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Air India & Indigo fly without extra fuel for diversions, risky experiment say experts

New system allows such flights if destination airport has two or more runways, and if there’s good weather and a 5 km visibility when the plane is an hour away.

Flying cars: automating the skies means playing with our lives

Accidents in the air tend to have much more severe consequences than those on tarmac.

Boeing and FAA need to show their accountability to regain faith

After the twin crashes, Boeing and the FAA are attempting to steer the conversation away from what went wrong with promises to do better in the future.
A Jet Airways plane prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai

Debt-ridden Jet Airways may lose planes amid demand for older Boeing models

Demand for older versions of 737s is set to increase after two recent crashes involving 737 Max 8 jets prompt regulators to bar the plane amid safety investigations.

Is DGCA callous about Indian fliers’ safety and soft on Boeing 737 MAX & Airbus A320 Neo?

The DGCA issued safety regulations regarding the operation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, a day after an Ethiopian Airlines’ plane crash.
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Indian Airlines defined flying for three generations post-Independence

Despite chronic delays and unexciting food, Indian Airlines was a brand Indians were close to.
A protective cover sits on a wing engine fitting of an undelivered Airbus A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo | Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Despite engine troubles, IndiGo & GoAir’s A320neo aircraft unlikely to be grounded: DGCA

Pratt & Whitney engines on Airbus A320neos have suffered several problems the world over. The civil aviation ministry is meeting Tuesday to review the situation.
Boeing 737 | Mike kane/Bloomberg

Indian will need 2,300 planes worth $320b in 20 years: Boeing

India, the fastest growing domestic aviation market, will likely need around 10 jets between 2018-2037, as per Boeing's forecast.
A Jet Airways India Ltd. aircraft in Mumbai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

PM Modi seeking Tata’s help won’t secure Jet Airways for many reasons

Squashing Jet and Vistara together isn’t going to be nearly enough to achieve extraordinary profits once it stopped competing so hard for customers.

Why the world’s longest flight is a luxurious prison

In comparison with the other options to get from Singapore to New York, this route is preferable. Here’s what a coddled business traveller needs to know.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

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A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.