air safety

Philippines implementing reforms to improve air safety rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The government of the Philippines is implementing further aviation reforms in the hopes of restoring the country's air safety rating in the United States, officials said on ... Read more...

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Emergency landing: Pakistani dailies laud lack of stuffy protocol


July 12th, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 12 (IANS) The emergency landing of an Air India plane in Nawabshah was handed professionally by India and Pakistan and indicated progress in the relations between the neighbours, ... Read more...

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Distant storms can cause air turbulence mid flight


June 26th, 2012 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 26 (IANS) Distant storms even as far away as 100 km, could create sudden turbulence in mid flight and cause passenger injuries because of the refusal to wear ... Read more...

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IndiGo defends itself, says passenger safety paramount (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo Monday tried to defend itself against the civil aviation watchdog's charge that it had flouted mandatory safety norms, and said passenger safety ... Read more...

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Indian-American banker killed in New Jersey plane crash (Second Lead)


December 21st, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 21 (IANS) An Indian American investment banker was among five people, including two children, killed when a small plane crashed into the middle of one of ... Read more...

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New Zealand pilot miraculously escapes death after crash


November 24th, 2011 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A pilot in New Zealand literally cheated death when his helicopter suddenly crashed while he was putting up a seven-storey Christmas tree, with the incident ... Read more...

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Yet another MiG-21 crashes, pilot bails out


October 7th, 2011 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) A MiG-21 fighter plane of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in the Barmer district of Rajasthan Friday. This is the sixth air crash of an ... Read more...

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Have strict aviation safety audits: MPs panel


August 15th, 2011 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Taking exception to a large number of violations of air-safety norms and the fake pilot cases, a parliamentary panel has called for strict regulations for ... Read more...

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CEO pilots bolder in decision-making


August 11th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) A CEO who seeks adventure in life, for example, by flying a private airplane, is more likely to be equally bold in executing management decisions, says ... Read more...

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Meghalaya wants probe against pilots flouting safety norms


June 17th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, June 17 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday demanded a thorough investigation into the alleged violation of air safety norms by two pilots of Alliance Air operating flights between Kolkata ... Read more...

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IAF develops software for predicting air crashes


June 3rd, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Plagued by nearly a dozen crashes annually, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has developed an indigenous software for predicting accidents involving its aircraft fleet, aiming ... Read more...

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Russia, NATO fighters to hold first anti-terror drill


June 1st, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first ever joint exercise between Russia and NATO fighter aircraft will take place June 6-10, Russian National Anti-terrorism Committee spokesman Nikolai Sintsov said ... Read more...

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Arunachal MP welcomes setting up of committee to probe Tawang crash


April 24th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Takam Sanjoy on Sunday welcomed setting up of an inquiry committee to investigate the circumstances that led to ... Read more...

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Expert panel set up to probe Tawang chopper crash


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The civil aviation ministry Saturday appointed an expert committee to probe the April 19 helicopter crash in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang town, a statement said. Seventeen ... Read more...

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Committee of inquiry set up into Tawang chopper crash


April 23rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 23(ANI): The Central Government on Saturday appointed a committee of inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to inquire into the circumstances of accident of a Pawan Hans ... Read more...

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Two-member team starts probe into chopper crash


April 20th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) A two-member central team of aviation experts Wednesday launched a probe into Tuesday's helicopter crash in the mountainous state of Arunachal Pradesh in which ... Read more...

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Fake pilot licence claims senior DGCA official (Second Lead)


April 19th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Cracking down on fake pilot licences, the civil aviation regulator Tuesday "relieved" from duty one of its controversial directors who allegedly unduly favoured his daughter ... Read more...

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Senior DGCA official ‘relieved of duties’ (Lead, Superseding earlier story)


April 19th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) R.S. Passi, the controversial director of air safety at the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has been relieved of his duties, a senior official ... Read more...

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Senior DGCA official sacked over nepotism charge


April 19th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 19 (ANI): : The Joint Director of Air Safety at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), R.S. Passi, was removed from his post on Tuesday.A senior DGCA official ... Read more...

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Senior DGCA official sacked


April 19th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The controversial director of air safety at the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), R.S. Passi, has been relieved of his duties, a senior official ... Read more...

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No safety norms violated in Goa: Kingfisher Airlines


April 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Referring to news reports claiming that certain airlines had made "blind landings" in Goa, Kingfisher Airlines Wednesday said it had not violated any air safety norms ... Read more...

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Richard Simmons stars in Air New Zealand safety video


March 30th, 2011 - 2:15 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Air New Zealand has released their latest air safety video featuring fitness guru Richard Simmons. Simmons takes the role of an instructor in the video teaching air ... Read more...

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‘Perfect storm’ from mobile use can cause planes to crash


January 19th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Experts have revealed that mobile phones and other gadgets can create enough of a "perfect storm" of interference with aircraft instruments to cause a crash.With more and more ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Near-miss at Birmingham Airport


January 17th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 17 (IANS) A passenger plane came within "inches" of crashing into a private light aircraft at Britain's Birmingham Airport, a media report said Monday.Air safety sources say the Flybe flight ... Read more...

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Five foreign airlines suspended for violating UAE rules


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:14 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Dec 2 (IANS/WAM) The civil aviation authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) suspended the operations of five foreign airlines within the Gulf region after they reportedly violated air safety and ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Merapi death toll rises to 191, international flights again cancelled


November 10th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by BNO News
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll in Indonesia's Mount Merapi eruptions risen to 191 on Wednesday as international airlines again cancel and postpone routes to and from the region.Disaster management ... Read more...

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Emirates Airline indicted for flight mishandling (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 7 (IANS) India's Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has indicted Emirates Airline for the manner in which the pilot and other officials handled its Dubai-Kochi flight on April 25 ... Read more...

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DGCA indicts Emirates Airlines


November 7th, 2010 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Nov 7 (IANS) The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has indicted Emirates Airline for the manner in which the pilot and other officials handled its Dubai-Kochi flight on April 25 ... Read more...

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‘UFO’ collision threat shuts down Chinese airport


October 5th, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 5 (ANI): An airport in China was forced to shut down to prevent packed passenger jets crashing into a UFO.The 'flat and tubular' object hovered two miles from Bootee ... Read more...

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Jet Airways pilot and crew members suspended following incident in Mumbai


August 28th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug.28 (ANI): The Pilot in Command (PIC), First officer, four cabin crew members and four ACMs have been suspended following a preliminary investigation by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ... Read more...

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Jet hauled up for ’serious lapses’, 10 staffers suspended


August 28th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Saturday hit out at Jet Airways for "serious procedural lapses" in dealing with an emergency evacuation aboard its Mumbai-Chennai flight Friday night ... Read more...

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Airlines’ financial distress not to affect air safety: Patel


August 3rd, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Tuesday said the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is framing new guidelines to ensure that safety is not affected by the ... Read more...

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Fresh regulations for air safety on cards: Praful Patel


August 3rd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Denying any shortcomings in safety regulations at Mangalore airport where an air crash killed 159 people May 22, the government Tuesday said it was in the process ... Read more...

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Probe into blackout at Mumbai air traffic control


June 17th, 2010 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered an inquiry into an incident of power blackout at the Air Traffic Control at Mumbai International Airport two days ago, ... Read more...

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Jetstar pilot’s ‘text-messaging’ may be behind aborted landing fiasco


June 12th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 12 (ANI): Air safety experts will investigate the alleged 'text-messaging' by a Jetstar pilot on his cell phone, just before his aircraft was forced to pull out of a landing ... Read more...

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