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IndiGo's technical snags: A clueless aviation watchdog, DGCA must seek aircraft-specific glitch data from carriers
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IndiGo's technical snags: A clueless aviation watchdog, DGCA must seek aircraft-specific glitch data from carriers

Instead of asking for the number of technical snags, aviation regulator DGCA must seek data on the percentage of snags per aircraft per cycle (one takeoff and landing).

Flying car concepts have been around for 100 years: Here's a look at some of them
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Flying car concepts have been around for 100 years: Here's a look at some of them

Flying cars may soon not just be a part of sci-fi films and animated films.

NASA's noise reduction technology reduces aircraft noise by more than 70 percent
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NASA's noise reduction technology reduces aircraft noise by more than 70 percent

NASA applied two concepts, including a series of chevrons placed near the front of the cavity.

Sichuan Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Shanghai after co-pilot sucked halfway out of cockpit; probe ordered
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Sichuan Airlines plane makes emergency landing in Shanghai after co-pilot sucked halfway out of cockpit; probe ordered

The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway” out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out

Air India, Vistara welcome telecom panel's nod for in-flight connectivity, hope move will add to passengers' convenience
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Air India, Vistara welcome telecom panel's nod for in-flight connectivity, hope move will add to passengers' convenience

Major airlines, including Air India and Vistara, on Tuesday welcomed the Telecom Commission's nod for use of WiFi and voice services in-flight

Markets ignore months of turbulence at IndiGo; but will piloting the airline be easy post Aditya Ghosh's departure?
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Markets ignore months of turbulence at IndiGo; but will piloting the airline be easy post Aditya Ghosh's departure?

As IndiGo undergoes changes, navigates hiccups and learns what it's like to be steered by unfamiliar hands, it was perhaps time for Ghosh to quit.

Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara flag concerns over data discrepancy on technical snags
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Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Vistara flag concerns over data discrepancy on technical snags

Airlines maintained that data was leading to a "false illusion" about safety of the airlines.

Commercial pilot builds an aircraft on a terrace; DGCA awards 'Make in India' effort with a registration
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Commercial pilot builds an aircraft on a terrace; DGCA awards 'Make in India' effort with a registration

The DGCA certification implies that Yadav can now undertake further tests and fly the aircraft in the open skies.

US flies bombers over Korean peninsula as Donald Trump discusses options to respond to Pyongyang
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US flies bombers over Korean peninsula as Donald Trump discusses options to respond to Pyongyang

The US military flew two strategic bombers over the Korean peninsula in a show of force late on Tuesday

Owl feather inspired aircraft wing design can cut noise levels without affecting aerodynamic performance
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Owl feather inspired aircraft wing design can cut noise levels without affecting aerodynamic performance

Numerous aero-acoustic studies have examined the effect of wing porosity, inspired by the quiet plumage features of owls.

Ramco Systems wins orders from top aviation OEM for its joint venture in China
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Ramco Systems wins orders from top aviation OEM for its joint venture in China

Aviation software by Ramco is used to manage over four thousand aircraft globally.

Ranchi: AirAsia passenger attempts to open exit door midair, handed over to police
India

Ranchi: AirAsia passenger attempts to open exit door midair, handed over to police

An Air Asia flight's door was opened by a passenger before the aircraft landed in Ranchi airport and passenger responsible has been handed over to police.

Researchers develop serrated wing design inspired by owls for quieter aircraft
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Researchers develop serrated wing design inspired by owls for quieter aircraft

The unique wing features of owls that make their flight silent could hold the key to making aircraft and wind turbines quieter.

UK-bound Easyjet plane diverted to Germany over 'terror talk'; three Britons suspects released after questioning
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UK-bound Easyjet plane diverted to Germany over 'terror talk'; three Britons suspects released after questioning

A UK-bound flight from Slovenia with 151 people on board was diverted to Germany after three passengers were found to be engaged in a "suspicious conversation" with "terrorist content"

CBI lodges cases to probe Indian Airlines-Air India merger, purchase of 111 planes
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CBI lodges cases to probe Indian Airlines-Air India merger, purchase of 111 planes

FIRs have been registered for offences of criminal conspiracy and corruption against unidentified officials of the civil aviation ministry and Air India

IAF's Sukhoi Su-30 jet crash: Black box recovered two days after wreckage sighted, crew still missing
India

IAF's Sukhoi Su-30 jet crash: Black box recovered two days after wreckage sighted, crew still missing

Tezpur: The black box of the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet that went missing with two pilots on board has been recovered from a dense forest in Arunachal Pradesh, two days after wreckage of the plane was sighted. However, the fate of the crew was not yet known.

Sukhoi Su-30 MKI: Indian Air Force orders court of inquiry into the accident
India

Sukhoi Su-30 MKI: Indian Air Force orders court of inquiry into the accident

The Indian Air Force on Friday ordered a court of inquiry into the accident involving a Sukhoi jet, whose wreckage was found on Friday 60 kilometres from Tezpur in Assam.

Canada introduces ban against bumping passengers from commercial flights
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Canada introduces ban against bumping passengers from commercial flights

Canada introduced a ban on Tuesday against bumping passengers from commercial flights.

China made amphibious aircraft AG600 finishes first test glide
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China made amphibious aircraft AG600 finishes first test glide

Designed to be the worlds largest amphibious aircraft, the 37-meter AG600 with a wingspan of 38.8 meters, has a maximum take-off weight of 53.5 tonnes.