Tag: India

Air Vistara Places $3.1 Billion Order for Airbus and Boeing Aircraft

Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara has entered into a deal with Airbus and Boeing for 13 A320neo and A321neo aircraft as well as six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Both deals are together valued at $3.1 billion, excluding customary discounts, the airline announced on Wednesday.  With an order for 13 A320neo and A321neo aircraft, the […]

Jet Airways Orders 75 Boeing 737 MAX Airplanes

Boeing and Jet Airways announced a new order for 75 737 MAX airplanes as India’s premier international airline looks to the new and improved 737 jet to power its future growth. “Our new order for the additional 75 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow us to deliver a differentiated and world class customer experience to […]

Indian Airports Stretched as Passengers Reach New Heights

Indian airport infrastructure is struggling to cope up with the boom in passenger numbers, AFP reported. Indian airports handled 265 million domestic passengers in 2016, and the figure is projected to cross 300 million in 2018, according to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA). The entire airport network of India is equipped to handle […]

India to Require 1,750 Aircraft Valued at $255 Billion over 20 Years

India will require 1,750 new passenger and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, according to Airbus’ latest India Market Forecast. To help meet this growth, India will need 1,320 new single-aisle aircraft and 430 widebody aircraft valued at US$255 billion. While much of […]

SpiceJet and CFM Sign $12.5 Billion Engine/Service Deal

SpiceJet and CFM International announced a $12.5 billion U.S. agreement that finalizes the purchase of LEAP-1B engines to power a total of 155 Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, along with spare engines to support the fleet. The airline also signed a 10-year Rate per Flight Hour (RPFH) agreement with CFM Services that covers all LEAP-1B engines […]

Etihad Denies Plans to Sell Jet Airways Shares

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways has rejected claims that it will sell its 24 percent stake in Jet Airways by Q3 2019, calling the Indian airline a “valuable partner.” The Etihad statement comes in response to a recent report from aviation consultancy CAPA, which on Thursday also tweeted that “CAPA research indicates Etihad may divest its […]

Indian Government Clears Way for Major Foreign Investment in Air India

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 […]

India and Russia Agreement Will Facilitate Visa-Free Entry of Flight Crew

The India-Russia agreement will facilitate visa-free entry, stay and exit of the crew of aircraft of the designated airlines as well as other aircraft companies operating chartered and special flights in the respective territories on reciprocity. A formal agreement in this regard was signed recently by officials of the two countries, a home ministry official […]

United Cancelled Two Flights to New Delhi Due to Smog

United Airlines cancelled two Newark-Delhi Int’l flights after heavy smog had covered the Indian capital. The temporal suspension has been implemented on November 10 according to the carrier’s announcement. It was originally scheduled to last at least until November 13, but eventually, only flights departing Newark on November 10 and November 11 were cancelled, according […]

Indian Air Force Women Pilots Set To Fly Sukhoi-30

India’s first female combat aircraft pilots are likely to fly supersonic fighter jets after they finish the last leg of their training later this month, Indian Air Force officials told Hindustan Times. Three women are currently training on British Hawk advanced jet trainers at an IAF facility at Kalaikunda in West Bengal. Bhawana Kanth, Mohana […]