Monday, Dec 05, 2022

aviation sector


DGCA raises concern over 5G rollout, writes to telecom department

September 23, 2022 6:51 pm

For telecom service providers, the C-Band presents a sweet spot for rolling out 5G services, ensuring coverage as well as high bandwidth, resulting in faster internet speeds. For aircraft operations, the use of altimeters in this band ensures highly precise measurements of the plane’s altitude.

‘Vihaan.AI’: Air India’s 30% market share plan

September 16, 2022 12:59 am

The Tata group-owned airline, which plans to induct 30 new wide-body and narrow-body aircraft, said the plan is code-named ‘Vihaan.AI’, which in Sanskrit means dawn of a new era.

Shuttle bus delayed, SpiceJet flyers start walking on tarmac: DGCA to probe

August 08, 2022 4:13 am

A source said that one bus arrived shortly after landing and carried a section of the passengers to the terminal with the second one only arriving around 45 minutes later.

Financial health of airline sector is the real cause for concern, not overblown safety issues

August 01, 2022 8:57 am

With multiple low-cost airline operators constantly vying for a greater portion of market share, matching the need to keep ticket prices low enough to attract customers while managing operations as well as staff salaries, there is a grave challenge to the sustenance of airlines

‘You are grounded’: DGCA tactic to curb aircraft snags

August 01, 2022 8:33 am

The DGCA has also done spot inspections of all airlines

Airlines can’t deny boarding over ‘disability’, need medical opinion: DGCA

July 25, 2022 7:52 am

The move, which was originally proposed on June 3, comes in the backdrop of the incident at the Ranchi airport in May, when IndiGo did not allow a specially-abled child to board its Hyderabad-bound flight, citing potential threat to air safety.

Own operations a priority, there may be opportunity to have partner in India: Sakari Romu, GM India for Finnair

July 18, 2022 3:33 am

Romu also spoke about the airline’s plans to look for a local partner in India, and on the potential re-emergence of low-cost long-haul travel.

Aviation Secy, wife get cut-rate Air India tickets to US, upgrade to Business

May 14, 2022 12:24 pm

The Indian Express has learnt that the Bansals were not only upgraded to Business class but they were also offered Economy Class ticket at rates lower than what other passengers reportedly had to pay.

In a first, IndiGo uses Indian navigation system to land aircraft

April 29, 2022 10:51 am

The test flight that landed at Kishangarh is a part of the approval process with aviation safety regulator DGCA, which includes training of pilots, validation of approach and simulator sessions.

Direct Tier-2 connects, new airports mark return of domestic flights

March 26, 2022 7:25 am

These include connections such as Ahmedabad-Guwahati, Srinagar-Ahmedabad, Hyderabad-Srinagar, Vadodara-Chennai, Jaipur-Patna, Dehradun-Kolkata, Mumbai-Port Blair, Jammu-Pune etc. Notably, many of the routes in this category are seeing flights being mounted by IndiGo.