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In the latest ominous turn of events in the Jet Airways saga, the troubled airline has delayed repayments worth more than $18 million to global lenders including Citibank that financed its purchase of Boeing 777planes. Soon after it missed the due date in end March, Jet reached out to the MNC banks with the hope they would not …

It was a call to the Interactive Voice Response system of Emirates Airlines in Dubai about a flight booking, but it provided the National Investigation Agency with crucial evidence to nail a Pakistani national, Dubai-based Mohammad Kamran, as the head of the Lashkar-e-Taiba’s funding activities in India. This is perhaps the first time an inquiry …

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it has reached Congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B visa cap for the fiscal year 2020, after it started receiving the applications for the most sought-after work visa among foreign, including Indian, professionals. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows the US companies to employ foreign workers in …

A boarding pass issued by Air India with pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has come under criticism, days after the PM’s photo on railway tickets created a furor. The airline said the passes featuring the photographs, which were third-party advertisements, would be withdrawn if they are found to …

A United Airlines Boeing 787-900 jet was diverted to the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia on Monday after reports of smoke coming from the cockpit, a local official told AFP. The US aircraft flying 256 passengers from Melbourne, Australia, to Los Angeles, touched down safely at La Tontouta airport in New Caledonia’s capital Noumea. …

The United States sent Navy and Coast Guard ships to pass through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, the military said, as the United States increases the frequency of movement through the strategic waterway despite opposition from China. The voyage risks further raising tensions with China but will likely be viewed by self-ruled Taiwan as a sign of support …

Boeing Co stated it invited more than 200 airline pilots, technical leaders and regulators for an information session on Wednesday as it looks to return the 737 MAX to commercial service. The meeting is a sign that Boeing’s planned software patch is nearing completion, though it will still require regulatory approval. Over the weekend, Ethiopian …

Boeing Co plans to offer as standard a safety feature that might have informed earlier of problems that possibly played a role in the crashes of Ethiopian and Indonesian planes that killed almost 350 people, two officials briefed on the matter said on Thursday. Boeing will mandate a previously optional cockpit warning light as part …

India is mulling options to save jobs at Jet Airways, including asking low-cost carrier SpiceJet to consider taking over some of the debt-laden company’s aircraft, people with knowledge of the matter said. The proposal involves SpiceJet, led by chairman Ajay Singh, acquiring as many as 40 of Jet Airways’ grounded planes that are owned by lessors, one …

Boeing’s 737 MAX aircraft will be outfitted with a warning light for malfunctions in the anti-stall system assumed in October’s fatal crash in Indonesia, an industry source told AFP Thursday, standardizing a feature previously sold as an optional extra. The development comes as the manufacturer strives to cope with the fallout from both the Indonesia …

The pilots’ grouping of Jet Airways has stated that the airline is on the “verge of collapse” and that they are facing a lot of financial hardships without any relief in sight. Flagging attention about non-payment of salaries, the National Aviators Guild (NAG) has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “We fear that …

The government has asked state-run banks to rescue privately held Jet Airways without pushing it into bankruptcy, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to avert thousands of job losses weeks before a general election, two people within the administration told Reuters. The finance ministry has in the past year sought regular updates from the banks, …