Aviation News

Maharashtra: Five routes under UDAN scheme to restart from February 13

Mumbai-Nashik, Mumbai-Jalgaon, Mumbai-Kolhapur, Mumbai-Solapur and Nashik-Pune air services will commence again; the routes have been allotted to two airline companies SpiceJet and TruJet.

Naresh Goyal offers to invest Rs 700 cr in Jet Airways, banks weighing options

Lenders led by State Bank of India (SBI) indicated that they are considering options to bail out the company.

IndiGo, GoAir banned from operating P&W engines-powered A320 neo planes to Port Blair

Against the backdrop of instances of P&W engine problems, including mid-air shutdowns, the watchdog has issued directions with respect to flying these aircraft by the two budget carriers.

Delhi Airport to levy baggage screening charges from February 1

AERA has allowed DIAL to levy an x-ray baggage charge, ranging from Rs 110 to Rs 880 per aircraft flying on domestic routes and from $149.33 to $209.55 on international flights

Delhi airport operator DIAL to levy X-ray baggage charges from Feb 1

With the decision, air passengers flying out from the Delhi airport would have to shell out up to Rs 50 as airlines are expected to pass on the X-ray baggage charges.

SBI, stakeholders working on resolution plan; no decision yet: Jet Airways

In a statement, the airline said a resolution plan that contemplates various options, including a proportion of equity infusion by various stakeholders and the consequent change in the company's board, is being worked out.

Working on policy for domestic aircraft manufacturing: Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu also emphasised on carrying out of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work domestically.

Government working on domestic manufacturing of aircraft: Suresh Prabhu

Speaking to the media at the Global Aviation Summit 2019, organised jointly by the civil aviation ministry, the Airports Authority of India and Ficci, the minister also emphasised on carrying out of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work domestically.

Etihad reaches deal to rescue cash-trapped Jet Airways

Etihad is in talks to lift its holding from the current 24 per cent. CNBC-TV18 said that Jet founder Naresh Goyal’s stake could drop to 20 per cent from 51 per cent and that he will stand down as chairman.

Foreign pilots increase despite govt efforts to reduce dependency

In May last year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation issued amendments to rules for licensing of foreign pilots by domestic airlines, and as per the norms, the regulator asks the air operators to state the number of expatriate pilots phased out by them.

Misgivings about food on return flights ‘unfounded’: Air India

Air India said it 'ensures strict compliance to quality checks at every step of its in-flight catering right from its flight kitchen'.

Jet Airways looks to Tata Group again for rescue 

With Jet Airways set to run out of cash in about a month, the carrier is now looking to restart talks with the Tata Group, sources said.