Saturday, 25 June, 2022

Topic: airline

Sri Lanka urges airlines to carry enough jet fuel to last return trips or fill up elsewhere

The Sri Lankan govt has taken measures for minimum interruption to flight schedules. The steps include fuel tankering & refueling aircraft through technical stops at foreign airports.

IndiGo to start rehiring staff in 3 months as it recovers from Covid ‘carnage’

IndiGo, which has around 730 Airbus SE A320neo planes on order, laid off about 10% of its workforce due to the pandemic-driven slowdown.

Covid passports emerge as key for aviation industry to restart international travel

The vaccine news has prompted a spate of technology-led moves to devise mechanisms to monitor travelers’ Covid credentials and combat false claims from people desperate to fly.

Flight passengers need to be tested for years even with Covid vaccine, says Heathrow

Heathrow airport chief John Holland-Kaye said the time required for a global vaccine roll-out means testing must go hand-in-hand with inoculation for normal travel to resume.

Lawmakers, airline unions push masks madate citing case of Covid transmission on flight

Calls for stricter rules comes as safety concerns raise questions about whether passengers will return in sufficient numbers to keep airline companies from collapsing.

Hunt for Lion Air black boxes shows how some aviation technology is still dated

In an era when smartphones automatically back up to the cloud, flight recorders don’t transmit data & need to be physically hauled from the deep.

Drunk, entitled, chauvinistic: Flight attendants describe Indian male passengers

The focus is back on male Indian flyers after actor Zaira Wasim filed a complaint against a fellow passenger for touching her inappropriately.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.