Civil Aviation articles

Jet Airways passengers recount terrifying experience

Mumbai-based professional Prashant Sharma had never realised flying could be “so terrifying” until his Thursday morning flight to Jaipur. There were screaming and cries and many of his co-passengers suffered nose and ear bleeding as the crew of the Jet Airways flight “forgot” to turn on a switch that controls cabin air pressure. According to

Income tax department conducts survey operation at Jet Airways

The Income Tax department team is conducting survey operation at Naresh Goyal-controlled Jet Airways’ four business premises in New Delhi and Mumbai, said two persons in the know. According to I-T sources, the tax department is probing the airline for falsification of book of accounts, siphoning of funds and issue of suspicious bogus expenses booked

Brussels Airlines to bow out of Mumbai

Citing economic constraints, Belgium’s national carrier Brussels Airlines will cease its Mumbai sector services from January 2019, it was announced here on Wednesday. The development comes barely 18 months after the airline launched the Mumbai-Brussels route in March 2017, its first-ever in the Indian sub-continent, and claimed good patronage among Indian leisure and business travellers.

Airlines’ biofuel-powered flights might soon take off

For years, airlines have experimented with biofuels, aiming to reduce both carbon emissions and their reliance on fossil fuels. It’s been a turbulent journey buffeted by inconsistent investment and the periodic lure of cheap oil. But several major carriers are planning larger-scale usage of biofuel in 2019 and 2020, including JetBlue Airways Corp. and Cathay

Singapore’s ST Engineering to buy aircraft part maker from GE for $630 million

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd on Thursday said it had agreed to purchase aircraft part manufacturer MRA Systems from General Electric Co for $630 million. The Singapore-based company, which conducts maintenance and repair operations for airlines, said the deal would allow it to move upstream into the manufacturing and spare parts business for engine nacelles, the

SpiceJet opens five new air routes in Uttar Pradesh

An agreement was signed between the Uttar Pradesh government and private air carrier Spice Jet on Wednesday to fly on five new routes in the state, an official said. The new routes on which flights will begin after clearances from the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and the UP government are Varanasi-Kolkata, Varanasi-Bengaluru, Kanpur-Mumbai, Kanpur-Bengaluru and