Aviation

Rolls Royce UltraFan

Rolls Royce begins constructing the world’s largest aircraft engine

The UltraFan is the basis for a potential new family of engines that will be able to power both narrowbody and widebody aircraft with improved sustainability and fuel efficiency as compared to the company’s first-generation Trent engines.

Domestic flights in India at 84% of 2019 levels in March: ForwardKeys

According to data recently released by the travel analytics company, the volume of weekly domestic arrivals in India have been increasing since June last year. International air travel remains stunted as border restrictions continue amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the USA is leading the preliminary recovery for flight tickets issued for April to September 2021.

Air India Boeing 747

Looking back at Air India’s luxurious Boeing 747 fleet that once ruled the skies

In 1971, the Boeing 747 opened up major hubs around the world and allowed Air India to flourish as an international carrier. 50 years later, the aircraft have been replaced by more efficient versions such as the Boeing 777 and 787s. Here’s a look at the plane that helped build Air India’s reputation as ‘Maharaja of the Skies’.

British Airways COVID-19 antigen test

British Airways prepares for travel restart with COVID-19 testing kit plan

In anticipation of travel restrictions in the UK lifting by mid-May, British Airways has partnered with Qured to provide its customers with an antigen COVID-19 testing kit at a discounted price. Passengers can carry these kits abroad and self-administer the test prior to returning to the UK.

t1 mumbai airport

Flights to resume from T1 at Mumbai Airport from March 10

Terminal 1 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will resume operations after being shuttered for a year. From March 10, carriers such as GoAir and IndiGo will operate domestic flights from T1 instead of T2.

uttar pradesh international airport kushinagar

Uttar Pradesh to get a new international airport at Kushinagar

The third international airport in the state, Kushinagar Airport, is expected to provide tourists from Sri Lanka, Japan and other Asian countries with improved connectivity to places of significance along India’s Buddhist circuit.