AIR TRAFFIC

  • Radar trouble affects operations at Kolkata airport 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Flight operations were affected at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport as the Air Traffic Control (ATC) faced problems in the automatic radar system due to failure of BSNL link from a number of destinations. The Airport Authority of India (AAI) Regional Executive Director S Bhaduri said that...
  • Birds cause delay in takeoff, landing of flights in Kolkata September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A flock of birds perched on the runway of the NSCB Airport and delayed take off and landing of flights by 30 minutes. Airport sources said the air traffic control officials noticed the presence of birds on the runway at around 11.50 am when a KolkataGuwahati Jet Airways plane...
  • Unidentified plane spotted by Etihad flight over Mumbai September 6, 2014

    Mumbai: An unidentified aircraft on Saturday caused a security scare in Mumbai airspace after it was spotted by an Etihad Airways flight and reported to the air traffic control (ATC) here, official sources said. The incident was also reported to the Chennai ATC to establish the identity of the plane, the...
  • Mumbai Police to seek explanation on use of drone for pizza delivery May 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The usage of unmanned drone for the first time in India by a citybased pizza shop for delivery here has come under scanner of Mumbai Police, which will seek an explanation from the outlet as to why it did not inform them before carrying out the experiment. Police will also...
  • Nepal plane crash kills 18 in snow, rain and fog February 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Monday found the wreckage of a plane that slammed into a snowcovered mountain in Nepal and burst into flames, killing 18 people, including a child, authorities said. Moving slowly through thick snow, rescuers walked for 13 kilometers (8 miles) to the crash site. Air traffic control had lost...
  • Delhi: Fog to continue till January 9 January 6, 2014

    The national capital woke up to a foggy morning on Monday with the minimum temperature settling down at 6.4 degree Celsius, one degree below normal. The Met Department has predicted fog for the next 23 days. ...
  • Fire in ATC hits flight operations at Chennai airport March 12, 2013

    Chennai: Flight operations were affected after a minor fire broke out in the air traffic control room at Chennai airport in the wee hours on Tuesday. The flames were noticed by the staff at around 2.45 am, official sources said, adding five five tenders were pressed into service and the...
  • Delhi: IGI registers record flight movement in an hour January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport has handled a record 73 number of flight movements in the country in an hour on a particular day. "We are delighted to inform you that the Air Traffic Control at Delhi airport handled a total of 73 aircraft movements in one hour...
  • Hurricane Sandy grounds thousands of flights October 29, 2012

    New York: Hurricane Sandy grounded thousands of flights in the US northeast on Monday and upended travel plans across the globe, stranding passengers from Hong Kong to Europe. The massive storm threatens to bring a near halt to air travel for at least two days in a key region for...
  • Global air traffic shows downward trend: IATA July 3, 2012

    Dubai: Global air traffic showed a general downward trend in May in tow with the deteriorating global economic condition, with Indian domestic traffic recording a meagre yearonyear rise of 0.1 per cent, indicating a slowing demand. According to May results of the International Air Transport Association(IATA), Indian domestic traffic rose...
  • Delhi: Dense fog delays 65 flights, 30 trains January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Dense fog in many parts of North India on Friday affected rail as well as air traffic with 30 trains running late and more than 60 flights delayed. The PatnaDelhi Rajdhani was among the trains delayed, a Northern Railway Spokesperson said Purshottam Express, Vaishali Express and Jansadharan Express were...
  • No disinvestment of Air India: Vayalar Ravi October 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday ruled out disinvestment of Air India saying it is trying to bring the cash strapped national carrier to 'noprofit, noloss' status. "There is no plan of disinvestment in Air India or to bring an IPO in the near future by the government. As a...
  • Plane crashes in Indonesia; 18 on board dead October 1, 2011

    Bahorok: The bodies of all 18 people who were on board a plane that crashed into the junglecovered mountains of western Indonesia were recovered from the wreckage on Saturday, an official said. The Spanishdesigned CASA C212 lost contact with air traffic control early on Thursday while flying from North Sumatra to...
  • Cracks in windscreen, plane makes priority landing September 18, 2011

    Kolkata: A Port BlairKolkata Air India flight made a priority landing in Sunday after its wind screen developed cracks shortly before touching down, airport sources said. Air India's flight AI788 with 59 passengers on board took off from Port Blair on scheduled time at 8.15 am. But shortly before landing at...
  • Mumbai Airport operations back to normal: ATC July 3, 2011

    Mumbai: The failure of the new software being tested at the Mumbai airport delayed only four flights on Sunday morning and the airport is now back to normal, Air Traffic Control officials said. "Four departures from Mumbai were delayed by 1520 minutes and no arrivals were affected. The Auto Track...
  • ATC failure delays flights at Mumbai airport July 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Around 30 flights at the Mumbai airport were cancelled early Thursday morning as the new Air Traffic Control software undergoing test run failed, airport officials said. The Auto TrackIII software, the new upgraded software supplied by the US Defence contractor Raytheon failed between 3.15 am and 4.55 am, forcing the...
  • Chile volcano ash circles globe, returns home June 18, 2011

    Santiago: The ash cloud from a Chilean volcano that has been erupting for nearly two weeks has circled the globe and come home again. The returning cloud which has disrupted flights in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Australia and New Zealand on its aroundtheworld trip on Friday forced Chilean officials to cancel...
  • Chile volcano ash grounds flights in Argentina June 8, 2011

    Buenos Aires: Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano on Tuesday in a widening arc across Argentina to the capital, grounding most air travel to and from the country for much of the day. Since airborne ash can severely damage jet engines, Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral, the country's stateowned international...
  • Pilots' last conversation with ATC before the crash May 26, 2011

    CNNIBN has accessed the Air Traffic Control conversation with the single engine PC 12 aircraft. Listen in to what happened minutes before the illfated air ambulance plummeted. ...
  • Europe: flights cancelled as volcanic ash spreads May 25, 2011

    London: Ash spewing from an Icelandic volcano is causing disruption and days of uncertainty to more parts of Europe, as officials in Germany said that dozens of flight will be grounded on Wednesday because of levels of ash in the country's northern regions. Even though some say it's been a massive...
  • Air traffic controller who watched movie on duty April 20, 2011

    London: An air traffic controller in the US watched a movie while on duty and he was outed when his microphone was activated resulting in the movie's soundtrack being heard by all planes in the airspace he was supposed to be monitoring, it was reported here. The controller watched the 2007...
  • Libya announces ceasefire with immediate effect March 18, 2011

    Tripoli: The Libyan government on Friday announced ceasefire with immediate effect, hours after the UN authorised a nofly zone over Libya and US and allies readied plans for a military action which France said could come "within hours". Speaking in Tripoli, Libyan Foregn Minister Moussa Koussa said, "We will safeguard...
  • Heavy fog disrupts air traffic in Kolkata January 14, 2011

    Kolkata: Heavy fog was reported in Kolkata on Friday morning, affecting air traffic in the city. No flights were able to take off or land till the early morning hours. However, flights have now started to run. The maximum temperature in the city was five degrees below normal and Kolkata recorded one...
  • London flights cancelled due to snow December 19, 2010

    Mumbai: Major Indian carriers on Sunday announced the cancellation of their flights to and from London following the closure of London's Heathrow airport due to heavy snow. "Due to persistent bad weather, all flights to and from London Heathrow have been cancelled for Monday. We will resume flight operations Tuesday if...
  • Flight collision averted at Mumbai airport May 27, 2010

    Mumbai: A major mishap was averted at the city airport after an Indigo aircraft entered the runway instead of turning into the taxiway. The IndiGo aircraft, as per ATC instructions, was supposed to turn into the taxiway. However, it entered the runway, a Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) statement said...
  • IndiaEurope air traffic resumed after a week April 21, 2010

    New Delhi: Air traffic between India and Europe resumed on Wednesday after a week of disruption caused by volcanic ashes, with Air India and Jet Airways operating flights in both directions to fly home stranded passengers. According to official estimates, around 30,000 air travellers are stranded in India, primarily in Delhi...
  • US airport staff let kid direct air traffic, inquiry underway March 4, 2010

    New York: An investigation is underway into why a young child, apparently under an adult's supervision, was allowed to direct air traffic at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport, US authorities said on Wednesday. In transmissions broadcast by local media, the young child whose age is unknown...
  • Mumbai nearmiss: 2 Air India pilots suspended June 2, 2009

    Mumbai: Two Air India pilots have been suspended following a nearmiss between two aircraft at Mumbai airport on Sunday. An aviation disaster was averted at Mumbai airport on Sunday when two aircraft got clearance to take off simultaneously from two runways but the pilots stopped the planes in the nick of...
  • Air India, Jet flights avert collision at Mumbai airport May 31, 2009

    Mumbai: An aviation disaster was averted at Mumbai airport on Sunday when two aircraft got clearance to take off simultaneously from two runways but the pilots stopped the planes in the nick of time, an airport official said. The incident occurred at 0727 hours IST when Air India's MumbaiDelhi and Jet...