While most of the world has had to adjust to physical distancing and mask-wearing for the last year, Taiwan has been a rare exception, thanks to its quick and efficient response to the Covid-19 pandemic early last year. Now, the island nation is preparing to open its carefully monitored borders to tourists for the first time in a travel bubble with the archipelago nation of Palau, Taiwan officials announced recently.
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It's difficult being a new airline in India
Surviving as a new airline is difficult – in fact, unimaginable – in India. Witness the number of carriers that that have vanished without a trace. AMEYA JOSHI details the reasons why startup airlines are smothered by the larger entities.
The Falcon (6X) shows its wings
A few days ago, Dassault Aviation’s “ultra widebody” business jet – the cabin is wider than anything from transatlantic rivals Gulfstream and Bombardier – took its first flight. Elated at the manner in which the plane flew, the test pilots gave it a thumbs-up saying, “From a pilot’s perspective, it flies like a Falcon, which is to say with perfect precise handling in all phases of flight.” A report
SpiceJet at the top as cargo carrier
Ever since the lockdown, SpiceJet has been operating cargo flights transporting vaccines, medicines, perishable items and more to domestic and international destinations
Taiwan carefully opens, but only to this country
Taiwan, the island nation of 24 million, has only had 1,006 Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths, thanks to early, well-enforced measures.
JAL retires 777s with P&W engines
Japan Airlines has announced that it was retiring Boeing 777 planes equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines following two mid-air failures, one involving a Japan Airlines plane last December.
Rebirth pains for Jet Airways
Will Jet Airways take to the skies again? The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) has provided some hope for the carrier but a whole lot of issues remain to be sorted out before it takes the first flight, writes AMEYA JOSHI?
787 certification now by FAA
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in a decisive move early March decided that they will be inspecting four Boeing Dreamliners after there were production issues for the planes.
Air France Looks To Tech To Avoid Covid-19 ‘Nightmare'
Air France looks to tech to avoid Covid-19 ‘nightmare’ Air France is moving full speed ahead on finding technology solutions to the myriad of Covid-19 travel restrictions that will likely be in place for the busy summer travel season ahead.
Airports Up The Game For Vaccines
SOPs charted out and implemented by the airports’ cargo division for vaccine transportation from acceptance of the vaccines to dispatch at the ramp saw average processing time of only 10 minutes for domestic delivery and 25 minutes for international shipments. A report from TIRTHANKAR GHOSH.
Hurdles Dog Adani's Airport Venture
Adani has control of seven airports – six Airports Authority of India airports through privatisation and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) at Mumbai by acquiring GVK’s stake — and almost a quarter of India’s air traffic. However, to make them profitable, Adani will have to overcome infra and other challenges that each of the airports face, writes AMEYA JOSHI.
Phanteks Evolv Shift 2 Air
Camille François Chief innovation officer at Graphika
The Geopolitics Of Chips
Taiwan and South Korea have amassed an uncomfortable degree of market power
Identities: Kathleen Hou
Swallowing Our Bitterness The quiet costs of being Asian in America.
A Silicon Curtain Descends
Trump escalated America’s war against Huawei and China. Biden should beware burgeoning technonationalism.
WHY HONG KONG'S PROTESTS TURNED VIOLENT
THE ESCALATION IS PART OF A STRATEGY TO UNMASK CHINA’S ABUSES BEFORE THE WORLD.
SCORCHED EARTH: WHAT DOES YOUR BIKE CO$T THE PLANET?
Manufacturing is the elephant the room, but weighing the true environmental costs of overseas vs. domestic production isn’t as simple as it sounds.
Calvin Teng - Peace of Mind
As a Taiwan native, Calvin started as a self-taught painter in realism.
READERS CHOICE: BEST DESTINATIONS FOR WALL DIVING
Big animals, currents and even pygmy seahorses add drama to your favorite sheer drop-offs
What China Wants
Chinese leaders’ combination of superiority and insecurity is growing more dangerous. The U.S. needs a new strategy to reflect that