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Air India Sued for $98M in US Federal Court for Breach of Hajj Contract

Dynamic International Airways LLC launched a $97.7 million breach of contract lawsuit against Air India in New York Federal Court. Air India sub-contracted Dynamic International Airways LLC (a/k/a Dynamic Airways or Dynamic) for the year 2013 and 2014 for carriage of holy pilgrims from India to Saudi Arabia round-trip. Dynamic carried 47,976 passengers for Hajj 2014 and c...

India's Global Vectra first worldwide customer to take up HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contract for H130

Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd. (GVHL) has signed a PBH contract for its H130 light helicopter, benefiting from Airbus Helicopters' redefined customer service offer called HCare which was introduced early this year. GVHL's H130 will be covered by the HCare Smart PBH service, which has been developed with careful consideration of the support required by operators of light helicopters. The HC...

Nearly 62 Jet Airways, Air India Pilots Move to IndiGo

As many as 62 pilots of Jet Airways and Air India have flown out of the two airlines in a little over one year to join other carriers, with a majority of them boarding the Rahul Bhatia-promoted IndiGo. While private carrier Jet Airways has lost 30 pilots in 15 months to budget carrier IndiGo, state-owned Air India has seen the migration of 32 pilots in the past one year, industry sources s...

Air India Puts 9 Dreamliners on Sale to Raise over 7,000 Crore Rupees

State-owned carrier Air India has put on sale nine of its 21 Dreamliners (B787-800) to raise over 7,000 crore rupees to fund acquisition of new aircraft and also for repayment of the bridge loan availed earlier for purchasing these Boeing 787-800s. These nine planes were inducted in the national carrier's fleet between March 2014 and June this year. Air India would also lease back t...

TATA SIA Airlines: Transformation of Aviation Sector can yield $250 billion by 2025

At a time when the government led by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi has embarked upon an ambitious plan to unleash the growth potential of India’s economy,TATA SIA Airlines Limited released in Delhi today, a report titled, ‘Maximising the contribution of aviation to the Indian economy’, prepared for the company by CAPA- Centre for Aviation. With an anticipated...

Tech Mahindra to develop the Aircraft Ground Support System for Bombardier's C Series

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft and Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering announced today that they have signed an agreement under which Tech Mahindra will develop the Aircraft Ground Support System (AGSS) for Bombardier's Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) for the C Series family of aircraft. The AGSS will facilitate real-time and p...

SpiceJet announces direct flights to Dubai from Amritsar and Kozhikode (Calicut),

SpiceJet, India’s favourite low cost airline, today announced the launch of direct flights to Dubai from the cities of Amritsar and Kozhikode (Calicut). Bookings for tickets are open now and flight services will commence from November 15, 2015. With the launch of these flights, SpiceJet will be serving Dubai direct from eight Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kochi, Madurai,...

Mumbai-Bound Flight Grounded at Bhubaneswar Due to Technical Snag

A Mumbai-bound flight was grounded shortly before take-off after it developed a technical snag at the Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here on Sunday afternoon. There were 111 passengers and five crew members on-board the Air India flight AI 670, whose pilot detected a major fault and communicated it to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at BPIA. Few minutes later, the pilot de...

Air India Airbus A320 Loses One Engine While Landing

Air India's twin troubles with its almost 25-year-old Airbus A320s and aircraft engines show no signs on ebbing. A 26-year-old AI Airbus A320 reportedly had an engine failure while flying on the Varanasi-Delhi sector on Thursday evening. The pilot got a stall warning from an engine just as he was about to begin descending for landing. He switched off the engine, declared an emerge...

Mumbai Airport on High Alert After Bomb Threat

The Mumbai airport received a threat call on Monday night following which security was stepped up. "Around 11:30 p.m., a unknown person called a landline number of the airport and spoke to an airport staffer. He said he was near Andheri railway station when he heard five people talking about attack at Mumbai airport and hotel Taj with explosive laden 16 hired vehicles," said...

Air India to Start Direct Flight of Delhi-San Francisco from Dec. 2

Air India on Sunday announced it would connect Delhi to Silicon Valley hub San Francisco with a non-stop Boeing 777-200LR flight from December 2. This will be the first non-stop flight to operate on the route. San Francisco will become Air India's fourth destination in the United States. It operates daily non-stop flights to New York, Newark and Chicago. "It is a big move by Air India,...

Air India Dreamliner Grounded for 9 Months, with 400 Parts Missing

Air India has kept an aircraft from its prized Dreamliner fleet grounded since January of this year. According to reports in The Times Of India, the Air India Dreamliner (VT-AND) has been "stripped of parts to keep the other Boeing 787s flying." The aircraft that costs around Rs 1,400 crore has been grounded as it has around 400 parts missing. There have been problems rel...