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India receives first upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft

Apr 24, 2015

India receives first upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft

The upgrade enhances the overall capability of aircrafts by equipping them with advanced avionics, weapons and self protection suites. #India #Defence #France #NewsTracker #Mirage-2000 #Dassault Aviation #HAL #Thales Aeroportes Systems
Air traffic rose by 20% in quarter, less occupancy in March

Apr 24, 2015

Air traffic rose by 20% in quarter, less occupancy in March

Air India carried almost 17 percent of the total traffic while SpiceJet and GoAir had 9.7 percent and 8.8 percent market share respectively in the reporting month. #Business #Jet Airways #NewsTracker #SpiceJet #GoAir #IndiGo #DGCA #JetLite #Civil aviation #Vistara
DGCA panel looking into norms for checking pilots' health

Apr 24, 2015

DGCA panel looking into norms for checking pilots' health

The DGCA head also denied that national carrier Air India was given any dispensation as far as operating flights with less than required number of cabin crew was concerned. #Pilots #air india #Jet Airways #NewsTracker #DGCA #Federal Aviation Administration #Ministry of Civil Aviation #Vistara #air costa #M Sathiyavathy #Germanwings #Air Pegasus
DGCA is right: An upgraded safety record doesn't mean India can afford to get complacent now

Apr 24, 2015

DGCA is right: An upgraded safety record doesn't mean India can afford to get complacent now

The DGCA also hinted that some pilots found wanting in proficiency checks have been issued notices and that she has begun re-certifying flying training schools and non-scheduled airlines as well. #India #Pilots #TheySaidIt #DGCA #aeroplane #FAA #Aviation industry #M Sathiyavathy #Safety upgrade
Jet Airways starts more domestic services to cash in on summer rush

Apr 23, 2015

Jet Airways starts more domestic services to cash in on summer rush

The leading private carrier has already introduced 23 inbound and outbound flights from New Delhi to seven cities, including Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru. #Business #Jet Airways #CompanyWatch #Naresh Goyal #Airbus A330 #Civil aviation #Boeing 777 #Ethihad Airways
PESB selects Vinod Hejmadi for Air India's Director-Finance post

Apr 23, 2015

PESB selects Vinod Hejmadi for Air India's Director-Finance post

Hejmadi, who presently holds the post of general manager for finance at the national carrier's office in Mumbai, was selected after he along with two others were interviewed today by the government's head hunting body. #air india #Civil Aviation Ministry #CompanyWatch #Rohit Nandan #Public Enterprises Selection Board #Vinod Hejmadi #Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
Oh the irony: Robert Vadra criticises VIP culture of airports

Apr 23, 2015

Oh the irony: Robert Vadra criticises VIP culture of airports

Vadra's reaction came a day after government told Lok Sabha that MPs and other VIPs will continue to enjoy facilities like being served tea, coffee and water free of charge at airports besides free access to the terminal building as there was no move to scrap these privileges. #NewsTracker #MPs #Robert Vadra #Civil aviation #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Protocol Officer
Shocker: 320 pilots flew planes with lapsed proficiency checks in 2014

Apr 21, 2015

Shocker: 320 pilots flew planes with lapsed proficiency checks in 2014

The minister also informed that 19 cases related to obtaining pilot licences by producing fake documents by trainee pilots were found #air india #Jet Airways #Aviation safety #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Pilot Proficiency Check #DGCA Audit
Privileges for MPs at airports, free passages for Air India staff to stay: Raju

Apr 20, 2015

Privileges for MPs at airports, free passages for Air India staff to stay: Raju

As per Raju, netas can continue to ask for tea/coffee free of charge, get access to terminal building, visitors' gallery etc. #air india #Lok Sabha #IATA #PolicyWatch #Robert Vadra #Civil aviation #A Gajapathi Raju