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NASA set to herald back age of supersonic passenger travel

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 14:33

NASA`s efforts to define a new standard for low sonic booms could help bring back supersonic passenger travel.

AAI granted accreditation by UN agency ICAO

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 19:13

Airports Authority of India (AAI) has been granted accreditation by the UN agency International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for facilities to enhance airport safety.

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.

ICAO sets Nov 2015 deadline to phase out handwritten passports

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:10

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) plans to phase out all non-Machine Readable Passports (MRPs) by 2015.

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.

First-ever global deal struck on airline CO2 emissions

Last Updated: Saturday, October 05, 2013, 20:27

A first-ever global deal on curbing the airline industry`s rising carbon emissions was agreed Friday, the International Civil Aviation Organization said, though hammering out the details could take years.

ICAO evolving agreement on global carbon-reduction programme

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 13:13

In a bid to avoid a trade war in the wake of EU's move to impose carbon tax on all airlines using its airspace, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is in the process of evolving an agreement on a global carbon-reduction programme to be effective from 2016.

India set to be cleared of aviation 'safety concerns' tag

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 19:45

India is set to be removed from the list of nations having significant aviation safety concerns, with an audit by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) showing that action plans were in place to address them.

DGCA drafts rules to allow pilot take short nap on long flight

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 19:58

Many countries already have rules to allow 'controlled rest' to pilots while on their cockpit seats. This is among measures which are part of what the International Civil Aviation Organisation calls Fatigue Risk Management Systems.

ICAO has raised objections but no safety audit report yet: DGCA

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 16:29

UN aviation watchdog ICAO had raised objections on licensing procedures for non-scheduled operators and airworthiness of some of the aircraft modified abroad but India is yet to receive the draft report of a December security audit from it, the DGCA chief said Friday.

UK for negotiated settlement of carbon tax on air travel issue

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 18:46

With several nations opposing the European Union's carbon tax on air travel, UK Thursday sought a negotiated settlement to the issue through the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).