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Gujarat gets its wings: India's first aviation park with an airstrip and training school to be set up in the state

Feb 08, 2016

Gujarat gets its wings: India's first aviation park with an airstrip and training school to be set up in the state

To strengthen the aviation sector in Gujarat, the state government has planned to set up the country's first-ever Aviation Park here having a slew of facilities including an airstrip, training school, helipad and space for setting up small manufacturing units among others. #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Aviation Park #GUJSAIL
Why so serious? DGCA needs to loosen up over the Sonu Nigam's Jet Airways 'concert'

Feb 06, 2016

Why so serious? DGCA needs to loosen up over the Sonu Nigam's Jet Airways 'concert'

Sometimes, our regulators take themselves too seriously. They need to lighten up. Jet Airways suspending its cabin crew after they allowed Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam take over the aircraft cabin PA system is a case in point. #Jet Airways #InMyOpinion #DGCA #Sonu Nigam #Shareworthy #Civil aviation requirement #MA Deviah
Like it or not, DGCA is right in suspending Jet Airways crew after Sonu Nigam's mid-air 'concert'

Feb 05, 2016

Like it or not, DGCA is right in suspending Jet Airways crew after Sonu Nigam's mid-air 'concert'

In a somewhat similar sense, it is best to not copy international practices mid-air and take a rather conservative approach to safety by eschewing mid-air singing or dancing in the Indian airspace. #Jet Airways #Aviation #ConnectTheDots #SpiceJet #DGCA #Sonu Nigam #Safety violations
Controversy erupts after Jet suspends five cabin crew over Nigam's in-flight 'concert'

Feb 05, 2016

Controversy erupts after Jet suspends five cabin crew over Nigam's in-flight 'concert'

The DGCA has summoned Jet Aitways officials on 10 February over the issue. When contacted, a Jet Airways spokesperson said that he was not aware of it. #Bollywood #Civil Aviation Ministry #Jet Airways #CompanyWatch #DGCA #Sonu Nigam #Civil aviation requirement
Somalia airline blast, two injured; pilot fears it was caused by bomb

Feb 03, 2016

Somalia airline blast, two injured; pilot fears it was caused by bomb

A blast that ripped a hole in a commercial airliner shortly after take-off from Somalia's capital was probably caused by a bomb, the pilot who landed it safely claimed today. #NewsTracker #Somalia #Airplane blast #Daallo Airlines #Somalia Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation minister says capping airfares will make flying costlier

Feb 02, 2016

Aviation minister says capping airfares will make flying costlier

According to the minister, airlines should pass on the benefits of lower ATF prices to the flyers. #Business #NewsTracker #Aviation #Jet fuel #ATF #airfares #Ashok Gajapathi Raju
Air bound: DGCA allows airlines to have handcuffs on board to restrain unruly passengers

Jan 28, 2016

Air bound: DGCA allows airlines to have handcuffs on board to restrain unruly passengers

The DGCA has allowed airlines to carry restrainers like plastic handcuffs to control unruly passengers and keep them seated till the flight lands safely, #Jet Airways #didyouknow #Aviation #SpiceJet #IndiGo #DGCA #Directorate General of Civil Aviation #airplanes #Vistara #Shareworthy #handcuffs
When UFOs go pop: Here's why IAF's shooting down of balloon in Barmer was justified

Jan 28, 2016

When UFOs go pop: Here's why IAF's shooting down of balloon in Barmer was justified

On Republic Day, the IAF radar tracked an unidentified balloon-shaped object at Barmer. Considering the high alert issued for the particular day, a Sukhoi-30 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) shot it down #IndianAirForce #ConnectTheDots #Barmer #Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport #Ministry of Home Affairs #Directorate General of Civil Aviation #Drones #Republic Day #Indian Meteorological Department #UFO #Convention on International Civil Aviation