Aviation policy in final stage: Raju

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.  

India to be 3rd largest aviation market by 2026: IATA

India to be 3rd largest aviation market by 2026: IATA

IATA also expects India's air passenger traffic to grow to 378 million passengers by 2034 with 275 new passengers likely to be added during this period.

Unidentified Germanwings remains buried quietly before ceremony

Unidentified remains from the 150 victims of the Germanwings flight that crashed in the French Alps in March were buried quietly overnight ahead of a ceremony for families on Friday.

Rockets strike key Yemen airport a day after reopening

Aden`s international airport, a vital aid supply artery for war-torn south Yemen, came under rocket fire Thursday, a day after it reopened following nearly four months of fierce fighting.

Boeing warns of aircraft issue after panel falls on Shanghai

US aviation giant Boeing has said it has asked airlines to address a maintenance issue after a passenger jet's landing gear panel fell after takeoff and fell on a Shanghai suburb.

British RAF base shuts for aviation after missile mishap

 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.

Indian aviation experts to inspect Nepal's second international airport today

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.

Portugal pilots warned of 70,000 homing pigeons

 Airplane pilots in Portugal have been advised to fly with special care after 70,000 homing pigeons were released in Spain to participate in a race back to their homes in Portugal.

Air India asks Govt to reconsider easing of 5/20 rule

Air India asks Govt to reconsider easing of 5/20 rule

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.

Sugarcane biomass used to produce 'green' jet fuel

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.

Cathay summer strike off after agreement

A summer strike threatened by flight attendants at Hong Kong`s flag carrier Cathay Pacific has been called off after an agreement with management following two days of negotiations.

Not much to cheer about for aviation sector: Experts

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.

Germany grounds Airbus A400M after Spain crash

Germany`s air force has temporarily grounded its sole Airbus A400M until an investigation determines the cause of the crash of a plane of the same type in Spain, a military spokesman said Sunday.

Drunk passenger forces Malaysia Airlines flight to turn back

A Malaysia Airlines flight to Colombo had to turn back to Kuala Lumpur due to a drunk passenger, the national carrier said on Sunday.

Airbus says will file criminal complaint over US spy claims

European aviation giant Airbus said Thursday it would file a criminal complaint against persons unknown following German media reports it had become the target of US industrial espionage.

Shape-changing wings are future of aviation: NASA

After six months and 22 research flights, NASA has announced the successful completion of initial flight tests of a new morphing wing technology.

Air traffic controllers' strike grounds all Nigerian domestic flights

A strike by air traffic controllers grounded all domestic flights in Nigeria on Thursday leaving passengers stranded at terminals across the country, an official said.

Jordan raises safety concerns over Israeli airport near Aqaba

Jordan expressed concerns over air traffic safety Sunday as it restated its opposition to the construction of an Israeli international airport near the coastal city of Aqaba.

EU `aware of German air safety lapses` before deadly Alps crash

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.

Theories float around Germanwings co-pilot's actions

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.