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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 ..

Boeing 737 makes an emergency landing in Florida

At Orlando international airport the Boeing 737 made an emergency landing. There were no paasengers in the plane. The crew of Southwest airlines declard an emergency after the aircraft reported an engine problem. The news comes in when there are various issues of the Boeing 737 engine – which brought in 2 disaster one in ..

US and Canada are the only 2 nations to fly Boeing 737 planes

After the fatal plane crash in Ethiopia many countries have temporarily suspended Boeing 737 Max flights. However, the US and Canada are still using them. The EU recently suspended it on Tueday. The move came after around 8 flights crashed in the past and all the 8 reported of technical problems. Recntly in OCtober another ..

Spicejet becomes the first Indian low cost airline to join IATA

India’s domestic airline Spicejet, has become the first Indian low cost airline to join the elite group of Airlines, IATA (International Air Transport Association). The IATA membership will assist the Gurugram (Haryana ) based airline to work on its ambitious expansion plans while signing agreements of mutual interests with the other members of the IATA. ..

US not to down Boeing 737 MAX 8

United States of America has ruled out all speculations grounding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aeroplanes thus walking out of the line of countries which have taken the measure after a second consecutive air-crash involving the same model within 5 months when the Indonesian air crash had claimed lives of all onboard. Boeing had asked ..

Sunil Bhaskaran appointed as new CEO & MD of low cost carrier AirAsia India

Tata Group veteran Sunil Bhaskaran has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of low cost carrier AirAsia India with effect from November 15, 2018. He will oversee the next phase of expansion and growth of the company, AirAsia India said in a statement. The airline, jointly owned by ..

New Zealand authorities: Govt to scrap foreign ownership limits on its airlines

At the launch of a discussion document on New Zealand’s international air transport policy, New Zealand authorities held that the government is proposing to scrap foreign ownership limits on New Zealand airlines. They held that the policy review purported extending to seek inter-government agreements with liberalized investment criteria, provided certain conditions were met. The review ..