Saturday, 2 July, 2022

Topic: Airbus

Pandemic-hit Singapore Airlines opens pop-up restaurant in Airbus A380

A tour of the aircraft, parked at Changi Airport, will be available before lunch and customers will be able to watch the inflight entertainment channels during their meal.

Things are terrible at Airbus, but at least it’s not Boeing

Boeing had $9 billion in negative shareholder equity at the end of March, and $39 billion of indebtedness.

IndiGo to add new Airbus jets to its fleet despite coronavirus uncertainty

IndiGo, the world’s biggest customer for Airbus SE’s best-selling A320neo jets, plans to return its entire fleet of 120 fuel-guzzling planes in the next 2 years.

Airbus technical experts from France reach Pakistan to probe PIA plane crash

97 people were killed and 2 miraculously survived in the incident, one of the most catastrophic aviation disasters in Pakistan's aviation history.

Airbus slashes production by a third to cope with Covid-19 crisis

Instead of its earlier goal of producing 73 aircraft a month, the aircraft manufacturer now plans to produce only 48 planes a month.

ED steps up ‘bribery’ probe into 2006 sale of Airbus planes to Indian Airlines

ED is probing Rs 142 cr payment linked to purchase of 43 jets by Indian Airlines & commitment to provide aircraft-overhaul facilities that were never built.

Airbus and Boeing have both forgotten how to make money

Bombardier’s withdraw from commercial aerospace is a sad acknowledgement of how hard it is to make money selling big aircraft. Even Airbus and Boeing struggle.

For AirAsia, things could only get worse after departure of Tony Fernandes

AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes has made his identity synonymous with that of his company. That issue is at the heart of the current bribery allegations.

‘Cozy deals’ with Airbus under scanner after Tony Fernandes exits AirAsia

The Airbus-AirAsia happy marriage ended in acrimony last week after Airbus admitted to illegally trying to sway decision makers in aircraft sales.

Airbus delays partly to blame for our flight problems, GoAir says

GoAir delayed or cancelled dozens of flights this week due to bad weather and disruptions from nationwide demonstrations against a new citizenship law.

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Why the rupee’s ‘record low’ is not necessarily a cause for concern

What ‘strong currency’ policy framers ignore is that almost every nation with a successful long-term record of development has pursued a ‘weak currency’ policy to win export markets.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.