Day: July 8, 2018

IATA’s new forecast for global growth revised to $33.8 billion

July 8, 2018

Aviation industry International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Thursday updated its net profit forecast to $33.8 billion for 2018 as 3.7% capacity increase was reported in the Middle East during May. IATA in a statement said that compared to May 2017, global passenger traffic demand increased 6.1%, capacity rose 5.9% and load factor rose to […]

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Donald Trump appointed an Indian to key position in federal aviation advisory (FAA) committee

July 8, 2018

Indian American in key U.S. aviation body The Donald Trump administration has named an Indian-American, Dr Vivek Lall (49), an aerospace scientist, to a key federal aviation advisory committee which provides guidance to the US government on the future of airspace system. Son of a late Indian diplomat, Lall has been appointed for a two-year […]

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Frankfinn Institute enters into a strategic tie-up with Air India for in-flight familiarisation programme

July 8, 2018

New Delhi: Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training – India’s leading air hostess training institute – today announced the strategic tie-up with Air India. Frankfinn students now get a chance to be a part of an in-flight familiarisation programmes for budding crew candidates. The one-of-its-kind detailed cabin service orientation will take place at 30,000 feet […]

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India to control Mattala airport: Lankan minister

July 8, 2018

Colombo: India has agreed to form a joint venture with Sri Lanka to operate the country’s loss-making Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport in Hambantota, Sri Lanka’s civil aviation minister has told Parliament. The $210 million facility, 241km south-east of Colombo, is dubbed the “world’s emptiest airport” due to a lack of flights. India would operate the […]

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India preparing comprehensive aviation plan for 2035

July 8, 2018

Highlights: The minister stated that the country’s aviation sector would log the highest continuous growth in the next few years, with technology and land being the key factors. “We need to create infrastructure on the ground to make flying successful. Procuring land for infrastructure projects is a challenge in India and land is going to […]

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