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A320neo engine issues still pestering IndiGo and Go Air

IndiGo, GoAir are getting a slight break in a series of PW1100G engine woes. The Indian regulatory authorities have recently extended the deadline for replacing the engines in their Airbus A320neo fleets. However, IndiGo CEO admits that solving Pratt & Whitney engine problems remains a challenge. ...


Ruta Burbaite
SpiceJet’s crafty cracked window fix shocks passengers

It is merely an inner window pane, right? A photo taken by a passenger on board a SpiceJet flight showing a cracked cabin window patched up with cello tape has stirred up quite a storm on social media amongst travelers shocked and concerned regarding the safety and maintenance practices of the airline. The Indian low-cost carrier has apologized, saying safety is their top priority and that the incident has been highlighted to concerned authoritie...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Qatar Airways and Etihad set to battle over Indian market

It seems like two Middle East giants, Etihad and Qatar Airways are trying to gain as much traction as possible within the Indian market. However, the two sides are using very different methods to do so....


AeroTime Team
As privatization looms, 120 Air India pilots quit over pay

The Indian government is moving ahead with plans to exit the struggling national carrier. But the approaching newest round of attempts to sell Air India appears to be causing internal tensions. Following en masse resignation of Airbus A320 pilots over salary, the airline’s management held talks with unions, appearing not only concerned about job security, but overall skeptical about the newest government disinvestment attempt....


Clement Charpentreau
Dassault Aviation delivers its first Rafale fighter jet to India

Ten years after the initial request for tender, the Indian Minister of Defense, Shri Rajnath Singh, received the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets ordered from Dassault Aviation and destined to equip the Indian Air Force....


Clement Charpentreau
Indian Navy LCA fighter achieves arrested landing [Video]

The Navy variant of the HAL LCA Tejas, currently under development, reached a new milestone by successfully completing its first arrested landing test....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Following EASA, India to certify 737 MAX individually

India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation, the DGCA, is reportedly lingering around with the idea of certifying the 737 MAX individually, rather than following FAA's orders:...


AeroTime Team
VietJet delivers bikini airlines to India

Vietnamese low cost “bikini airline” is opening first direct routes to India. VietJet has announced the launch of two direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam) to New Delhi (India) starting in December 2019....


Merve Kara
Indian airlines affected by multiple Monsoon-related incidents

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) safety circular after recent cases of aircraft veering off the runway during the monsoon season.  ...


Clement Charpentreau
Jet Airways CEO and top managers resign

The troubled Indian airline Jet Airways announced on May 15, 2019, that its CEO Vinay Dube had resigned, a day after CFO Amit Agarwal also left the company....