After domestic flights restarted operations on May 25, chartered planes have also been used to ferry stranded migrant labourers to different parts of the country.
he Airbus A320 aircraft of the national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had 91 passengers and a crew of eight when it crashed into the Jinnah Garden area near Model Colony
With fuel burn at 20 percent less than the existing fleet, the new airplane range will help reduce costs, said Ajay Singh, CMD of SpiceJet. The low-cost carrier, on January 13, announced a mammoth deal worth Rs 1,50,000 crore to purchase 205 aircraft from the US-based aircraft maker Boeing.
Boeing and Airbus are turning out planes at record rates, and plan to boost output in coming years as they work through backlogged orders that stretch out seven or eight years.
The Dholakia Committee, which recommended that flights that are unable to meet their variable costs be either axed or restructured, found that this single step will get Air India maximum annual cost savings.
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In five years, airplanes entering service may have an engine with parts delicately fabricated by an industrial 3-D printer, a paint job applied by a robot and rivets installed by machines.