Aviation Safety

  • SC expresses concern over air safety, refers PIL to Centre September 13, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over the air safety situation in the country and referred to a petition to Civil Aviation Ministry for considering suggestions made by a foundation on the issue. "We know that it is a serious matter but it has to be considered by...
  • 'Army official flouting aviation norms must be penalised' June 7, 2012

    Aviation Safety Consultant Captain Mohan Ranganathan says the army official must be penalisd. ...
  • Mumbai airport's runway safety report bogus? May 15, 2012

    Mumbai: Even as aviation authorities are making a bid to revive the Juhu aerodrome, certain officials, it appears, are taxiing in the opposite direction. MiD DAY is in possession of documents that indicate an unholy nexus between some Airports Authority of India (AAI) bigwigs and the builders’ lobby, endeavouring to...
  • Europe to check Airbus A380 for wing cracks February 8, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: European air safety officials are preparing to extend checks for Airbus A380 wing cracks to the entire superjumbo fleet, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Wednesday. The decision to proceed with a gradual inspection of all 68 A380s in service will refocus attention on flaws recently identified...
  • Civil aviation safety council set up under DGCA June 4, 2010

    New Delhi: In the aftermath of the Mangalore air crash, a separate Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council has been set up to handle air crashes. But ironically the council doesn't have anyone from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) or pilot in it. Instead it has CEOs of aviation companies....
  • Centre orders probe into crash that killed YSR, others September 3, 2009

    New Delhi: The Central Government has decided to hold a formal inquiry into the accident involving the Bell 430 helicopter (VT-APG) that crashed with the Andhra Pradesh chief minister YSR Reddy and four others on board. The helicopter that belonged to the Andhra Pradesh government crashed on September 2, 2009 while...