Aviation Ministry

  • Airport users to get facility to pay charges from air 14-03-2014 05:23 PM

    In a move to attract more chartered flights into India, the civil aviation ministry plans to introduce a new system which will enable the aircraft operators to pay the user charges even before landing, said a top official. Aimed at making tourists, private and business operators, flying clubs and others...
  • No plan to ground Dreamliners, but may seek compensation from Boeing: AI 12-03-2014 09:49 PM

    Air India has no plans to ground its newly-acquired Dreamliner aircraft despite technical glitches, but the airline may seek compensation from manufacturer Boeing for not keeping its word on fuel efficiency. Air India has set up a committee comprising its officials and those from the Civil Aviation Ministry and Boeing...
  • 5-day Hyderabad air show to start on Wednesday 11-03-2014 05:42 PM

    Mumbai: The fourth edition of the Hyderabad international air show will kick off on Wednesday, which is likely to see signing of some big ticket deals by the domestic aviation players. The show, with the theme 'Enhancing Air Connectivity' is being jointly organised by the aviation ministry and industry body...
  • India to build 200 low cost airports 10-03-2014 05:24 PM

    Hyderabad: India plans to build 200 low cost airports in the next 20 years to connect tier-II and tier-III cities, said a civil aviation ministry official. This will be one of the focus areas of India Aviation 2014, the country's largest civil aviation exhibition and conference beginning from Wednesday. The...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Gandhi family and Aviation Ministry 02-02-2014 01:16 PM

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the development in the past one week including Rahul Gandhi's interview to a TV news channel and Aviation Ministry's orders to private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus takes a dig at Civil Aviation Ministry over more privileges to MPs 02-02-2014 01:01 PM

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes a jibe at Civil Aviation Ministry and DGCA's orders to private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. ...
  • Aviation Ministry allows operation of Airbus A-380s at four airports 27-01-2014 03:08 PM

    After demands by some major foreign carriers for several years, Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday approved the operations of Airbus A-380s in India at four airports currently equipped to handle these super jumbos. The restrictions on the fully double-decker planes were lifted after weeks of consultation between Directorate General of...
  • Privatisation of six major airports likely ahead of Lok Sabha polls 22-10-2013 07:41 AM

    New Delhi: India's major airports are likely to privatised ahead of Lok Sabha polla in 2014. The Civil Aviation Ministry is hopeful of privatising the airports in Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati. The ministry has already initiated pre-bid consultations with prospective bidders. Meanwhile, airports in the race for...
  • SC expresses concern over air safety, refers PIL to Centre 13-09-2013 11:49 PM

    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...
  • Union Cabinet approves India-Abu Dhabi air services accord 04-09-2013 10:25 AM

    The India-Abu Dhabi bilateral air services agreement, which ran into controversy following the Jet-Etihad deal, was approved by the government on Tuesday enabling their airlines to fly 50,000 seats each week, up from the current level of 13,700. The agreement received post-facto approval of the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • ICPA accuses Air India of arbitrarily altering A320 operating norms 17-07-2013 11:59 AM

    Mumbai: Indian Commercial Pilots Association has sent a letter to the Civil Aviation Minister citing concerns over a procedure change in Air India. Air India has changed the flight operating procedures for narrow-body A320 aircraft stating that the acceleration altitudes should be brought down. The pilots say that Air India...
  • PMO clarifies no divide within government over Jet-Etihad alliance 02-07-2013 10:40 PM

    The PMO clarified that there is no divide within the govt over the Jet-Etihad alliance, as the fate of the deal touted to be the biggest FDI deal in civil aviation, remains uncertain. ...
  • Big questions and pointers of the Jet-Etihad deal 02-07-2013 03:31 PM

    New Delhi: The deal between Jet Airways and Etihad seems to have hit a fresh roadblock with the government divided on the domestic airlines' 24 per cent stake sale to the Abu Dhabi-based carrier. The Prime Minister's Office has asked Civil Aviation Ministry to allay concerns over the deal and...
  • Regulator bodies looking into concerns surrounding Jet-Etihad deal: Ajit Singh 02-07-2013 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday tried to play down the issues surrounding Jet Airways' deal with Abu Dhabi-based Etihad and said the concerns raised on the deal are being addressed by the regulatory bodies. The Minister, who is in favour of Jet's planned 24 per cent...
  • PMO asks Aviation Ministry to allay concerns over Jet-Etihad deal: Sources 02-07-2013 09:23 AM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretary has called a meeting of secretaries to discuss the Jet-Etihad deal on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's instructions and sources have told CNN-IBN that this big ticket deal could be put into cold storage. Sources have said the PMO has asked Ministry of Civil Aviation to...
  • Air India to lease turboprop aircraft for non-metro cities 20-06-2013 07:59 PM

    New Delhi: Air India would shortly issue tenders to lease turboprop aircraft to enhance connectivity to non-metro cities across the country, airline sources said on Thursday. A group of officials of the national carrier is on the verge of completing a feasibility study on how many such airplanes would be...
  • AirAsia moves a step closer to launching operations in India 10-06-2013 09:23 PM

    London: AirAsia India moved a step closer to securing permission to launch operations in the country, with Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday saying that all issues concerning the carrier's application had been resolved. "All matters on AirAsia India have been resolved. The proposal has been sent to the...
  • IndiGo to import 28 Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet 03-06-2013 05:54 PM

    New Delhi: Low-cost carrier IndiGo, which has the biggest domestic market share, would be adding 28 Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by end of next year with Civil Aviation Ministry allowing it to import the planes. The airline with a 66-aircraft fleet on Monday said it would be inducting...
  • Airlines may be able to charge extra for only 20 pc seats 30-05-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Indian carriers may have to limit the seats for which they can charge extra to about 15-20 per cent of the total seats on each flight, with the government planning to soon issue a directive in this regard. The total seats on a two-class single-aisle Airbus A-320 or...
  • Govt mulls putting cap on preferred seats on airlines 19-05-2013 12:48 PM

    New Delhi: The recent 'unbundling' of some services such as seat preferences or meals on board might be helping airlines to earn a lot of ancillary revenue, but the government is considering whether it could limit the number of 'preferred seats' on sale on each flight. The government has been...
  • Ministry asks airlines to limit number of 'privileged' seats 17-05-2013 08:58 PM

    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...
  • Airlines can charge for preferred seats, check-in bags: Govt 29-04-2013 08:50 PM

    New Delhi: In a move that would raise the cost of air travel, the government on Monday said it has allowed airlines to charge passengers for preferred seats on a flight, check-in baggages and meals, among other things. "Civil aviation minister Ajit Singh has decided to permit scheduled airlines to...
  • India open to tweaking FDI in aviation policy: Govt source 15-11-2012 09:03 PM

    New Delhi: India is open to further reforms to lure overseas investors into its airlines, a government source said, after a dearth of interest following changes to investment rules left Kingfisher and others still short of much-needed funds. The aviation ministry will meet local carriers soon to ask what changes...
  • Mallya meets Aviation Secy for KFA revival plan 30-10-2012 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: Crisis hit Kingfisher Airlines Chairperson Vijay Mallya met Civil Aviation Secretary KN Srivastav to brief him about Kingfisher's revival plans. Mallya said the revival plan would be a comprehensive one and the cash strapped airline would cross all the hurdles. "I have briefed the secretary on revival, restart...
  • Ministry proposes $ 6.2 bn aid for Air India 31-12-2011 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Aviation Ministry proposes to provide Rs 330 billion to cash-strapped Air India by 2017 as part of the government's 12th Five-Year Plan, according to a working group report seen by Reuters. The proposed aid would include an equity infusion of 199 billion rupees into the loss-making carrier...
  • Rs 8,000-cr Airbus deal: CBI writes to ministry 21-12-2011 05:53 PM

    New Delhi: The CBI has written to the Civil Aviation Ministry once again seeking an early decision on its request seeking sanction for prosecution against six officers, including a joint secretary, for alleged irregularities in the over Rs 8,000-crore Airbus deal for supplying 43 aircraft to erstwhile Indian Airlines in...