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Don't mock the Maharaja: Air India no longer 'loss-making' airline, says govt

May 03, 2016

Don't mock the Maharaja: Air India no longer 'loss-making' airline, says govt

Efficient functioning and reduction in operational costs has helped national carrier Air India turn from a loss-making airline into an "operational profit unit" #air india #NewsTracker #aircraft #Civil aviation #Profits #Maharaja #Profit making #Loss making airlines
Privatising Air India means Rs 30000 cr could be used to cap jet fuel rates: Is govt listening?

Mar 17, 2016

Privatising Air India means Rs 30000 cr could be used to cap jet fuel rates: Is govt listening?

Government’s own objective, of getting the common man to fly, will remain a pipe dream unless air fares are further reduced significantly #air india #Jet fuel #Civil aviation #ATF prices
Civil aviation policy: Ministerial panel for replacing 5/20 rule

Mar 04, 2016

Civil aviation policy: Ministerial panel for replacing 5/20 rule

Under 5/20 norm, an Indian carrier is required to have at least five years of domestic operational experience and a minimum of 20 planes to go international. #Jet Airways #SpiceJet #Rajnath Singh #IndiGo #PolicyWatch #Civil aviation #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Vistara #5/20 rule #Bureau of Civil Aviation
Likely breather for airlines: Plan to impose 2% levy on air tickets may be deferred

Mar 02, 2016

Likely breather for airlines: Plan to impose 2% levy on air tickets may be deferred

The government in the revised draft policy, unveiled on October 30, had proposed 2 percent levy on all airfares to mop up funds for its regional connectivity scheme #Jet fuel #Civil aviation #Regional Connectivity Scheme #R N Choubey #proposed cess
Aviation has come a long way in the past 15 years, but many challenges remain

Dec 25, 2015

Aviation has come a long way in the past 15 years, but many challenges remain

In the last 15 years, a lot has happened to India's civil aviation sector. In 2000-01, only about 14 million Indians flew on a domestic flight. This increased by more than three-fold to over 45 million domestic passengers in 2009-10. #Aviation #ConnectTheDots #UPA government #Atal Bihari Vajpayee #Praful Patel #Airports Authority of India #low cost carriers #Civil aviation #FRewind
AAIB launches probe into Air India staffer's death in Mumbai, fault in communication

Dec 18, 2015

AAIB launches probe into Air India staffer's death in Mumbai, fault in communication

The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau on Thursday launched a probe into Wednesday freak accident at the Mumbai airport where a technician died after getting sucked into the engine of an Air India plane even as the the pilot and co-pilot have been derostered. #air india #NewsTracker #Mumbai #Civil aviation #Mahesh Sharma #Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau