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Vistara VT-TNB, Airbus A320neo

TATA & Vistara’s Commendable Initiative To Fight Against COVID-19

The country is going through a difficult time, as the Second wave of COVID-19 severely hits India. The drastically rising numbers of COVID-19 patients and the death toll is overwhelming. In this fight against the coronavirus, the essential resources are almost on the verge of being exhausted. The Indian Army and Airforce have stepped up to help transport oxygen and other medical aids across the country. While everyone is trying to pull every string to make things better, private airlines […]

A6-APB, Airbus A380

A fully vaccinated crew? Here’s what this airline is up to!

COVID-19 pandemic changed the definition of airline travel drastically. For airlines, 2020 was about repatriation, cargo flights and supply of essential goods. But slowly, things are ready to move to the next step by easing some travel restrictions. We all have been paranoid about the virus! From compulsory RT-PCR tests to seven days quarantine and a bunch of restrictions for safe travel, we are getting accustomed to the new normal. 2021 is seeing the introduction of vaccination drives across different […]

A group photo of the officers and medical staff of the covid19 vaccination at INHS Asvini.

COVID-19 Vaccination Drive For Indian Naval Personnel Begins At INHS Ashvini, Mumbai

The first phase of immunization against COVID-19 at the Western Naval Command was initiated on 16 January 2021 at INHS Asvini. This phase is directed at immunizing healthcare workers (HCWs) at INHS Asvini and other HCWs in Mumbai. The vaccination drive was rolled out with Rear Admiral Sheila Mathai, VSM, Commanding Officer, INHS Asvini receiving the first dose of the vaccine. A total of 100 HCWs including Medical Officers, Nursing Officers and other paramedical staff were vaccinated on Day 1. […]

G-STBI, Boeing 777-300ER

#DYK: You don’t need to quarantine if you follow this 3 step testing on these airlines?

Aviation industry has been substantially impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. All the industries connected to air travel have been going through a tough time. Travelling has changed since the pandemic. There is a constant fear among people and the added pressure of 14 days quarantine makes it more difficult. In order to overcome the obstacles, on 17th November, 2020, American Airlines, British Airways and One World Alliance have come up with a new COVID-19 testing strategy. So, what’s the new COVID-19 […]

N7201S, Boeing 737 MAX 7

Boeing 737 MAX Receives FAA Clearance and is All Set to Fly Again

The Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A) of United States of America, certified the Boeing 737 MAX 8 “Fit-for-Operations” today, after grounding the fleet for almost two years. Back in March 2019, airline operators around the world operating the Boeing 737 MAX variants were ordered to ground the fleet. This decision followed after the two fatal crashes of Boeing 737 MAX 8 variant of Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines, taking the lives of 346 people. When Boeing announced the 737 Max in […]

VT-JBG, Boeing 737-800

Jet Airways Makes A Come Back!

The sun has risen for Jet Airways, again. A new beginning marked yesterday, 17th October 2020, when the “Joy of Flying” found its new owners. April 2019 saw one of the worst days in the history of Indian aviation. Jet Airways ceased its operation after serving for 27 long years. As many as 20,000 people lost their jobs, it also left all the ‘Jet’ admirers heart-broken. The carrier, once known for its top-notch service started facing financial crisis, which resulted […]

Picture Courtesy: Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force Gets First Batch of Dassault Rafale Fighter Jets

Update: July 29, 2020 The first five Indian Air Force (IAF) Rafale aircraft have arrived at Air Force Station, Ambala. The aircraft got airborne from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac, France on the morning of 27 Jul 20 and reached India this afternoon with a planned stopover en-route at Al Dhafra air base in the UAE. The ferry was planned in two stages and was undertaken by IAF pilots. The aircraft covered a distance of nearly 8500 km from France to […]

Vistara Airbus A321neo

Vistara adds the Airbus A321neo aircraft to its fleet

On the wee hours of the morning of July 24, 2020, Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, welcomed the first Airbus A321neo aircraft to their fleet. Back in 2018, Vistara placed an order for 50 Airbus aircraft in a mix of Airbus A320/A321neo aircraft. This is the first out of six Airbus A321neo for the airline. The first aircraft registered as VT-TVA (MSN 9297) took off from Airbus facility in Hamburg (XFW) at 2100 hrs (on July 23rd) […]

VT-WGV, Airbus A320neo

This Private Indian Airline Flew 100+ International Repatriation Flights

As the world struggles in getting back to normal because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, aviation industry too has seen a steep downfall. Airlines have been facing the biggest ever challenge in the history of global aviation. A sudden lockdown and the virus spreading like a wildfire across the world has led to many Indians getting stuck abroad. Government of India along with many other agencies worldwide started the “Vande Bharat Mission” mission to bring back stranded Indians from around […]

EI-WLA, Boeing 777-300ER

Alitalia Operates Maiden Cargo Flight to CSMIA, Mumbai

On June 20, 2020, Alitalia – the flag carrier of Italy – launched their first cargo freighter service to CSMIA, Mumbai. Alitalia plans to operate a non-scheduled weekly flight on the Mumbai – Rome – New York sector with their Boeing 777 Passenger to Cargo [P2C] converted aircraft. The flight is scheduled to operate every Sunday, till the end of July. This Rome-Mumbai flight has enhanced the connectivity between Italy and India. Alitalia is operating on this route after almost 12 […]