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Air India pilots put A320 with 166 passengers on autopilot, go...

Two pilots have been suspended from an airline after they allegedly left an Airbus carrying 166 passengers on autopilot and air hostesses in charge while they slept in business class.

Boeing delivers first South Carolina-built 787 Dreamliner

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Boeing today marked a historic milestone with delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner built at its North Charleston, S.C., facility to Air India.

Air India takes delivery of its first Boeign 787 Dreamliner

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - Boeing and Air India today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner.

Air India stops transporting animals to labs

PUNE, India - International airline Air India has confirmed that it has stopped transporting animals to laboratories, where they are cruelly confined, experimented on and eventually killed.

Sacked Air India pilots allege witch hunt

The decision to reject the re-instatement cases of five sacked Air India (AI) pilots, who had led the 58-day strike earlier this year, was purely based on merit and there was no witch hunt, top airlin

Indian carriers issues seniority lists of officers

NEW DELHI, India - Integration of human resources of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India has finally begun after five years of their merger, with the management coming out with seniority lists of

300 Air India pilots go on hunger strike in Mumbai and...

MUMBAI, India - More than 300 Air India pilots went on a 48-hour hunger strike in Mumbai and Delhi on Monday demanding reinstatement of their derecognized union, Indian Pilots Guild (IPG).These pilot

Lavish freeloading trip for minister and retinue, as Indian aviation bleeds

Even as the cash-starved Air India grapples with a 10-day strike that has cost it over Rs.150 crore and undermined its recovery plans, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has invited journalists to joi

Airlines sue to halt US Export-Import Bank aircraft financing

WASHINGTON - The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S.

100 pilots threaten to quit Indian flag carrier

NEW DELHI, India - In a move that could hit Air India's international operations, over 100 pilots have threatened to quit the airlines, charging the management with adopting discriminatory attitude ag

Star Alliance: Air India can wait

NEW DELHI, India – The member airlines of the Star Alliance network and Air India have jointly concluded that the integration of Air India into the global airline alliance will be suspended.

Top Lufthansa official: Don’t waste time, privatize Air India

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. - A top global airline official has suggested privatisation of Air India saying government involvement in running airline business does not help.

Senior pilots quit Air India to join private airlines

Four senior pilots with Air India (AI) quit last week for jobs in private airlines because they were unable to handle the turbulence in the company.

Air India: Strike is over, hostility between pilots and management continues

MUMBAI, India - While the three management pilots sacked by Air India for going on strike were reinstated on Wednesday afternoon, the other six pilots received their letters on Thursday.

Air India: It would take few days to ensure complete normalcy

After a virtual shutdown of its operations due to ten-day pilots' strike, Air India today resumed fresh bookings but it would take two to three days for the state-owned airline to ensure complete norm

Air India strike is over

NEW DELHI: Pilots of Air India-domestic called off their 10-day strike on Friday night and normalcy in operations is expected from Sunday.

Court slaps Air India union leaders with contempt notices

NEW DELHI, India - Contempt notices were today slapped by the Delhi High Court on nine union leaders of striking Air India pilots as the airline management clamped the 'no work, no pay' rule even as

Stranded Air India passengers forced to buy overpriced tickets

Hundreds of passengers remained stranded at the Delhi airport on Monday as strike by a section of Air India pilots entered its sixth day.

Is government trying to shut Air India down?

NEW DELHI, India - The Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that the Centre was trying to use the strike in Air India to shut down the airline and held the Prime Minister's Office responsible for the cr

IndiGo replaces Air India as No 3 carrier in the country

India’s largest low-cost airline IndiGo has replaced the state-owned Air India as No 3 carrier in terms of market share in the domestic market in November, the air traffic data released by the Direc

Air India ordered to rehire overweight stewardess

NEW DELHI - An Indian court ordered state-run Air India to rehire an airline hostess that the carrier had sacked nearly a decade ago for being overweight.

Air India refuses to make losses from freebies public

NEW DELHI - The cash-strapped Air India may be looking for a bailout from tax payers' money but is not ready to make public the details about free travel benefits it extends to various individuals and

Air India grappling with major baggage issues

NEW DELHI - With Air India set to shift its entire domestic operations to Terminal 3 on November 11, the airline is still grappling with major baggage handling issues even as it called in 100 extra st

Aviation news: Air India plans property, bonds sale to stay airborne

National Aviation Co. of India Ltd., the state-owned parent of Air India, plans to sell new bonds to sustain the company that has never posted a profit.

Air India strike is over – $2.6 million lost, 17 fired,...

Air India flights staggered back to normal Thursday, after a two-day strike that left 30,000 passengers stranded.

Air India gag order triggers workers’ strike

Air India said some of its maintenance and engineering workers went on indefinite strike Tuesday to protest a company policy that prevents workers from speaking out publicly about the carrier's woes,

Chairman of Air India’s parent company defends safety record

The chairman of Air India's parent company defended the airline's record after a fatal crash Saturday, saying that the pilot and co-pilot were qualified and experienced, not fatigued, and were flying

160 feared dead when an Air India aircraft arriving from Dubai...

At least 160 people are feared dead after an Air India Express aircraft from Dubai, carrying 173 passengers, overshot the runway while landing at the Mangalore airport on Saturday morning.

Air India expected to lose $1.06 billion in current financial year

MUMBAI - National carrier Air India is expected to incur a net loss for the third straight year as the worldwide economic slowdown has hit demand for air travel.

Air India grounds pilots and crew over mid-air fight, molestation charge

NEW DELHI - India's national carrier Air India Sunday grounded two pilots and crew members involved in a mid-air scuffle, over a molestation charge by an air hostess against the two pilots, said the I