The 79-year-old former Delta Air Lines flight attendant has taken the airline to a Los Angeles court – where she worked for a whopping 57 years – to court for firing her apparently because she stole a carton of milk, packets of cereal and a chocolate bar. To top it all, her own colleagues claimed that Llanos put Bailey’s Irish Cream in her coffee.
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YES. NO. MAYBE. FUTURE OF JET AIRWAYS AND AIR INDIA
Will Jet Airways make a comeback this year? And, will Air India be sold? What brought down Jet Airways and why is Air India in losses? AMEYA JOSHI details the challenges for a resurrected Jet Airways and Air India under a new ownership.
UDAN HAS NOT LOGGED ENOUGH NAUTICAL MILES
The government’s ambitious Regional Connectivity Scheme, though well-intentioned, has not made much headway in the four years of its existence. R CHANDRAKANTH points out that the Prime Minister’s dream of making all modes of transportation to be affordable and accessible to the common man will remain a dream if the RCS is not looked at as a business proposition.
Iceland may look so far away and aloof –from anywhere in the world -- but aviation enthusiasts and avid flyers sit up and take note when any aviation news floats out from there.
READY FOR TAKE-OFF
Freight forwarders around the country – especially those handling pharma – have got their plans ready for the mammoth exercise that the Covid vaccine transportation would entail, reports TIRTHANKAR GHOSH. There will be challenges but with perfect coordination between all air cargo stakeholders, India and the world will receive the Covid vaccine.
Q&A - “P&W believes in India's potential to contribute towards next-gen aerospace propulsion technologies”
Ashmita Sethi, President and Country Head, Pratt & Whitney, points out how P&W worked closely with regulators and airlines to upgrade aircraft engines to the latest configuration, while minimizing impact to their operations, in this conversation with CRUISING HEIGHTS.
MROS COMING OF AGE IN INDIA
The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities for aircraft received a huge boost when the government reduced the taxation rates from 18 per cent to 5 per cent on March 25, last year. It is now for the MRO players to grab the $1.4 billion foreign exchange that goes out of the country for major aircraft repairs, writes R CHANDRAKANTH.
Boeing has, after two years, been able to bring the B737MAX back to the skies after it was grounded around the world following two deadly crashes. Even so, airframer Boeing still does not seem to be out of the woods although it ended the year on a strong note.
FORGET (2020). FIRE UP. FLY (AGAIN)
It was a chokehold – no less. Spreading its tentacles from Wuhan in China in the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 virus entered almost every country across the world – stealthily catching aviation off-guard. Today, almost a year later, there are sighs of relief as people get vaccinated. As the vaccination drive gains momentum, the path to some form of normalcy can be seen, and only then as AMEYA JOSHI puts it, travel and businesses can be back at the quickest!
COVID CREATED A CHANCE…
… and Indian carriers seized it. If there is one takeaway from the COVID-19 pandemic that airlines can be happy about, it is the creation of routes that had no past history of demand. AMEYA JOSHI takes a close look at the opportunity that Indian carriers got to start new routes – both domestic and international – that would probably never have happened.
The Year Of Hope: Will 2021 See Indian Aviation Go Back To Growth?
India’s domestic aviation is looking up. Slowly and steadily the numbers are going up and the country is looking forward to a better summer.
EXPLORING COLOMBIA'S COWBOY COUNTRY
The vast plains of Colombia’s Llanos Orientales are rich in wildlife and a timeless culture – and is now opening up to visitors too
Maitreya — a teenager, a birding enthusiast and a published author — is ready to whisk us away to one of the most megadiverse countries’ in the world, Colombia. Get ready to be blown away by its breathtaking assemblage of birds!