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Will take all steps to enhance security, Boeing assures hours after probe into Ethiopia crash reveals flight's sensor had sent faulty data
World

Will take all steps to enhance security, Boeing assures hours after probe into Ethiopia crash reveals flight's sensor had sent faulty data

The statement came hours after Ethiopian investigators said the pilots of a doomed Boeing 737 MAX 8 had repeatedly followed Boeing's recommended procedures prior to crashing on 10 March.

Kin of Ethiopian Airlines crash victim file lawsuit against Boeing in US federal court
World

Kin of Ethiopian Airlines crash victim file lawsuit against Boeing in US federal court

A lawsuit against Boeing Co was filed in US federal court on Thursday in what appeared to be the first suit over a 10 March Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that killed 157 people

Boeing has finally unveiled a 737 MAX software fix following the fatal crashes
News & Analysis

Boeing has finally unveiled a 737 MAX software fix following the fatal crashes

Boeing has worked out the software fix on the 737 MAX to prevent future malfunctions.

Boeing suspends deliveries of fastest-selling Max 737 jets but continues production of aircraft
World

Boeing suspends deliveries of fastest-selling Max 737 jets but continues production of aircraft

Each month of the grounding could cost Boeing around $1.8 billion to $2.5 billion in delayed revenue, according to analyst estimates, although that could be recouped once the ban is lifted and the planes are delivered.

Jet Airways grounds 4 more planes due to non-payment of lease rentals; 32 aircraft taken out of operations so far
Business

Jet Airways grounds 4 more planes due to non-payment of lease rentals; 32 aircraft taken out of operations so far

Jet Airways on Tuesday said it has grounded another four of its aircraft due to non-payment of lease rentals

Air India says Happy Women's Day with all-women crew on 12 international and 40 domestic flights
Business

Air India says Happy Women's Day with all-women crew on 12 international and 40 domestic flights

Air India will be deploying its B787 Dreamliners and B777s aircraft to operate the flights

Jet Airways grounds 2 more planes, total 23 out of operations due to non-payment to lessors
Business

Jet Airways grounds 2 more planes, total 23 out of operations due to non-payment to lessors

With the grounding of two more planes, almost 20% of aircraft in Jet Airways' fleet are now out of operations

India-Pakistan air strikes: Airlines suspend services to five airports due to airspace restrictions
Business

India-Pakistan air strikes: Airlines suspend services to five airports due to airspace restrictions

Some of the flights en route to Jammu, Leh and Srinagar airports have been diverted to their origin stations

Aero India 2019: India seeks tie-ups to make aircraft locally; to invest $65 bn to construct 100 more airports: Suresh Prabhu
Business

Aero India 2019: India seeks tie-ups to make aircraft locally; to invest $65 bn to construct 100 more airports: Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu said the civil aviation ministry has come out with 'Vision 2040' and to realise it, India would require 2,300 new aircraft.

SBI to convert loans given to Jet Airways into equity: Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it
Business

SBI to convert loans given to Jet Airways into equity: Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it

What SBI is doing is counterintuitive—it is plunging headlong into a crisis-ridden company.

Govt working on domestic production of aircraft, to join hands with major global players: Suresh Prabhu
Business

Govt working on domestic production of aircraft, to join hands with major global players: Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu warned that if MRO work is not carried out in the country then the government will be loosing out lot of money, besides job opportunities.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off; delivers 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit
science

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasts off; delivers 10 satellites to low-Earth orbit

All 10 newly launched satellites are communicated with Iridium’s network operations centre.

IL&FS crisis: Uday Kotak-led board deserves praise for quick action without going in for expensive bailout
Business

IL&FS crisis: Uday Kotak-led board deserves praise for quick action without going in for expensive bailout

Uday Kotak has said that IL&FS has to be rehabilitated through the sale of verticals or assets or through a combination of both.

Rules of in-flight mobile connectivity to be notified soon; awaiting law ministry's nod: Telecom minister Manoj Sinha
Business

Rules of in-flight mobile connectivity to be notified soon; awaiting law ministry's nod: Telecom minister Manoj Sinha

Telecom Ministry is currently awaiting the views of Law Ministry on in-flight connectivity rules and is hopeful of notifying the norms soon thereafter, Manoj Sinha said.

Web check-ins: IndiGo should rise above pettiness, quibbling; bad times for aviation should not be reason for knee-jerk reaction
Business

Web check-ins: IndiGo should rise above pettiness, quibbling; bad times for aviation should not be reason for knee-jerk reaction

Why should a flier pay for web check-in when the truth is he is doing a favour to the airline by sparing its overburdened staff at the airport counters of this work?

Mid-air collision averted between two IndiGo planes at India-Bangladesh airspace border
India

Mid-air collision averted between two IndiGo planes at India-Bangladesh airspace border

Two IndiGo planes came too close for comfort before averting a mid-air collision at the border airspace of India and Bangladesh.

'PM is completely silent': Rahul Gandhi seeks clarification on Rafale deal from Narendra Modi after François Hollande row
Politics

'PM is completely silent': Rahul Gandhi seeks clarification on Rafale deal from Narendra Modi after François Hollande row

Rahul Gandhi questioned Narendra Modi's silence after Francois Hollande's reported statement and asked him to clarify if the same is true or not.

Jet Airways financial woes:  Registrar of Companies receives complaint against airline, seeks explanation
Business

Jet Airways financial woes: Registrar of Companies receives complaint against airline, seeks explanation

Jet Airways board, on 9 August deferred announcement of unaudited financial results for the June quarter and the same was announced on 27 August.

Air India may face more headwinds as govt backtracks on Rs 30,000 crore second bailout package
Business

Air India may face more headwinds as govt backtracks on Rs 30,000 crore second bailout package

The government needs a proactive approach to tackle the mess it has created at Air India.

World's largest aircraft Stratolaunch to start taking rockets to space by 2020
science

World's largest aircraft Stratolaunch to start taking rockets to space by 2020

Stratolaunch's plane is a six-engine, twin-fuselage airplane — the largest ever built by wingspan