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Pilots’ wage parity process has started, court told


September 4th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Air India Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that the process has started of implementing the recommendations of a panel to ensure career progression and ... Read more...

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Lufthansa introduces new jet service, hopes to increase India market share


August 8th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) To increase its market share in the India air passenger outbound travel segment, German airline major Lufthansa Tuesday launched its services on a new Boeing ... Read more...

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Lufthansa to fly new B747-8 aircraft on India route


July 9th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Leading European carrier Lufthansa said Monday it will fly its new B747-8 aircraft on the Delhi-Frankfurt route, and would follow up by introducing it on ... 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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NASA transfers shuttle Discovery to museum


April 20th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 20 (IANS) US space agency NASA transferred Thursday space shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, where it will go on permanent display.The transfer, ... Read more...

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Hyderabad airport aiming to become a cargo hub


April 12th, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) With Thai Airways commencing its Bangkok-Hyderabad-Frankfurt cargo freighter service, Lufthansa already operating four freighter services a week and others expressing keenness to connect, Hyderabad ... Read more...

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President’s last foreign trip: 12 days in Africa


April 9th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is undertaking what could possibly be her last foreign trip before she ends her five-year tenure in July - a 12-day ... Read more...

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Air France plane has 30 wing screws missing, Chinese mechanics being blamed


November 25th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, Nov 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mechanics in China are being blamed after 30 screws on the wing of an Air France plane were found missing. Before the discovery, the plane had traveled ... Read more...

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Bodies of missing South Korean pilots found


October 31st, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Seoul, Oct 31 (IANS) The bodies of the two South Korean pilots of a crashed cargo plane were found Sunday, three months after the accident, Xinhua reported.Choi Sang-gi, 52, and ... Read more...

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Russian airline to buy four Airbus A380s


October 28th, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's Transaero, one of the country's largest airlines, has signed a deal with the European Airbus consortium to buy four A-380 airliners worth around $1.5 ... Read more...

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Chinese plane flies on biofuel


October 28th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Friday conducted the first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.The Boeing 747 landed safely ... Read more...

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US relief supplies arrive in North Korea


September 4th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) A cargo plane carrying emergency relief supplies from the US has arrived in North Korean capital Pyongyang to help people in flood-hit areas of the country, ... Read more...

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American held after threat to stab pilot


August 23rd, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) A drunken US businessman was held after he allegedly threatened to stab a plane's pilots during a flight to Britain.Tim Bradley, 32, is said to have ... Read more...

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Big B delighted to shoot with Sridevi after 18 years


July 19th, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who last worked with Sridevi in "Khuda Gawah" in 1993, says it is a "delight" to work with the actress after ... Read more...

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Malaysia Airlines bans babies from first class


June 30th, 2011 - 12:52 am ICT by IANS
London, June 29 (IANS) Malaysia Airlines has banned babies from first-class cabins after wealthy passengers complained they were not able to sleep peacefully during their flights, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Mobile phones may make planes crash: Study


June 10th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A mobile phone when kept on during a flight can actually disrupt the plane's electronic systems and eventually lead to a crash, a study says.The study ... Read more...

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List of air crashes in residential areas


May 26th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) A single-engine aircraft crashed into a residential area of Faridabad, a suburb of the national capital, Wednesday night, killing at least 10 people, including ... Read more...

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Kanishka victims did not get justice: Canadian judge


May 11th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 10 (IANS) Former Canadian Supreme Court judge John C. Major, who headed the commission that probed the 1985 bombing of the Air India aircraft Kanishka, Tuesday expressed dissatisfaction ... Read more...

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Air India to deploy wide-bodied aircraft on domestic routes (Lead)


May 9th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said it would deploy wide-bodied aircraft between the metros to offer more seats and reduced fares to make up for ... Read more...

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Air India to deploy wide-bodied aircraft on domestic routes


May 9th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) National carrier Air India Monday said it would deploy wide-bodied aircraft between the metros to offer increased seats and reduced fares to make up for ... Read more...

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World’s most powerful rocket to blast off in 2013


April 6th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The world’s most powerful rocket is expected to blast into space by late 2013. The rocket, Falcon 9-Heavy, has twice the capacity of its predecessor.The rocket ... Read more...

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Boeing’s ‘world’s longest’ 747-8 jumbo makes ‘perfect’ maiden flight


March 21st, 2011 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 21 (ANI): The first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, newest and biggest jumbo jet from the US aerospace giant, successfully took off on its maiden flight Sunday.The new version of the classic ... Read more...

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India sends 25 tonnes relief supply to Japan


March 18th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 18 (IANS) India has sent around 25 tonnes of relief material to disaster-hit Japan through two Air India special flights, an official said here Friday.The cargo included two ... Read more...

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Two-thirds of Indians rescued from Libya


March 6th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Around 12,000 of the 18,000 Indians in Libya would be evacuated by Sunday evening with the latest batch of over 2,300 nationals being picked up ... Read more...

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2300 Indians nationals evacuated from Libya in last 24 hours


March 6th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 6(ANI): The External Affairs Ministry on Sunday said that a record number of over 2300 Indians nationals were evacuated from Libya in the preceding 24 hours as part of ... Read more...

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Air India evacuates around 2,200 Indians


March 2nd, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Air India Wednesday said it has brought back 2,200 Indians from Tripoli, the capital of strife-torn Libya, since it began evacuation operations Feb 26."Air India ... Read more...

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Jet Airways to evacuate Indians from Libya


March 2nd, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Private airline Jet Airways will operate its first flight to Tripoli, the capital of strife-torn Libya, Wednesday night to evacuate Indians stranded there, a Jet ... Read more...

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3,500 Indians would be back from Libya by Wednesday: Krishna


March 1st, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna Tuesday assured that the evacuation of Indians from violence-torn Libya was going on smoothly and over 3,500 people would have returned home ... Read more...

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Two more flights bring back 600 Indians from Libya


March 1st, 2011 - 8:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Two special Air India flights carrying around 600 Indians fleeing violence-torn Libya arrived at the the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi in the early hours ... Read more...

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Libya unrest: 68 Indians land in Mumbai, 3,000 more on the way (Intro Night Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With India intensifying Operation Safe Homecoming, around 3,000 Indians are expected to be evacuated by two chartered ships in the next few days as a third batch ... Read more...

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Libya unrest: 68 Indians land in Mumbai, 3,000 more on the way


February 28th, 2011 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With India intensifying Operation Safe Homecoming, around 3,000 Indians are expected to be evacuated by two chartered ships in the next few days as a third batch ... Read more...

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Libya unrest: 68 Indians land in Mumbai, 3,000 to be evacuated by ships (Lead)


February 28th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) With India intensifying Operation Safe Homecoming, around 3,000 Indians are expected to be evacuated by two chartered ships as those who have arrived in the country have ... Read more...

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68 more Indians return from Libya, 600 to arrive Monday night


February 28th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) The third batch of 68 Indians from violence-torn Libya landed in Mumbai in a Gulf Air flight Monday morning. Another 600 Indians will be brought back on ... Read more...

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Libya unrest: Over 500 Indians return, more arriving amid tales of woe


February 27th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) Over 500 Indians arrived here from violence-torn Libya on two special flights Sunday to an emotional welcome from their relatives. Two more Air India flights are leaving ... Read more...

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Families of stranded nationals in Libya request Govt. for help


February 27th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Una (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 27 (ANI): Family members of the Indian labourers, who have been trapped in the current political turmoil in Libya, have made an appeal to the Central Government for ... Read more...

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