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Indigo plans aggressive expansion, prepares another large Airbus order

Indigo is in discussions to buy a longer-range version of Airbus’s newest narrow-body jet in a multi-billion-dollar order.
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Inside story of why DGCA is conducting a safety audit of Indigo’s A320neo Airbus planes

Since 2017, Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320neos have faced emergency landings, smoke-filled cabins and many questions about passenger safety.
A Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet

Crash of two Boeing 737 Max flights puts aircraft automation under intense scrutiny

While automation has without doubt made commercial flying much safer, the man-versus-machine conundrum has been central to civil aviation for years

It’s goodbye A380s as Airbus finally scraps the superjumbo jet

Deliveries of the double-decker A380 jets will stop by 2021 as Emirates, the only remaining major buyer, cut its order by 39 jets.
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Airbus could kill A380 as Emirates considers smaller jet

Airbus is already cutting A380 production to eight aircraft this year, dropping to six annually from 2020.
A protective cover sits on a wing engine fitting of an undelivered Airbus A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo | Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Despite engine troubles, IndiGo & GoAir’s A320neo aircraft unlikely to be grounded: DGCA

Pratt & Whitney engines on Airbus A320neos have suffered several problems the world over. The civil aviation ministry is meeting Tuesday to review the situation.
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A marathon plane is in the making, and it could take you halfway around the world in 20 hours

Boeing believes its vehicles can survive a journey from Sydney to London, but airlines have to catch up by designing appropriate interiors. 
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IndiGo stares at lean phase over rising fuel prices, weaker rupee

IndiGo shares fall to 16-month low after profit dropped 97% to Rs 27.8 crore, its worst-ever quarterly profit.
Vistara to soon start its first international flight by the next half of the year | Commons

19 new aircraft from Boeing and Airbus to add more wings to Vistara

Vistara, the Singapore Airlines-Tata venture, that operates in one of the world’s most expensive aviation markets is all set to begin its international flights operation.
Sukhoi fighter jet

Airbus, Lockheed rush to tap India’s $620 billion defence market

At the heart of the development is India’s insistence on local manufacturing, which mandates that at least 30 percent of parts in imported defence products are made in India.

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Why does the Right-wing want to ‘occupy’ Delhi’s liberal hotspot Khan Market?

BJP's Ram Madhav took party workers to Khan Market to celebrate the Lok Sabha victory to assert the "new political ideology and culture".

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An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
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Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.