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Mid-air scares with Airbus A320neo; Know all
India

Mid-air scares with Airbus A320neo; Know all

Pilots of the Air India A320neo plane from Mumbai to Bengaluru received a warning about high exhaust gas temperatures on one of the engines just minutes after the aircraft's departure

India would need over 2000 new aircraft in next 20 years, says Airbus
Business

India would need over 2000 new aircraft in next 20 years, says Airbus

With passenger traffic in India expected to grow at 6.2 per cent, India would need 34,000 additional pilots and 45,000 technicians by 2040, said Brent McBratney, Head of Airline Marketing India and South Asia, Airbus

Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow
World

Russia-Ukraine conflict: From Apple to Amex, the exodus of Western brands from Moscow

Russia's currency, the ruble, has crashed to a record low against the US dollar, pushing authorities to scramble to avoid a financial meltdown

Tale of two aircraft companies: While Airbus returns to profit, Boeing still in the red
World

Tale of two aircraft companies: While Airbus returns to profit, Boeing still in the red

The world's dominant aerospace companies will seek new business as they attend the five-day Dubai air show on Sunday

Vinod Kannan to take the lead as new CEO of Vistara; Leslie Thng to join senior rank in Singapore Airlines
Business

Vinod Kannan to take the lead as new CEO of Vistara; Leslie Thng to join senior rank in Singapore Airlines

Vistara is a 51:49 joint venture airline between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. Vinod Kannan is set to take over as Vistara's CEO from 1 January, 2022

Vega rocket successfully launches one Earth observation satellite, four mini cubsats
science

Vega rocket successfully launches one Earth observation satellite, four mini cubsats

The Vega rocket is a crucial component of European ambitions to compete with rivals such as Elon Musk's SpaceX in the booming commercial aerospace market.

How a growing aviation sector in China led US, EU to settle dispute between Boeing and Airbus
World

How a growing aviation sector in China led US, EU to settle dispute between Boeing and Airbus

With this, an epic 16-year-old dispute over support for airplane makers appears to be heading for an end, at least for now

Airbus estimates its 863 planes delivered in 2019 will emit 740 million tonnes of CO2 in approximately next 22 years
World

Airbus estimates its 863 planes delivered in 2019 will emit 740 million tonnes of CO2 in approximately next 22 years

As a point of comparison, France is estimated to have emitted 441 million tonnes of CO2 in 2019.

Pakistan plane crash: PIA aircraft 'jolted' thrice while landing, pilot 'adroitly lifted' it off the ground, recounts survivor
World

Pakistan plane crash: PIA aircraft 'jolted' thrice while landing, pilot 'adroitly lifted' it off the ground, recounts survivor

Zubair, 24, was among 99 passengers on board the PIA Airbus A-320 aircraft that plunged into a densely populated residential area near the airport in Karachi on Friday, killing 97 people, including nine children.

Pakistan plane crash: PIA flight PK8303 crashes in Karachi after losing engine; two rescued, 66 dead as search for survivors continues
World

Pakistan plane crash: PIA flight PK8303 crashes in Karachi after losing engine; two rescued, 66 dead as search for survivors continues

A Pakistan Airlines jetliner carrying 98 people crashed Friday in a crowded neighborhood near the airport in Karachi after an apparent engine failure during landing

Pakistan Plane Crash Updates: Local media says 35 bodies recovered so far, at least three survivors onboard PK8303 shifted to hospitals
World

Pakistan Plane Crash Updates: Local media says 35 bodies recovered so far, at least three survivors onboard PK8303 shifted to hospitals

Pakistan Plane Crash LIVE Updates: Airworthiness documents showed the plane last received a government check on Nov. 1, 2019. PIA’s chief engineer signed a separate certificate April 28 saying all maintenance had been conducted. It said “the aircraft is fully airworthy and meets all the safety” standards, news agency AP reported.

'We have lost engines...' PIA pilot told ATC, reveals audio clip, before PK8303 crash landed in Karachi residential area
World

'We have lost engines...' PIA pilot told ATC, reveals audio clip, before PK8303 crash landed in Karachi residential area

Before sending the SOS call, Pakistan International Airline flight PK8303's pilot had told the ATC that the plane had lost the engines

COVID-19 impact: Britain's Rolls-Royce to axe 9,000 jobs in air travel slump; more firms resort to lay off on recession woes
Business

COVID-19 impact: Britain's Rolls-Royce to axe 9,000 jobs in air travel slump; more firms resort to lay off on recession woes

Rolls-Royce said it was targeting 1.3 billion pounds of annual cost savings, with about 700 million coming from layoffs plus other cuts that could include factory closures.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Airbus asks staff to brace for deeper job cuts; says immediate action necessary as survival in question
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Airbus asks staff to brace for deeper job cuts; says immediate action necessary as survival in question

People familiar with the matter say Airbus is also in active discussions with European governments about tapping schemes to assist struggling industries, including state-guaranteed loans.

GoAir suspends some flights on delay in aircraft, engine deliveries; airline apologises to flyers for inconvenience
Business

GoAir suspends some flights on delay in aircraft, engine deliveries; airline apologises to flyers for inconvenience

In November and December last year, GoAir had cancelled dozens of flights due to delay in aircraft deliveries and non-availability of engines.

Delay in aircraft deliveries by Airbus added to operational challenge; inclement weather in North India hits flight services: GoAir
Business

Delay in aircraft deliveries by Airbus added to operational challenge; inclement weather in North India hits flight services: GoAir

The Wadia group-owned GoAir cancelled as many as 40 flights this week on account of shortage of staff and inclement weather, among others issues.

Egypt will launch its first communication satellite to improve internet service
science

Egypt will launch its first communication satellite to improve internet service

The satellite is named after Thebes or Tiba after an ancient city, whose ruins lie in the city of Luxor.

IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft; does not disclose deal value
Business

IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft; does not disclose deal value

Budget carrier IndiGo announced on Tuesday it has placed a firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft, comprising A320neos, A321neos and A321XLRs

IndiGo close to placing a near-record order for more than 300 Airbus jets worth at least $33 bn
Business

IndiGo close to placing a near-record order for more than 300 Airbus jets worth at least $33 bn

Indian budget airline IndiGo is close to placing a near-record order for more than 300 Airbus A320neo-family jets worth at least $33 billion at recent catalogue prices to cement its position as India’s largest carrier by market share