SpiceJet operations grounded as oil companies stop fuel supply

Trouble for the beleagured low-cost airlines SpiceJet deepened on Wednesday with their operations being grounded as oil companies stop fuel supply, airport sources said.

Civil Aviation Ministry writes to Home Ministry to review “security status” of Robert Vadra

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has written a letter to the Home Ministry to review the “security status” of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, which would decide whether he continues to be exempted from frisking at airports across the country.

Airports will soon look cleaner: Civil Aviation Secretary

New Delhi: Airports across the country will soon witness a visible difference on the cleanliness front, Union Civil Aviation Secretary V Somasundaran today said.

FM plans Green, Blue and Protein revolutions for agro growth

Setting aside Rs 50 crore for development of indigenous cattle breeds, an equal amount was also set aside by him to start a “Blue Revolution” in inland fisheries.

HC seeks Centre`s reply on Vishaka norms in foreign airline

The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response of the Centre, Delhi government and Srilankan Airlines on a plea by a Indian woman employee of the carrier for action against it over non-implementation of Vishaka guidelines on dealing with cases of sexual harassment at workplace.

Flights from Chandigarh to Dubai, Bangkok soon: Punjab govt

The Civil Aviation Ministry has given its nod to start of international flights from Chandigarh to Dubai and Bangkok soon, Punjab government said on Thursday said.

Airbus deal: CBI examines former Civil Aviation secretary

A former secretary in the Civil Aviation department has been examined by CBI as a witness in connection with alleged irregularities in the supply of 43 aircraft to the erstwhile Indian Airlines by Airbus.

India needs 1,600 aircraft in 20 years: Boeing

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

Measures taken to resolve deficiencies: Civil Aviation Ministry

With the threat of a safety downgrade by US aviation regulator FAA looming large, Civil Aviation Ministry officials on Wednesday exuded confidence that such an eventuality was not likely to arise.

Operate more air services to Pondy: Kataria pleads to Ajit Singh

Lt Governor Virendra Kataria has urged Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh to introduce more air services from different parts of the country to Puducherry to develop the Union Territory as a tourist hub and also to promote industrial development.

Centre expects states to slash taxes on aviation fuel

The Centre expects cooperation from the state governments to slash the surcharge and taxation on aviation fuel to control its prices, a senior Civil Aviation Ministry official said here today.

National Aviation University Bill in LS

The first-ever national aviation university in the country named after Rajiv Gandhi to train pilots, cabin crew and aircraft engineers would come up at Sonia Gandhi`s constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh.

India remains opposed to EU`s emission norms

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday said India remains opposed to the European Union`s emission norms for airlines which entail payment of fine if the emission exceeds certain limit.

Limit number of privileged seats: Govt to airlines

The Civil Aviation Ministry today asked all airlines to limit the number of `privileged` seats for which they could charge a fee, with a few carriers imposing price tags on a very large number of them.

Govt to set up inter-ministerial panel on aviation

The government Friday said the inter-ministerial group (IMG) on avitation will suggest various measures to overcome bottlenecks in the development of aviation hubs at various airports in the country.

HC judge writes to civil aviation ministry, Air India

A judge of Allahabad High Court has written to the Union Civil Aviation ministry and Air India raising questions over the functioning of the state-run airline.

K N Srivastava new secy in Civil Aviation Ministry

K N Srivastava, Special Secretary and Financial Adviser in the External Affairs Ministry, was on Thursday appointed the new Secretary in the Civil Aviation Ministry.

Fire in Civil Aviation Ministry; records safe

A fire broke out on Tuesday in the first floor of the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, which houses office of the Civil Aviation Ministry.

Pilot of Madurai bound AI flight grounded

A pilot of an Madurai-bound Air India
flight from here was Friday grounded as alcohol content was found to be in excess in his blood, AI sources said.

Raise vigil on cash meant for poll-bound states: EC to airports

The Election Commission has issued fresh guidelines to
the Civil Aviation Ministry to "capture and preserve" CCTV footage of such interceptions made at airports.