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Clement Charpentreau
GoAir Airbus A320neo rejects takeoff after engine catches fire

A GoAir Airbus A320neo had to abort takeoff at Ahmedabad airport, India, after its right engine caught fire. The malfunction is suspected to be due to a foreign object, possibly a bird strike....


AeroTime Team
Air India experiences tail strike upon takeoff, continues flight

After unexpectedly noticing an obstacle on Pune Airport, India (PNQ) runway during the takeoff, pilots of Air India Flight AI852 had to perform an emergency takeoff trying to avert a collision. While the Airbus A321 aircraft suffered a tail strike during the incident, it did not stop the flight crew from following the schedule. The flight continued as planned and landed safely in Delhi (DEL), India, two hours later. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
GoAir cancels flights, blames Airbus, Pratt & Whitney delays

Indian low-cost carrier GoAir says it had to cancel flights after an unplanned grounding of aircraft part of the current fleet, while new Airbus aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines  would fail to arrive by the previously expected deadline in March 2020....


AeroTime Team
Air India executives deny shutdown rumors

As the Indian government is preparing for a second attempt to sell heavy indebted national carrier, Air India’s top management is resolving to public communication to deny ongoing speculation that the airline might need to close down its operations....


AeroTime Team
Regulator to IndiGo: take one A320neo, ground one A320neo

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reportedly told IndiGo, the country’s largest airline, to ground their older Airbus A320neo every time it takes a new one into the fleet. The problem is related to faulty Pratt & Whitney engines that power the airliner, as the authority wants them replaced by new, fixed ones. ...


AeroTime Team
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....