Air India suffers a loss of 491 crore due to Pakistani airspace closure

National carrier Air India has suffered a loss of INR 491 crore due to closure of airspace by Pakistan following counter-terrorism action taken by the Indian Air Force in February 2019. Spicejet has suffered a loss of INR 30.73 crores while IndiGo has suffered a loss of INR 25.1 crore. GoAir which started international operations … Continue reading Air India suffers a loss of 491 crore due to Pakistani airspace closure

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Rohini Heliport – One of its kind

Text & Pictures by Dipalay “Heliport” is a rear word since we have always been habituated to hear “helipad”. India always lacked a dedicated field for helicopter operations and rotary wing operations have always been neglected. But the past few years have seen drastic changes to the landscape for helicopter operations.  Although we had Doon … Continue reading Rohini Heliport – One of its kind

Understanding the E2 family from Embraer; Can Boeing help with sales?

Within days of Airbus announcing the agreement with Bombardier for the C-series, Boeing & Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced that they are in talks for an agreement. This culminated weeks ago and resulted in re-naming of Embraer as Boeing Brasil – Commercial. While Airbus has had a seamless integration and pitch with the A220 gelling … Continue reading Understanding the E2 family from Embraer; Can Boeing help with sales?

IATA AGM:Airlines Urge Governments to Adhere to Global Slot Allocation Guidelines

The IATA (International Air Transport Association) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Seoul, South Korea from 1st June to 3rd June, 2019. This is the 75th AGM of IATA. As part of the resolutions which were passed during this meeting, a significant one was about urging governments to adhere to global slot allocation … Continue reading IATA AGM:Airlines Urge Governments to Adhere to Global Slot Allocation Guidelines

Airbus increases range of A220; what it means for India?

I have been a keen follower and believer of the Regional Jets market since 2011 and an article on Network Thoughts about Regional Jets in India is still one of the most read ones. Needlessly to say, I closely tracked Bombardier and Embraer programs for the next generation regional jets. Subsequently, Bombardier C-series became the … Continue reading Airbus increases range of A220; what it means for India?