Tag: Air India

Air India Airbus A321 Reports Damage to Underside of the Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute An Air India Airbus A321-200, performing flight from Tirupati to Hyderabad (India), foreign object caused damage during departure. Aircraft departed Tirupati’s runway 26 and continued to Hyderabad, where the aircraft landed safely on runway 09R about one hour after departure. A post flight inspection revealed substantial damage to the underside of the aircraft including penetration of […]

Alliance Air ATR-72-212A Experiences Tail Strike on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute An Alliance Air Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A on behalf of Air India, performing flight from Mumbai to Diu (India), experienced tail strike on landing. Aircraft landed on Diu’s runway 05/23 (length 1825 meters/5900 feet) but struck its tail onto the runway surface. There were no injuries, the aircraft sustained substantial damage however. The return flight […]

Air India Operations Director Grounded after Failing Alcohol Test

Reading Time: 1 minute Director of Operations at Air India has his licence suspended for at least 3 years after failing to clear the pre-flight alcohol test. The captain is already a second-time offender for a similar offence. The airline had to call another pilot to replace the senior pilot and operate the flight which departed after a delay […]

Air India Crew Member Hospitalized after Falling off Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute A 53-year-old flight attendant was injured on Monday after she fell off an Air India plane preparing for a flight to Delhi that was about to take off at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. According to media reports, the airline said that the “unfortunate incident” happened while the flight attendant was closing the door […]

Indian Government Clears Way for Major Foreign Investment in Air India

Reading Time: 2 minutes In a politically charged move, the Indian Narendra Modi government has agreed to sell a 49% stake in the state-owned flag carrying airline, Air India, thus still retaining a controlling interest. This is seen as a strategic divestment of an airline which has failed to show an annual operating profit for over ten years, and […]

Buying Stakes In Legacy Airlines Not An Option: Oman Air CEO

Reading Time: 1 minute Oman Air is looking to grow flights into India, but the carrier’s plans don’t include buying any stakes in airling Air India. CEO Paul Gregorowitsch said the Gulf’s history with buying stakes in legacy airlines hasn’t born fruit. “As a businessman, you are far more eager to participate with a profit-making airline and not having […]

Plans To Privatise Air India Get Governmental Approval

Reading Time: 1 minute The Indian government has given the go-ahead for the privatisation of the loss-making and debt-ridden Air India. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley confirmed that subsequent to a cabinet meeting, “in principle” approval has been given for the sale of a stake in the airline. This is one of a series of initial steps that needs to […]

All-Female Flight Crew Makes Airline History

Reading Time: 1 minute An all-female crew has operated a passenger flight around the world for the first time, Air India has said. The airline’s all-female crew flew across the Pacific Ocean from New Delhi to San Francisco. The same crew then flew back to New Delhi across the Atlantic Ocean, completing their historic circumnavigation of the globe. Depending […]

Air India Becomes Latest A320neo Operator

Reading Time: 1 minute Air India has become the latest A320neo operator after taking delivery of the first of 14 aircraft leased from Kuwait headquartered ALAFCO Aviation Lease And Finance Company, becoming the first CFM powered NEO operator in India. The delivery is also the first NEO for ALAFCO from an order for 85 A320neo Family. The A320neo will […]

The Five Longest Direct Flights In The World

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airplane seats are going to keep shrinking and the thought of cramming in smaller seats over the course of more than a few hours can put off most travelers. Would Australia’s Qantas’s new route from Perth to London a game changer? The 14,498 km flight will take roughly 17 hours and is expected to begin […]