aviation history

Nivedita Bhasin becomes first woman B-787 Dreamliner pilot


September 20th, 2012 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior Air India pilot Capt Nivedita Bhasin has become the first woman to command the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner which landed in New Delhi Wednesday, an ... Read more...

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Air India pilots to call off strike (Roundup)


July 3rd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A 58-day long Air India pilots strike neared its end Tuesday as the agitating aviators assured the Delhi High Court that they will call off ... Read more...

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Air India pilots’ strike nears end (Second Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) A 58-day long strike by a group of Air India pilots seemed coming to an end Tuesday as the agitating aviators assured the Delhi High ... Read more...

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Air India strike is second longest in aviation industry


July 1st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The strike by a section of Air India pilots will Monday enter the 57th day, to attain the notorious distinction of becoming the second longest ... Read more...

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Air India’s all-women crew flights to 3 continents Thursday


March 7th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 7 (IANS) Celebrating International Women's Day Thursday, India's flag carrier Air India plans to operate international flights manned by all-women crew to at least one city in three ... Read more...

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Brazil leases airport to private consortium


November 29th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, Nov 29 (IANS) President Dilma Rousseff signed a concession plan Monday that would allow private investments for the first time in airport construction and operation as Brazil ... Read more...

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Air France-KLM CEO Pierre-Henri Gourgeon resigns


October 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- European airline holding company Air France-KLM on Monday announced that its CEO, Pierre Henri Gourgeon, has submitted his resignation. Few details were immediately released, but the resignation came ... Read more...

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American Airlines orders 460 new planes from Boeing and Airbus


July 20th, 2011 - 6:40 pm ICT by BNO News
FORT WORTH, TEXAS (BNO NEWS) -- AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle, on Wednesday announced a huge order with Airbus and Boeing to acquire 460 new aircraft ... Read more...

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Pratt and Whitney engines to power new IndiGo aircraft


March 31st, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Leading low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo Thursday said it has selected Pratt and Whitney made engines to power its new fleet of 150 Airbus A320neo aircraft."The ... Read more...

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2010 safest year in aviation history: IATA


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The international aviation industry recorded its safest operations in 2010 with accident rates coming down to one incident in around 1.6 million flights.Commenting on the exceptionally high ... 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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IndiGo to buy 180 Airbus aircraft for $15 billion (Second Lead)


January 12th, 2011 - 8:50 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 ... Read more...

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Unmanned plane becomes first jet in the world to fly without ‘flaps’


September 27th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.27 (ANI): A British unmanned plane that uses jets of air to fly instead of conventional 'flaps' has made aviation history.The experimental unmanned air vehicle (UAV), called DEMON, has become the ... Read more...

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Man, flapping wings, makes 20-sec flying history


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 23 (IANS) A man-powered aircraft with flapping wings made aviation history by becoming the first of its kind to fly continuously for almost 20 seconds. The "Snowbird" performed its record-breaking flight ... Read more...

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First human-powered aircraft achieves sustained flight


September 23rd, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): First human-powered aircraft with flapping wings made aviation history by flying continuously for almost 20 seconds.University of Toronto's "Snowbird" performed its record-breaking flight on August 2 at the ... Read more...

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CPI-M youth activists vandalise Air India’s Kozhikode office


September 6th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, Sep 6 (IANS) Activists of the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist's (CPI-M) youth wing ransacked the Air India office here to protest the cancellation of over 200 Air India Express ... Read more...

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‘Eternal plane’ Zephyr returns to Earth after record 2 weeks


July 24th, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 24 (ANI): The UK-built Zephyr unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is officially the first 'eternal plane' in aviation history.The solar powered craft has flown unmanned for two weeks before being commanded ... Read more...

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Boeing’s Dreamliner, wanted by India, debuts at Farnborough


July 19th, 2010 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri Farnborough, July 19 (IANS) India came a step closer to getting the delivery of Boeing's next-generation 'green' passenger aircraft - the B-787 Dreamliner - as it made its formal international ... Read more...

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Solar Plane Lands Safely After Flying Through The Night


July 11th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Payerne, July 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An aircraft which derived its power from solar energy was successful in remaining aloft for a period of 26 hours and finally was able to ... Read more...

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Kanishka bombing: Canada ignored reports on threat to India, says co-pilot’s widow


June 18th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, June 18 (ANI): The widow of an Indian co-pilot, who flew the bombed Air India Boeing 'Kanishka' Flight 182 from Canada to India, on Friday, rued the lack of intelligence sharing ... Read more...

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AI defends pilots, kin bid tearful adieu to dear ones (Intro-Roundup)


May 23rd, 2010 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/Mumbai/Kasargod, May 23 (IANS) A day after the Mangalore air crash claimed 158 lives, the Air India Sunday defended its pilots, asserting they were experianced and well rested, as the shocked families, ... Read more...

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Plane’s black box found, kin bid loved ones adieu (Roundup)


May 23rd, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/Mumbai/Kasargod, May 23 (IANS) A day after the air disaster in Mangalore claimed 158 lives, investigators Sunday found the plane's 'black box' to put together the last moments of the ill-fated aircraft ... Read more...

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Clouds thinning, airspaces opening, says Eurocontrol


April 19th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 19 (DPA) The cloud of volcanic ash over Europe is beginning to thin and a number of countries have been able to reopen their airspace, European air traffic control body ... Read more...

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Hudson hero Sully to be part of US Airways’ safety management team


September 29th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep. 29 (ANI): Apart from flying jets, hero pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger will also be part of US Airways' flight operations safety management team, the airline has announced.Sullenberger glided ... Read more...

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CBI team visits YSR chopper crash site


September 12th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 12 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Saturday began its probe into the Sep 2 helicopter crash that killed Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and four others. A ... Read more...

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Hudson hero Sully set to return to friendly skies


September 11th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sep. 11 (ANI): Hero pilot Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger is set to resume his duties in the cockpit.Sullenberger, who became hero after a flawless emergency landing in the Hudson River, ... Read more...

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Who is Harriet Quimby?


June 23rd, 2009 - 10:06 pm ICT by GD
Harriet Quimby is the first American licensed female pilot, and she is an inspiration to many. She enjoys a very enviable position in the world aviation history. She was the first ... Read more...

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Hudson hero Sully regrets having not warned passengers about river landing


June 10th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Hero pilot Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger told federal officers that the next time he faces any situation like emergency landing in the Hudson River, he'd make sure to tell ... Read more...

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Hudson hero Sully to share his ‘pricey’ Flight 1549 story


March 27th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 27 (ANI): Hero pilot Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger is going to share his success story with America - and the world, but only at a price.Sullenberger glided into aviation history on ... Read more...

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UPA has orchestrated crash landing of aviation sector: BJP


October 17th, 2008 - 7:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.17 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday charged the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government with orchestrating the "crash landing" of the country''s aviation sector, and suggested that ... Read more...

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Beijing airspace will remain closed during Olympics opening ceremony


July 18th, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): The airspace over the Chinese capital, Beijing, will be closed for about five hours during the Olympics opening ceremony on August 8 as part of the ... Read more...

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Sonia inaugurates countrys first greenfield airport


March 14th, 2008 - 9:32 pm ICT by admin
Hyderabad, Mar 14 (ANI): UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday heralded a new chapter in aviation history by inaugurating the first Greenfield airport of the country at Shamshabad about 30 km ... Read more...

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Deccan, Kingfisher land and take-off at new Bangalore Airport


March 7th, 2008 - 8:19 pm ICT by admin
By K.G.Vasuki Devanahalli (Karnataka), Mar.7 (ANI): Two aircraft - one of them a Kingfisher Airlines from Mumbai and the other an Air Deccan flight from Bangalore - landed and took off at the ... Read more...

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