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Boeing delivers Jet Airways first '737 MAX' aircraft

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing on Wednesday said that it has delivered the first of 737 MAX aircraft ordered by Jet Airways. According to the company, Jet Airways will be first Indian carrier to fly the new and improved 737 airplane, which delivers a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and improved passenger comfort. This delivery marks the first of 150 ...

6 days ago
Boeing expands engineering centre in India, to hire 1,500 more

Bengaluru, June 15 (IANS) Global aerospace major Boeing on Friday expanded its engineering and technology centre in this tech hub and said it would hire 1,500 more engineers to drive digital innovation. The new centre has doubled our footprint, which will enable our employees to work on new technologies that will drive aerospace innovation from India for the world, said Boeing's Indian a...

7 days ago
Boeing, AIESL launch accelerated apprenticeship programme

Mumbai, June 14 (IANS) Aerospace major Boeing and Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) on Thursday inaugurated the Air India-Boeing Accelerated Apprenticeship Programme to skill Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (AMEs) in India. According to Boeing, a lack of practical skills and training have resulted in low employability of AMEs, of which only 2 per cent receive type-rated licenses....

12 days ago
Empty chair protest commemorates MH17 victims

The Hague, June 9 (IANS) Relatives of the victims aboard the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which was downed over eastern Ukraine in July 2014, held a silent protest in front of Russia's embassy here. Red roses were placed on 298 white chairs on Friday in memory of the mainly Dutch passengers and crew of flight MH17 who perished on July 17, 2014, reports the BBC. All those on boar...

16 days ago
US Air Force cancels $24mn fridges for presidential jet

Washington, June 5 (IANS) The US Air Force has cancelled a $24 million contract for new refrigerators for President Donald Trump's jet. The decision to cancel the contract was first revealed in a statement issued on Monday by Joe Courtney, the US Representative for Connecticut's second congressional district, CNN reported. Courtney said the decision to cancel the contract was mad...

18 days ago
'2017 air fares fell 18%, passenger CAGR up 19% in 2018'

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Average air fares in India fell 18 per cent in 2017, while the number of passengers flown by domestic carriers recorded a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 per cent in the last fiscal over the financial year 2013-14, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Sunday. He said that his ministry is working on a plan for the domestic production of aircraf...

19 days ago
Iranian planes likely to be refused fuel: Official

Tehran, June 2 (IANS) The planes of Iranian airliners are expected to be refused fuel at some foreign airports under US impending new sanctions, Iran's flag carrier Iran Air said on Saturday. The news was revealed by Iran Air's Chief Executive Officer Farzaneh Sharafbafi during her meeting with judicial officials over frequent Iranian flight delays, Tasnim news agency reported. T...

25 days ago
Etihad flies humanitarian mission to India

Dubai, May 27 (IANS) Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of the United Arab Emirates' national carrier Etihad Airways, has launched its first humanitarian freighter missions in the Islamic month of Ramadan to India and Kazakhstan. The Abu Dhabi government-controlled carrier said in a statement on Sunday that an Etihad Boeing 777 freighter aircraft departed Abu Dhabi to Almaty in Kazakhstan ...

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Will prosecute those responsible for downing MH17: Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, May 25 (IANS) Malaysia said on Friday that it was determined to prosecute those responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and has resolved to seek justice for the victims. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that it would study the joint investigation team's findings and reiterated the team's call for information from insiders and wi...

27 days ago
Cuba retrieves second black box of crashed plane

Havana, May 25 (IANS) Cuban authorities have retrieved the second black box containing flight data of the Boeing 737-200 plane that crashed near the Havana international airport on May 18. The discovery of the box on Thursday was done by the experts' analyses of videos shot around the crash site, recollections of witnesses and nearby residents, as well as an investigation into the local ...

28 days ago
Dow slumps 250 points after Trump cancels N. Korea summit

Washington, May 24 (IANS) US stocks fell sharply on Thursday after President Donald Trump cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled to be held in June. The meeting would have been the first face-to-face encounter between a sitting US President and a North Korean leader. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 250 points after the announcement, with Goldman S...

28 days ago
Russian military missile brought down MH17, say investigators

The Hague, May 24 (IANS) The missile that brought down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board, belonged to the Russian military, Dutch investigators said on Thursday. For the first time, the Dutch-led team said the missile had come from a unit based in western Russia, the BBC reported. All people on board the Boeing 777 die...

1 month ago
US wants to jointly build India's indigenous defence eco-system: Envoy

Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Stating that defence-related sales from the US to India have increased from zero to $15 billion in the last 10 years, US Consul General in Kolkata Craig L. Hall on Tuesday said the US looks forward to jointly develop India's defence infrastructure to further strengthen the ties between the two nations. The defence sales have increased dramatically from being zero 1...

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Cuba plane crash survivor dies, toll rises to 111

Havana, May 22 (IANS) The toll from last Friday's plane crash in Cuba has risen to 111 as one of the survivors succumbed to her injuries here, officials said. Grettel Landrove, 23, one of three survivors in last Friday's crash of a Cubana de Aviacion passenger jet, died on Monday in the Calixto Garcia Hospital, where she had been admitted on the day of the accident suffering from extreme...

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Japanese plane evacuated after smoke fills cabin

Tokyo, May 21 (IANS) Passengers on board the All Nippon Airways' (ANA) Boeing 767 aircraft were evacuated at a Japanese airport prior to its departure on Monday after the plane's cabin was filled with smoke. Minutes after the aircraft's doors had been closed, 137 passengers who had boarded Flight 809 -- scheduled to depart from Narita airport to Hong Kong -- had to be evacuated, Xinhua n...

1 month ago
Cuba plane crash: Airline 'had safety complaints'

Havana, May 21 (IANS) The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba last Friday, killing 110 people on board, had received prior safety complaints, two-ex pilots say. One of the pilots described how a plane rented from Damojh airlines had dropped off radar completely some eight years ago. Another alleged poor maintenance, BBC reported on Sunday. Mexican authorities say ...

1 month ago
Cuba identifies 20 victims of plane crash

Havana, May 21 (IANS) Twenty of 110 victims of last Friday's fatal plane crash in Cuba have been identified and the bodies were sent to their families for burial, an official said. Sergio Rabel, director of Havana's Legal Medicine Institute, told reporters at a press conference on Sunday that a large group of experts were working round the clock to conclude the complex process of identif...

1 month ago
Cuba plane crash: Black box recovered in 'good condition'

Havana, May 20 (IANS) Cuban officials said they have found one of the two black boxes from a plane that crashed near Havana airport, killing more than 100 people, in good condition. Transport Minister Adel Yzquierdo on Saturday said he hopes the second device will be recovered soon, BBC reported. He revised the official death toll up to 110 people, including 11 foreigners.

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Toll in Cuba plane crash rises to 110

Havana, May 20 (IANS) The toll from Friday's Boeing 737 crash in Cuba, close to Havana's Jose Marti International Airport, has risen to 110, officials said. Transportation Minister Abel Izquierdo told a press conference on Saturday that of the 110 dead, 99 were Cubans, 11 foreigners including 6 Mexican crew members, 2 Argentines, 1 Mexican and 2 temporary foreign residents, Xinhua news a...

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Plane with 104 passengers crashes in Havana

Havana, May 18 (IANS) A Boeing 737 plane, believed to be carrying 104 passengers, crashed on Friday shortly after taking off from Havana's main airport, media reports said. President Miguel Diaz-Canel said many are feared dead, according to Sky News. The plane came down shortly after take-off and exploded on the highway between Boyeros and Havana, near the Jose Marti Internationa...

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