The pilots and other senior staff have not been getting their full salaries since December. In more trouble for cash-strapped Jet Airways, an umbrella body of its domestic pilots Tuesday threatened to stop flying from April 1 if their dues are not paid by March-end even as aviation regulator DGCA said only 41 aircraft of the airline were in operation. As situation at the beleaguered airline deteriorated, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu directed senior officials of his ministry to continuously monitor developments relating to the crisis. In a related development, the Jet Airways' Aircraft Maintenance Engineers' Union wrote to the DGCA on Tuesday morning saying they were not paid salaries for last three months and that their "adverse psychological" condition has put flight safety at risk. However, they issued a clarification, hours later, saying Jet Airways aircraft are safe to fly and are being maintained at highest levels of safety standards.Terming the situation at the airline … [Read more...] about Jet pilots threaten to stop flying from April 1
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HC had to decide on boy who lost his legs when he came under a train in Yesvantapur rly station The question of whether it was in an accident or attempted suicide that a boy lost both his legs has been answered by the High Court. This paves the way for the boy to be awarded compensation by the Railways. While the boy and his father claimed that he slipped from the train due to crowding, the Railways claimed that he was trying to commit suicide. The victim was a minor when the incident happened on August 19, 2014. His father filed an application for compensation of Rs 8 lakh before the Railway Claims Tribunal. The victim was travelling to Tumakuru from Yeshwanthpur Railway Station by the Golgumbaz train. At 7.30 pm when he was trying to board the train, due to the large crowd, he lost his balance and accidentally fell down. The accident claimed both his legs. bona fide passenger and the incident had not occurred in the manner stated by him. On the contrary, he had jumped before the … [Read more...] about An accident or attempted suicide?
MIAMI: A Saudi air force trainee opened fire Friday at a US naval base, killing three people before being shot dead by police, with the country's king quickly offering his condolences to President Donald Trump. The shooting, which took place in a classroom building at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida, left eight people wounded, including two sheriff's deputies who responded to the attack. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said the shooter was from Saudi Arabia — the same nationality as 15 of the 19 men involved in the 9/11 attacks, some of whom attended civilian flight school in Florida. "There's obviously going to be a lot of questions about this individual being a foreign national, being a part of the Saudi air force and then to be here training on our soil," DeSantis told a press conference. "Obviously the government of Saudi Arabia needs to make things better for these victims. And I think they are going to owe a debt here given that this is one of their individuals." … [Read more...] about Saudi military student kills three at US naval base
Video PlayerClose MOSCOW, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Both pilots were killed as a Mi-28 attack helicopter crashed on Wednesday night in south Russia's Krasnodar region, the Russian Investigative Committee's Chief Military Department said Thursday. The military helicopter was carrying out a training flight in the dark and in difficult weather conditions when it disappeared from radar screens, the department said in a statement. Rescuers found the crashed chopper with the bodies of the two pilots near the Korenovsk airfield in the Krasnodar region. A criminal case on the violation of flight rules has been opened and military investigators are establishing all the circumstances of the incident, the statement said. … [Read more...] about Two killed in military helicopter crash in southern Russia
An overriding ambition to rule the domestic skies prevented Jet Airways from becoming a strong and formidable player in the international market. The Sahara buy added to the complexity of its operations and a dilution of what the airline stood for, says Anjuli Bhargava. As the Jet Airways saga appears to be drawing to a close, it may be worthwhile to try and understand what went wrong. When did things slip so out of control? This is the question industry, passengers, frequent fliers, businessmen in the country and practically anyone who has flown is asking: Whatever happened to Jet Airways? Since I have been writing on aviation for a while now, I am constantly asked why and why now by all and sundry. It may be worthwhile to try and answer this. First and foremost, there’s nothing sudden about the turn of events.Jet Airways has been facing financial turbulence ever since the low fare revolution hit Indian skies. There have been at least three clear instances - 2008, 2012 and 2018 … [Read more...] about The chequered flight path of Jet Airways