One year since Balakot: Lessons learnt from the Budgam Mi-17 crash

A day after the Indian Air Force’s Balakot air strike on February 27, as IAF fighters engaged in a dogfight with at least two dozen Pakistan Air Force fighters in the Nowshera sector along the Line of Control, a Mi-17 V-5 chopper belonging to the 154 Helicopter Unit crashed within ten minutes of taking off from Srinagar.  Read More

Vistara to Become India’s First Airline to Feature In-flight Internet

A partnership agreement between Panasonic Avionics and Tata Group subsidiary Nelco Limited is set to make Vistara India’s first domestic airline to offer in-flight Internet access to passengers.

The agreement between Panasonic, its subsidiary ITC Global allows the company to begin offering in-flight connectivity services in India through Nelco’s Department of Telecommunications license for In-flight Maritime Connectivity in accordance with the Flight and Maritime Connectivity regulations first established by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in 2018. Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, Read More

Boeing hires CIO from its airline customer Qantas for digital transformation

Boeing said Wednesday it has hired Susan Doniz from Australian airline Qantas as the company’s chief information officer and senior vice president of information technology and data analytics.

Doniz, 50, starts in May and will succeed Vishwa Uddanwadiker, who has served Boeing an interim capacity since October 2019 and continues with the company, Boeing said.

“Susan is a proven, customer-focused technology leader with extensive global experience across multiple industries, including commercial aviation,” Boeing CEO David Calhoun said in a statement.


Doniz will oversee all aspects of information technology, information security, data and analytics for Boeing. She’ll be based in Chicago and report to Calhoun.

Boeing’s former CIO Ted Colbert was promoted to president and CEO of Boeing General Services unit last fall.

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Spicejet aircraft makes emergency landing at Kolkata airport

KOLKATA: A Spicejet aircraft with 183 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Kolkata airport on Wednesday morning after the pilot suspected a leakage in the fuel tank, airport sources said. Read More

DGCA Begins Audit of AI’s Airbus 319s

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated an audit of all 20 Airbus 319 aircraft in Air India’s fleet after the regulator found that one of the planes had a broken panel that blocked the access to the emergency exit. Read More

Air Force Pilot Killed As Trainer Aircraft Crashes In Punjab’s Patiala

A Pipistrel Virus SW 80 trainer aircraft crashed soon after taking off from the Patiala Aviation Club airport, killing Wing Commander GS Cheema, an official spokesperson said.

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