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Civil Aviation Sector's Safety, Security 'Paramount': Jyotiraditya Scindia

Civil Aviation Sector's Safety, Security 'Paramount': Jyotiraditya Scindia

Responding to a query about safety during a recent interview with PTI, Scindia said the civil aviation sector is the one where the occurrence reporting rate is 100 per cent

15 August 2022
DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits, Asks Airports To Patrol And Inform Pilots Of Wildlife Activity

DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits, Asks Airports To Patrol And Inform Pilots Of Wildlife Activity

The DGCA said that airports should also have a procedure to notify pilots of wildlife concentration or activity in and around the airport.

13 August 2022

Government Removes Caps On Air Fares From August 31

On May 25, 2020, the government introduced the upper and lower limits on the fares of airlines in order to protect weaker airlines and passengers from being...

Are Indian Airlines Gaming Customers To Charge High Price For Air Travel?

Are Indian Airlines Gaming Customers To Charge High Price For Air Travel?

Steep price hike by all private airlines indicates a joint effort by the industry to recover Covid losses, say experts

09 August 2022

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-Backed Akasa Air Kicks-Off Flight Operations

The airline—which is currently operating out of Ahemdabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Kochi, will subsequently launch flight operations across Bengaluru and...

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02 August 2022
Go First Car Goes Under IndiGo Plane, Narrowly Misses Hitting The Nose Wheel

Go First Car Goes Under IndiGo Plane, Narrowly Misses Hitting The Nose Wheel

This is the latest incident to be probed by DGCA, which is already probing over a dozen mishaps that have hit the aviation sector since June.


19 July 2022
Two Go First Flights Grounded After Engine Snags, Latest In Long List Of Aviation Mishaps

Two Go First Flights Grounded After Engine Snags, Latest In Long List Of Aviation Mishaps

Over the last three days, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has held multiple meetings over flight safety issues and oversight.


17 July 2022
Indian Carriers Face Tough Time As Employees' Anger Over Low Salaries Well Up

Indian Carriers Face Tough Time As Employees' Anger Over Low Salaries Well Up

A significant section of aircraft maintenance technicians of IndiGo and Go First have gone on sick leave in the last week to protest against their low salaries


08 July 2022
How Indian Airlines Are Gearing Up To Prepare For Talent War

How Indian Airlines Are Gearing Up To Prepare For Talent War

Last Saturday, as more than 900 or 55 per cent of IndiGo flights were delayed owing to the mass sick leave of the airline's staff, two very crucial issues...


24 June 2022
Air India Offers To Re-Hire Pilots After Retirement

Air India Offers To Re-Hire Pilots After Retirement

Pilots are the most expensive asset for an airline and get paid the highest compared to other key roles such as cabin crew and aircraft maintenance engineers


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05 July 2022
Why Indian Airlines Have Scant Regard For Safety Protocols

Why Indian Airlines Have Scant Regard For Safety Protocols

The recent incidents of a SpiceJet 737 Max aircraft making an emergency landing in Karachi owing to a technical glitch, and the delay of as many as 900 IndiGo...


31 May 2022
Nepal To Restrict Flight Permission In Bad Weather After Plane Crash Kills 22

Nepal To Restrict Flight Permission In Bad Weather After Plane Crash Kills 22

The Tara Air's plane that crashed on Sunday, in which all 22 people on board died, was caused by bad weather, as per preliminary probe.


19 May 2022
Rakesh Jhunjhnwala's Airline Akasa Air Launch May Be Delayed

Rakesh Jhunjhnwala's Airline Akasa Air Launch May Be Delayed

The carrier, backed by ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, initially planned to start operations in June and then postponed the plan to July.


12 May 2022
Tata Group Appoints Campbell Wilson As New CEO, MD Of Air India After Ilker Ayci's Refusal

Tata Group Appoints Campbell Wilson As New CEO, MD Of Air India After Ilker Ayci's Refusal

Wilson, 50, is the CEO of Scoot, the wholly-owned low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. He has 26 years of aviation industry expertise across both full...


12 May 2022
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Pitches To Bring eVTOL Planes To India

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia Pitches To Bring eVTOL Planes To India

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has asked Beta Technologies, which has a partnership with Blade group, to explore the Indian market for eVTOLs


11 May 2022
Existing Fare Caps Act As Protector For Passengers, Airlines: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Existing Fare Caps Act As Protector For Passengers, Airlines: Jyotiraditya Scindia

At present, fare capping is applicable on a rolling basis for a 15-day cycle, and the situation is monitored by the civil aviation ministry.


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01 May 2022
Jet Fuel Prices Hiked By Record 3.22%; Ninth Increase This Year

Jet Fuel Prices Hiked By Record 3.22%; Ninth Increase This Year

The price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) was hiked by Rs 3,649.13 per kilolitre, or 3.22 per cent, to Rs 1,16,851.46 per kl (Rs 116.8 per litre) in Delhi.


29 April 2022
Indian Aviation In Growth Phase; Time Ripe For Participation In Largest Possible Manner: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Indian Aviation In Growth Phase; Time Ripe For Participation In Largest Possible Manner: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Scindia also said that capacity building at airports is underway to ensure that there are no bottlenecks in the coming years.


28 April 2022
IndiGo Becomes First Airline To Land Aircraft Using Indigenous Navigation System GAGAN

IndiGo Becomes First Airline To Land Aircraft Using Indigenous Navigation System GAGAN

GAGAN is used to provide lateral and vertical guidance when an aircraft is approaching a runway for landing. Its precision is especially useful at small...


21 April 2022
Airports Sector Set To See Rs 1.65 Lakh Crore Capex In Coming Years: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Airports Sector Set To See Rs 1.65 Lakh Crore Capex In Coming Years: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Out of the total amount, Rs 25,000 crore would be from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Rs 22,000 crore would be for the expansion of airports and the...


18 April 2022
SpiceJet Launches New Flight Services On Domestic And International Routes Starting April 26

SpiceJet Launches New Flight Services On Domestic And International Routes Starting April 26

The flights, which are being launched in a phased manner, include services connecting Ahmedabad with Muscat; Mumbai with Dhaka; Kozhikode with Jeddah and...


17 April 2022
Alliance Air Commences Flights Between Keshod And Mumbai

Alliance Air Commences Flights Between Keshod And Mumbai

The inaugural flight on the new route was flagged off by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia from Keshod Airport, which is near Asiatic Lion's abode...


13 April 2022
90 SpiceJet Pilots Barred From Flying Boeing 737 Max Planes. Here Is Why

90 SpiceJet Pilots Barred From Flying Boeing 737 Max Planes. Here Is Why

"Of the 650 trained pilots on the Max, 560 continue to remain available, which is much more than the current requirement,” the spokesperson said.


12 April 2022
Made-In-India Dornier Plane Takes Off For First Commercial Flight

Made-In-India Dornier Plane Takes Off For First Commercial Flight

Alliance Air had in February signed an agreement with the government-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to lease two 17-seater Dornier 228 aircraft


29 March 2022
Boeing Develops 10-Year Roadmap For AAI To Modernise Air Traffic Management In India

Boeing Develops 10-Year Roadmap For AAI To Modernise Air Traffic Management In India

The AAI manages the commercial traffic in the Indian airspace. It also runs more than 100 airports across the country.


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