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IAF to open bids for heavy choppers, tankers (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) would soon open bids for heavy-lift helicopters and flight fueling tankers and finalise bids for 22 Apache attack choppers, IAF chief ... Read more...

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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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Singapore Airlines to launch daily flights to Myanmar


September 6th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Sep 6 (IANS) Singapore Airlines (SIA) will launch daily flight services to Yangon from Oct 28 in a bid to fulfill the growing passenger demand in Myanmar, tourism authorities ... Read more...

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British Airways launches video for nervous flyers


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British airways have launched a video to calm down nervous flyers. The instructional video is meant to calm the nerves of individuals who might be having a ... Read more...

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British Airways steward jailed for hoax bomb threat


August 18th, 2012 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) A British Airways steward who wrote a bomb threat on a plane's toilet door so that he could "save the day", become a hero and get ... Read more...

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Air India to resume flights to most global destinations


August 12th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Come September, Air India will have all its Boeing 777s pressed into service and flights restarted to important destinations like Hong Kong, Seoul, Frankfurt and ... Read more...

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Radical triangular plane to take to sky in future


August 8th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) NASA has successfully demonstrated a working prototype of the triangle-shaped "plane of the future" - and it hopes the aircraft will become the next universally adopted ... Read more...

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Chinese airlines to buy 40 Boeing planes


August 7th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (IANS) China's Xiamen Airlines has signed an agreement with American aviation giant Boeing to buy 40 737 aircraft worth over $3 billion.Xiamen Airlines is a subsidiary of ... Read more...

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Cabinet approves delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft to Air India


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs Friday approved a Ministry of Civil Aviation proposal allowing Air India to take delivery of 27 B-787 aircraft ... Read more...

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Air India to seek compensation for Dreamliner delay


July 25th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A ministerial panel headed by Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday approved the compensation demand made by Air India from US planemaker Boeing for delay ... Read more...

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Russian airline orders 20 Airbus planes


July 13th, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Farnborough (Britain), July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's fourth-largest airline UTair has signed an order contract for 20 Airbus A321 airliners.The deal was signed at the Farnborough Air Show in Britain ... Read more...

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Emirates launches daily flights to Lisbon


July 11th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 10 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Airlines has launched its first daily non-stop service to Lisbon.Monday's inaugural flight to Lisbon comes just six days after Emirates launched flights to Barcelona in ... Read more...

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New taxiway at Mumbai airport


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) A new rapid-exit taxiway, which will reduce the runway occupancy time of aircraft, was commissioned at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here Wednesday, an official said.... Read more...

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Air India pilots officially call off strike


July 4th, 2012 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The 59-day strike by Air India pilots ended Wednesday, a day after the aviators assured the Delhi High Court that they would call off their ... Read more...

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Air India pilots to call off strike (Lead)


July 3rd, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Air India's striking pilots Tuesday assured the Delhi High Court that they would call off their 58-day agitation immediately.Appearing for the pilots, senior advocate Geeta ... Read more...

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Striking Air India pilots seek PM’s intervention


June 25th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The striking Air India pilots Monday sought the prime minister's intervention to end their stand-off with the airline's management. Eleven pilots went on hunger-strike Sunday."We ... Read more...

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AI pilots go on a hunger strike


June 24th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Eleven pilots of Air India Sunday went on an indefinite hunger strike demanding the reinstatement of their 101 sacked colleagues."Eleven pilots belonging to Indian Pilots' ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on striking pilots’ plea on back wages


June 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the centre and the Air India management on a plea by the striking pilots seeking payment of ... Read more...

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SpiceJet to start daily flights to Dubai


June 8th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet Friday said it would add Dubai as the third international destination to its network by daily operating direct Delhi-Dubai and Mumbai-Dubai flights ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is expected to take up American aircraft manufacturer Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in supply of ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer


June 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will decide on Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in ... Read more...

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Oregon man is converting a 727 Jet Into a dream home


June 4th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oregon, June 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Plane enthusiast Bruce Campbell is now converting an out-of-service grounded Boeing 727-200 aircraft into his dream home in Oregon’s forest. Campbell claims that he loves living in ... Read more...

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10 killed in Ghana plane crash (Lead)


June 3rd, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Accra, June 3 (IANS) A cargo plane crashed into a minibus near the international airport in Accra Saturday, killing at least 10 people, authorities said.The accident occurred around 7.00 p.m. ... Read more...

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Air India won’t take Dreamliners till compensation fixed (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Air India will not take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner planes from Boeing till the finalisation of the compensation for the delay in supplying the ... Read more...

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‘Air India won’t take Dreamliners till compensation fixed’


May 29th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday said Air India would not take delivery of its first batch of Boeing 787 Dreamliner until both the airline ... Read more...

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Patna airport told to cut trees for safety


May 28th, 2012 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 28 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry has threatened to declare the Patna airport unfit for Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 aircraft unless trees near the airport are cut ... Read more...

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Air India proposes VRS to cut down staff


May 27th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Financially stressed Air India has proposed a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its executive cadre employees to bring down manpower costs.The Air India Board will ... Read more...

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Emirates to launch flights to Portugal


May 26th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 26 (IANS/WAM) Emirates Airlines will launch a daily non-stop service to Lisbon in July, the only Middle East carrier to serve Portugal.The service will start July 9. Portugal ... Read more...

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Monkey delays Air China flight from New York


May 26th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) An escaped monkey in a plane's cargo hold delayed a fight from New York's JFK International Airport for nearly four hours, it was reported here Saturday.The ... Read more...

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Air India pilots say studying court order


May 23rd, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Agitating pilots of Air India Wednesday said they will first study the latest High Court order that issued a contempt notice to them and then ... Read more...

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Contempt notice issued to striking Air India pilots (Lead)


May 23rd, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued a contempt notice to the striking Air India pilots for not complying with its order that restraining them from ... Read more...

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Air India moves court against striking pilots


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday moved a contempt petition in the Delhi High Court against the striking pilots for not complying with its order that ... Read more...

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Air India feasibility study for new international schedule (Lead)


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Air India Tuesday said it is planning a feasibility study to determine the international destinations the airline will fly to as it faces a shortage ... Read more...

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Kenya Airways launches Nairobi-Delhi flight


May 16th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) To capture the growing traffic between India and Africa, Kenya Airways Wednesday launched a direct Nairobi-New Delhi flight with one-way fare of Rs.22,000-Rs.28,000."We have waited ... Read more...

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Cracks among pilots, only one flight cancelled (Lead)


May 16th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Cracks appeared among the striking Air India pilots Wednesday as some of them returned to work and the management said it expects more to follow.The ... Read more...

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