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What may have gone wrong with AirAsia QZ8501
Don't look for a single cause -- a combination of factors is needed to bring down any plane, says Shakti Lumba, a retired pilot with over 35 years experience.In the hysteria that follows an......
Covid-19: Good, bad and ugly of Indian aviation sector
The year gone by has also forced all airlines to turn the lens sharply on their own costs, workings and internal dynamics, opening their eyes to their vulnerabilities. Fewer, leaner, nimbler......
6 years after a revival, SpiceJet is back where it started
Despite the gains from Jet’s closure, in 2018 and 2019, the airline continued to make losses in many quarters for a variety of reasons, including some mistakes like taking on Jet’s......
Why is Vistara making such huge losses?
Market estimates suggest the airline has already totted up Rs 1,800 crore of losses in FY20, and FY21 is expected to see losses in the region of Rs 2,500 crore to Rs 3,000 crore Many in the sector......
Pilots, crew are opting for leave without pay for now
Sources at both IndiGo and Vistara say that some senior pilots and crew who have elderly parents at home had said that they would like to stay off the roster for now. Fifty-three-year old IndiGo......
Jewar airport needs to chart its own path
And learn what not to do from the so far jinxed Navi Mumbai International Airport, says Anjuli Bhargava. The airport at Jewar in Uttar Pradesh, being built at a cost of roughly Rs 6,000 crore......
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