Earlier this month, the Ministry of Civil Aviation set up the panel to expedite the completion of project and said that the foundation stone of Jewar airport could be laid as early as October.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued separate emergency airworthiness directives late Friday mandating all airlines to perform an ultrasonic inspection of certain CFM56-7B engines manufactured by French company CFM.
A single registry would create a one-stop-shop that would allow law enforcement to remotely identify and track unmanned aircraft, along with their operator and owner.
This includes conducting regular briefing sessions with pilots, personnel engaged in engineering, operations, owners/operators of helipad and chartering agencies, etc about the relevant rules and regulations laid down by the DGCA and the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Domestic carriers IndiGo and Jet Airways have indicated they won’t be bidding for the state-run carrier unless the current bidding conditions are changed.
As per the bid document, bidders would be required to have a minimum net worth of Rs 5,000 crore and should have posted profit after tax (PAT) in three of the previous five financial years from the Expression of Interest (EoI) deadline.
"Indiscipline of any sort will not be tolerated from any employee irrespective of hierarchy or area of work," Air India Chairman and Managing Director Pradeep Singh Kharola, said in an advisory statement urging employees.
The court told DGCA that if it wanted the power to permit variation of FDTLs, it would have to get the Aircraft Act and Rules amended
According to sources, passengers on board flight SG3466 en route to Bengaluru from Coimbatore witnessed smoke emanating from the cockpit of the aircraft 15 minutes before landing.
The passenger claimed that he was manhandled by IndiGo staff and was offloaded. The airline said that due to his “belligerent behavior and on the concerns raised by other passengers”, a decision was taken to deplane him.
Called the 'Summer offer' the airline has partnered with ZoomCar, Xoxoday, Paytm and HDFC Bank to provide the discounts to the passengers.
The passengers could be seen using hand fans and magazines to avoid mosquito bites. The airlines issued an apology statement, however, saying the matter has been handed over to cabin appearance team for review.
Apart from Delhi, other Indian airports such as Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai were among the fastest growing airports in the world with year-on-year growth of 26.9 per cent, 19.6 per cent, 12.9 per cent and 10.5 per cent, respectively.
Airports Council International's World Airport Traffic Forecasts predicts that the country will represent the third largest aviation market, in terms of passenger throughput, after the US and China by 2020.
IndiGo’s founder Rakesh Gangwal, in July last year, had raised concerns over having a joint ownership with the government in Air India during a conference call with analysts, suggesting it was a “very very difficult proposition”.
Sources at Air India told PTI that March salaries remain unpaid till today and that employees have not received any communication from the management as to when the salaries would be disbursed.
SpiceJet said the allegations regarding deviation from SOPs were being investigated and strict action would be taken if anybody was found guilty.
Nearly half the current debt of Air India would be transferred to the private entity, Jayant Sinha said, adding that the process is likely to be completed by 2018-end
Replying to a query on disinvestment of Air India in which the government plans to sell 76 per cent stake, Jayant Sinha said, "UPA sarkar ne maharaja ko bhikhari bana diya..hum usi bhikhari ko phir se ek shaandaar maharaja banane jaa rahe hain (the UPA had made a beggar out of 'Maharaja'...we are going to crown it as the maharaja once again)."
An Israeli airline reportedly sued the government, civil aviation authority Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, transport minister Yisrael Katz and Air India.