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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
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
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
Civil aviation ministry may tweak norms for Indian carriers to fly abroad: sources

Jan 18, 2016

Civil aviation ministry may tweak norms for Indian carriers to fly abroad: sources

The development assumes significance in view of the fact that new player AirAsia India has demanded scrapping the 5/20 norm wherein another startup airline Vistara deferred its plans to induct more planes in its fleet, after the government failed to take a decision on the issue last year. #Business #air india #Civil Aviation Ministry #Jet Airways #Aviation #SpiceJet #GoAir #IndiGo #PolicyWatch #Federation of Indian Airlines #AirAsia India #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Mahesh Sharma #Vistara #5/20 rule #RN Choubey
No more netagiri? Govt proposes to name airports after cities instead of politicians

Jan 09, 2016

No more netagiri? Govt proposes to name airports after cities instead of politicians

The Centre is going to put in place a policy that will no longer allow airports to be named after personalities; rather they’ll be named only after the cities closest to them. #Punjab #Civil Aviation Ministry #Haryana #Oommen Chandy #Bhagat Singh #Airports #Shareworthy #Mangal Sein #naming of airports #Chandigarh International airport #International Airport at Nedumbassry
Draft civil aviation policy in cabinet next month: secretary

Dec 30, 2015

Draft civil aviation policy in cabinet next month: secretary

The 5/20 rule bars a domestic airline from flying overseas unless it has completed five years of domestic operations and has a fleet of 20 aircraft. #PolicyWatch #Ministry of Civil Aviation #AirAsia India #Rajiv Nayan Choubey #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Vistara #Draft civil aviation policy