Civil Aviation

BREAKING NEWS: Union Cabinet approves FDI in civil aviation; allows NRIs to buy 100 per cent stake in Air India

Currently, NRIs can acquire only 49 per cent in Air India. FDI in the airline is also 49 per cent through the government approval route.

Mar 04, 2020, 16:19 PM IST

Govt determined to privatise Air India: Puri

Puri said the first meeting of the alternative mechanism set up for Air India and headed by Home Minister Amit Shah will be held soon.

Aug 29, 2019, 14:58 PM IST

Civil aviation minister says confident Jet Airways' problems will be solved

Massive debt and suffocating price competition forced what was once India`s biggest private-sector airline to halt operations in April at the cost of thousands of jobs, and resulting in higher airfares across the industry.

Jun 14, 2019, 16:14 PM IST

Indigo 'worst performing' airline, Air India's luggage policy best: Parliamentary panel

The panel has taken strong note that during festive season some airlines are charging 8-10 times more than the normal fares.

Dec 27, 2018, 20:20 PM IST

Govt policies imposing 'excessive costs' on airlines, GST on international air tickets violate ICAO norms: IATA chief

Government policies are imposing "excessive costs" on airlines in India and infrastructure constraints are limiting growth, IATA chief Alexandre de Juniac said.

Sep 04, 2018, 23:19 PM 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

Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister, takes additional charge of Civil Aviation

TDP leader Ashok Gajapathi Raju resigned as aviation minister.

Mar 12, 2018, 16:01 PM IST

With just 10 crashes, 2017 safest year for civil aviation since 1946: Reports

A total of 10 crashes of civil passenger and cargo planes claimed 44 lives in 2017.

Jan 02, 2018, 22:01 PM IST

Govt wants Air India disinvestment to be completed 'fast'

As part of efforts to revive the debt-laden Air India, which has been in the red for long, the government is working on the contours of its strategic disinvestment.

Nov 14, 2017, 23:48 PM IST

Indian mindset for ownership of Air India; in theory all open: Gajapathi Raju

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday said the "Indian mindset" is to keep the ownership of Air India within the country but "theoretically everything is open", including allowing foreign bidders.

Aug 31, 2017, 18:19 PM IST

Arun Jaitley hints at expeditious decision on Air India stake sale

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday indicated that an expeditious decision would be taken on Air India disinvestment, with at least two parties having formally expressed interest in buying stake in the national carrier.

Aug 30, 2017, 16:18 PM IST

Excess hand baggage fee: Passengers association plans to move CCI

Prior to this order, the charges were much higher ranging from Rs 220 to Rs 350 per extra kg.

Aug 28, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

Govt tweaks UDAN scheme, focuses on NE states, other areas

Increasing the viability gap funding for helicopter operations and allowing smaller planes are among the changes announced by the government to the ambitious regional air connectivity scheme.

Aug 24, 2017, 20:11 PM IST

Pilots will have to serve 1-year notice, DGCA clears proposal

Senior pilots will now have to wait for one year to join a new employer as aviation regulator DGCA has made it mandatory for commanders to serve a 12-month notice period before quitting job.

Aug 16, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

Bag containing bomb goes undetected at Delhi airport – Check what happens next

A bag containing a 'bomb' has gone undetected through the Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport's security checks. However, the incident was just part of a drill to check how effective are the security arrangements at the airport.

Jul 13, 2017, 20:55 PM IST

Additional flights on India-Qatar route will start shortly: Government

The government on Wednesday said that additional flights on the India-Qatar route will start shortly.

Jun 21, 2017, 15:43 PM IST

I'm no astrologer: Ashok Raju on stricter rules for unruly passengers

All major domestic airlines have barred Reddy from taking their flights similar to action taken by the carriers after the incident involving Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad.

Jun 16, 2017, 22:55 PM IST

Ministry will process Niti Aayog report on Air India sale: Arun Jaitley

The Niti Aayog has given its recommendations on the government disinvesting stake in Air India to the Civil Aviation Ministry, which will take a decision on the matter, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

Jun 01, 2017, 17:58 PM IST

Govt sets out to 'refine' UDAN framework

The government is looking to "refine" the present norms for regional air connectivity scheme as it prepares for the second round of bidding in three months, according to a senior official.

May 07, 2017, 15:40 PM IST