Month: August 2018

AirAsia drops joint venture plan to set up base in China

August 31, 2018

AirAsia Bhd, Asia`s largest budget airline, said it has dropped plans for a joint venture to establish a low-cost carrier in China, in a setback for its plans to expand in the world`s second-biggest aviation market. The Malaysian airline had signed a preliminary agreement last year with Chinese state-backed financial firm Everbright Group and Henan […]

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Uber Air to bring urban aviation to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru

August 30, 2018

Uber at its Uber Elevate Expo in Tokyo, Japan announced Uber Air, a concept of transportation that connects cosmopolitan cities to its suburbs or nearby cities through the air. Amongst the five countries shortlisted for initial testing, Uber has pitched that India’s Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru could be the next possible destination for its air taxis, as the […]

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Extra Security Check: Flyers beware, you may have to do this at airports soon

August 30, 2018

Aviation: If you are frequent flyers then get ready to spare more time for your security screening at airports. Now, flyers may even have to take out their wallets, mobile phones, chargers and any electronic item from handbags for separate screening at airports and perhaps more. So far, only laptops and tablets were asked to […]

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Air India disinvestment won’t happen in near future: Civil aviation secy

August 29, 2018

The disinvestment of loss-making Air India will not happen in “near future”, a senior government official said a Parliamentary panel on Wednesday, according to sources. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture — headed by TMC leader Derek O’ Brien — also sought details about funds infused by the government into Air India, […]

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Suresh Prabhu discusses civil aviation issues with Arun Jaitley

August 29, 2018

Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu today met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and discussed various issues related to the civil aviation sector. Without elaborating, Prabhu said that Jaitley was “positive” about most of the issues. The meeting also comes against the backdrop of high fuel prices impacting the profitability of domestic airlines and efforts to bolster […]

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Do’s and Don’ts before you hit the skies with your drone

August 28, 2018

NEW DELHI: Want to fly a drone? Now you can do it, albeit under a slew of regulations issued by the government. The new drone policy allows recreational, personal or commercial use of drones from December this year but with several riders. The chief one being the drone can be flown only within the line […]

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SpiceJet operates India’s first biojet fuel flight

August 28, 2018

New Delhi: SpiceJet today operated India’s first test flight powered by biojet fuel, according to the airline. A Bombardier Q400 aircraft, partially using biojet fuel, took off from Dehradun and landed at the airport in the national capital. The airline said it successfully operated “India’s first ever biojet fuel flight”. The flight was powered with […]

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Jet Airways staff association flags concerns; seeks clarity on airline problems

August 27, 2018

Amid Jet Airways battling financial problems and coming under the regulatory scanner, an employees’ union of the airline has sought clarity from the management on the issues that have led to the current situation. Flagging concerns, the Jet Airways Staff and Officers’ Association, which claims to have around 10,000 members, has written to CEO Vinay […]

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Woman dies in Jaipur after heart attack on flight

August 25, 2018

Jaipur: A flight from Delhi to Hyderabad, carrying 139 passengers, was diverted to Jaipur airport, following a medical emergency on Wednesday evening, when a 60-year-old woman travelling along with two of her relatives, complained of breathing trouble. The woman later succumbed in the hospital. The flight captain intimated the air traffic control, Jaipur, and the […]

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