Inaugural flight at the newly launched Jaffna International Airport landed from Chennai. The ATR72-600 short-haul flight was operated by Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India. This was Alliance Air’s first international flight.
Along with the engine order, the airline has also signed a long-term rate per flight hour agreement for maintenance of the 120 Leap-1A engines which will power its 60 Airbus planes in service or on order.
Air India became the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on A320 aircraft with passengers onboard.
They will be retrenched through the government’s voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), where an employee gets an amount that’s equivalent to monthly salary multiplied by either the years of service completed or those left, whichever is less.
GVK group, a Hyderabad-based infra major, is challenging Adani Group's bid to buy out the 13.5 percent stake being held by its South African JV partner Bidvest in the Mumbai airport. The case is being fought at the Bombay High Court.
CB Ananthakrishnan, Director (Finance) at HAL, claimed that the workers will get an average hike of 17% after the wage revision.
The development comes after oil marketing firms have again threatened to suspend fuel supplies to the airline.
Air India owes IOC about Rs 2,700 crore in unpaid fuel bills. This includes Rs 450 crore of interest. Its outstanding towards the three oil firms is about Rs 5,000 crore including interest.
Taxibot is a robot-used aircraft tractor for taxiing an aircraft from parking bay to runway and vice versa.
Investigators found that Jet Airways leased aircraft from 'ghost offshore' cos & paid lease rentals to them.
The government is planning to invite bids for the national carrier early next month and its employees, numbering many thousands, including pilots are fearing job losses.
Talwar is accused of acting as a middleman in arranging kickbacks to public servants and politicians to make Air India give up profit making routes and timings in favour of local and foreign private airlines.
Hyderabad International Airport has witnessed an encouraging demand for cargo charters in the segments like pharmaceuticals, engineering goods, telecom, defence and aerospace commodities.
AAI is in the process of taking legal opinion for placing its bid for the proposed international airport in the national capital region (NCR).
Airbus Helicopters had signed an MoU with PHL in June for collaboration in introducing H145 and H225 in the national company's fleet in the future.
This comes in the backdrop of the govt's decision to begin the process of divestment of Air India's stake.
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