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Air India says three of its Drealiners affected due to FAA directive

Air India says three of its Drealiners affected due to FAA directive

Air India Monday said three of its Dreamliner planes have been affected due to the US aviation regulator FAA's airworthiness directive over an engine defect in the Boeing 787-800 aircraft but maintained that the issue will be resolved in the next two weeks without grounding of the planes.

Commercial Aircraft Corp of China delivered first jet to domestic low-cost carrier airline

Commercial Aircraft Corp of China delivered first jet to domestic low-cost carrier airline

State planemaker Commercial Aircraft Corp of China (COMAC) said on Sunday it has delivered the first ARJ21 jet to domestic low-cost carrier Chengdu Airlines, calling it a big breakthrough in China`s efforts to develop its domestic jet plane design and manufacturing capabilities.

1 dead, 1 injured in skydiving accident in Arizona

A reserve parachute was flying properly but encountered turbulence during the landing.

Four die in small plane crash on US highway

 A small plane crashed on one of the busiest highways in Atlanta, killing four people, authorities said.

India gets back Category-I aviation safety ranking

India's aviation safety ranking was Wednesday upgraded to Category-1 by US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), a move that could pave the way for domestic airlines to expand their services to that country.

US FAA report on India's aviation safety likely by April 10

A team of officials from the US aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is in the capital for a final assessment of India's aviation safety is expected to submit its report by April 10.

Amazon wins US regulators' approval to test-fly drone

Amazon.com Inc has won US federal regulators` approval to test a delivery drone, as the e-commerce giant pursues a vision of speeding packages to customers through the air amid public concern over the safety and privacy implications.

DGCA acting on FAA findings on Indian civil aviation securitty: Sharma

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is taking action on the findings brought up by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on India's aviation safety, which remained downgraded since early last year.

Indian-American appointed to key federal aviation post in US

An Indian American has been appointed to a key position in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

US proposes new rules regulating drone use

US aviation regulators unveiled sweeping new guidelines Sunday governing the use of small unmanned drones, proposing that the devices can only fly in daylight, must remain within users` sightlines and cannot fly near manned aircraft.

India's aviation safety mechanism likely to remain downgraded till March

India's aviation safety mechanism is likely to remain downgraded till March next year with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finding deficiencies on eight counts, it was officially stated Tuesday.

FAA reviews security after Chicago air traffic center fire

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Monday a nationwide security review, three days after a fire at a key Chicago air traffic facility led to ongoing travel chaos.

FAA bans US civilian flights over Iraq

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday banned all US civilian flights over Iraq, just hours after air strikes ordered by Washington on Islamist fighters.

US FAA lifts ban on flights to Israel

America`s aviation authority has lifted a ban on US flights to Israel, which was imposed due to concern over the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.

NASA develops new air traffic management software

US space agency NASA has developed a new air traffic control software that would enable better management of the spacing between planes.

Civil Aviation Ministry preparing list of crucial issues

With a new government taking over on Monday, Civil Aviation Ministry is preparing a list of crucial issues facing the sector like review of the 5/20 rule to allow Indian carriers to launch global operations and the downgrade of India's safety ranking by the US aviation regulator.

FAA downgrade: Jet recasting US plans, rules out revenue hit

Late last month, FAA downgraded the country's safety from top to second ranking citing inadequate oversight by the DGCA.

India aviation safety downgrade unrelated to diplomatic row: US

Asserting that the US downgrade of India's aviation regulator had "absolutely nothing" to do with the Khobragade affair, Washington says it was committed to help India get its status back as soon as possible.

US committed to help India get back Category 1 aviation rating

Earlier, the FAA announced that India is not in compliance with international safety standards set by the UN agency International Civilian Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Govt 'disappointed' after US downgrades air safety ranking

US aviation authorities have downgraded India's safety ranking in a "disappointing" and "surprising" move that will hit air links between the countries, Union aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Friday.