Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicAviation sector

Topic: aviation sector

Airlines are getting ready to fly but worst period for aviation sector may not be over yet

Airlines continue to face immense challenges. The public and private lenders who’ve kept the industry afloat through the past two years seek to recover the money they’ve extended.

Decision on Air India will boost aviation sector: Modi on Kushinagar airport inauguration

PM Narendra Modi's comments come weeks after Tata group emerged as the winning bidder for Air India paving the way for disinvestment of the loss-making carrier.

As air travel picks up pace, out-of-practice pilots are making errors during flight

Back in the cockpit after months, some pilots report a loss of muscle memory. Others wonder if they still possess the clear-mindedness to handle a mid-air crisis.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-backed Akasa Air gets govt nod, aims to fly from next year

The new airline is also backed by ex-Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube and has former IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh on its board. It plans to operate nearly 70 planes in the next four years.

India can become a leader in sustainable aviation fuel — with feedstock and solar power

India will experience the largest increase in energy demand through 2040 of any country in the world. Sustainable aviation fuel can help.

Aero India 2021 — world’s first ‘hybrid’ air show takes flight in Bengaluru this week

Top aviation & defence firms from around the world are expected to take part, either physically or virtually. India will showcase its indigenous capabilities.

China’s challenger to Boeing, Airbus to finally begin deliveries by 2021-end

Commercial Aircraft Corp of China, or Comac, comparable to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, had its first flight in 2017 but is yet to carry any commercial passengers.

China tells cabin crew to wear diapers on flights to high-risk Covid destinations

The recommendation applies for charter flights to and from countries and regions where infections exceed 500 in every one million people.

Boeing’s breakthrough 737 Max deal signals hope for travel rebound

Ryanair Holdings Plc had ordered 75 high-density versions of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max in a transaction valued at about $7 billion.

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51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

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.