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Coronavirus Outbreak: Air Deccan ceases operations, all employees put on sabbatical without pay; management to hold meeting next week
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Air Deccan ceases operations, all employees put on sabbatical without pay; management to hold meeting next week

While other airlines have introduced various cost cutting measures such as laying off pilots, leave without pay and salary cuts, Air Deccan is the first casualty of the coronavirus pandemic.

GoAir cancels 19 flights across destinations as airline grapples with shortage of aircraft, pilots; thousands of passengers stranded
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GoAir cancels 19 flights across destinations as airline grapples with shortage of aircraft, pilots; thousands of passengers stranded

GoAir has reported a series of mid-air incidents of engine glitches, leading to the grounding of planes with such engines.

IndiGo increases salaries of crew, non-crew employees after three years; firm says previous fiscal was challenging
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IndiGo increases salaries of crew, non-crew employees after three years; firm says previous fiscal was challenging

IndiGo, which nearly controls half of the market, wiped of nearly three-fourths of its profit at Rs 191 crore in the December quarter.

Fear of job loss grips thousands of Jet Airways employees after airline’s temporary shutdown
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Fear of job loss grips thousands of Jet Airways employees after airline’s temporary shutdown

Jet Airways pilots appealed for intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is facing wider criticism over the scarcity of jobs as he campaigns for re-election in polls now underway.

Jet Airways crisis: Airline's domestic pilots body serves legal notice, sets 14 April deadline to clear salary dues
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Jet Airways crisis: Airline's domestic pilots body serves legal notice, sets 14 April deadline to clear salary dues

Jet Airways domestic pilots body, the National Aviators Guild (NAG) on Tuesday served a legal notice to the airline, setting 14 April deadline for the new management to clear their salary dues

IndiGo sets eyes on aircraft crew exiting Jet Airways; plans to hire about 100 pilots to overcome shortage
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IndiGo sets eyes on aircraft crew exiting Jet Airways; plans to hire about 100 pilots to overcome shortage

The Gurugram-based IndiGo has already recruited about 130 expatriate pilots from all over the world to meet its aircraft crew shortage, the report said.

Jet Airways pilots body to hold annual meeting on Tuesday amid non-payment of salaries to employees
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Jet Airways pilots body to hold annual meeting on Tuesday amid non-payment of salaries to employees

The meeting assumes significance as it comes in the backdrop of drastically reduced operations and non-payment of salaries to pilots along with engineers and other senior staff for more than three months now.

IndiGo pulls out 30 flights as pilot shortage continues to hamper operations, says cancellations to go on for a few more days
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IndiGo pulls out 30 flights as pilot shortage continues to hamper operations, says cancellations to go on for a few more days

IndiGo has cancelled 30 flights on Tuesday due to the on-going pilot shortages. Most flights have been cancelled from Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.

IndiGo sees significant flight disruptions, cancels 32 planes on Monday; says Thursday's hailstorm upsets operations
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IndiGo sees significant flight disruptions, cancels 32 planes on Monday; says Thursday's hailstorm upsets operations

In a statement, IndiGo said that due to a severe hailstorm in North India on 7 February, 11 IndiGo flights were diverted and that disrupted operations across its network the following day.

DGCA flags off concern: Jet Airways' non-payment of employee salaries could impact flight security
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DGCA flags off concern: Jet Airways' non-payment of employee salaries could impact flight security

In December 2018, loss-making carrier Jet Airways failed to disburse the month's salary to some other categories of employees after defaulting on salary payment to its senior management along with pilots and engineers.

Cash-strapped Jet Airways fails to pay December salary to more employees besides pilots, engineers
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Cash-strapped Jet Airways fails to pay December salary to more employees besides pilots, engineers

The Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet Airways, which is part-owned by Gulf carrier Etihad, has not been paying salaries on time to about 15 percent of its over 16,000 employees since August last year due to a liquidity crunch.

Air India pilots' union raises red flag over DGCA move to create a consultant post
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Air India pilots' union raises red flag over DGCA move to create a consultant post

The ICPA - the union of Air India pilots who operate narrow-body planes -- has also alleged that the person concerned has been named in an FIR as an accused.

Air Deccan restarts flight services a month later in Maharashtra with Mumbai to Jalgaon flight
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Air Deccan restarts flight services a month later in Maharashtra with Mumbai to Jalgaon flight

Air Deccan which resumed operations after a gap of almost five years in 2017, had bagged 34 routes to operate in the first round of the bidding.

Disinvestment-bound Air India on a hiring spree; to induct 270 co-pilots
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Disinvestment-bound Air India on a hiring spree; to induct 270 co-pilots

Ongoing privatisation and mounting losses have not deterred the flag carrier Air India from adding to the already-bloated workforce,as it's in the process of hiring around 270 co-pilots in the reserved category

Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi creates history, becomes first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo
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Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi creates history, becomes first Indian woman to fly fighter aircraft solo

Scripting history, flying officer Avani Chaturvedi has become the first Indian woman to fly a fighter aircraft, an IAF official said.

Jet Airways asks junior pilots to furnish surety bonds worth Rs 1 crore, take 30 percent pay-cut
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Jet Airways asks junior pilots to furnish surety bonds worth Rs 1 crore, take 30 percent pay-cut

Jet Airways has asked junior pilots to furnish surety bonds worth up to Rs 1 crore

Air India privatisation: Move welcome but clear salary dues first, say pilots
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Air India privatisation: Move welcome but clear salary dues first, say pilots

The proposal to privatise Air India is a welcome move but salary arrears should be settled first as promised earlier, feel pilots at the national carrier.

Judge orders ABX Aire pilots to stop the strike and resume work
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Judge orders ABX Aire pilots to stop the strike and resume work

A federal judge on Wednesday upheld a temporary restraining order sought by cargo airline ABX Air, whose major customers include DHL and online retail giant Amazon, against its striking pilots and ordered them back to work immediately.

ABX Air pilots strike affecting air cargo for Amazon and DHL as holidays approach
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ABX Air pilots strike affecting air cargo for Amazon and DHL as holidays approach

Pilots at ABX Air, an express cargo airline that serves online retail giant Amazon and DHL Express, went on strike on Tuesday, a critical time for retailers with the holiday shopping season about to kick into high gear.

Four IndiGo pilots pose with alcohol bottle on flight, DGCA launches probe
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Four IndiGo pilots pose with alcohol bottle on flight, DGCA launches probe

Close on the heels of DGCA launching probe against six pilots of IndiGo airlines for allegedly taking pictures in the cockpit of aircraft with family members, four more pilots of the budget carrier have come under the scanner of the aviation regulator for posing with a alcohol bottle on board a flight.