Wednesday, 18 May, 2022
TopicAir India

Topic: Air India

Tata Sons appoints Campbell Wilson as CEO & managing director of Air India

Wilson, 50, is the CEO of Scoot, the wholly-owned low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. He has 26 years of aviation industry expertise across both full service and low-cost airlines.

Air India may buy as many as 30 large jets worth $10 billion, Airbus’ enginemaker says

Chris Davie, senior vice president in Asia Pacific for Rolls-Royce, said Tata Group-owned Air India is looking for 'big order', which will allow the airline to get international growth.

Tata Sons chief Chandrasekaran appointed as Air India chairman

Natrajan Chandrasekaran's appointment as the chairman of the airline was cleared by its board last week, aviation industry sources said.

Boeing, Airbus in talks for multi-jet order from Air India

Tata Sons, which bought the airline from the Indian government last month, has begun talks with the planemakers for jets including Airbus A350-900s and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Air India rescue flight to Ukraine returns midway after airspace shuts down amid Russia offensive

The Ukrainian authorities issued a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen), which stated that civil flights within the country 'are restricted due to potential hazard'.

In immigration-obsessed Punjab, now men are being abandoned by NRI wives

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Nationalisation did not kill Air India, politics did. Tata’s challenge lies beyond fixing it

A great airline cannot just be a bus service, it must stand for something. Tata might want to take clues from one of its hospitality brands: The Taj.

Latest entry in ‘what the young don’t understand’ Twitter trend, and mutiny by ‘exam warriors’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Tata Sons chief Chandrasekaran promises a ‘world-class airline’ after Air India takeover

The group also said it philosophically agrees with PM's vision for the aviation sector, of making it affordable and ensuring it contributes to boosting 'ease of living' for citizens.

Tata officially takes over Air India, group chief Chandrasekaran says ‘totally delighted’

After a competitive bidding process, the Centre had on October last year sold the airline to Talace Private Ltd, a subsidiary of the Tata Group's holding company, for Rs 18,000 crore.

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Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.

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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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