The NDA government's new aviation policy is in the final stages and it will be referred to the Cabinet for approval, even as the draft policy received over three lakh views and suggestions, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Monday.
British air operations from a base in Cyprus involved in the campaign against Islamic State were temporarily halted on Wednesday after two missiles fell off a warplane during landing, forcing its closure to takeoffs and landings.
A team of Indian aviation experts will arrive here on Monday to inspect any possible damage to Nepal's only international airport due to the powerful April 25 quake besides offering help in constructing a second international airport along the border with India.
Air India has asked the Government to "reconsider" the proposed easing of 5/20 rule which will help new airlines to fly overseas without serving much on domestic routes, saying the move will be "detrimental" not only for the national carrier but also against the other established players.
Researchers, including those of Indian-origin, have developed a new method to produce 'eco-friendly' aviation fuel from sugarcane biomass that could lead to substantial cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
With the NDA government set to complete a year in office, aviation industry experts say the sector hasn't had much to cheer about during this period as the much-needed reforms have either been in a go-around mode or in holding pattern.
The European Aviation Safety Agency had voiced concerns over Germany`s "non-conformity" with air safety rules before the Germanwings air crash which killed 150 people, especially on air crew health monitoring, a spokesman told AFP Saturday.
The crash of Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 Tuesday has sparked a range of possible theories to explain the actions of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who investigators believe deliberately flew the plane into a mountainside.