Month: July 2018

Malaysia civil aviation chief resigns over MH370 lapses

July 31, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – The chief of Malaysia’s civil aviation authority resigned on Tuesday (July 31) after an investigation report on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 showed lapses by the air traffic control centre in Kuala Lumpur. The report released on Monday on the disappearance four years ago of the […]

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Small cities, big aviation boom

July 30, 2018

By Kumar Vikram NEW DELHI: It’s not the metros, but increasing traffic to and from tier II cities which is driving the booming aviation sector in India. While airports in the country have seen about 17 % of annual growth in air travelers, airports at smaller cities like Surat, Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Patna and Amritsar registered […]

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6.6 kg gold seized, Civil Aviation staff held at Dhaka airport

July 29, 2018

Dhaka, July 29 (UNB) – Customs Preventive team at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport detained three people, including an employee of Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh (CAAB) in connection with recovery of 57 gold bars worth around Tk 3.32 crore from the mosque of the airport on Sunday. The arrestees are CAAB Cleaning Shift in-charge Md Jamal […]

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Drunk passengers warned of hefty fines in UK aviation campaign

July 29, 2018

Drunk passengers have been warned they could face fines of up to £80,000 should a plane have to divert because of disruptive behaviour. Ministers have backed a campaign from the aviation industry to tackle problem drinking, which airlines say shows no sign of abating, despite previous initiatives. Early morning bar openings and duty free sales […]

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IndiGo airlines grounds 5 A320neo due to engine issues

July 29, 2018

IndiGo Airlines (6E, Delhi Int’l) has grounded five A320neo at Delhi Int’l due to technical issues with Pratt & Whitney PW1100 Geared Turbo Fan engines, the Times of India has reported. “The release of additional spare engines has been initiated by P&W [Pratt & Whitney] so that all aircraft are expected to be back in […]

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IndiGo’s share falls 2% on report of aircraft being grounded at Delhi airport

July 27, 2018

Shares of InterGlobe Aviation, operator of IndiGo, fell over 2 percent on Wednesday afternoon as investors reacted to the news of its aircraft getting grounded. According to CNBC-TV18, the airline said that ‘few’ aircraft have been grounded at Delhi airport. Further, the report added that the carrier is awaiting spare engines from Pratt & Whitney. […]

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Mehsana Aeronautics Training Centre sealed over Rs 5 crore tax dues

July 26, 2018

Palanpur: Mehsana municipality on Friday sealed the office of Aeronautics Training Centre (ATC) at Mehsana airfield over non-payment of tax arrears to the tune of Rs5.62 crore. It had on May 6, 2016, too, sealed the ATC to recover tax dues. The ATC was set up by Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd to train pilots […]

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Audio: An Irish Pilot Arguing With a New York Air Traffic Controller is Kind of Hilarious

July 25, 2018

“It’s not my first day in New York. It’s not my first day in an aircraft. I did what I had to do. GOOD DAY.” So concluded a tiff between an Aer Lingus pilot caught in a jam and the New York City air traffic controller scolding him for said jam. It’s pretty hilarious. A […]

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GoAir to lease out A320neos due to pilot shortage

July 25, 2018

GoAir will explore options to lease out some of its incoming Airbus A320neo as it faces a shortage of pilots for the type, the Economic Times has reported citing people with knowledge of developments. “The scarcity of commander pilots is a reality and GoAir is already feeling the pinch. The airline has been mulling a […]

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Flying Car To Fly Soon

July 25, 2018

SamsonSky premiered the final version of its three-wheeled $140,000 kitplane flying car, the Switchblade, on Tuesday at EAA AirVenture and announced tentative plans for first flight within two months. According to Switchblade designer Sam Bousfield, the company holds 656 “reservations” for the vehicle, but will not be taking deposits until the vehicle has flown. He […]

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