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DGCA cancels over 150 'irrelevant' regulations, weeds out 4,700 files

Sep 19, 2014

DGCA cancels over 150 'irrelevant' regulations, weeds out 4,700 files

Besides DGCA, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has also identified 160 circulars for repeal. #Pilots #NewsTracker #Aviation #DGCA #Regulating Aviation #Aviation rules #Director General of Civil Aviation
Over 35,000 airlifted by Indian carriers from floo-hit J&K

Sep 18, 2014

Over 35,000 airlifted by Indian carriers from floo-hit J&K

While Air India permanently stationed two aircraft to fly out stranded people and patients free of cost from Srinagar and Leh, private airlines and non-scheduled and charter operators too mounted additional flights to evacuate affected people #air india #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Aviation #Omar Abdullah #Kashmir #Floods #Indian Carriers #Rescue Operations #Relief work #Floods in Jammu and Kashmir #Jammu and Kashmir floods casualties #Death in Jammu floods #Kashmir floods
State govts should rework tax structure on jet fuel Centre

Sep 16, 2014

State govts should rework tax structure on jet fuel Centre

Raju had earlier written a letter to all state governments for reworking of the tax structure on the aviation turbine fuel which constitutes almost 45 percent of an airline's total costs. #air india #TheySaidIt #Tax #Jet fuel #Public-private partnership #Aviation Turbine Fuel #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #model concession agreement
Over 2.26 lakh people rescued in flood-hit J&K

Sep 15, 2014

Over 2.26 lakh people rescued in flood-hit J&K

Army has deployed around 30,000 troops for rescue and relief operations, he said, adding, more than 5,08,000 litres of water and over 1,054 tonnes of food packets and cooked food have already been distributed in the flood-hit areas. #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Indian Army #Floods #IAF #NDRF #Disaster #Army Aviation Corps #Mission Rahat #Mission Sahayata
Flood waters recede, lakhs still wait for help, anger mounts

Sep 10, 2014

Flood waters recede, lakhs still wait for help, anger mounts

A total of 79 transport aircraft and helicopters of IAF and Army Aviation Corps were carrying out non-stop rescue and relief operations while Army has deployed one lakh troops. #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Omar Abdullah #Floods #IAF #NDRF #Saifuddin Soz #Disaster #States #Army Aviation Corps
Take away from the dutch report on MH17's crash in Ukraine

Sep 09, 2014

Take away from the dutch report on MH17's crash in Ukraine

As per the report, Flight MH17 was flying in unrestricted airspace on a constant heading when its crashed. #US #Australia #didyouknow #Russia #Netherlands #Ukraine #flying #Aviation industry #Malaysia Airlines #Ukrainian rebels #MH17
Pawan Hans, private chopper firms join rescue efforts in J&K

Sep 09, 2014

Pawan Hans, private chopper firms join rescue efforts in J&K

IAF and civilian choppers and transport aircraft have been undertaking non-stop sorties overnight to carry men and relief material to submerged parts, as mammoth multi-agency rescue efforts were underway in J&K to rescue lakhs of people trapped in flood-ravaged areas. #air india #Pawan Hans #NewsTracker #Rohit Nandan #Civil aviation #Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati #J&K floods
DGCA threatens to suspend licenses of nearly 140 Jet pilots

Sep 06, 2014

DGCA threatens to suspend licenses of nearly 140 Jet pilots

While Jet was asked to ground three pilots "whose training was found to be deficient", the DGCA also proposed action against some of the airline's trainers who "imparted deficient simulator training to pilots", DGCA officials said. #ThisisNext #Jet Airways #DGCA #Civil aviation #Pilot Proficiency Check
Centre to unveil policy on building low-cost airports soon

Sep 05, 2014

Centre to unveil policy on building low-cost airports soon

The civil aviation ministry would soon finalise names of the first five of these 50 no-frill airports to be taken up first, official sources said in New Delhi today. #Manmohan Singh #BJP #Civil Aviation Ministry #PolicyWatch #UPA-II #Private-public partnership #Low-cost airports
Malaysia Airlines renames 'bucket list' ticket contest

Sep 03, 2014

Malaysia Airlines renames 'bucket list' ticket contest

Even before the disasters, Malaysia Airlines had lost huge sums of money for years as it failed to rise to increasing industry competition. #NewsTracker #Bucket List #flying #Aviation industry #MH370 #MH17 #MH17 crash #Passenger planes