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Commercial operations of A-380 in India to begin from May 30

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 12:16

Another daily flight would continue to be operated with B-777s. In total, 14 flights would serve each city per week, an airline statement said.

EC seeks Aviation Min's view on Swamy's plea against Air Asia

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 21:33

The Election Commission has sought the Civil Aviation Ministry's view on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's demand that Air Asia should not be issued the air operator's permit till model code is in force.

Airport privatisation only after elections: Aviation Ministry

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 17:09

Privatisation of six major airports, including Chennai and Kolkata, has been put on the back-burner and will now take place only after the elections, a top official in the Ministry of Civil Aviation said.

DGCA to consult carrier chiefs on operational issues

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 17:45

In a bid to enhance efficiency, DGCA would consult chiefs of all Indian carriers later this week for suggestions on a range of operational issues, including granting and renewal of pilots licences and route checks.

AAI staff warn of stir against privatisation of six airports

Last Updated: Saturday, March 15, 2014, 19:04

The airports are being given to private parties on 30-year lease.

No decision yet on reinstating sacked cabin crew members: AI

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 19:47

Air India is yet to take a decision on reinstating 17 of its cabin crew, whose services were terminated recently for indiscipline and defying flight duty time limitation (FDTL) rules, airline officials said on Friday .

Airbus, Boeing project healthy outlook for Indian market

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 21:58

Two leading global aircraft makers, Airbus and Boeing, Thursday projected a healthy outlook for the Indian market, saying that airlines in the country would have a demand of 1,300 to 1,600 more planes till 2032.

Air India takes back 13 sacked cabin crew members

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 21:04

Air India has "unconditionally" taken back 13 of the 17 cabin crew members it had sacked recently for indiscipline and defying flight duty time limitation, allegedly following pressure from a section of the employee unions, AI sources said Thursday.

Indian airlines tie up with tech firms for flight safety

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 20:09

Aviation technology firms are entering the Indian market in a big way, tying up with airlines like Air India, IndiGo and GoAir to provide critical components to enhance flight safety and run their businesses.

India aviation market set to be `number one` globally: KPMG

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 19:31

India`s fast-growing civil aviation sector, already among the top 10 globally, could be number one worldwide by 2030, said a report Thursday by global consultancy KPMG.

India needs 1,600 aircraft in 20 years: Boeing

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014, 13:48

Raising its forecast for India, Boeing said India needs 1,600 new aircraft worth USD 205 billion over next 20 years.

Airport sector to attract $12.1 bn during 12th plan: Ajit

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 21:38

The Indian airport sector is expected to attract investments of USD 12.1 billion during the 12th plan period, including USD 9.3 billion from the private sector, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Wednesday.