According to an internal message, Air India, which is controlled by the Tata Group, has offered to re-hire pilots after they retire for a five-year period as the airline seeks operational stability amid rumours of acquiring 300 single-aisle aircraft. A senior official said the airline has sought the consent of retired pilots for such a job. The communication has been sent to the pilots who retired up to three years... Read More
According to CEO of Air India Campbell Wilson, the airline's "best years are yet to come." Wilson also stated that undertaking "big and small, easy and tough" efforts is necessary to become a world-class airline. Campbell paid his first visit to the airline's headquarters in New Delhi and chatted with senior executives. He will take over as CEO and MD after the Tata Group acquires the airline in January. He wrote... Read More
According to persons familiar with the situation, Air India Ltd. is considering acquiring as many as 300 narrowbody planes, which would be one of the largest purchases in commercial aviation history, as the once state-run airline prepares to modernise its fleet under new ownership. The airline may acquire Airbus SE's A320neo family jets, Boeing Co.'s 737 Max models, or a combination of both, according to the sources, who asked not... Read More
Since the Tata Group acquired Air India, rumours have circulated that the country's oldest multinational company may merge the debt-ridden carrier with Vistara. In 2013, Tata Sons, the Tata Group's main holding company, formed Vistara as a joint venture with Singapore Airlines (SIA). However, the airline began service on January 9, 2015. The joint venture is 51% owned by the Tata Group. The Tata Group, on the other hand, gained... Read More
With Tata Group at the helm, Air India, the country's former national carrier, is undergoing enormous transformations, from in-flight services to the fleet itself. According to a recent source, Air India has opted to purchase the European planemaker's wide-body Airbus A350 aircraft. The carrier, which is owned by Tata, will fly its first batch of planes on international routes that are now covered by Boeing 777 and Boeing 747. The... Read More
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has authorised Air India's acquisition of the full stake in Air Asia India, paving the way for amalgamation among the four Tata Group carriers. The Group intends to make Al, which it acquired in January, its flagship carrier and to unite low-cost carriers AirAsia India and Al Express. Vistara, Tata's joint venture with Singapore Airlines, will operate as a distinct airline for the time... Read More
Air India has been fined Rs 10 lakh by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for denying boarding to passengers with valid tickets. “After going through AI submissions, as part of enforcement action, the competent authority has levied a penalty of Rs 10 Lakh. In addition, the airline has been advised to immediately put the systems in place to resolve the issue failing which further action shall be taken... Read More
N Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, has stated that Air India, which the group just acquired, needed a lot of work. He went on to say that any observable development will most likely only be seen in the following 12 to 24 months. In an interview with the Economic Times, Chandrasekaran remarked that while he spends a lot of time working on the airline, there are a lot of issues... Read More
Under its new owner, the Tata Group, Air India Express, the low-cost subsidiary of Air India, is trying to extend its international presence. At a recent event, one of the airline's senior officials stated that the carrier plans to aggressively expand its network in the next years. Several aviation executives and leaders attended the Routes Asia 2022 event in Da Nang, Vietnam, which just ended. All major Indian carriers, Qantas,... Read More
Vistara is in initial discussions with Air India about parts procurement synergies and may look at training synergies in the future, according to its CEO. According to a source familiar with the matter, the airline also expects to lease 4-5 Boeing Dreamliner jets because supplies from the American plane builder are taking longer than planned. "Procurement is certainly one of the areas we're discussing," Vinod Kannan said, adding that they'll continue... Read More
Air India is seeking to reduce its worker headcount by offering thousands of employees the option of voluntary retirement in order to optimise operations. The carrier is attempting to persuade employees to take the option by providing more benefits and decreasing the retirement age for particular departments. Air India has implemented a voluntary retirement programme (VRS) for certain of its permanent employees who are 55 years old or have worked... Read More
A Tata Group-run Air India plane to Bengaluru, an A320neo, returned to Mumbai airport a mere 27 minutes after takeoff as one of its engines shut down mid-air due to a technical error. The passengers were flown to their destination after a change of aircraft on Thursday, Air India spokesperson said. The pilots of the aircraft received a warning about high exhaust gas temperatures just minutes after takeoff at 9:43... Read More
Campbell Wilson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Air India by Tata Sons, the airline's new owner. Wilson has almost a quarter-century of expertise in the aviation business and will leave his current role as the CEO of Scoot, Singapore's low-cost carrier, to take up the position at Air India. He will succeed Ashwani Lohani, who has been the CEO of India's national... Read More
On Monday, a passenger shared images of a shattered armrest on an Air India Airbus A320 aircraft with the registration number VT-EDF on social media. After a passenger complained about the plane's shoddy condition on social media, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has instructed Tata Group-owned Air India to fix it, according to PTI. As a result, the DGCA instructed the airline to investigate and correct the problem... Read More
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