AIRSPACE

  • Asleep in the cockpit: Is modern day flying becoming dangerous? August 14, 2014

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. ...
  • Indian passenger carriers to shun Ukrainian airspace July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The civil aviation ministry on Friday said that Air India and Jet Airways will change the route of their flights to avoid the conflict zone of Ukraine. Both the Indian carriers, which have daily fights to Europe and the US, will now take longer routes to their destinations. The...
  • Malaysian plane with 239 on board lost contact in Vietnam's airspace March 8, 2014

    Kuala Lampur: A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early on Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and international aviation authorities still hadn't located the jetliner several hours later. The plane lost communication two hours into the flight in...
  • China sends warplanes into new air defence zone amid tensions November 29, 2013

    Beijing: China has dispatched fighter jets to a newly declared air defence zone over the East China Sea as a "defensive measure", after the US, Japan and South Korea all sent their military planes through the airspace in defiance of Beijing's unilateral move. Several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft...
  • Pakistani Air Force jets leave for wargame in China September 3, 2013

    Islamabad: A contingent of Pakistan Air Force fighter jets on Tuesday left for China to participate in a joint exercise, the first time that any country will join manoeuvres in Chinese airspace. The Shaheen-II exercise will be conducted by the PAF and People s Liberation Army Air Force during September 3-22....
  • Pakistan claims Indian drone entered airspace in Sialkot sector August 4, 2013

    A suspected Indian drone allegedly entered Pakistani airspace in Sialkot sector on Saturday, officials said. The officials claimed the drone remained in Pakistani airspace for about two minutes. The incident occurred in Sialkot sector, 80 km from Lahore, at 2 pm. The drone was flying at a height of 3,500 feet, the...
  • New apps enable users to control the action with hand gestures July 29, 2013

    Toronto: Like waving a wand, new apps are bringing a bit of magic to computers, enabling users to zoom, pan and control the action with hand gestures. A new app store called Airspace, launched by San Franciscobased company Leap Motion last week, has 75 apps that are all controlled with the...
  • Cabinet meets to replace DGCA with a new Civil Aviation regulator July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Cabinet met on Thursday to consider a proposal to replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with a new regulator, that would have full operational and financial autonomy. The government sources said the Cabinet was considering to set up Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to take over certain...
  • Pakistan accuses Indian aircraft of violating its airspace June 12, 2013

    Islamabad/New Delhi: Pakistan on Tuesday accused India of violation of its airspace but the Indian Air Force said it appeared to be a "technical violation" as its aircraft on a routine training sortie seemed to have flown close to the border. A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) spokesman said in Islamabad that...
  • Japan: Chinese plane spotted over disputed islands December 13, 2012

    Tokyo: A Japanese government spokesman says a Chinese airplane has been spotted in Japanese airspace above southwestern islands controlled by Tokyo but also claimed by Beijing. The Defense Agency said four Japanese F15 jets headed to the area Thursday morning, but no further action was taken. The islands known as Senkaku...
  • US choppers on Osama mission crossed Indian airspace? September 13, 2012

    Washington: The flight path taken by two American MH47 Chinook helicopters to Abbottabad in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden in May, 2011 has triggered a controversy with questions being raised as to whether they flew over the Indian air space. A justpublished book, containing a firsthand account of the raid...
  • Delhi airspace to be closed from 13 pm today July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi airspace will be closed between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday for defence radar calibration, Air Force sources said. The airlines were reportedly informed at the last minute because of which many flights were affected. Most flights are expected to be delayed. Air Force sources say the exercise...
  • China violated Indian airspace in March: Antony May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said China intruded twice into the Indian airspace last month when its helicopters were found flying over territories of Himachal Pradesh. "There was an incident of air violation on March 16 when two Chinese helicopters were observed flying on Indian side of international border in...
  • Qantas plane hits turbulence over India, 7 injured January 9, 2012

    Melbourne: In yet another mid air incident, seven passengers of a Sydneybound Qantas airlines, from London, reportedly suffered injuries after it was hit by severe turbulence. Qantas flight (QF32) departed London on Friday night and was three hours out of Singapore on Saturday morning when it was hit by turbulence caused...
  • Pakistan releases Indian chopper that crossed LoC October 23, 2011

    New Delhi: The official sources have confirmed that the issue of Army helicopter being forced to land in PoK by Pakistani military, has been resolved. Military and diplomatic channels of the two countries were activated and the Army Aviation Corp's Cheetah helicoper with three middlelevel officers and a JCO on board...
  • Delhi airspace to be shut for RDay practice January 21, 2010

    New Delhi: New Delhi's airspace will remain closed for an hour between 11.15 a.m. (IST) and 12.15 p.m. (IST) from January 21 to 24 and on January 26 for Republic Day celebrations, an official said on Thursday. "There will be no takeoff and landing of flights during this period. Flights...
  • US plane forced to land in Mumbai, crew questioned June 20, 2009

    Mumbai: A Russian cargo aircraft AN124, which was hired by the US military, triggered panic at the Mumbai airport on Friday night. The plane carrying arms, ammunition and five people onboard was asked to land at the airport after it violated the Indian airspace. The aircraft took off from Diego...
  • Russian plane violates airspace, forced to land in Mumbai June 20, 2009

    Mumbai: There was a minor scare over the Indian airspace in Gujarat on Friday night when a Russian military cargo aircraft AN124 with six passengers and two crew members had to be escorted to Mumbai airport by Indian Air Force planes. The aircraft, carrying ammunition and weapon, intruded into Indian airspace...
  • Pak summons Indian envoy over 'airspace breach' December 18, 2008

    IslamabadPakistan summoned an Indian envoy to formally complain Thursday about alleged violations of its airspace as it sought to deflect heat from the deadly Mumbai terrorist attacks onto its longtime rival. In a sign of growing pressure on Islamabad to harden its foreign policy, thousands protested against allowing US forces to...
  • Pak alleges India violated airspace, then pipes down December 14, 2008

    New Delhi, Islamabad: India on Sunday denied allegations that its fighter jets had violated Pakistani airspace, even as Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari described it as a "technical incursion" and media "overhype". Media reports were rife in Pakistan early Sunday saying that Indian fighter jets had violated its airspace late Saturday...
  • IAF denies violating Pak airspace December 14, 2008

    New Delhi: Dismissing Pakistan's claim that two Indian fighter jets violated the country's airspace in two separate sectors, Indian Air Force denied any such incident. "There were no reports of Indian Air Force fighter jets violating the Pakistani air space," highly placed sources in the IAF told PTI on Saturday night. Pakistani...
  • Pak alleges IAF planes violated its airspace | IAF denies December 14, 2008

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday night claimed that Indian fighter jets had violated the country's airspace in two separate sectors and were forced out by its combat aircraft. Two Indian jets violated Pakistani airspace in the Lahore and Pakistan occupied Kashmir sectors, TV channels reported. A Pakistan Air Force spokesman said the Indian...
  • PM's security not compromised: Civil Aviation Ministry April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: The aircraft carrying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made several uncomfortable rounds of Delhi airport on Tuesday after an unidentified object showed up on the ATC radar. A preliminary inquiry by the DGCA identified the object as an Indian Air Force Dornier aircraft, IAF DO 82. However, the Civil...