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Five locations scouted for development of no-frills airports

Civil Aviation Minister Pusapati Ashok Gajapathi Raju Tuesday said the government has identified five locations for development of no-frills airports in the country.   "We have identified five locations for the development of no-frills airports in the country," Gajapathi RaRead More

Vistara likely to take off on Oct 15

Vistara, the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture, is likely to commence operations on October 15, commemorating J R D Tata’s flight from Karachi to Mumbai on the same date in 1932. J R D Tata’s flight carrying mail between the two cities was the first by an Indian company and it opeRead More

Air India crew faced 387 cases of passenger abuse in 5 years

Tempertantrums, drunken rants, physical and verbal abuse by passengers are occupational hazards for flight attendants, especially women, of all airlines. Air India alone recorded 387 instances of passengers behaving indecently with cabin crew in the past five years, according to data provided by Read More

Vistara poaches key men from IndiGo, JetLite

Vistara, the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture, which is awaiting a flying permit from aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has inducted a senior pilot from IndiGo to head its safety team, according to sources.   Besides, the carrier has also picked upRead More

Vistara may compete on busy Delhi-Mum route, bookings begin early October

Vistara's first flight should take to the skies sometime this October and bookings start in the first week of next month. The airline, which is a 51:49 joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will mark the return of the Tatas to aviation after a long hiatus. Though Vistara hasRead More

All Civil Airports Alerted

Security agencies have alerted airports across the country in the wake of an purported al-Qaeda video in which the terror outfit has threatened to carry out a destructive campaign in India.   At all civil airports, the main security guarding force CISF, state police forces and the BuRead More

Confident Our Pilot Training Meets International Standards: Jet Airways

After Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) took action against 140 Jet Airways pilots and issued a show cause notice to 131 of them, who were flying without clearing the mandatory exam of bi-annual pilot proficiency check (PPC), the airline company has dismissed the notice. The company haRead More

DGCA may ask for Jet Airways training chief to go

Jet Airways looks to be flying into deep trouble with aviation regulator DGCA. Sources said the DGCA, after conducting a training audit of the private carrier, is likely to ask for removal of the airline’s chief of training in view of alleged lack of supervision of flight crew training and Read More

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