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    SpiceJet says Boeing Max compensation offer more than recognized

    SpiceJet, which had 13 Boeing 737 Max jets in its fleet when they were grounded worldwide, has added 8.6 billion rupees ($117 million) as other income from compensation and related foreign exchange gains in the past five quarters, the company said.

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    • The aerospace giant suffered a $2.4 billion second-quarter loss, reflecting the hit from much lower commercial plane deliveries as airlines suspend purchases due to falling consumer demand.

      The U.S. planemaker said during fabrication of the 787 horizontal stabilizer it learned some components were clamped with greater force than specified, which could result in improper gap verification and shimming.

      Boeing currently employs 3,500 people in India, and over 7,000 people work with its supply chain partners. The Boeing India Engineering and Technology Centre in Bengaluru and Chennai undertakes advanced aerospace work and supports its global engineering growth.

      The investigating team retrieved the black box and cockpit voice recorder after cutting into the floorboard of the cockpit. These devices, considered the most important evidence in determining the reasons leading to an air crash, were sent to Delhi for decoding and analysis.

      The government has temporarily reallocated as many as many as 488 Jet Airways' slots to Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara, GoAir and AirAsia India to fill the capacity gap in the wake of the airline ceasing operations mid-April last year. A slot is a specific date and time at which an airline can arrive or depart at an airport.

      This General Aviation Terminal will support the movement and processing of passengers flying through chartered flights from Delhi Airport, who were currently using a small portion of the existing terminal 1 at the airport.

      ​​The petition has mentioned accidents of August 7 at Calicut International Airport and May 22, 2010 at Mangalore -- both having table-top runways -- to buttress the installation of EMAS, which is a bed of engineered materials built at the end of a runway to reduce severity of consequences to aircrafts overshooting runaways.

      The special safety audit of the two airlines, which began from Tuesday, will be conducted across their bases, said the official.

      There would be non-stop flights on Mumbai-Leh, Leh-Srinagar and Srinagar-Mumbai routes. Besides, there would be additional frequencies on Mumbai-Rajkot, Delhi-Dharamshala and Bengaluru-Vijayawada sectors.

      The full-service carrier is scheduled to operate special thrice-weekly flights from August 28 to October 24 between the two cities, it said in a statement.

      SpiceJet, which has been struggling due to grounded Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, is looking at option beyond Boeing aircraft to expand in the market. The airline currently operates a fleet of Boeing 737s and Bombardier Q400s. The airline has a fleet of 82 Boeing 737, two Airbus A320, 32 Bombardier Q-400s and five B737 freighters.

      As many as 19 passenger aircraft and four freighter planes of SpiceJet have completed more than 26,000 flight cycles and those would be subject to inspection.

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