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Bhawana Kanth becomes India’s first woman fighter pilot to qualify to undertake combat missions

Flight Lieutenant Bhawana Kanth, who belongs to Darbhanga (Bihar), has created history by becoming the India’s first female fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to qualify to undertake combat missions for day operations on a fighter aircraft. This comes after she completed her day operational training as a fighter pilot on the MiG-21 Bison ..

Aarohi Pandit becomes world’s first woman to cross Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA)

Captain Aarohi Pandit, a 23-year-old pilot from Mumbai, has become the world’s first woman to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo in a Light Sports Aircraft (LSA). She completed the feat when she landed at Iqaluit Airport in Canada on 13 May, having flown there from Wick in the UK. Her journey was broken into five ..

Etihad Airways became First airline to operate plastic-free flight

Etihad Airways, the UAE’s flag carrier has become the first airline in the Gulf region to operate a flight EY484 without any single-use plastics on board, in a bid to raise awareness about pollution on 22nd April, Earth Day. Etihad has identified that over 95 single-use plastic products are used across its aircraft cabins. Etihad ..

SpiceJet hires 500 Jet Airways employees

The Gurugram-based no-frills airline SpiceJet has already hired over 500 employees, including 100 pilots, of the grounded carrier Jet Airways and it is open to induct more as it adds more aircraft and routes in the times ahead. SpiceJet has already announced an induction of 27 more planes -22 Boeing 737s and 5 turboprop Bombardier ..

Exercise Varuna 2019 to be conducted between India and France

India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise ‘Varuna-2019’ off Goa coast and Karwar with an objective of expanding their strategic partnership in the Indian Ocean region (IOR). The exercise will be conducted early May 2019 and will witness the participation of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters. India will deploy its aircraft ..

World’s largest airplane “ROC” took its first ever flight

The world’s largest airplane called ‘ROC’ weighing nearly 2,26,800 kg with a 385-foot wingspan took its first ever flight in Mojave, California. It is built by Stratolaunch design launch rockets into orbit from the air. The plane is powered by six engines on a twin fuselage and is designed to fly to an altitude of 35,000 ..

How Ethiopian Pilot battled Boeing 737 Max ”Reasons of the crash found

                The Ethiopian airlines flight 302 that took off in March 10 from Addis Ababa crashed with 157 people killing them all. In every aircraft system, as the speed and altitude reading goes haywire, a device called stick shaker gets activated. It is on the left side of the cockpit. This mechanism makes loud noise ..

South west airlines cancels 9, 400 flights

South West airlines have cancelled 9400 flights and is still counting. The airlines is one of the major service providers to the domestic passengers.Though the airline have been performing bad since 2011, it blamed the winter weather, labor disputes and the recent grounding of Boeing 737 Max 8. South West airlines said that it has ..