2020 – Year Highlights

January The year started on a good note with Boeing 777-X taking flight for the first time on 25 January 2020. The Boeing 777X is the latest series of the long-range, wide-body, twin-engine Boeing 777 family from Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The 777X features new GE9X engines, new composite wings with folding wingtips, greater cabin width and seating capacity, and technologies from the Boeing 787.

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Future of aviation industry in India – Post Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the aviation sector across the world very hard and is causing significant distress for the airline companies. Because of the lockdowns, huge fleets of airlines are now grounded and can be seen parked on runways in some airports, while some airlines such as Air Mauritius, South African airlines and Virgin Australia went belly up. Airlines in India are also getting affected due to the pandemic. All international and domestic flights have been cancelled and the aircrafts are currently grounded. The whole fleets of Indigo(262 aircrafts), Spicejet(117), Air India(127), Air Asia, Go Air and Vistara are now grounded and their aircrafts are parked in different airports across the country.

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