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Singapore Airshow: China’s COMAC to deliver first plane in 2021

China's state-owned plane-maker said today it expects to deliver its first home-grown passenger jet to a customer in 2021 as the world's second largest economy seeks to challenge the dominance of Boei

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Vistara $8.5 billion order said to pit Airbus against Boeing

Vistara, the Indian affiliate of Singapore Airlines Ltd., is in talks with Airbus SE and Boeing Co. to buy jets worth as much as $8.5 billion as the carrier seeks to tap India’s growing middle class

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Boeing’s $50 bln services revenue target would need acquisitions, says CEO Stan Deal

Boeing Global Services' target of more than tripling annual revenue to $50 billion in as little as five years will require acquisitions, the CEO of Boeing's services unit said on Tuesday.

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Air India to connect Mumbai with San Francisco; to up frequencies to Australia

Buoyant over the success of its direct flight to San Francisco from New Delhi, flag carrier Air India may soon connect the American West Coast with the city with a direct flight from this summer.

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India remains fastest growing domestic aviation market in 2017, says IATA

India remained the world's fastest growing domestic aviation market for the third straight year in 2017 as economic and network expansion bolstered the sector, according to global airlines' body IATA.

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Boeing may express interest in Canada fighter jet bid, says executive

Boeing may express interest in a jet fighter competition in Canada despite a recent trade row, but is still studying the matter, a senior executive said on Monday.

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IATA chief Alexandre de Juniac warns about rising cost of airport expansion

The "skyrocketing" costs of expanding airport infrastructure must be controlled to keep flight tickets affordable, the boss of airline industry group IATA warned today.

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Boeing should decide on new mid-sized jet this year to meet 2025 target, says GE executive Chaker Chahrour

Boeing Co needs to make a decision on whether to launch a new mid-sized jet this year to be able to deliver it to customers by around 2025, a GE executive said on Monday.

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Dubai keeps rank as world’s busiest international airport

Dubai International Airport says it has held on to its No 1 ranking as the world's busiest airport for international travel, after seeing some 88.2 million passengers in 2017.

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Qantas will let one Boeing 787 option lapse, undecided on others, days CEO Alan Joyce

Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd will let one of its 15 options over Boeing Co 787-9 Dreamliner jets lapse in February and will make a decision on some others in a "few more months", its chief executive

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Guwahati to be the hub for Centre’s UDAN project

The Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati will be the centre for project UDAN in the North East region and ASEAN, Airports Authority of India (AAI) Regional Executive Directo

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Costly fuel to crimp Air India Express FY18 net to under Rs 200 crore

Air India Express, the international low-cost arm of the flag carrier, may see a plunge in profit in fiscal 2018 at around Rs 200 crore, down from Rs 297 crore booked in the previous year, driven down

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Jayant Sinha makes big claim; says air travel cheaper than auto-rickshaws

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha today claimed that air travel in the country was now cheaper than travel by auto-rickshaws on per kilometre basis.

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Malaysian Airports to sell stake in Hyderabad airport operator for Rs 484 crore

Malaysian Airports Holding Berhard will sell its entire 11 per cent stake in GHIAL, which operates the Hyderabad international aerodrome, for Rs 484 crore, according to a regulatory filing.

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GMR buys out Malaysia Airports from Hyderabad airport for Rs 484cr

In an exchange filing today, GMR said it will acquire 4.15 crore shares which converts into 11 per cent in the airport company from Malaysia Airports Holding and its Mauritius subsidiary, subject to a

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Government expects winning bidder for Air India by June-end, says Jayant Sinha

The government is expecting to have the winning bidder for national carrier Air India by the end of June and the "legal closing" of the transaction by year-end, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said today.

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Government, CAPA differ over domestic air traffic growth forecast

A day after aviation consultancy firm CAPA pegged domestic air traffic growth between 18% and 20% for FY19, indicating crossing of the 150-million passenger mark, minister of state for civil aviation

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SpiceJet announces 20 new domestic flights from February 11

Budget airline SpiceJet has announced 20 new non-stop domestic flights starting from February 11, aimed at strengthening its network across South India.

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Ajay Singh says Spicejet “too small” to snap up Air India

Ajay Singh, the chairman of low-cost carrier Spicejet, has ruled his airline out of the race for the privatisation-bound Air India saying, "we are too small to bid for a large airline like the nationa

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Expedite clearances for Pune airport expansion: Nitin Gadkari to defence, civil aviation officials

Union minister Nitin Gadkari today asked defence and civil aviation officials to expedite necessary clearances for expansion of the Pune airport which is witnessing high traffic volumes.

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NCDRC rejects complaint against Jet Airways, blames passenger for missing his flight

The apex consumer commission has rejected a man's plea seeking compensation from Jet Airways for missing his Delhi-Jaipur flight, saying he has to blame only himself for not being able to board it as

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Smoke from engine forces IndiGo flight to return to airport

The airline added that the passengers were accommodated in a different aircraft, which departed nearly two hours after the incident, at 4.56pm.

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Foreign player keen on buying 49 pc stake in Air India: Official

The expression of interest from a private entity came weeks after the Union Cabinet allowed foreign investments, including from foreign airlines, to up to 49 per cent in Air India.

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Major tragedy averted! Indigo Kolkata-Delhi flight landed back due to second engine failure

This is not the first incident of engine failure of Indigo flight, earlier this month on January 9, a Mumbai to Bengaluru IndiGo flight faced a major technical glitch after takeoff and the pilot was f

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Rs 3400 crore for airports in North East: AAI chairman Guruprasad Mahapatra

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has allocated around Rs 3400 crore for the upgradation of airports in the North East region, AAI chairman Guruprasad Mahapatra said today.

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GoAir Republic Day offer extended until January 29; check ticket prices here

The booking period was from January 24 to 28. The travel period for the booking is from March 1 to December 31, 2018. Now according to GoAir website the offer is valid up to January 29.

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Kannur International Airport set to take flight; commercial operations may be launched in June

Taking the cake as far as aviation infrastructure in India is concerned, the small state of Kerala would get its fourth international airport once the Kannur International Airport (KIAL) gets operatio

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