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New airlines like Vistara may take little comfort in 5/20 abolition: here's why

Mar 13, 2015

New airlines like Vistara may take little comfort in 5/20 abolition: here's why

The 5/20 bars Indian airlines from flying abroad unless they have completed five years of domestic operations and have a fleet of 20 aircraft. #Jet Airways #SpiceJet #GoAir #IndiGo #PolicyWatch #DGCA #Ministry of Civil Aviation #Vistara #5/20 rule
No more preferential screening of business, exec class travellers: Air India

Mar 12, 2015

No more preferential screening of business, exec class travellers: Air India

Civil aviation security regulator, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS), has decided to do away with the practise of having separate queue for passengers of business or executive class for screening at IGI airport in New Delhi, in a bid to cut down screening time and facilitate smooth travel for the air travellers. #India #air india #Delhi #NewsTracker #Aviation #Bureau of Civil Aviation Security
Govt has no business to be in business: Sell off Air India or shut it down

Mar 12, 2015

Govt has no business to be in business: Sell off Air India or shut it down

Air India should have either been sold off or shut down long ago - it appears to be lurching from one financial crisis to another. Now is as good a time as any for the Government to take a bold decision and get this ailing airline off its hands. #air india #Narendra Modi #PSU #Civil aviation #sick
India hopeful of getting back top safety rating from FAA

Mar 11, 2015

India hopeful of getting back top safety rating from FAA

The decision to upgrade the country's aviation safety will be taken after the US regulator's team files its report, by mid-April. #NewsTracker #DGCA #Federal Aviation Administration #Civil aviation #FAA
ATF prices down 40% since October, but air tickets still cost a bomb

Mar 10, 2015

ATF prices down 40% since October, but air tickets still cost a bomb

Sharma said his ministry has conducted no analysis to find out if airlines actually passed on this reduction in ATF prices to consumers because the government does not regulate airfares. #HowThisWorks #Rajya Sabha #SpiceJet #ATF #Ministry of Civil Aviation #airfares #Mahesh Sharma
Air India axes Moscow service, Dhaka flight but this may not be enough to cut costs

Mar 10, 2015

Air India axes Moscow service, Dhaka flight but this may not be enough to cut costs

The single biggest cost saver for Air India is eliminating or restructuring those flights which do not meet variable costs. #Business #air india #CompanyWatch #Ministry of Civil Aviation #Mahesh Sharma #A Gajapathi Raju #Dholakia Committe
Solar-powered plane begins round-the-world attempt, to land in Gujarat on Tuesday

Mar 09, 2015

Solar-powered plane begins round-the-world attempt, to land in Gujarat on Tuesday

A solar-powered plane set off from Abu Dhabi on Monday on a bid to make the first round-the-world tour, a marathon journey that will test its pilots' endurance to the limit. #World #United States #India #NewsTracker #Aviation #Oman #solar #Si2
DGCA comes across 39 safety norms violation cases this year

Mar 09, 2015

DGCA comes across 39 safety norms violation cases this year

Out of the 39 instances, 23 pertained to national carrier Air India and Jet group figured in 10 cases -- six with regard to Jet Airways and four related to Jet Lite. #air india #Jet Airways #NewsTracker #SpiceJet #GoAir #IndiGo #DGCA #Civil aviation #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Mahesh Sharma
Not analysed whether airlines slashed fuel surcharge: govt

Mar 09, 2015

Not analysed whether airlines slashed fuel surcharge: govt

In a written reply, the minister said that under the existing regulation, airfares are not regulated by the government and airlines are free to fix reasonable charges/fee subject to compliance with Aircraft Rules 1937. #air india #NewsTracker #DGCA #Civil aviation #Aviation Turbine Fuel #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Mahesh Sharma #Maintenance Reserve Contribution #Air India Charter