Tag: India

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 […]

Safran to Support Indian Aviation With a New Plant

Reading Time: < 1 minute Safran Aircraft Engines announced the plan to set up a new plant in India to produce parts for the LEAP engine from CFM International. Engines manufacturer sees this step as a significant investment in a rapidly developing Indian aviation. According to Safran’s statement, the company is determined to invest 36 million euros in a new […]

IndiGo to Open New MRO Facility at Bengaluru Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute InterGlobe Aviation Ltd., which operates India’s leading domestic carrier – IndiGo – and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) – operator of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (KIAB) – have entered into a 20-year agreement to sub-lease land at the BLR Airport to build a state-of-the-art Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) facility. The 13,000-sq mts hangar, to […]

Jet Airways Denies Grounding Aircraft Due to Lessors Demand

Reading Time: < 1 minute A crisis-hit Jet Airways, a major Indian international airline, denies grounding its aircraft and cancelling some of its flights due to financial problems with aircraft lessors. Jet Airways confirmed to Aviation Voice that the ongoing minor disruption in its network operations due to cancellation of a few of its flights is of a temporary nature. According to […]

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 Aviation Forge Ahead: Facial Recognition at Airports Soon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Indian flyers will soon be able to leave their identification cards and boarding passes at home after the government announced plans to introduce facial recognition technology at select airports from February 2019. The service, which is part of the government’s ‘Digi Yatra’ programme, will be free of cost. “Digi Yatra is a forward-looking, technology-driven, futuristic […]

India’s New Airport with Spectacular Himalayan Views Ready to Open

Reading Time: 3 minutes Often airports are built aside of the crowded places, in the remote areas, where the airport itself is the only attraction. But sometimes, as India’s Pakyong airport, it is an absolutely breathtaking piece of engineering on the roof of the world. Located in the remote Himalayan state of Sikkim, this airport is the place where you can […]

Indian Aviation Prepares for a Trebling of Passengers

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the government of India to maximize the potential contribution of aviation to India’s development by addressing infrastructure constraints that limit growth and government policies that impose excessive costs on aviation. Growth forecasts for India indicate a trebling of passenger demand by 2037 when some 500 million people […]