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IATA moots for lower GST rate on flight tickets

Global airlines' body IATA has sought an "abated" rate of GST on flight tickets, saying the tax burden on the aviation sector was already high and the GST regime should conform to global standards and principles.

Oct 21, 2016, 16:14 PM IST

Doha airport brings in passenger tax

Qatar's international airport said Monday it is to charge passengers an exit tax as the energy-reliant emirate adjusts to falling oil prices.

Aug 29, 2016, 14:46 PM IST

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

$12 bn needed to build new airports, expand existing: AAI

AAI also plans to hold a meeting with various state governments once the draft of civil aviation policy is finalised.

Dec 03, 2015, 14:10 PM IST

Is your Indian passport among those to be declared invalid from November 25, 2015?

The International Civil Aviation Organisation has announced that handwritten passports will be declared invalid on November 24, 2015.

Nov 23, 2015, 17:10 PM IST

Know why you should get your passports reissued before November 24

Applicants holding Non-Machine Readable Passports are advised to get their passports reissued before November 24.

Nov 20, 2015, 23:50 PM 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

Thai airlines face scrutiny over safety, bans on new flights

Thailand is facing bans on new international flights and increased inspections after the International Civil Aviation Organisation said there are significant concerns about the country's aviation safety.

Mar 27, 2015, 17:27 PM 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

MH370 report raises no red flags on crew, aircraft

An investigation into missing flight MH370 has found no red flags relating to the crew or mechanical issues, according to an interim report released Sunday that shed no new light on the cause of the disappearance.

Mar 08, 2015, 14:12 PM IST

Bill in RS to provide for death penalty for hijackers

A bill seeking stringent punishment including death penalty for hijackers and giving right to security forces to shoot down an aircraft, which may be used as a missile, was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Dec 17, 2014, 15:56 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

FAA likely to firm up report on DGCA by Jan

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.

Dec 13, 2013, 18:49 PM IST

ICAO sets Nov 2015 deadline to phase out handwritten passports

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

Dec 09, 2013, 19:10 PM IST

DGCA takes corrective measures ahead of US FAA second audit

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.

Nov 24, 2013, 19:44 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

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

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.

Aug 24, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

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

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.

May 28, 2013, 19:58 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