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Civil Aviation Ministry preparing list of crucial issues

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 19:49

With a new government taking over on Monday, Civil Aviation Ministry is preparing a list of crucial issues facing the sector like review of the 5/20 rule to allow Indian carriers to launch global operations and the downgrade of India's safety ranking by the US aviation regulator.

FAA downgrade: Jet recasting US plans, rules out revenue hit

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 00:00

Late last month, FAA downgraded the country's safety from top to second ranking citing inadequate oversight by the DGCA.

India aviation safety downgrade unrelated to diplomatic row: US

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 20:51

Asserting that the US downgrade of India's aviation regulator had "absolutely nothing" to do with the Khobragade affair, Washington says it was committed to help India get its status back as soon as possible.

US committed to help India get back Category 1 aviation rating

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 13:46

Earlier, the FAA announced that India is not in compliance with international safety standards set by the UN agency International Civilian Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Govt 'disappointed' after US downgrades air safety ranking

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 18:19

US aviation authorities have downgraded India's safety ranking in a "disappointing" and "surprising" move that will hit air links between the countries, Union aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Friday.

FAA downgrades Indian aviation safety ratings

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 14:21

India's aviation safety ratings have been downgraded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from the top to the second category, which would affect expansion of flights by Indian carriers to the United States.

FAA likely to firm up report on DGCA by Jan

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 18:49

On the basis of the report of its two-day compliance audit, FAA would decide whether to downgrade India's aviation safety status or maintain it on the top Category-I.

Measures taken to resolve deficiencies: Civil Aviation Ministry

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 19:32

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.

DGCA takes corrective measures ahead of US FAA second audit

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 19:44

Two months after their first audit in which it raised several safety concerns, an FAA team would again hold talks with their counterparts from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on December 11, official sources said here.

FAA to probe emergency landing of plane carrying George W Bush

Last Updated: Monday, June 17, 2013, 14:44

US aviation authority will probe the emergency landing of a private jet carrying former President George W Bush, after the pilot reported smelling smoke in the cockpit.

Changes to faulty 787 Dreamliner battery ensures safety: Boeing

Last Updated: Sunday, April 28, 2013, 18:44

According to Boeing Co.''s chief engineer for the 787 Dreamliner Michael Sinnett, the new battery system is designed to prevent a fire and to control one should it occur with an ''enclosure'', a casing around the battery to prevent heat from being released in the aircraft, Fox News reports.

Boeing 787s get green signal for takeoff

Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013, 17:47

According to Japan Times, the move comes after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration decided to allow 787s to fly again.