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Iceland raises alert level for volcano eruption to second-highest

Aug 19, 2014

Iceland raises alert level for volcano eruption to second-highest

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Iceland's Met Office on Monday raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange, which is the fourth level on a five-grade scale. #Business #United States #Technology #France #Arabic #Aviation #Russia #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment
Pilots mull creating joint forum to fight DGCA's 'discrimination'

Aug 17, 2014

Pilots mull creating joint forum to fight DGCA's 'discrimination'

While the domestic airlines have formed a platform and lobby jointly whenever some decision or policy goes against their interests, the cockpit crew members in the country do not have any such platform, a pilot said on condition of anonymity. #Pilots #Jet Airways #NewsTracker #Aviation #IndiGo #Go Air #DGVA #Regulating Aviation
Jet Airways flight plunges 5000 feet over Turkey, DGCA suspends pilots

Aug 14, 2014

Jet Airways flight plunges 5000 feet over Turkey, DGCA suspends pilots

In a major scare, a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Brussels, carrying around 280 passengers, plunged 5,000 feet while overflying Turkish airspace last week as the commander was asleep and the co-pilot busy with the iPad containing flight information. #India #Jet Airways #Aviation #DGCA #Turkey #Ankara ATC #DFDR
Pilot dozed off, co-pilot played with iPad as Jet Airways flight plunged 5,000 feet

Aug 14, 2014

Pilot dozed off, co-pilot played with iPad as Jet Airways flight plunged 5,000 feet

According a report published on the The Hindustan Times, a passengers in a Brussels-bound Jet Airways flight were in for a shock as their plane plunged 5,000 feet. Allegedly, both the pilots had fallen asleep. #India #Jet Airways #Indian aviation #flight safety #Flight safety in India #Sleeping pilots
Ebola Govt issues precautionary guidelines to international airlines

Aug 12, 2014

Ebola Govt issues precautionary guidelines to international airlines

With airports across the country already on alert to screen passengers coming in from Ebola-hit countries, the government on Tuesday directed all airlines to follow precautionary guidelines to help isolate travellers who may have been affected by the virus. #India #NewsTracker #Aviation #Health #WHO #airlines #Ebola #Ebola Virus disease #EVD
13 GoAir pilots, official get DGCA notice for skipping training

Aug 11, 2014

13 GoAir pilots, official get DGCA notice for skipping training

Objecting to 13 pilots of no-frills carrier GoAir not fulfilling the necessary training requirements, aviation regulator DGCA has issued show cause notices to them and a concerned airline official, official sources said today. #India #NewsTracker #Aviation #GoAir #DGCA
Centre taking steps to curb of passenger baggage at airports Pusapati

Aug 11, 2014

Centre taking steps to curb of passenger baggage at airports Pusapati

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju Pusapati told Lok Sabha that while 126 cases were reported from 19 airports in 2011, the numbers came down to 86 in 2012. #Civil Aviation Ministry #Lok Sabha #TheySaidIt #CISF #Baggage #Ashok Gajapati Raju Pusapati
Iranian-built plane crashes in Tehran, 39 dead dead

Aug 11, 2014

Iranian-built plane crashes in Tehran, 39 dead dead

Iranian airlines, including those run by the state, are chronically strapped for cash, rely on aging planes and have a spotty maintenance record. #World #NewsTracker #Aviation #Iran #Plane crash #Tehran #disasters
US bans civilian flights over Iraq hours after airstrike on jihadists

Aug 09, 2014

US bans civilian flights over Iraq hours after airstrike on jihadists

The Federal Aviation Administration today banned all US civilian flights over Iraq, just hours after airstrikes against jihadists. #World #US #NewsTracker #Aviation #Washington #aircraft #Iraq #Federal Aviation Administration #FAA #Planes #Airstrike #IS #civilian flights
DGCA seeks review meeting with FAA over downgrading

Aug 05, 2014

DGCA seeks review meeting with FAA over downgrading

The minister said the government has given a one-time approval to the DGCA to appoint 75 posts of regular chief FOIs, deputy chief FOIs, senior FOIs and FOIs "on contract from the market instead of going through the UPSC route". #ThisisNext #air india #Jet Airways #Rajya Sabha #IndiGo Airlines #DGCA #Federal Aviation Administration #GM Siddeshwara #Flight Operations Inspectors