AVIATION

  • PM Modi to review progress of infra sectors on November 5 October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will review the progress of infrastructure sectors including roads, railways and power in the presence of senior officials of concerned ministries on November 5. "The Prime Minister has called a meeting to review the progress of various infrastructure projects being implemented under different ministries on...
  • Daily flights to Abu Dhabi and Delhi to start soon: Saurabh Patel October 10, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Civil Aviation Minister Saurabh Patel announced that commencement of one international flight and one domestic flight from Ahmedabad and Bhuj would begin soon. The announcement came after Patel held a detailed meeting with Jet Airways representatives at Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC) office. According to an official press release,...
  • Airports will soon look cleaner: Civil Aviation Secretary October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Airports across the country will soon witness a visible difference on the cleanliness front, Union Civil Aviation Secretary V Somasundaran on Thursday said. Briefing reporters after administering the 'Swachh Bharat' pledge at Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan, Somasundaran said stress on cleanliness has been laid on places frequented by the...
  • Civil Aviation Minister inspects facilities at Chennai airport September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: After receiving complaints of lack of cleanliness at Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has carried out an inspection of the key infrastructural facilities there. "Accompanied by his Minister of State, GM Siddeshwara, Raju yesterday inspected the key infrastructural facilities at Chennai airport, where the chairman of...
  • Vistara takes delivery of first Airbus A-320 aircraft in Delhi September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a step closer to getting its flying licence, Tata-SIA joint venture Vistara took delivery of its first Airbus A-320 aircraft that landed at the IGI Airport on Thursday, as the airline planned to go ahead with its operational launch next month. The launch of Vistara has been delayed...
  • Close to a lakh slum dwellers to be rehabilitated following Centre's order September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked Maharashtra government to remove slums near Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport. It says if the land occupied by slums is not reclaimed the airport faces a security threat. The Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has written to the Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • J&K floods: Oil installations under water, IOC airlifts aviation fuel to aid air sorties September 11, 2014

    Certain oil installations in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir are under water, oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan informed the media on Thursday. However, to deal with any adverse eventuality, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. ...
  • IOC airlifts aviation fuel to Srinagar to aid flood relief September 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Army stepped up rescue operations in the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley, Indian Oil Corp (IOC) has airlifted aviation fuel (ATF) to Srinagar to aid air sorties to the marooned valley. Indian Army has swarmed jets, choppers and boats to rescue more than 82,000 people so far after...
  • Rehabilitate slum dwellers near Mumbai airport: Centre to Maharashtra government September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that it wants slum dwellers near the Mumbai Airport to be relocated. CNNIBN has accessed the letter written by the Ministry to the Maharashtra government. The state government has been asked to rehabilitate 90,000 slum dwellers living in close proximity to the airport. The...
  • Boeing delivers fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India September 11, 2014

    Washington: Boeing has delivered the fifth maritime patrol aircraft to India, on schedule as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navy's maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattle's Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P8Is,...
  • Flight MH17 wreckage still lying in Ukraine September 10, 2014

    Hrabove: A child's skipping rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred, lay amid wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 that was still strewn across fields of Eastern Ukraine more than seven weeks after the jet was shot down. Chunks of fuselage carrying the Malaysian carrier's logo were lined up alongside...
  • Jet management, JetLite pilots meet; no decision on demands September 9, 2014

    New Delhi/Mumbai: A meeting between Jet Airways management and pilots of its subsidiary airline JetLite was held on Tuesday but no decision was arrived at on the issue of demands of the pilots, who are opposed to their shifting to the parent company. However, the company, in a statement termed the...
  • FAA team likely to visit India soon to review measures by DGCA September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine months after downgrading DGCA in the aviation safety rankings, a Federal Aviation Administration team is likely to visit India soon to review the corrective measures taken by the Indian aviation regulator to address the deficiencies listed by its US counterpart. "We would like India to be CategoryI...
  • J&K: Two Air India flights sent to help in rescue operations, says Aviation Minister September 9, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that two Air India flights had been sent to Srinagar to help in the relief work. "Flights are carrying medicine and relief material to the valley. Private sector coming forward to assist in humanitarian work," said Raju. ...
  • 227 from Kerala stranded in Srinagar September 9, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: As many as 227 people from Kerala, who had gone for a vacation in Jammu and Kashmir, are now stranded in floodravaged Srinagar, officials said on Monday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy's office said in a press release on Monday night that 18 people have returned safely. It said all details have...
  • DGCA warns air carriers over rising passenger complaints August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On Air India Day, the national carrier has topped aviation regulator DGCA's list of airlines that passengers have complained against the most. Almost 30 per cent of passenger complaints are related to troubles with flight cancellations or delays, while about 25 per cent of passengers expressed discontent over customer...
  • Unstamped handbags? No need to go back to security check points, board aircraft after manual checks now August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In a relief for passengers at the airports, a proposal by the Civil Aviation Ministry states that in case a handbag does not have a security stamp, security officials can manually check bags at the boarding gates and allow the passengers to board the flights. The move aims at...
  • Declare Vadodara, Surat terminals as international airports: Gujarat government August 21, 2014

    Vadodara: Gujarat government wants flight terminals at Vadodara and Surat to be declared as international airports. State Finance and Civil Aviation Minister Saurabhbhai Patel called on Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in Delhi and put forth the demand for declaring Vadodara and Surat flight terminals as international airports, and...
  • 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. ...
  • Civil Aviation Ministry issues series of instructions to Air India August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Civil Aviation Ministry has issued a series of instructions to Air India, including redeployment of its "surplus" staff, to tighten its belts to face heightened competition, particularly from the proposed TataSIA backed Vistara airline. In order to turn it into a 'lean and mean' airline to face growing...
  • Air India flights won't be delayed even if MPs and VIPs arrive late, says government August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India flights will not to be delayed even if some passengers, including MPs and VIPs, arrive late according to the new guidelines issued on Thursday by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The government has made it clear that "customerfriendly service with efficiency, enthusiasm and cheer" will be...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: 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. Jet is also conducting...
  • MumbaiBrussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, copilot says she was busy on her tablet August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the flight...
  • DGCA issues notices to 22 Indigo pilots for not serving 6 months notice period August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued a showcause notice to 22 Indigo pilots. The notice has been issued after the regulator asked all Indian airlines to submit a list of pilots who have left the airline without serving a mandatory notice period of six months. The DGCA...
  • UN sets up task force to reduce flight risks over war zones August 1, 2014

    United Nations: In the wake of the downing of the Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine, the UN and global aviation bodies have set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas and ensure that the "right information reaches the right people at the...
  • SpiceJet defends stand, cites technical snag for flight delay July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Defending itself, budget passenger airline SpiceJet on Tuesday cited technical snag for flight delay that led to stranding of 172 passengers of MumbaiDelhi flight SG419 for around five hours June 16. It also said that logistical reasons hampered its staff from providing refreshments to the passengers of the delayed...
  • Flight delay: DGCA asks SpiceJet to refund fare July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a firstofitskind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a MumbaiDelhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the nofrills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of...
  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newlymodernised Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday warned of action against officials showing laxity in work and gave them two weeks to spruce up the airport. At a meeting here to review the situation, Raju...
  • Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel July 24, 2014

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on US flights to Israel, which it had imposed out of concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. The agency made its decision late on Wednesday after working with other US government entities to assess the security situation...
  • Malaysian Airliner's voice recorder in good condition, says UN Civil Aviation body July 24, 2014

    Ottawa: The cockpit voice recorder of the Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine is in good condition, the United Nations civil aviation body said on Wednesday, adding that it was holding talks with airlines and states on how to assess the danger posed by conflicts. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down...