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Clement Charpentreau

18 dead in Air India Express Boeing 737 missed landing

An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 suffered a runway excursion on landing at Kozhikode-Calicut Airport, India, and broke in two. Both pilots and seventeen passengers died in the accident....


Rytis Beresnevicius

SpiceJet continues long-haul odyssey with London-Heathrow slots

The odyssey of SpiceJet starting operating long-haul flights continued, as the airline announced that it has acquired slots at London Heathrow Airport (LHR)....


Clement Charpentreau

Indian Rafales under Iranian fire during stopover in UAE

While ferrying between France and India, the first five Dassault Rafale fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) stopped over for the night in Al Dhafra Air Base, in the United Arab Emirates. During their halt, the base went under high alert as three Iranian missiles crashed into the waters nearby....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Curious case of SpiceJet long-haul low-cost flights

Despite having no long-haul flight-capable aircraft, SpiceJet announced that it has become a designated airline to fly between India and UK, and the US. Furthermore, it announced that it will conduct repatriation flights from Amsterdam in August 2020....


Clement Charpentreau

First Indian Rafale fighter jets take off for Pakistan border

The first five Dassault Rafale fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) took off from Merignac Air Base, in southwestern France. The aircraft will be ferried to Ambala Air Force Station, near Kashmir and the Pakistan border, within two days....


Pijus Jauniskis

Two birds with one stone: SpiceJet to fly US and UK

The Indian budget airline SpiceJet reported permission to operate services to both the UK and the US as the “Indian scheduled carrier”....


Valius Venckunas

Air India can send employees on unpaid leave for up to 5 years

After a redundancy and productivity assessment, Air India managing director will be able to send employees on compulsory leave without pay for a period between six months and two years, and extend said period for up to five years....


Clement Charpentreau

Indian regulator investigates AirAsia India safety lapses

The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced it opened an investigation after a pilot claimed he was suspended after revealing that AirAsia India violated several safety rules....


AeroNewsX

IndiGo to continue taking deliveries of A320neos despite Q4 loss

In what seems to be a gamble on the recovery of the aviation industry, IndiGo, India’s largest airline, has said that it will continue integrating new aircraft to its fleet, as well as taking delive...


Clement Charpentreau

FedEx flight FX5033 overshoots runway in cyclonic storm [Video]

As it was attempting to land in cyclonic conditions, a FedEx flight overshot the runway of Mumbai airport. No damage was reported....