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Reliance business jet grounded for violation of safety rules

Last Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 20:13

Coming down heavily on aviation safety violations, DGCA on Saturday grounded a business jet owned by Reliance Industries for carrying expired safety equipment on board and suspended its pilot for flying without a licence.

FAA downgrade to hit domestic aircraft chartering biz: BAOA

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 15:29

BAOA secretary R K Bali said as India does not have adequate number of personnel to carry out regular inspections, aviation companies may tend to become complacent.

India aviation safety downgrade unrelated to diplomatic row: US

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 20:51

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

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 13:46

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

FAA downgrades Indian aviation safety ratings

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 14:21

India's aviation safety ratings have been downgraded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from the top to the second category, which would affect expansion of flights by Indian carriers to the United States.

India confident of clearing safety audit under IASA

Last Updated: Sunday, September 08, 2013, 23:45

India is confident of clearing safety audit under International Aviation Safety Assessment programme (IASA) of US aviation regulator as most of the concerns raised by an audit team that visited in 2009 have been fulfilled, a senior aviation ministry official said Sunday.

IATA wants to leave 'nothing to chance' on aviation safety

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 13:33

Asking all global carriers to become part of its continuous safety monitoring system, IATA on Tuesday claimed it has attained an "incredible achievement" with a major dip in air accidents across the world.

Airlines term mishaps minor but are you safe?

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:23

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the United Nations’ aviation watchdog, in a compiled report in December 2012, had ranked India amongst the 13 worst-performing countries in terms of aviation safety parameters.

Aviation safety to be top priority for new DGCA

Last Updated: Sunday, July 29, 2012, 10:34

Facing the threat of downgrading of the aviation safety net, the task is cut out for new DGCA chief Arun Mishra, who said his prime focus would be to take all measures to ensure safe and secure flying in India.

Ministry mulls revival of Aviation Safety Council

Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 09:53

CASAC was set up in May 2010 a week after the Mangalore plane crash that claimed 158 lives, for a period of one year. Its tenure was later extended by another year.

Mangalore aircrash final report made public

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 19:36

Nearly two years after the Mangalore air crash claimed 158 lives, the final report of the Court of Inquiry was made public on Friday.

Russian leader demands improved aviation safety

Last Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2011, 23:33

Experts blame Russia`s problems in the air on an aging fleet, weak govt controls & poor training.