Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Airbus

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.

Boeing halts max line but Airbus can’t make jets fast enough

Slower build rates on A321 mean Airbus needs to lift deliveries 75% this month compared with November to meet full-year production targets.

IndiGo tells pilots to stop pushing A320neo engines to the limit to prevent shutdowns

IndiGo made the switch after DGCA found in a probe that full-thrust climbs could wear down the engines and probably contributed to its shutdowns.

Airbus close to sealing 300-plane order with IndiGo in one of its biggest deals ever

The purchase would help widen IndiGo's lead in India, the world’s fastest-growing major aviation market.

Airbus isn’t delivering planes fast enough, Indigo says

Delay in getting planes on time is forcing it to slow down the pace of expansion, Indigo executives say.

As Boeing struggles with 737 Max, SpiceJet considers dumping it for Airbus

SpiceJet may buy a ‘sizable’ number of Airbus A321LR and XLR jets to accommodate a planned expansion, Chairman Ajay Singh says.

The next generation of aircraft will track your bathroom visits

Airbus plans to use the Internet of Things to transform passenger experience — by monitoring everything from the lavatory to the overhead bins, more closely.

Airbus jumps ahead while Boeing flounders at Paris air show

Airbus had a first-day haul of $13 billion & said there’s room to push the score up while Boeing got zero.

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A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.