Daughter of senior Air India executive travels in bunk meant for pilots

In an alleged violation of aviation safety norms, a daughter of a senior Air India executive travelled in the bunk which is only meant for resting of flight crew members as per the DGCA norms, during one of the airline's flight to Newark recently.

Congress hits back at Jaitley, says BJP disrupted Parliament when in Opposition

Hitting back Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for accusing it of being obstructionist in Parliament, Congress on Sunday said it exposes BJP's "hypocricy and double standards" as the party had frequently "derailed" legislative business while it was in Opposition.

Dummy stun-grenade on plane, probe on; Minister contradicts Air India

Rebuffing Air India's attempts at cover-up, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Saturday disclosed that a dummy stun-grenade was found on board an Air India jumbo plane when it landed at Jeddah in the wee hours.

Praful Patel rubbishes Vinod Rai's claims

Former Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel on Friday night trashed claims made by former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai that he had nudged Air India to go in for largescale purchase of aircraft.

Task force set up after plane shot down

The United Nations agency that governs civil aviation says it is setting up a task force aimed at improving security measures in the wake of the shoot-down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine.

Nepal warns using choppers above mountains

Nepal`s Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation has restricted the flying and takeoff of choppers above the base camp areas of all mountains in the Himalayan country, officials said on Sunday.

Civil Aviation Minister meets PM Modi, briefs him about sector`s problem

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on crucial issues facing the aviation sector like building of airports at non-metro cities.

Govt for affordable air-connectivity to remote areas: Ajit Singh

The government is taking pro-active measures to provide affordable air-connectivity to the remote and interior areas of the country, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said here on Sunday.

Satellite surveillance system installed in 21 airports

A cost effective satellite-based surveillance system has been installed in 21 airports in the country to help controllers track aircraft more accurately and enhance air space capacity.

Tax relief on aviation turbine fuel once mining starts: Goa CM

Goa government has said that the proposed tax relief on aviation turbine fuel for the airline companies can b

New radar to be commissioned at Kochi airport on Friday

A new radar system installed at the International Airport here by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be dedicated to the nation by Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal on Friday.

Pune varsity to offer postgraduate course in aviation

University of Pune has signed a MoU with a Germany-based pilot training and flight institute to offer a two-year postgraduate course in aviation.

FAA certification in near future for ALH-Dhruv: Ajit Singh

Efforts will be made to get HAL`s Advance Light Helicopter (ALH-Dhruv) certified by US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the near future, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday said.

RLD not in favour of quota in government job promotions

Union Minister Ajit Singh said his party Rashtriya Lok Dal was not in favour of the constitutional amendment bill for reservation in promotion.

22 near misses in 10 month period: DGCA

The lives of air passengers were put at risk on 22 occasions in the country since June 2011 when two aircraft came too close to each other causing near miss incidents.

DGCA sets up 3 teams to probe fake licences scam

With reports of pilot schools
fudging flying hours in their log books to help candidates get
licences, civil aviation regulator DGCA has set up three teams
to carry out full-fledged audits of 40 such institutions.

2011-12 to be celebrated as Civil Aviation Centenary Year

On February 18, 1911, the first
commercial flight was operated in India -- between Allahabad
and Naini.

70 near-miss incidents in three yrs

Nearly 70 incidents of near-misses were reported in the country in the past three years, the government told Lok Sabha.

Delhi HC upholds Zaidi`s appointment as DGCA

Upholding Director General of Civil Aviation Naseem Zaidi`s appointment, Delhi HC said the government is empowered to relax recruitment rules but the same cannot be claimed as a matter of right.

Patna airport under scanner post-Mangalore crash

A safety audit has found that the Patna airport is the most critical aerodrome in the country.