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SpiceJet cancels 14 flights for Wednesday as DGCA grounds Boeing 737 Max aircraft

The airline has around 12 such aircraft in its fleet.

Mar 13, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

India to add 1,000 aircraft in 7-8 years: Govt official

The domestic aviation has been growing at 20 per cent every year, for the last four years.

Jan 15, 2019, 12:08 PM IST

CISF concerned over people entering airports using fake E-tickets, bats for biometric entry

The CISF has said that 140 such incidents had been recorded in 2018 while 111 cases were registered in 2017.

Dec 31, 2018, 16:00 PM IST

Punished for failing alcohol test twice, Air India's Captain Kathpalia back as ED

A source inside Air India reveals that Captain Arvind Kathpalia has been reverted to his old post. He was previously director for operations.

Nov 21, 2018, 06:34 AM IST

Civilian drones likely to take to skies from October

The use of drones by civilians is currently restricted by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Jul 18, 2018, 14:16 PM IST

Shocking CCTV footage shows ball of fire moments after Mumbai's chartered flight crash

The CCTV footage shows just how intense the crash was and that escaping alive from the plane was quite impossible because of the explosion and the flames.

Jun 29, 2018, 18:24 PM IST

Govt receives bids for Pawan Hans stake sale

A profit-making entity, Pawan Hans is a joint venture between the central government and state-owned ONGC.

Jun 20, 2018, 16:09 PM IST

No bids for Air India so far, will not extend deadline: Aviation Secretary

The government will not extend the deadline for submissions of interest in Air India, Aviation Secretary RN Choubey said on Wednesday.

May 30, 2018, 20:00 PM IST

Air India employee molestation case: Suresh Prabhu orders 'immediate' probe

Union Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an immediate probe into the sexual harassment allegations made by an air hostess against a senior Air India employee. 

May 29, 2018, 16:15 PM IST

Civil Aviation Ministry likely to approach GST Council for inclusion of ATF under tax regime

An indication to this effect was given by a senior official of an airline here following a meeting with Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha.

May 17, 2018, 18:06 PM IST

Govt withdraws memo inviting bids for Pawan Hans sale

Pawan Hans is a joint venture under the civil aviation ministry and state-owned ONGC holds 49 per cent stake in it.

Apr 11, 2018, 09:18 AM IST

Suresh Prabhu given additional charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation

Commerce and Industry minister Suresh Prabhu will now hold the additional charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Mar 10, 2018, 14:04 PM IST

Civil Aviation Ministry recommends Birju Kishore Salla be tried under anti-hijack law

Civil Aviation Ministry has recommended to NIA that it proceed with the case of Birju Kishore Salla under the anti-hijack law.

Nov 14, 2017, 23:06 PM IST

IndiGo says 'taking action' after video of staff hitting passenger goes viral

Budget carrier IndiGo has apologised to a passenger who was allegedly assaulted by its staff over an altercation.

Nov 08, 2017, 18:59 PM IST

Supreme Court seeks Aviation Ministry's response on transgender's job plea

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Civil Aviation Ministry on a petition by a transgender person challenging a medical board`s rejection of her job application as a cabin crew in Air India.

Nov 06, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Govt unveils draft norms for drones; proposes unique IDs, radio frequency tags

Currently, aircraft rules do not cover use of drones as well as their sale and purchase.

Nov 01, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

Soon, all airports in India to become tag-free

The move has been aimed at enhancing passenger experience and hassle free security environment to them.

Sep 21, 2017, 13:26 PM IST

Arunachal Pradesh becomes part of UDAN scheme

A tripartite MoU has been signed in New Delhi on Tuesday between Arunachal Pradesh, the Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI).

Sep 20, 2017, 22:41 PM IST

Bird Group says keen to buy Air India's ground handling unit

Bird Group handles ground services at several Indian airports and also operates hotels in the United Kingdom.

Aug 30, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

Govt tweaks regional air connectivity scheme, allows smaller planes to operate

The regional connectivity scheme -- UDAN -- seeks to connect unserved and under-served airports as well as make flying more affordable as fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for one-hour flights.

Aug 24, 2017, 14:12 PM IST