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Indian man travels 11 countries in one month to enter US

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In a bid to enter the United States, an Indian man travelled over 10,000 km through 11 countries across central America in a month in 2016. The man identified as Harpreet Singh first went to Brazil and from there he travelled several places to reach Mexico. He worked and stayed in the US illegally for months before he was caught and deported.

The man who hails from Kaputhala, Punjab, arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, on Saturday, on a United Airlines flight UA82 as a deportee, said an immigration department officer on condition of anonymity.

He was then handed over to the Delhi Police, according to Hindustan Times report.

 

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Narrating his journey to reach the US, the officer said, “Singh first took flight ET887 from the IGI Airport to Brazil on August 20, 2016, on a valid passport.

 

Thereafter, he started his illegal journey to the US. After arriving in Brazil, Singh went to Bolivia where he contacted some associates of his travel agent, back in his hometown in Punjab. There he sought assistance to travel by road, north to the US.”

From Bolivia, Singh arrived in Lima, Peru, and managed to reach Costa Rica passing through Ecuador, Columbia, and Panama. Then he entered Honduras and then Guatemala, before finally arriving in Mexico, the officer added. “He then managed to reach the US illegally on a boat. He took more than a month to complete this journey,” he said.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Sanjay Bhatia said, “En-route to the US, Singh’s belongings and his original passport were taken away by local miscreants.

He then approached his agent identified as Rana, a resident of Jalandhar in Punjab, who arranged a fake Indian passport for him.” When Singh finally reached the US, he worked for 15 months at a department store in a town in Louisiana before he was deported for staying illegally, Bhatia added.

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A case under sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (using forged document or electronic record as genuine) and passport act, under Indian Penal Code has been registered against Singh.

Courtesy : Hindustan Times

 

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Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

Boeing 777-9 Begins Certification Flight Testing with FAA Onboard

The 777-9 has commenced certification flight testing at Boeing Field in Seattle. This is a crucial step under the supervision of our regulator to certify the airplane and deliver it to customers worldwide.

Amidst Boeing’s current challenges, the B777X stands out as a project that could revitalize the brand. It is highly anticipated, and Boeing is keen to clear FAA certifications to release it as soon as possible.

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The aircraft is two years behind its initial commitment date. During this time, the company has rigorously tested it under various conditions to ensure its readiness for commercial service.

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Boeing has announced that the 777X will be used for both passenger and freighter services, depending on customer requirements.

Boeing’s 777X program has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granting approval to begin certification flight tests, marking a significant step towards the aircraft’s entry into commercial service.

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The European Union granted approval for this merger in February, and Korean Air anticipates U.S. regulatory approval by the end of October.

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Following Airbus’ breakthrough with Korean Air, Reuters reported in April that Korean Air was considering a new Boeing order focused on the 777X, an advanced version of the 777 mini-jumbo.

Boeing 777-9 First certification

The first certification flight test of the 777-9 took place on Friday evening, with FAA personnel onboard alongside Boeing’s pilots and flight test team.

According to The Seattle Times, the aircraft departed from Boeing Field shortly after 6 p.m. and landed nearly two hours later after flying along the Washington and Oregon coast.

The 777X, an upgraded version of the successful 777 twinjet, features new engines and carbon composite wings with folding wingtips to accommodate standard airport gates.

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The first variant, the 777-9X, is designed to carry 426 passengers in a two-class configuration for long-haul international flights.

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Boeing has secured 481 orders for the aircraft, with Emirates being the largest customer, having ordered over 200 units. The planemaker has already built and stored 22 777X jets, with an additional six in various stages of assembly in Everett, Washington.

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Industry sources suggest that the agreement could be concluded as early as the Farnborough Airshow in July. Korean Air, South Korea’s largest airline, has been in discussions about returning to Boeing for its long-haul aircraft needs.

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The next generation Boeing 777X can fulfill the same requirements, with 777x first delivery given to Emirates Airlines, the launch customer for this aircraft. It remains to be seen how the Boeing 777X vs Airbus A350 will compete against each other in the future.

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