The regulator thereby advised airlines to not book passengers beyond the serviceable seats, meeting the approved design specification available in the aircraft, released for scheduled services.
However, international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the regulator on a case-to-case basis.
The Centre has modified the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) to bring the civil aviation sector under the ambit of the scheme.
New Delhi: Only 30 flights per week will operate between India and the UK when services resume from January 8, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced on Friday and said this arrangement will continue till January 23. #Breaking Flights service between India & UK to resume from Jan 8, 2021 Operations till 23 Jan […]
New Delhi: The Central government on Friday extended the suspension on scheduled commercial international flight operations to and from India till August 31. “The Government has decided to extend the suspension on the Scheduled International Commercial Passenger Services to or from India upto 2359 hours IST of 31st August,” an official statement said. “Specific Notice […]
New Delhi: The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Tuesday extended the screening of passengers coming in from China to four more airports — Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Cochin — in a bid to thwart the threat of ‘novel coronavirus disease’ (nCoV). So far the screening has been underway in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata airports. The […]
Mumbai: Financially-challenged Jet Airways has reportedly requested lenders for an interim funding of Rs 400 crore to stave off a temporary closure, even as its current operational fleet further shrunk to five aircraft. According to the Civil Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola, the airline on Tuesday operated only five aircraft down from seven yesterday. Under […]
New Delhi/Mumbai: More turbulence seems to be in store for debt-ridden Jet Airways, as lessors to the airline have approached India’s civil aviation regulator to de-register 18 aircraft owing to unpaid dues. At present, Jet Airways’ operates 26 aircraft from a fleet size of 119. According to industry insiders, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation […]
Mumbai: Usha Padhee, joint secretary in the civil aviation ministry, has been given additional charge of the post of chairman and managing director (CMD) of the disinvestment-bound Pawan Hans Limited, the company said on Sunday. Padhee took charge as interim CMD of the helicopter services providing company on Saturday. The post was lying vacant since […]
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday pulled up the Railways Ministry and the Civil Aviation Ministry for “non-compliance” and “lackadaisical approach” towards the model code of conduct and directed them to take disciplinary action against those responsible for poll code violations including Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s picture on tickets and the slogan ‘main bhi […]
New Delhi: Indian aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday issued an advisory stating that airlines may consider using local language for in-flight announcements “to extent feasible”. Moreover, in order to enhance awareness about the cultural heritage of India, pilots can make in-flight announcements about important monuments or sites enroute the flight, […]
Bhubaneswar: Controversy surfaced over naming of Jharsuguda airport after Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha denied receiving any proposal in the form of a resolution from the State government while Odisha CM had written a letter to the Centre urging to name the new airport after freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai. In […]
Mumbai: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has asked aerospace major Airbus to manufacture aircraft in India. According to the minister, who also holds the charge of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, a “roadmap” for the same will be worked out. “Visited the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France. Growing Indian aviation sector, stress on regional […]
Bhubaneswar: The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Wednesday informed that process for identification of suitable sites for the second airport in Bhubaneswar has begun. “Identification of a suitable land to build a second airport near Khurda on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar has been initiated. The set-up process will be fast-tracked,” the Ministry tweeted. The move […]
Bhubaneswar: In a significant development, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today granted license to Jharsuguda airport to make it the second operational airport in Odisha after the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. “2nd airport of Odisha gets license today. Happy to inform the licensing of Jharsuguda airport today by DGCA. It will […]
Ottawa: The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) might consider a ban on laptops from checked baggage on planes due to a fire risk under a proposal being recommended by a global air safety panel, a media report said. The ICAO, a Canada-based UN organisation, will decide on the move at its meeting later this month, […]
New Delhi: India’s domestic passenger traffic grew by 16 per cent in August, a global airline association said on Thursday. “Indian airlines achieved a 36th consecutive month of double-digit traffic growth as demand rose 16 per cent,” the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in its global passenger traffic data. “Traffic continues to be stimulated […]
New Delhi: The inauguration of India’s first aviation university in Uttar Pradesh which was scheduled for August 18 has been postponed. The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) at Fursatganj in Rae Bareli district was supposed to be inaugurated in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy […]