Lufthansa cancels all flights between India and Germany from September 30

NEW DELHI: German airline Lufthansa on Tuesday said it will cancel all planned flights between Germany and India from September 30 to October 20. The airline’s move comes after Indian authorities rejected Lufthansa’s planned flight schedule for October. The airline said in a statement, “Lufthansa had applied for the continuation of special flights it was […]

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International flights to remain suspended till October 31

NEW DELHI:The government of India on Wednesday extended the suspension of scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till October 31. “This restriction shall not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA),” an official statement said. “However, international scheduled flights may be allowed […]

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Storage owners seek more space for grounded planes in Australia

CANBERRA: Owners of an aircraft storage facility in Central Australia have been seeking more space as the facility is fully booked due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many carriers haven’t had enough passengers to justify flying during the pandemic, and have opted to store their planes, the BBC reported. Asia Pacific Airline Storage is storing 94 […]

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Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation receives first ever five-bladed Airbus H145 helicopter

NEW DELHI: Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first five-bladed H145 to the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation. This new version of its best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission helicopter, increasing the useful load by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity, and connectivity. It received certification […]

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U.S. lawmakers propose airplane certification reforms after fatal Boeing crashes

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON:The leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Monday introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) aircraft certification process in the wake of two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes. The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after two crashes in five months […]

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Cathay Pacific pilots push for seat at table for restructuring talks

By Jamie Freed SYDNEY: Pilots at Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd are pushing to be included in restructuring talks at the carrier and will run a newspaper advertisement to drum up public support, a union representing them told Reuters on Tuesday. The comments come after the group this month declined to apply for more […]

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Delhi airport to resume flight operations at T2 terminal from October

NEW DELHI: The Delhi airport will resume flight operations at the T2 terminal from October 1, said its operator DIAL on Monday.   “The resumption of operations at T2 will be with 96 air traffic movements (48 departures and 48 arrivals) per day and increase progressively up to 180 by end of October,” said a […]

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Airbus H175 to bolster Omni’s oil and gas operations in Brazil

NEW DELHI: Omni Taxi Aereo, Brazil’s leading oil and gas transport company and part of OMNI Helicopters International group (OHI), becomes the first operator to introduce the H175 in Brazil. The aircraft has arrived in Brazil, where it will perform cargo load and passenger transport missions for the country’s key oil and gas industry. “The […]

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Over 1 crore air passengers since flights restarted in India

NEW DELHI: Over 1 crore passengers have flown on domestic flights since recommencement of operations on May 25, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Friday. According to Puri, domestic aviation is moving towards pre-Covid figures. “Civil Aviation minister shared that on 24th September, 2020, total number of departing passengers was 1,19,702 and total […]

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Europe regulator sees November lifting of Boeing 737 MAX flight ban

By Tim Hepher, Laurence Frost PARIS: Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX could receive regulatory approval to resume flying in November and enter service by the end of the year, Europe’s chief aviation safety regulator said on Friday. “For the first time in a year and a half I can say there’s an end in sight to […]

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