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SpiceJet operates first direct commercial flight to Pakyong airport

SpiceJet has operated the first direct commercial flight to Pakyong airport from Kolkata. The airline will operate direct flights on the Kolkata-Pakyong-Kolkata route daily under the Centre’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN. The airline has deployed a 78-seater Bombardier Q-400 aircraft on the route. From October 16, the airline will launch ... Read More »

Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight

A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), is presented in Science (14 September 2018). Experiments with this first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot — carried out in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research — improved our understanding of how ... Read More »

Guiding flight: The fruit fly’s celestial compass

What do ancient seafaring explorers and fruit flies have in common? Caltech researchers have discovered that, similar to nautical navigators of old, fruit flies use celestial cues like the sun to navigate in straight lines. The research is described in a paper appearing online on August 30 in the journal ... Read More »

India’s first bio fuelled flight lands in Delhi

As the Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft of low cost airlines spicejet touched down on the runway of Delhi Airport, it also heralded a new and exciting phase in aviation and energy sector of India.   This is a historic moment for India indeed as very few countries have displayed the ... Read More »

India’s first biofuel-powered flight lands in Delhi

The flight was powered with a blend of 75 per cent air turbine fuel (ATF) and 25 per cent biojet fuel. The advantage of using biojet fuel as compared to ATF is that it reduces carbon emissions and enhances fuel efficiency. Made from Jatropha crop, the fuel has been developed by ... Read More »

Air India marks 70 years since 1st India-UK flight

The national carrier is inviting members of the Indian diaspora in Britain to share their memories of the airline in its early days. The iconic first flight, on a Super Constellation aircraft, took off from Mumbai on June 8 and landed in London via Cairo and Geneva on June 10, ... Read More »

Telecom Commission approves proposal for in-flight mobile services

Telecom Commission – the highest decision making body of telecom department – also approved regulator TRAI’s recommendations on internet telephony in its meeting in New Delhi today. Another proposal that received approval entails creation of an ombudsman to deal with telecom grievances, telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan told reporters. The ombudsman ... Read More »

Air India announces non-stop flight between Amritsar and Bangkok

Days after announcing increasing the frequency of flights from Delhi to Copenhagen and San Francisco, the airline said the flight from Amritsar to Bangkok would operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. However, the service will remain in effect till May 30 and a decision on its extension will be ... Read More »

Hot Summer Sale On Cleartrip Domestic Flight Booking

It is summertime and nothing can torture us more than this hot weather. But, you can easily evade it by booking flight tickets to any nearby domestic place and spending time there. Wondering as to why are we suggesting this insanely good idea? It is because of Cleartrip summer sale ... Read More »

To Bring In-Flight Data Connectivity, Airtel Joins Global Consortium

India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has joined a new global collaboration to bring high-speed and uninterrupted in-flight data connectivity to mobile customers. The global partnership Seamless Alliance, whose other founding members include OneWeb, Airbus, Delta and Sprint, will work towards leveraging satellite technology to offer high-speed data connectivity to mobile users ... Read More »