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31 killed in Sudanese plane crash


August 19th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Khartoum, Aug 19 (IANS) A total of 31 passengers were killed Sunday when a Sudanese civil plane carrying a ministerial delegation crashed in the country's South Kordofan state, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Aircraft purchase: High court refuses to pass order


June 1st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday refused to pass any order on a plea seeking an enquiry into the purchase of 111 aircraft for the Air ... Read more...

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Government queried on revoking Vectra choppers’ licence


May 16th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked the government to explain why it had not issued show-cause notice to Global Vectra Helicorp, the aviation arm of ... Read more...

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Indian-run New Zealand firm designs UAV for cloud seeding


March 26th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) An Indian-promoted aviation company in New Zealand is developing what it claims to be the world's first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for cloud seeding.Auckland-based Apeiron Aerospace, ... Read more...

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BJP alleges Mayawati’s brother owns airline, demands probe


February 7th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's brother owns a private airline and sought a probe into its funding, alleging ... Read more...

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Unsure whether to go ahead with Boeing purchase: Ravi


September 9th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Even as the official auditor attributed Air India's massive fleet expansion plan as one of the major reasons for its financial woes, Civil Aviation Minister ... Read more...

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Needless aircraft purchases, merger caused Air India mess: CAG (Roundup)


September 8th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The government's auditor said Thursday the decision to buy new aircraft, which was driven by the aviation ministry, and dismal management practices had led to ... Read more...

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CAG raises eyebrows on aircraft purchases for Air India


September 8th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The nation's official auditor in its report submitted to parliament Thursday slammed the aviation ministry and flagship carrier Air India for haste in pushing the ... Read more...

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Government to pump Rs.1,732 crore into Air India


August 4th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) In a bid to pump cash into the financially-troubled Air India, the government Thursday cleared a Rs.1,732 crore package for the flag carrier, that ... Read more...

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Relief for kin of crash victims: Air India plea rejected


July 9th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 9 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has dismissed the appeal of Air India challenging the compensation awarded to the families of 130 people killed in a crash near ... Read more...

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Air India’s subsidiary starts pilot recruitment


May 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) National carrier Air India's low-cost subsidiary Alliance Air Tuesday started a pilot recruitment campaign, intended to help the airline to tide over any future strike ... Read more...

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Court to hear petition against striking Air India pilots


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) As the strike by nearly half of Air India's 1,600 pilots entered the sixth day Monday, the Delhi High Court was set to hear a ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 130 flights as pilots’ stir enters fourth day


April 30th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Close to 130 flights were grounded Saturday as nearly half of Air India's 1,600 pilots continued their stir for the fourth day, despite facing a ... Read more...

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How much do striking pilots earn?


April 27th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) They are on a flash strike since Tuesday midnight, demanding better pay and work conditions, causing inconvenience to thousands of passengers. But the pay ... Read more...

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Air India makes turnaround pitch to bankers


April 8th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Beleagured flag carrier Air India made a strong pitch of its turaround plan before bankers here Friday as financial restructuring is at the ... Read more...

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IAF officer to be court-martialled for bribery


April 7th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer, allegedly caught accepting a bribe from a foreign defence firm during the Bangalore air show February, may soon face ... Read more...

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Efforts on to resolve Air India pilots’ deadlock


March 9th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Talks are on to resolve the deadlock between Air India and a group of pilots, who have threatened to go on strike on pay ... Read more...

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Budget: Air India to get Rs.1,200 crore fresh equity


February 28th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) National carrier Air India, reeling under a financial crisis, will now get an additional equity of Rs.1,200 crore ($250 million).Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, in his 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Indian Airlines is history as ‘IC’ code formally merges with ‘AI’


February 26th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) In the centenary year of the country's civil aviation, Air India is formally emerging as the single entity for domestic and overseas operations with the 'IC' ... Read more...

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Panel to resolve grievances of Air India employees (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Friday said a committee would soon be constituted to resolve the grievances of national carrier Air India's employees."We have formed a mechanism ... Read more...

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Ravi to meet Air India unions to know grievances


February 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) While a strike by a section of Air India pilots was averted, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Monday said he will talk to employees' unions to understand ... Read more...

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Air India pilots threaten strike over late salaries


February 9th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Air India pilots have threatened to go on a flash strike Thursday over delay in salary payments, even as the management of the beleaguered state-run flag carrier ... Read more...

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December crash takes toll on Nepal airline’s Bhutan flights


February 1st, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 1 (IANS) A deadly air crash in December that killed 18 Bhutanese pilgrims in Nepal has now claimed another victim - a Nepali airline's direct flights between Nepal ... Read more...

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Erstwhile Indian Airlines to lose remaining legacy to Air India


January 28th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Soon, passengers on flag carrier Air India's network will no longer have to travel on separate tickets for domestic and international flights, giving the code "IC" ... Read more...

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Smooth flight for Air India top priority: Vayalar Ravi


January 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India's new Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Thursday said nursing Air India back to health will be his top priority and he would work towards its ... Read more...

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Aviation ministry gets new face at helm


January 19th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan in the national capital has got a new face at the helm with veteran Congress leader Vayalar Ravi given additional charge of the ... Read more...

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IndiGo to buy 180 Airbus aircraft for $15 billion (Roundup)


January 12th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo Wednesday signed a $15 billion deal with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for buying 180 A320 aircraft, the biggest ever single firm ... Read more...

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Govt. approves Rs. 1200 crore equity infusion in Air Inida


December 30th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.30 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the infusion of Rs.1200 crore as equity to Air India and directed its management to work towards the rationalisation ... Read more...

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UAE firm to support Pakistan relief efforts


September 14th, 2010 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Sharjah, Sep 13 (IANS/WAM) An aviation company in the United Arab Emirates said Monday it will not charge for transporting UN World Food Programme (WFP) relief material for Pakistan's flood-affected areas. "This national ... Read more...

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Facebook Users Can Now Book Delta Airlines Flights Using Their Accounts


August 19th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Aug 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The popularity of the social networking sites is well known and they have millions of users worldwide. Among the top notch social networking services, Facebook deserves ... Read more...

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Air India cancels $1.6 million brand makeover deal


August 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it has cancelled a $1.6 million brand revamping deal with an Australian firm for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. "The project with ... Read more...

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Air India, Jet lost Rs.127 crore due to strikes: Patel


July 29th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Air India and Jet Airways have lost Rs.127 crore due to strikes by their employees since last year, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said in the Lok ... Read more...

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‘Hijacked’ Russian helicopter returns to base


July 28th, 2010 - 4:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian helicopter allegedly hijacked by militants in Sudan returned unscathed to its base in Darfur Tuesday, aviation company said. Earlier Tuesday, Russian foreign ministry said a helicopter ... Read more...

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Militants hijack Russian helicopter in Sudan


July 27th, 2010 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Tuesday said militants have hijacked its helicopter with nine people on board in Sudan. "According to the information we have, there are no casualties," the foreign ministry ... Read more...

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Unions back Air India finacial restructing plan


July 26th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Twelve employees unions of Air India have backed the national carrier's financial restructing plan, a member of the airline's board of directors said here Monday. "We have received ... Read more...

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