AVIATION

  • Need to be careful about the spread of ebola in India: Doctors 3 days ago

    Since, ebola virus can continue to stay for 90 days, the patient should be isolated for 90 days. According to government officials, a three member team has been constituted to inspect all airports to identify the gaps. It will include officials from the ministries of Health, Civil Aviation and Immigration....
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Meet your ministers: In conversation with Ashok Gajapati Raju July 20, 2014

    Civil Aviation Minister in the Narendra Modi government Ashok Gajapati Raju talked about his 100day agenda. Raju had said that he would construct 200 airports across India. ...
  • Price of nonsubsidised LPG cylinders cut by Rs 23.50 June 2, 2014

    The government has decided to cut price of nonsubsidised cooking gas (LPG) by Rs 23.50 per cylinder after the Rupee's appreciation lowered import costs. The new rate will be effective from midnight. The rate of aviation turbine fuel has also been reduced by about Rs 1200 per kilo litre which...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on Gandhi family and Aviation Ministry February 2, 2014

    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 February 2, 2014

    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. ...
  • Politicians demand VIP treatment, government in damage control mode January 29, 2014

    At a time when the 'aam admi' is the flavour of the season and even the Supreme Court has come out strongly against the 'lal batti' culture, politicians continue to demand special privileges. The government was on Wednesday forced to go into damage control, after a Directorate General of Civil...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? January 29, 2014

    Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked all airlines and airports to treat MPs as VIPs and adhere to the guidelines on protocol norms. Meanwhile, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh clarified that neither the Ministry nor the DGCA has issued any order directing private airlines to provide...
  • Video: Aviation Minister Ajit Singh defends JetEtihad deal July 3, 2013

    Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has once again defended the impending JetEtihad deal. "We have to consider the passengers convenience, the connectivity, which airlines are there, financial strength and our airlines, said Aviation Minister. ...
  • PMO clarifies no divide within government over JetEtihad alliance July 2, 2013

    The PMO clarified that there is no divide within the govt over the JetEtihad alliance, as the fate of the deal touted to be the biggest FDI deal in civil aviation, remains uncertain. ...
  • Vijay Mallya in Delhi for the F1 Indian Grand Prix October 27, 2012

    UB Group chief and Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya is finally back in the country after his monthlong overseas visit. He landed in New Delhi a short while earlier and is now at the Formula 1 track, where the qualifiers for the Indian Grand Prix will take place. Mallya, who is an...
  • Have got no letter from pilots: Ajit Singh on AI salary issue October 8, 2012

    The Centre on Monday refuted speculation about an Air India strike. Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said that he had not received any letter from Air India pilots over the delay in salary payments. Reports are rife that a section of Air India pilots have sought Ajit Singh's intervention in resolving their...
  • Govt must now think of banking reforms: Chief Economic Advisor September 26, 2012

    Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan says after the controversial FDI decisions, the government must now focus on banking reforms. ...
  • FDI in aviation: Former Air India chief questions govt motive September 17, 2012

    Reacting to the the Government's decision to introduce FDI in aviation, Air India's former executive director Jitendra Bhargava has said it needs to first address the concerns of the industry rather than worrying about profit. ...
  • Watch: PM Manmohan Singh unveils 12th Five Year Plan September 15, 2012

    Unveiling the 12th Five Year Plan on Saturday, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defended the diesel price hike. ...
  • Govt bites the bullet on reforms, Oppn, allies fume September 15, 2012

    The government went into an overdrive on Friday clearing contentious issues like FDI in multibrand retail and aviation in one go. ...
  • Is Manmohan Singh and UPA2 in a do or die mode? September 14, 2012

    The government clears a slew of major pending reform proposals, including the politically contentious 51 per cent FDI in multibrand retail. ...
  • News 360: Govt clears 51 pc FDI in multibrand retail September 14, 2012

    The government cleared 51 per cent FDI in multibrand retail, but left it to states to decide if they want to allow it. ...
  • FDI in multibrand retail as Govt opts for major reforms September 14, 2012

    The Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday accepted 51 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multibrand retail. ...
  • Keep air fares within fare band, DGCA tells airlines July 16, 2012

    The air fares of flights to and from Delhi have gone up because of increased user development fee and service tax. ...
  • DGCA chief sacked: Is air safety being compromised? July 12, 2012

    The letter accessed by CNNIBN reveals that the Vijay Mallyaowned airline had been served a notice of 15 days to pay the salaries and dues of its employees. ...
  • Didn't recommend sacking of Air India pilots: Ajit Singh June 11, 2012

    CNNIBN's Karma Paljor spoke to Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh about the ongoing crisis in Air India. ...
  • 'Army official flouting aviation norms must be penalised' June 7, 2012

    Aviation Safety Consultant Captain Mohan Ranganathan says the army official must be penalisd. ...
  • Rejoin work, will hold talks: Ajit Singh to Air India pilots May 14, 2012

    Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh repeated that he won't talk to the Air India pilots till they resume work. ...
  • The Last Word: Are AI pilots greedy or are their demands justified? May 10, 2012

    Around 200 Air India pilots owing allegiance to Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) had reported sick on Tuesday resulting in cancellation of at least 13 international flights. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Ajit Singh May 9, 2012

    Soon after the Delhi HC declared that the Air India Pilots' strike is illegal, the management acted and sacked 10 more pilots. ...
  • AI survival is key for pilots themselves: Ajit Singh May 8, 2012

    Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has called the Air India pilots' strike 'inappropriate' and 'illegal' as around 100 pilots called in sick. ...
  • The Last Word: Is the govt doing enough to secure Air India? April 12, 2012

    The Govt's plans to restructure AI involves restructuring Rs 18,000 crore by converting Rs 10,500 crore into longterm debt with a lower interest rate. ...