SpiceJet signs Boeing 737 MAX deal ahead of approval

SpiceJet said it signed yet another leasing agreement for an unspecified number of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which were pulled out of service in early 2019 following accidents and mishaps. The American aviation regulator was the first to re-approve the aircraft for operations in November last year, followed by Canadian and European authorities in January […]

Zen Technologies gets anti-drone system contract from IAF

Hyderabad based aviation equipment manufacturer Zen Technologies said it received a Rs 155 cr contract to a supply an anti-drone defence system to Indian Air Force. Details of the order were not disclosed, but the company said it would make the supplies over a 12-month period. Zen Technologies specializes in Defence Training Solutions, drones and […]

RattanIndia to benefit from new drone rules

RattanIndia, a company focused on next-generation and disruptive businesses and led by Indiabulls founder Rajiv Rattan, said it expects to benefit from the new drone rules announced by the government this week. Government of India had, earlier this week, announced several far-reaching regulatory changes aimed at allowing people to use drones or unmanned aerial vehicles […]

COVID second-wave impact temporary: Bharat Forge

Baba Kalyani, chairman and managing director of India’s largest forging and metal components manufacturer Bharat Forge, today expressed the opinion that the current economic setback on account of the second wave of COVID-19 is of a temporary nature. “The lock down in India to curtail the spread of Covid has clearly had an impact on […]

SpiceJet offers upto 30% discounts for doctors, nurses, paramedics

SpiceJet, India’s fastest-growing airline, said it will offer a discount of up to 30% on its base fares to registered healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and paramedics. Base fare excludes items like airport usage charges, taxes and so on. The offer is applicable for bookings and travel until 30 September, 2021. “To avail the benefits […]

HAL points to 6% FY sales growth, double-digit PAT growth despite COVID

HAL or Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, a government-owned aircraft maker, reported a 6% growth in its revenue for the current year despite a one-month shut-down related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bangalore-based company reported provisional revenue of Rs 22,700 crores for the year ending today, up from Rs 21,438 crores for the year ended March 2020. […]

HCL Tech wins digital workspace order from Airbus

HCL Technologies (HCL), one of India’s top IT services and outsourcing providers, said it has won a five-year deal to implement a digital workplace solution for the world’s largest aircraft maker Airbus. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Airbus is emerging as the biggest aircraft maker in the world after its long-time rival […]

Kerala requests center to restart international flights to the Gulf

The Kerala government has requested the central government to restart international flights to Dubai, keeping in mind the Dubai government’s decision to reopen the airport and the requirement of Indians to return to work. “We have requested that flights to Dubai be restarted, given that the authorities there have given permission for residents of Dubai […]

India okays first trial for e-commerce drone delivery

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet said it has received regulatory approval to test drones to deliver e-commerce parcels, medical, pharma and other essential supplies. “Post trials and approvals, SpiceXpress, the dedicated cargo arm of SpiceJet, plans to use drones to provide for a quicker, faster and a cost-effective delivery,” low-cost carrier said. A SpiceXpress-led consortium had submitted […]

SpiceJet reassures flyers about COVID safety onboard

SpiceJet today made a formal announcement of the restarting of its domestic flying operations and reassured its customers about their safety inside the aircraft in view of the Coronavirus pandemic. The company resumed operations after a gap of exactly two months due to the Coronavirus lockdown. Flights are being operated on sectors such as Delhi-Bengaluru, […]

Kerala to impose 14-day quarantine on domestic air travelers

Kerala will impose a 14-day quarantine on all air travelers except those who are coming for “one or two days” for “business requirements”, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. The statement brings some clarity on the question of what happens to quarantine rules when domestic air travel is restarted on Monday. “The same rules that apply […]

Kerala CM calls center’s airlifting plan risky

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today termed as risky and unfortunate the centre’s decision to not screen for Coronavirus infection before allowing passengers to board rescue flights that have started from today. Vijayan said the decision to potentially mix asymptomatic COVID-19 patients with healthy passengers in these flights from abroads would have serious consequences for […]

India reveals airfare, routes and details of evacuation flights

Indian Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri today revealed more details, including the number of flights, their routes as well as ticket prices, related to the air evacuation of Indians stranded abroad in the aftermath of the worldwide Coronavirus lock-down. National carrier Air India will conduct 64 flights between May 7 and May 13 to […]

SpiceJet down 20%, Ajay Singh reassures investors

Ajay Singh, the entrepreneur who founded and currently heads budget airline SpiceJet, reassured investors and other stakeholders after his company’s stock fell 20% today as part of a broader market correction. Shares of SpiceJet were down Rs 12.05 at Rs 48.30 at close on the National Stock Exchange today. Shares of rival and market leader […]

SpiceJet starts 8 new flights to Ahmedabad, Jeddah, Bangalore & Chennai

SpiceJet, the fastest expanding airline in India, announced the launch of eight new international and domestic flights which will start from February 2020. Among the new routes is Ahmedabad-Jeddah, making the airline the first to do so. “Saudi Arabia‚Äôs commercial capital and a key transit point for thousands of Hajj pilgrims visiting Mecca and Medina,” […]