Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Aviation

Bidders for Jet Airways still not ready as liquidation threat looms

Synergy Group & Prudent ARC had submitted expressions of interest for Jet Airways in January but haven’t yet cobbled together bidding groups.

Government to launch Krishi Udan scheme to transport agricultural goods by air

Nirmala Sitharaman's budget announced the Krishi UDAN scheme which is aimed at helping farmers' income double by 2022.

Get over airplanes, flying taxis are the future

Initial routes might cater to curious tourists & wealthy travellers, but the companies hope to bring down costs enough to make it a mass-market product.

IndiGo operator InterGlobe Aviation reports biggest ever quarterly loss

The loss shows that even airlines like IndiGo, which is India's most lucrative domestic carrier, isn't immune. The loss was driven by foreign-exchange losses and a re-assessment of future costs.

Army plans to buy 350 helicopters over 10 years to modernise its Aviation Corps

The Aviation Corps currently operates Chetak and Cheetah choppers, the ALH Dhruv since 2001, and its armed variant Rudra since 2013.

Boeing is now in ‘endgame’ of getting 737 Max back in the air, says CEO

Boeing is fine-tuning a software upgrade for 737 Max’s flight-control computers and preparing for the evaluation of a final version by line pilots.

Boeing underestimated risks of 737 Max during flight tests, says US investigators

An oversimplified test was used during the development of 737 Max. The US National Transportation Safety Board now wants Boeing to better certification process.

US regulator believes Boeing 737 Max pilots don’t need fresh simulator training

Boeing 737 Max pilots would be required instead to take a computer-based training course they could perform at home or in a classroom.

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.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.