Indian Aviation

  • Boeing in talks with Jet Air, Air India for 737 Max jets March 13, 2014

    Boeing Co is in discussions with airlines Jet Airways and Air India about the sale of its 737 MAX jets, one of the aircraft manufacturer's senior sales executives said on Thursday. Speaking to Reuters at the air show in Hyderabad, Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president sales for Asia Pacific at Boeing,...
  • 3-day Indian Aviation show begins in Hyderabad March 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: The five-day Indian Aviation show kick-started in Hyderabad on Wednesday amidst the who's who of the aviation industry. Inaugurated by the Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh, the show is expected to attract and engage investors in India's aerospace industry. The show will be open to public on the last two days,...
  • Bhargava's 'Descent of Air India' pulped, reappears as E-book March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Air India director Jitendra Bhargava's controversial book 'Descent of Air India' will be available on Kindle from today. After its publisher Bloomsbury decided to withdraw all copies from the market, Jitendra Bhargava had vowed to make it accessible to readers in the form of a self published...
  • Aviation downgrade: US clubs India with Bangladesh, Indonesia February 1, 2014

    US authorities have downgraded India's aviation safety rating, citing a lack of safety oversight, meaning the country's carriers cannot increase flights to the world's biggest aviation market and face extra checks for existing ones. India said it expected to resolve by March all concerns raised by the US Federal Aviation Administration,...
  • US downgrades Indian aviation's safety ratings January 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India's aviation safety ratings have been downgraded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from the top to the second category, which would affect expansion of flights by Indian carriers to the United States. The downgrade from Category I to II means that Indian aviation regulator does not meet the...
  • Who will AirAsia India, TataSIA send packing from Indian skies? January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: TATASIA, the new airline expected to be launched next year, will surely be a game changer and will have a strategic impact on the aviation industry. However, the shockwaves resulting from the two Tata joint ventures (with Singapore Airlines and AirAsia Bhd), will be felt only from 201516....
  • Ministry asks airlines to limit number of 'privileged' seats May 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Airlines in India have agreed not to charge extra for seats after top officials of all airlines met at the Civil Aviation Ministry in New Delhi on Friday. Earlier, airlines had said they will charge extra if passengers wanted to book seats in advance. However, now they say...
  • JetEtihad deal could deliver a big blow to Air India April 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The JetEtihad deal deal might have brought hope to India's struggling aviation sector but it is rattled Air India. It is a double blow it will have to fight the combined strength of Jet's market penetration in India and Etihad's global network. The government has also increased the...
  • 'Leasing cos cautious towards Indian aircraft carriers' March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The court battle among airport operators, tax authorities and Kingfisher Airlines' lessors over repossession of its planes may have a negative impact on other Indian carriers leasing aircraft from global leasing companies, a leading aviation consultancy firm has said. Major aircraft leasing companies and financers have started adopting...
  • No plans to enter Indian aviation: Intl airlines September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Major foreign airlines seem to have adopted a waitandwatch approach over the government's decision to allow them to pick up 49 per cent stake in Indian carriers, even though the government says the mood in the industry was upbeat. Air India has been kept out of the ambit of...
  • India's domestic aviation sector worst performer August 30, 2012

    New Delhi: India's civil aviation sector was the worst performer globally in July as the domestic passenger traffic contracted 1.1 per cent yearonyear, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Thursday. "After expanding at 20 per cent plus rates through 2010 and early 2011, the Indian market stopped growing at...
  • India's aviation security system may be downgraded July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: India could face the possibility of downgrading of its aviation safety system by the US if it did not take urgent steps to strengthen institutions like DGCA to meet the challenges of a fastgrowing air traffic, an aviation consultancy group has said. In 2009, the US Federal Aviation Administration...
  • India's aviation security system may be downgraded July 22, 2012

    New Delhi: India could face the possibility of downgrading of its aviation safety system by the US if it did not take urgent steps to strengthen institutions like DGCA to meet the challenges of a fastgrowing air traffic, an aviation consultancy group has said. In 2009, the US Federal Aviation Administration...
  • Soon, foreign players in domestic carriers likely May 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The government is expected to soon take a view on the proposal of allowing foreign airlines to buy stakes in domestic carriers as the Industry Ministry has moved the final Cabinet note on the matter. "We have moved the Cabinet note...it is work in progress," Commerce and Industry Minister...
  • Airport Authority says Air India owes Rs 1,200 cr January 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Staterun Air India owes the Airports Authority of India (AAI) 12 billion rupees while debtladen private carrier Kingfisher Airlines owes 2.35 billion rupees, AAI Chairman VP Agrawal said. "The sector is under a lot of stress, and we can't take a unilateral decision on one airline. Grounding flights (of Kingfisher)...
  • Devil's Advocate: Praful admits aviation in distress August 10, 2009

    Private sector airlines have been severely criticised for threatening a strike but are the issues that they have raised more justified than legitimate? Karan Thapar asked Minister for Civil Aviation, Praful Patel. Karan Thapar: Mr Patel, let's start with the state of private sector airlines. They say that in the last...
  • Pvt airlines not to fly on Aug 18 August 1, 2009

    Mumbai/New Delhi: The country’s private airlines on Friday joined hands to demand a bailout from the Government and announced they would not fly on August 18. The members of the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), including Kingfisher, Jet Airways, Spicejet and Indigo Airlines, will suspend domestic operations on August 18 to...
  • Rivals Goyal and Mallya meet; may form tie-up October 13, 2008

    Mumbai: Naresh Goyal and Vijay Mallya, owners of Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines, met on Monday leading to speculation that the country’s two top private airlines are heading for a tie-up. Goyal and Mallya held a closed-door meeting held at the headquarters of Jet Airways in Mumbai. Sources tell CNN-IBN, the...
  • Sky's the limit for Indian aviation October 12, 2006

    Mumbai: For all those who say there's a crowd in Indian skies, global experts have a completely opposite viewpoint. They argue counter to that contention, saying there is still enough room for all and more. Most Indian carriers are today eyeing the train travelers. But few train travelers have abandoned...