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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.