Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Aviation

More staff, planes & routes: Vistara, SpiceJet, IndiGo are slowly rebuilding their air ‘power’

Airlines were forced to resort to layoffs, salary cuts and leave without pay after the Covid pandemic hit. Nearly a year since, it is seeing a growth in demand.

Indigo flight to Lucknow makes emergency landing in Karachi after passenger falls ill

A Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority official said landing permission was granted to IndiGo flight 6E1412 after an elderly passenger fell ill and later passed away.

UK is building the world’s first airport for flying cars

It might sound like something out of a science-fiction film, but this airport is actually being readied for November 2021 near the UK city of Coventry.

B-1B Lancer, the long-range US bomber with 50 world records that will ‘fly-by’ at Aero India

The B-1B is the backbone of America's long-range bomber force and can deliver massive quantities of precision and non-precision weapons against adversaries.

Traveller quarantines aren’t going away soon, can’t rely on vaccines or immunity passports

We do not know enough about the markers that signify protection from Covid-19 when it comes to transmission. More answers are needed to avoid creating a false sense of security.

GoAir pilots shut down Airbus A320neo engine mid-air even after turbine problem was fixed

GoAir’s Hyderabad-Ahmedabad flight landed safely using other engine on Sept 19. Both engines’ turbines had been modified following repeated glitches.

Global aviation job losses could touch 5 lakh by the end of the year

More than 50,000 positions were eliminated across the sector in August, with the trend line suggesting that there are many more to come.

Vietnam, Gulf airlines ground Pakistani pilots after minister says 262 hold fake licence

PIA also grounds 141 pilots after Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan tells parliament Pakistan’s 30% pilots were found to have obtained licence through unfair means.

Delhi airport records highest social media engagement globally in late March during lockdown

From 15 — 31 March 2020, Delhi airport witnessed the highest engagement and use of ‘proactive communication’ on its social media platforms.

Grounding of Emirates means global aviation is grounded

Emirates isn't just a leisure service, they’re a piece of vital national and international infrastructure that can provide an airlift service in an emergency.

On Camera


Representational image | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Indian law needs to account for women, make finance inclusive

Indian women face multiple barriers in accessing finance in an equitable manner. Research suggests adding a gender lens to existing laws and financial products is crucial.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, petrol sales soar

Petrol sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


By special arrangement

Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2021.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.