Thursday, 18 August, 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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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.