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Civil Aviation Ministry Asks Airlines To Self-Monitor Prices

Civil Aviation Ministry held a meeting with the Airlines Advisory Group. During the meeting, the Civil Aviation ministry expressed concerns regarding recent reports of abnormal surge pricing on specific air routes. The ministry emphasised the importance of self-monitoring airfares by airlines, particularly on select routes that have witnessed a significant increase in prices lately, specifically those previously serviced by Go First. They… read-more

Mon, 05 Jun 2023 - 07:54 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Civil Aviation Ministry, Price Surge, odisha train tragedy, Government, meetings

Russian Airplane

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Russian Plane Receives Bomb Threat Lands In Delhi, CISF Launches Investigation

A Russian aeroplane received a bomb threat, following which the Indian Civil Aviation Department alerted at the Delhi Indira Gandhi International Aiport, On October 14, morning, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) received an e-mail warning of a bomb on the flight, with 386 passengers and 14 crew members, who were evacuated immediately. Furthermore, an investigation is also underway in this regard.

Fri, 14 Oct 2022 - 02:29 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Russia, Airplane, bomb threat, Delhi Airport, Civil Aviation Ministry

IAF Air Show

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IAF To Hold Air Show In Odisha, Approval From Civil Aviation Ministry Awaits

The IAF's Suryakiran aerobatics team is scheduled to display air shows next week, September 16-18 in Bhubaneswar and Puri, said the official. The Suryakiran (sunrays) is set to conduct the air show near the Raj Bhavan in Puri, for an exhibition over a stretch of Kathajodi river bed in Bhubaneswar. However, the civil aviation ministry is yet to approve the air show.

Tue, 06 Sep 2022 - 08:58 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: IAF, Air Show, Odisha, Civil Aviation Ministry, exhibition

Air India

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Indian Airlines Faced 478 Technical Glitches In Past 1 Year: VK Singh

In between July 2021- June 2022, Indian aircraft faced 478 technical snags, revealed Union Civil Aviation Minister VK Singh, in the Rajya Sabha. Of all the crafts, Air India faced maximum, 184 glitches. "A total of 478 technical snags were reported in the last one-year w.e.f. July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022," said Singh. Besides Air India, Indigo reported 98 glitches, followed by Spicejet (77,) being third on the list.

Wed, 10 Aug 2022 - 02:08 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Aircrafts, Indian Airlines, Technical Stag, Civil Aviation Ministry, VK Singh

Courtesy: Business Standard


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Civil Aviation Ministry Invites Applications For PLI Scheme

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued invites to applications for Production Linked Incentive (PLI), on May 5. Manufacturers of drones and drone components who have crossed the PLI eligibility threshold of the previous financial year, can apply on or before May 20. The list of PLI beneficiaries will reportedly be released by June 30. Reportedly, the PLI scheme was notified on September 30, 2021.

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 02:30 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Civil Aviation Ministry, PLI, PLI Scheme, Drone Manufacturers, Drone Components

Courtesy: ANI

International flights resume

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GoI Announces To Resume International Flights, Revokes Air Bubble Arrangements

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, announced resumption of international flights from March 27, lifting the ban imposed amid COVID-19 pandemic after two years. "Government of India has decided to resume scheduled commercial international passenger services to/from India from 27.03.2022, i.e. Start of Summer Schedule 2022,' read an official statement. Meanwhile, the air bubble arrangements and other several restriction… read-more

Tue, 08 Mar 2022 - 08:21 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Indian government, Travel, Civil Aviation Ministry, Covid-19, International Flights

Courtesy: NDTV

Regular international flights to resume soon

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Regular International Flights Likely To Resume From March: Reports

India may resume regular international flights from March 15, after two years. The aviation ministry has sought the health ministry’s approval to resume regular international flights as Covid-19 cases are declining. Since 2020, special passenger flights are operating between India and around 40 countries. However, the guidelines issued on February 14, for international arrivals will be followed in which there will be no seven-day home… read-more

Wed, 23 Feb 2022 - 10:25 AM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: International Flights, India, Covid-19, RT-PCR test, Civil Aviation Ministry

Courtesy: The Times of India

India suspends international flight services

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International Flight Operation Ban Extended Till Jan 31: DGCA

The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on December 9, announced extending the ban on international flights till January 31. The Indian Civil Aviation Ministry decided to extend the ban in view of Covid-19's new variant Omicron. However, the flight operation under Vande Bharat, selected routes with lower cases of Covid-19. Initially, the international flights were scheduled to resume from December 15.

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 08:07 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: International Flights, Civil Aviation Ministry, Ban Extended, Union Civil Aviation Minister, DGCA

Courtesy: Live Mint

Taliban Govt. requests India to resume Flights

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Taliban Government Requests India To Resume Flights

DGCA Chief Arun Kumar informed the media about a letter from Afghanistan's Taliban government requesting India to resume normal flights to and from India. The Civil Aviation Ministry is yet to take a decision on this policy. The official letter was addressed by the Afghanistan Civil Aviation Authority. The flights between the two countries was stopped immediately after the Afghanistani Air Space was declared 'uncontrolled on August 16.

Wed, 29 Sep 2021 - 08:44 PM / by Muskan Arora

Tags: India-Afghanistan Relations, Civil Aviation Ministry, Taliban-Afghanistan, Afghanistan

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Previously defunct airstrip Rupsi, was recently redeveloped and will be a functioning airport.

Photo: The Economic Times

Assam: Abandoned WW-II Airstrip Becomes Operational After Decades

What could be called a gladsome development, a previously defunct WW-II airstrip in Assam has become operational. The airstrip, Rupsi Airport, has been redeveloped under the Centre's UDAN scheme that aims to improve regional air-connectivity across India. Interestingly, the airport was a a strategic WW-II airstrip that used to house warplanes. Notably, it witnessed the last commercial flight operation in 1983 before being closed.

Sun, 06 Jun 2021 - 03:37 PM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Assam, Airport, Central Government, Civil Aviation Ministry