisis, had been terminated.
Air India will not accommodate passengers from Jet Airways’ cancelled flights till further notice, an Air India circular issued on Friday said.(PTI Photo)
Air India will not accommodate passengers from Jet Airways’ cancelled flights till further notice, an Air India circular issued on Friday said.(PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2019 11:13 PM IST
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Pakistani jets violate Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera, F-16 shot down

The Pakistani jets had entered into Indian air space over Rajouri district this morning.
Officials said Pakistani jets violated Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district but were confronted and pushed back.(Reuters/Representative image)
Officials said Pakistani jets violated Indian air space in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district but were confronted and pushed back.(Reuters/Representative image)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 05:26 PM IST
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Pakistan Army says Indian jets intruded neighbour’s airspace

Relations between the arch-rivals has been extremely tense since a suicide car bombing, claimed by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, on Feb. 14 in Kashmir.
The strike comes almost two weeks after a terror attack killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in south Kashmir that raised tensions between India and Pakistan.(HT File Photo)
The strike comes almost two weeks after a terror attack killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in south Kashmir that raised tensions between India and Pakistan.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Outdated jets for warriors, cheese and wine for babus: Brother of IAF pilot killed in crash pens poem

An emotional poem penned by Abrol’s brother Sushant, posted on Facebook, states it is an “unforgiving” job to be a test pilot given the risks it posses.
Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, one of the two test pilots who died in a Mirage-2000 crash in Bengaluru last weeK.(HT Photo)
Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, one of the two test pilots who died in a Mirage-2000 crash in Bengaluru last weeK.(HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 11:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Davos elite prefers private jets amid climate change worries

It forecast nearly 1,500 private jet flights over the week of the World Economic Forum (WEF) to airports near Davos in the Swiss Alps.
The Davos elite say they are more worried than ever about climate change. But that isn’t stopping them chartering private jets in record numbers.(AFP/Getty Images)
The Davos elite say they are more worried than ever about climate change. But that isn’t stopping them chartering private jets in record numbers.(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 09:23 PM IST
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Davos | ByPress Trust of India

Jet Airways fails to pay December salary to some more employees

The Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet airline, which is part owned by Gulf carrier Etihad, has not been paying on time to about 15 per cent of its over 16,000 employees since August last year due to a liquidity crunch.
et Airways has now failed to disburse the December salary to some other categories of employees.(HT File Photo)
et Airways has now failed to disburse the December salary to some other categories of employees.(HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 05, 2019 08:39 PM IST
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Mumbai | ByPress Trust of India

Etihad, Jet Airways in talks on rescue deal: Reports

Executives from Etihad and Jet have met some of the airline’s bankers in Mumbai in recent days to discuss ways to address its cash flow issues and evaluate the carrier’s future business plan, the sources said.
Etihad Airways is holding talks with Jet Airways Ltd and its bankers on a rescue plan for the debt-laden Indian carrier.(REUTERS)
Etihad Airways is holding talks with Jet Airways Ltd and its bankers on a rescue plan for the debt-laden Indian carrier.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 05, 2018 10:53 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByReuters

Vistara places $3.1 billion order for 19 jets with Airbus, Boeing

Vistara will buy 13 of the A320neo and A321neo jets that have a list price starting at about $111 million each and six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at about $282 million apiece.
Vistara will also be renting 37 new A320neo family aircraft from leasing companies, according to a statement from the carrier Wednesday. The airline currently has a fleet of 21 single-aisle Airbus planes.(HT Photo)
Vistara will also be renting 37 new A320neo family aircraft from leasing companies, according to a statement from the carrier Wednesday. The airline currently has a fleet of 21 single-aisle Airbus planes.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2018 11:58 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByAnurag Kotoky

Collision of GoAir, private jet averted by seconds at Delhi’s IGI airport

Airport officials said that the GoAir pilot spotted the chartered aircraft crossing its way at the runway while landing
A major disaster was averted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after a GoAir flight, with over 100 passengers aboard, narrowly avoided collision with a chartered plane at the runway.(File Photo)
A major disaster was averted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after a GoAir flight, with over 100 passengers aboard, narrowly avoided collision with a chartered plane at the runway.(File Photo)
Updated on May 09, 2018 03:25 PM IST
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