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Former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Rubbishes Vinod Rai's Claims

Nationalist Congress Party leader Praful Patel on Friday night trashed claims made by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai about the former Civil Aviation Minister allegedly "nudging" Air India to go in for large-scale purchase of aircraft.   "I rubbish theRead More

Air India sold aircraft to Etihad at 1/5th price, says ex-CAG

Former comptroller and auditor general (CAG) Vinod Rai has made more damning revelations about Air India's plight under former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel's regime.   In an exclusive interview to The Times of India, Rai has said that Air India sold Boeing 777 aircrafRead More

Air India pilots warn of exodus over pay cut, backlog

Pilots of Air India are up in arms over 25% pay cut inflicted by the management for past two years along with a backlog in payment of that reduced salary. They have warned the airline that "morale of employees is at an all-time low" and appealed for an "amicable solution to pendingRead More

Air India pilot turns up late; airline maintains flight delay due to ‘operational reason’

Air India Flight AI-0665, bounded from Delhi to Mumbai was due to take off from the Delhi airport terminal 3 at 8.00 am on September 9, 2014. But due to some operational reason the flight did not take off. When the passengers had a heated argument with the Air India counter staff as they waited tRead More

Mopa EIA will be submitted in two months

The environment impact assessment (EIA) report of the greenfield international airport at Mopa is in the final stage and will take two months time for submission to the government.   Government sources said that once the EIA report is submitted to the government, the public hearing will cRead More

AI diverts flight to pick up stranded passengers in Toronto

Air India today diverted its New York-Delhi flight to Toronto to bring home over 250 passengers of Chicago-Delhi flight who were stranded in the Canadian city after a suspected oil leakage in its engine led the Boeing 777 to make an emergency landing there.   The Boeing 777-300 ER (ERead More

Pawan Hans, private chopper firms join rescue efforts in J&K

State-run Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited and private chopper firms have joined the multi-agency rescue and relief efforts in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, as Air India kept two aircraft on stand-by to carry passengers and relief materials whenever required.   "Air India has kRead More

Two Air India flights deployed for flood-hit Srinagar, says aviation minister

Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju Pusapati said here on Tuesday that two special Air India flights have been deployed for flood-hit Srinagar.   Pusapati said, "Air India has already put two flights into Srinagar. Probably by today evening, we might be able to givRead More

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