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    Indian low-cost carriers outline post-lockdown plans


    Some Indian low-cost carriers have outlined post-lockdown operation plans after the country’s civil aviation authority extended a ban on flights in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The country’s civil aviation authority said on 14 April that all domestic and international scheduled airline operations will remain ...

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    Air India seeks government-guaranteed short-term loan


    Air India is inviting bids for government-guaranteed loans totalling INR4.22 billion ($57.1 million). A tender document on the flag carrier’s website states that the loan tenor will be up to one year, and the full amount will be drawn by 24 March. The carrier asks that banks ...

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    SpiceJet adds Airbus aircraft to fleet


    Indian low-cost carrier SpiceJet has introduced two Airbus A320s into its fleet of largely Boeing aircraft. The carrier wet-leased the A320s from Bulgarian carrier BH Air. Source: BH Air Bulgarian charter carrier BH Air has three Airbus A320s in its fleet. SpiceJet adds ...

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    New Delhi approves Alliance Air to operate India-Sri Lanka flights


    Air India’s regional unit Alliance Air has been granted “special dispensation” by the Indian government to operate between India and Sri Lanka. A notice from the civil aviation ministry states that the exemption would stay in place until the carrier has a minimum of 20 aircraft, or has about ...

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    Pratt & Whitney works to clear GTF retrofit backlog


    Pratt & Whitney is still working through a retrofit effort to fix the three major issues afflicting PW1000G-series engines, but expects the activity to be concluded this year.

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    ​IndiGo eyes international growth as Q3 profit more than doubles


    IndiGo will focus on increasing capacity on routes outside its home market to ensure an even split between international and domestic services, after facing strong competition from other low-cost carriers within India.

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    India implements compulsory drone registration


    Drone owners and operators in India will need to register with the authorities by the end of January. The country’s Ministry of Civil Aviation says the registration is a “one-time opportunity for voluntary disclosure”, which will help the authorities in identification of civil drones and their operators. As ...

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    India nearing C295 contract go-ahead, Airbus believes


    India’s long-running process to replace its Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS 748 – or “Avro” – fleet of utility transports could be nearing an end, with Airbus Defence Space confident of concluding an order for its C295.

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    Hawaiian-JAL JV expands scope to include Russia and India


    Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Air Lines have expanded the geographic scope of their proposed joint venture to include numerous additional connections across Asia and the Pacific beyond direct Japan-Hawaii flights, as well as current and future service to India and Russia, in an attempt to show additional public benefits of ...

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    Why India must learn from Rafale procurement


    Pronouncements at aircraft handover ceremonies are not prone to understatement. Indeed, Dassault hailed its delivery of the first of 36 Rafale fighters to New Delhi as a “celebration of the history of mutual trust” between the French company and India.

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    MAKS: India’s BrahMos may test another cruise missile air-launch


    ​BrahMos Aerospace may conduct a third air-launch test of its supersonic cruise missile to further demonstrate the weapon’s ability to fly to a number of waypoints before reaching its final destination.

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    ANALYSIS: India's bid for the Moon – and beyond


    India's space agency is pressing ahead with bold plans to put a second rover on the Moon - and send three astronauts into space.

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    ANA to begin Tokyo Narita-Chennai service on 27 October


    All Nippon Airways (ANA) will launch a new Tokyo Narita-Chennai route from 27 October.

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    India restates dream of being financing, leasing hub


    India has set its sights on becoming an aircraft financing and leasing hub to bolster its burgeoning aviation industry.

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    Reverser failure, wet runway caused Air India 737 excursion


    A faulty thrust reverser and aquaplaning were the primary factors that caused an Air India Express Boeing 737-800 to overshoot the runway on 10 July 2018 at Mumbai airport, but the crew handled the situation well.

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    Jet Airways chief resigns


    Jet Airways chief executive Vinay Dube has resigned.

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    737NG demand remains strong amid 737 Max grounding: FLY


    FLY Leasing has noticed an uptick in demand from Next Generation equipment amid the Max grounding, though chief executive Colm Barrington says it is too early to tell exactly what or how long it will be.

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    ​New Delhi approves navy Ka-31 buy


    India’s defence ministry has given its nod for a navy procurement of 10 additional Russian-built Kamov Ka-31 airborne early warning helicopters.

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    PODCAST: Airline Business team on Jet, Wow, Max, Turkey and China


    ​The new edition of the Airline Business Podcast is now available.

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    Rafale fighter production 'alive' for next decade


    Dassault can secure sufficient additional orders for the Rafale fighter to take production to at least 2030, but is unconcerned over any potential production gap with the next-generation combat aircraft it is developing alongside Airbus.