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DGCA Suspends Air Traffic Controller Who Approved IndiGo Flights That Came Too Close After Take off

Image used for representation. (Photo: Manav Sinha/News18.com)The two IndiGo flights 6E455 (Bengaluru to Kolkata) and 6E246 (Bengaluru to Bhubaneswar) averted a mid-air collision over the Bengaluru airport on January 7PTI Last Updated:May 31, 2022, 14:03 ISTFOLLOW US ON:Aviation regulator DGCA has suspended an air traffic controller for three months for approving simultaneous departures of IndiGo flights at the Bengaluru airport on January 7 which led to them coming too close just after take off. The two IndiGo flights —…

Qatar Airways Says Gulf Airlines to Operate Over 160 Flights Daily

Image used for representation. (Photo: Qatar Airways)For FIFA World Cup 2022 attendees, Qatar Airways says this will allow fans to fly in from nearby cities before a game and return at the end of the dayReuters Last Updated:May 30, 2022, 18:00 ISTFOLLOW US ON:Qatar Airways has said that fellow Gulf Arab airlines would operate more than 160 daily shuttle flights to Qatar during the soccer World Cup, allowing fans to fly in from nearby cities before a game and return at the end of the day. Qatar Airways CEO Akbar al-Baker…

SriLankan Airline Flights Refuelling at Thiruvananthapuram Airport

SriLankan Airlines. Image used for representation. (Photo: Twitter/@flysrilankan)Now owned by the Adani group, the Thiruvananthapuram airport since Sunday is witnessing the SriLankan Airlines fly down for refuellingIANS Last Updated:May 30, 2022, 17:00 ISTFOLLOW US ON:With Sri Lanka reeling under its worst economic crisis, its national airline has begun refuelling at India’s Thiruvananthapuram international airport. Now owned by the Adani group, the airport since Sunday is witnessing the SriLankan Airlines fly down for…

Ingenuity Was Supposed to Have Only 5 Flights. Watch Its Glorious 25th Flight on Mars!

When Mars helicopter Ingenuity was packed off on a one-way trip to the red planet, its engineers had a plan for five flights.That didn't mean more flights were not on the cards; in fact, it's normal for NASA's spacecraft mission parameters to be set conservatively. But late last year, NASA extended the mission indefinitely, and the little helicopter that could has now blown past its initial objectives: It completed a milestone 25 flights in the thin, tenuous Martian atmosphere.  Actually, it has completed 28 flights at…

South Korea to Resume 136 Flights on 22 International Flight Routes from June

South Korea will resume 136 flights on 22 international routes, including one connecting Seoul and Tokyo, starting from June 2022, a state-run airport management company said. The Korea Airports Corporation (KAC) said five airports — Gimpo, Gimhae, Jeju, Daegu and Yangyang — will reopen international routes from early June, Yonhap news agency reported. The KAC added the resumption of an air route between Seoul’s Gimpo and Tokyo’s Haneda airports is expected to be around June 8. It is the shortest flight route connecting…

Southwest Airlines has cancelled 20,000 flights. Now for the really bad news

Southwest AirlinesLet's start with the good news.Business travel is (allegedly) back, and Southwest Airlines has finally committed itself to giving customers the basic technology they expect on a flight.The airline is spending $2 billion on enhanced -- and even free -- wifi on its planes. It's finally installing power ports, too. Yes, Southwest planes were always known for having no outlets and now, voilá, USB-A and USB-C ports. Now there'll be more entertainment options, new "self-service capabilities," and even

Stratolaunch unveils test aircraft, prior to first hypersonic flights

Back in 2020 we first heard about the Talon-A hypersonic aircraft, which would be released from the world's largest airplane at an altitude of 35,000 ft (10,000 m). A test version of the Talon-A, called the TA-0, was unveiled this week.Both the Talon-A and its Roc carrier aircraft are designed by California aerospace company Stratolaunch.With its two side-by-side fuselages, six Boeing 747 engines, 28 wheels, and wings that stretch 385 ft (117 m) from tip to tip, the Roc is the currently the largest airplane in the world…

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann Calls for Direct Flights from Mohali Airport to US, Canada

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann directed the state civil aviation department to immediately tie up with the Centre for direct flights to countries like the US and Canada from the international airport. At present, only two international flights are operational from the airport to Dubai and Sharjah. Chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the civil aviation department, Mann said a large number of people from the state are settled in countries like the US, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia. This initiative…

Spicejet Flights Delayed Due To Cyberattack; Situation Normal Now

Low-cost airline Spicejet said that some of its morning flights on May 25 got delayed after it faced a cyberattack last night. Spicejet hasn’t provided any details of the ransomware attack as of now. For those unaware, a ransomware attack is where the system get locked remotely through a malware infection and the hackers ask for money to unlock these systems. Last Updated:May 25, 2022, 10:05 ISTFOLLOW US ON:Low-cost airline Spicejet said that some of its morning flights on May 25 got delayed after it faced a cyberattack…

Nepal Waives Several Charges for International Airlines Conducting Flights to Gautam Buddha Airport

Image used for representation. (Photo: IANS)The decision by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on a 100 percent waiver of charges, including for landing, parking, communication, navigation aid, and security check, will be effective from May 28.IANS Last Updated:May 24, 2022, 17:44 ISTFOLLOW US ON:Nepal has decided to waive several charges for one year for international airlines conducting flights to the country’s newly-opened Gautam Buddha International Airport. The decision by the Civil Aviation Authority of…