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Govt says capping airline fares may hurt its regional connectivity plan

Jun 09, 2016

Govt says capping airline fares may hurt its regional connectivity plan

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said restricting the airfares will not make good business sense as it could also jeopardise the government's regional connectivity #Aviation #Airport Authority of India #Airline fares #Ashok Gajapathi Raju
Air India allows gallantry award recipients free upgrade to business class

Jun 03, 2016

Air India allows gallantry award recipients free upgrade to business class

The Indian Armed Forces are eligible for various military decorations, which are awarded for extraordinary bravery and courage, as well as distinguished service during times of war and peace. #air india #Defence #Aviation #PolicyWatch #Ashok Chakra #Indian Armed Forces #Ashwani Lohani #Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra
China to have 500 airports by 2020

May 18, 2016

China to have 500 airports by 2020

China plans to build more than 500 airports by 2020 to create a market worth over USD 153 billion for its general aviation industry. #China #NewsTracker #Aviation #Airports
Take strong action to check rising airfares, opposition urges government in Lok Sabha

May 02, 2016

Take strong action to check rising airfares, opposition urges government in Lok Sabha

Seeking strong action by the government to rein in rising air ticket prices, Opposition in Lok Sabha on Monday charged the airlines with "looting" passengers as airfares remained high despite decline in jet fuel costs. #Narendra Modi #Rajya Sabha #NewsTracker #Aviation #Lok Sabha #parliament #ATF #Venugopal
People of the Sun: Solar Impulse 2 completes three-day 'test of human endurance'

Apr 25, 2016

People of the Sun: Solar Impulse 2 completes three-day 'test of human endurance'

The Solar Impulse 2 landed in Mountain View, in the Silicon Valley south of San Francisco, on Saturday night following a 62-hour, nonstop solo flight from Hawaii without fuel #NewsTracker #Aviation #ThingsWeLike #San Francisco #Solar energy #Mountain View #Bertrand Piccard #Solar Impulse 2 #Andre Borschberg #Shareworthy
Two flights evacuated after bomb threats cause panic at Delhi's international airport

Mar 17, 2016

Two flights evacuated after bomb threats cause panic at Delhi's international airport

Panic ensued at New Delhi's IGI airport after bomb threats were reported on two flights headed for Kathmandu and Bhubaneshwar, news reports said. #air india #Delhi #NewsTracker #Aviation #Bomb scare #Nepal Airlines
MH370 passenger's kin suing Malaysia Airlines for 'sudden shock' of disappearance

Mar 13, 2016

MH370 passenger's kin suing Malaysia Airlines for 'sudden shock' of disappearance

The family of MH370 passenger New Zealander Paul Weeks is suing Malaysia Airlines in an Australian court for the "sudden shock" and "mental harm" they suffered after the plane vanished, a report said Sunday. #Australia #NewsTracker #Aviation #Law #Plane crash #New Zealand #Malaysia #Malaysian Airlines #MH370
Congress, BJP blame each other over Mallya's travel abroad

Mar 11, 2016

Congress, BJP blame each other over Mallya's travel abroad

The Congress vice president attacked the government, saying the entire country is questioning why it was "helping" people like Mallya by allowing him to escape and not fulfilling its promises made to people for bringing back black money and "giving Rs 15 lakh into every person's bank account". #Business #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Aviation #CBI #Kingfisher Airlines #Rahul Gandhi #Ghulam Nabi Azad #Arun Jaitley #Vijay Mallya #Look Out Notice
Vistara to connect Srinagar, Jammu and Kochi this summer, to induct four more planes

Mar 08, 2016

Vistara to connect Srinagar, Jammu and Kochi this summer, to induct four more planes

The joint venture carrier, in which Tata Sons holds 51 percent stake while the rest is held by Singapore Airlines, currently operates 317 services per week with a fleet of nine Airbus A320 planes. #Aviation #Tata Sons #CompanyWatch #Singapore Airlines #Vistara #Phee Teik Yeoh
U.N. agency toughens real-time tracking for planes after MH370 | Reuters

Mar 08, 2016

U.N. agency toughens real-time tracking for planes after MH370 | Reuters

MONTREAL The U.N.'s aviation agency on Monday announced new requirements for the real-time tracking of civilian aircraft in distress, following the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 two years ago. The International Civil Aviation Organization's governing council approved proposals for planes to carry tracking devices that can transmit their location at least once a minute in cases of distress. Plane operators will have to ensure their flight recorder data is recoverable, while the duration of cockpit voice recordings is being extended to 25 hours, ICAO said in a news release #United States #Technology #Aviation #Latin America #Entertainment #opinion