Tag: India

IndiGo Takes Delivery of 1,000th Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Indian airline IndiGo has become a special customer to Airbus. The carrier took the delivery of 1,000th A320neo Family aircraft, to be more precise, A321neo. India’s largest passenger airline is also the carrier having the largest amount of Airbus A320neo Family aircraft on order (430 planes in total). As for now, the airline operates the […]

India to Follow EASA by Making Own Boeing 737 MAX Checks

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is determined to follow the example of the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and make its own validation of the Boeing 737 MAX to fly in India after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) clears it for take-off, Bloomberg reported citing the person closely related to the […]

CAE to Open New Training Centres in Bangkok and New Delhi

Reading Time: < 1 minute CAE announced at the Asia Pacific Airline Training Summit (APATS) that it’s expanding its training capacity in Asia with a brand-new training centre in Bangkok, Thailand, to support Thai AirAsia’s growth in the region. In addition, CAE will open a brand-new training centre in Gurugram, National Capital Region (NCR) to support pilot training needs in […]

CFM International Lands $20 Billion Deal with IndiGo

Reading Time: < 1 minute CFM International and IndiGo, one of the largest Indian airlines, announced about the $20 billion deal for LEAP-1A engines to power 280 Airbus A320neo and A321neo aircraft. The contract also includes spare engines and an overhaul support agreement. IndiGo has been a CFM customer since 2016 and currently operates a fleet of 17 A320ceo aircraft […]

Jet Airways Collapse Leaves a Gap within Indian Aviation Market

Reading Time: 2 minutes After Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, announced about the suspension of its operations in April, 2019, the Indian aviation market has been given a little shake. Now the market need to adapt accordingly to fill in the gap on the international and domestic routes arena.  Indian aviation market is among the fastest growing […]

Spicejet Boeing 737 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Spicejet Boeing 737-800, performing flight SG-946 from Delhi to Shirdi (India) with 164 people on board, landed on Shirdi’s runway 09 but overran the end of the runway (runway length 2500 meters/8200 feet) and came to a stop with all gear on soft ground. There were no injuries, the damage to the aircraft is […]

CONNECT MEIA 2019

CONNECT is the friendliest networking forum that every year brings together representatives from airports, airlines, tour operators, tourism and government, from all over the world, to discuss route development. CONNECT offers participants a unique, professional, and friendly environment to facilitate networking and business opportunities. Working side-by-side to increase productivity, the event is split into one-to-one […]

Jet Airways Suspends Flight Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, announced temporary suspending operations. On its website the airline said: “It is with deep sadness and with a heavy heart that we would like to share with you that, effective immediately, Jet Airways will be suspending all its domestic and international operations. Late last night we were informed […]

Jet Airways in Further Trouble as it Fails to Secure Emergency Funding

Reading Time: < 1 minute Having suspended all international flights last week and with only seven operational aircraft after creditors seized dozens of its aircraft, Jet Airways, India’s second-largest airline by market share, is on the verge of total collapse after failing to obtain emergency funding from its lenders. With current debt level running at approximately US$1.2 billion and pilots, […]

Leasing Problems at Jet Airways: 21 Aircraft Grounded

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial problems at India’s Jet Airways has now resulted in 21 of its predominantly leased fleet of 119 aircraft grounded through payment default to leasing companies. This figure does not include aircraft which have been grounded for maintenance purposes. Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways holds a 24 percent stake in the beleaguered carrier. With an increasing […]