SpiceJet slips 7% as Q2 net loss widens
In a release, SpiceJet said the net loss of Rs 462.58 crore in the latest September quarter was mainly on account of inflated costs with respect to MAX grounding and a seasonally weak quarter.
Boeing’s CEO expresses regret over the two fatal crashes that killed 346
Muilenburg said he decided to give up “tens of millions of dollars” ...
DGCA to inspect 23 Boeing 737 planes of SpiceJet for possible cracks
As many as 19 passenger aircraft and four freighter planes of SpiceJet h...
Working to get 737 Max back in air, says Boeing
“Boeing has tested over 800 test flights (on B737Max) and is working on improving the training process involving B737Max. We are working closely with regulators round the world to bring the aircraft back to service,” said Darren Hulst, director (product, forecast and current market), Boeing Commercial Aircraft.
Working with airlines on how to tell passengers that 737 Max planes are safe: Boeing
"We are working with pilot community...of the customer airlines and the flight attendants. We are working with our customers (airlines) to figure out how we can communicate the message to passengers," said Darren Hulst, Deputy Vice President of Commercial Marketing, Boeing in New Delhi.
Vistara to deploy new A320neo planes with enhanced features on its India-Singapore route from Nov 24
Vistara has been operating daily flights on the Delhi-Singapore and the Mumbai-Singapore routes since August 6 and August 7 respectively, using Boeing 737-800NG planes that were leased post the shutdown of Jet Airways in April this year. These planes can carry extra fuel and can fly one hour extra as compared to old A320neo planes.
India plans to conduct its own checks on Boeing 737 Max Jets
India plans to start its own checks even if U.S. Federal Aviation Administration declares the aircraft fit to fly.
Govt needs to lower taxes on Indian aviation sector, make it more competitive: Ajay Singh, SpiceJet chief
Ajay Singh said the sector is highly taxed, which is a major stumbling block in making it globally competitive.
Indian IT firms unfairly targeted in Boeing 737 Max fiasco, says industry
HCL Technologies and Cyient said they were not involved in the design of the Manoeuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).
On recovery path: Domestic aviation industry grows 3.87% in August
Airlines registered a marginal growth of 3.87% year-on-year in the number of domestic passengers flown during August
Airlines play safe with A320Neo, lighten load
Unlike the Boeing 737 MAX, the A320NEO has never had an excessive pitch problem during flight operations.
DGCA wants all 737 Max pilots to be given simulator training to ensure passenger safety
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told PTI that the regulator will "conduct its own checks once the US aviation regulator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) gives the green light to the 737 Max plane".
DGCA awaiting FAA's certification to allow Boeing 737 Max to fly in India
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri in a written reply in Rajya Sabha said that "18 Boeing 737 Max aircraft are grounded in the country, out of which 13 are from SpiceJet and five are from Jet Airways".
Airfares expected to rise 7-9% this fiscal; highest since 2013
Fares for domestic travel is expected to spike 7-9% this fiscal because of limited capacity additions, Crisil said.
Boeing's 737 Max software outsourced to Rs 620-an-hour engineers
Based on resumes posted on social media, HCL engineers helped test the Max software.
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