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Flyers to get higher compensation for injury, loss of baggage

Air passengers will now get higher compensation that could amount up to Rs 1 crore in the event of death, injury, loss of baggage or inordinate delay in flights, with an amended legislation coming into force

Mar 25, 2016, 17:38 PM IST

Air India expects to post first operating profit of Rs 8 crore this fiscal

With substantial improvement, Air India is expected to post an operating profit of Rs 8 crore in the current fiscal, the government said today.

Mar 15, 2016, 18:27 PM IST

MH17 relatives demand release of radar images

Relatives of those killed in the MH17 air disaster today urged Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to launch a global campaign to obtain radar images which may help pinpoint who fired a missile at the plane.

Jan 14, 2016, 00:59 AM IST

Noise measurement flight trials for ALH conducted

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Thursday said it has completed noise measurement flight trials for Advance Light Helicopter-Dhruv, for European Certification.

May 21, 2015, 18:18 PM IST

Ahead of ICAO audit, DGCA to issue licences to 2000 ATCOs

Aviation regulator DGCA faces the uphill task of issuing licenses to 2000-odd Air Traffic Controllers (ATCOs) and over 60 aerodromes ahead of the audit by UN aviation body, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), later this year, sources said.

May 03, 2015, 16:07 PM IST

Chinese lawyer named first woman to head UN aviation body

Chinese international, air and space law expert Fang Liu became the first woman to head the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the UN agency announced Wednesday.


Mar 12, 2015, 03:05 AM IST

Chinese woman contests for UN aviation chief's post

A Chinese woman is contesting to become the first female chief of the aviation arm of the UN, a post for which India is also likely to put up its candidature.

Mar 09, 2015, 00:15 AM IST

Indonesia will not make public full preliminary AirAsia crash report

Indonesian investigators may release some initial findings next week into last month`s crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed 162 people, but the full preliminary report will not be made public, a government official said on Wednesday.

Jan 22, 2015, 01:07 AM IST

AirAsia crash makes case for ejectable black boxes

A long-delayed proposal to outfit commercial airliners with ejectable "black box" recorders may have a better chance of being adopted following the AirAsia crash in the Java Sea, according to three sources at the UN global aviation body.

Jan 08, 2015, 12:40 PM IST

India's aviation safety mechanism likely to remain downgraded till March

India's aviation safety mechanism is likely to remain downgraded till March next year with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) finding deficiencies on eight counts, it was officially stated Tuesday.

Dec 16, 2014, 20:14 PM IST

'Nov 24, 2015 deadline for phasing out handwritten passports'

People holding handwritten passports may not be issued visas for international travel after November 24 next year, government on Thursday informed the Rajya Sabha.

Dec 04, 2014, 17:51 PM IST

20 AAI officers gets IAP status

Twenty officers of Airports Authority of India (AAI) have been granted the status of International Airport Professional(IAP), which would enable them to participate in and influence airport-related policies, activities and laws at the global level.

Jun 18, 2014, 16:48 PM IST

IATA says aviation safety remains high

Safety in global aviation remains high, the International Air Transport Association said on Tuesday, as it seeks to improve in-flight tracking after the disappearance of a Malaysian passenger jet in March.

Jun 03, 2014, 21:36 PM IST

Malaysia comes out with reports on missing MH370, mystery continues

Malaysia on Thursday made public a report on Flight MH370 and other data in its most extensive release of information on the airliner yet, but which contained no new clues on what happened to the missing plane.

May 01, 2014, 18:13 PM IST

Malaysia to release initial MH370 report tomorrow

Malaysia will release the much-anticipated preliminary report on the mysterious disappearance of Flight MH370 tomorrow, nearly two months after the plane with 239 people on board went missing.

Apr 30, 2014, 19:03 PM IST

AAI granted accreditation by UN agency ICAO

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

Dec 27, 2013, 19:13 PM IST

ICAO evolving agreement on global carbon-reduction programme

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.

Oct 02, 2013, 13:13 PM IST

Licence of Balwa's private air charter firm suspended

The licence of 2G scam accused Shahid Balwa's private air charter firm has been suspended following a safety audit carried out by the ICAO and aviation regulator DGCA, official sources said Monday.

Aug 26, 2013, 20:15 PM IST

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

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.

Mar 15, 2013, 16:29 PM IST

Govt clears appointment of Arun Mishra as DGCA chief

Government has cleared a proposal to appoint Arun Mishra, India's Permanent Representative to UN-body International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), as head of aviation regulator DGCA.

Jul 18, 2012, 16:47 PM IST