Saturday, 29 January, 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.

Govt increases domestic flights’ capacity to 80% of pre-Covid levels

The Civil Aviation ministry had resumed scheduled domestic passenger services from 25 May, after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus lockdown.

On Camera

YourTurn

Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.

Defence

Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.
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