Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu calls emergency meeting on Jet Airways crisis

Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday directed his ministry’s secretary to hold an emergency meeting on the debt-ridden Jet Airways massively cancelling flights after grounding of a large part of its fleet. The meeting will be held later this evening. The minister’s direction came in the wake of the airliner drastically reducing its operations due […]

Number of Jet flights may reduce further, says DGCA after meeting with airlines

India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil aviation held an emergency meeting with the management of debt-ridden Jet Airways on Tuesday evening. DGCA said the situation is “dynamic” and the number of Jet flights may reduce further in the coming weeks. The meeting came in the wake of the airliner drastically reducing its operations due […]

Jet Airways crisis worsens as government steps in, pilots threaten strike

A crisis at India’s Jet Airways deepened on Tuesday as an increasingly worried government called for an emergency meeting, angry passengers demanded refunds and pilots threatened to go on strike over unpaid salaries. The Civil Aviation Minister, Suresh Prabhu, asked his officials to call for a meeting to discuss grounding of flights, advance bookings, cancellations, […]

Boeing’s safety analysis of 737 MAX flight control had crucial flaws: Report

Boeing Co’s safety analysis of a new flight control system on 737 MAX jets had several crucial flaws, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday. Boeing’s safety analysis of the flight control system called MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) understated the power of this system, the Seattle Times said, citing current and former engineers at the […]

On Women’s Day, fly with all-women crews

To mark International Women’s Day, airlines will operate flights with all-women crews on March 8. While Air India will operate 39 such flights (international and domestic), SpiceJet will operate 22 flights and Jet Airways will operate four flights. Vistara’s two Delhi-Goa flights will also have an all-women crews. Women pilots say they face several challenges […]