Emirates Air posts $5.5 billion loss as virus disrupts travel

DUBAI: The Middle East’s largest airline, Emirates, announced on Tuesday a net loss of USD 5.5 billion over the past year as revenue fell by more than 66% due to global travel restrictions sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. The Dubai-based airline said revenue had declined by USD 8.4 billion, largely due to the suspension of […]

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Airbus expands India COVID-19 relief, delivers more oxygen plants, ventilators, mobile ICUs

NEW DELHI: Airbus has doubled down on its response to the COVID-19 crisis in India, delivering more than 36 tonnes of additional medical equipment to the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) and deploying humanitarian flights to move supplies from abroad as well as within the country. Airbus is delivering oxygen plants, ventilators, oxygen concentrators, BPAP […]

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Hyderabad airport handles largest consignment of Sputnik V

NEW DELHI: GMR Hyderabad Air Cargo (GHAC) on Tuesday handled largest shipment of Russian made Sputnik V vaccines. The vaccine consignment arrived from Russia on a specially chartered freighter RU-9450 which touched down Hyderabad Airport at 03.43 hours. While GHAC has already handled several import shipments of vaccines prior to this, Tuesday’s shipment of 56.6 […]

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ICMR given permission for study of Covid-19 vaccine delivery using drones

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted a conditional exemption for drone deployment to the Government of Telangana. The drone usage permission has been granted for conducting experimental delivery of Covid-19 vaccines within Visual Line of Sight (VLOS) Range using drones. The permission exemption is valid […]

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Indian Air Force airlifts 3 oxygen tankers from Bangkok to Jamnagar

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted three oxygen tankers from Bangkok in Thailand to Gujarat’s Jamnagar on Wednesday, senior officials said. Moreover, two C-130 aircraft of the Singapore Air Force brought a total of 256 oxygen cylinders to the Panagarh air base in West Bengal, they added. India is struggling with the second […]

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Narendra Modi reviews Covid-19 related operations by Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI:¬†Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria called on Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi today. He briefed the PM on the efforts being undertaken by IAF to help in the Cover-19 related situation. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria informed the Prime Minister that the IAF has ordered 24×7 readiness of the entire heavy lift fleet and […]

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Rajnath Singh holds second meeting to review efforts of MoD and Armed Forces to fight current COVID-19 crisis

NEW DELHI: India’s Defence Minister (Raksha Mantri) Rajnath Singh reviewed the efforts of the Ministry of Defence and the three Services to fight the current COVID-19 crisis through video conferencing on April 24, 2021. The meeting was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of […]

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7.82 million domestic air passengers in March, slightly lower than February : DGCA

NEW DELHI: Around 78.22 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in March, which is slightly lower than 78.27 lakh who travelled in February, Indian aviation regulator DGCA said on Tuesday. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), 77.34 lakh people travelled by air within the country in January. While IndiGo carried 41.85 lakh […]

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