aviation fuel

BPCL to set up refuelling facility at Shillong airport


September 5th, 2012 - 6:42 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 5 (IANS) Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) wants to set up a refuelling facility at Shillong airport, says Meghalaya Transport Minister Abu Taher Mondal.Formerly known as Umroi airport, ... Read more...

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DGCA chief’s removal not linked to Kingfisher troubles: Ajit Singh


July 17th, 2012 - 12:47 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 16 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh asserted Monday that removal of E. K. Bharat Bhushan as director general of civil aviation (DGCA) was a "simple administrative decision" ... Read more...

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China to export gutter oil for jet fuel


July 11th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China will export gutter oil for reuse as aviation fuel after processing, a media report said Wednesday.The gutter oil is leftover cooking oil collected from restaurant ... Read more...

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India may see Finnair’s first long-haul flight on bio-fuels


June 14th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 14 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair will launch its first long-haul flight powered by bio-fuels to Asia, where India is a strategic market, to show its commitment towards environment ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

SpiceJet applies for direct import of jet fuel


April 3rd, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet Monday said it has applied to the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) for permitting the airline to directly import jet ... Read more...

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Goa budget proposes to reduce petrol price by Rs.11 a litre


March 26th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) In a step that will make petrol in Goa the cheapest in India, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday proposed a reduction in prices of the fuel ... Read more...

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Kyrgyz activists demand closure of US airbase


March 16th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Bishkek, March 15 (IANS) Social activists in Kyrgyzstan plan to block the entrance to a US airbase next week in a bid to demand its early closure, a media report ... Read more...

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SpiceJet foresees tough times


March 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet's chief executive Neil Mills feels the aviation sector, marred by high fuel and interest cost in the coming fiscal, will continue ... Read more...

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Meghalaya waives aviation fuel tax to encourage flights


February 13th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Feb 13 (IANS) Meghalaya has waived off tax on aviation fuel to encourage airlines to operate from Shillong airport, increasing connectivity and getting more tourists to the northeastern state, ... Read more...

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Government rolls out plan to help domestic airlines (Roundup)


February 7th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) To help cash-strapped Indian airlines, a group of ministers (GoM) led by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday rolled out a plan for the carriers ... Read more...

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Aviation industry rocked despite traffic growth (2011 in Retrospect)


December 26th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Despite a 17-percent growth in passenger traffic, India's civil aviation industry hit turbulent weather in 2011 with rising jet fuel and interest costs eating ... Read more...

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Oil firms cut jet fuel prices by 1.38 percent (Lead)


December 15th, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Thursday pared jet fuel prices by 1.38 percent or Rs.833 per kilo litre (kl), effective from Dec 16.With this, ... Read more...

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Oil firms increase jet fuel price by 3.70 percent


November 30th, 2011 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Wednesday increased the prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) by 3.70 percent, effective from Dec 1.The ATF at Delhi's IGI ... Read more...

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High taxes reason behind rising jet fuel: Ravi


November 30th, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) The government Wednesday informed parliament that the cash-strapped Indian airline sector is being troubled by rising air turbine fuel (ATF) prices caused by high sales ... Read more...

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Qatar Airways to use synthetic fuel blend


November 23rd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) With the world's largest gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant in Qatar set to commence commercial production of the synthetic fuel by 2012, Qatar Airways Wednesday said it aims ... Read more...

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Chinese plane flies on biofuel


October 28th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Friday conducted the first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.The Boeing 747 landed safely ... Read more...

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Air China Q3 profits fall


October 28th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Ltd, China's largest airline, said Friday its net profits in the third quarter of 2011 decreased 26.46 percent year-on-year due to weak international demand ... Read more...

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Mallya to ground low-cost Kingfisher Red in four months


September 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 28 (IANS) 'King of good times' Vijay Mallya Wednesday decided to ground his low-cost Kingfisher Red brand by January 31, 2012 as his cash-strapped airline firm hit turbulence ... Read more...

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Vayalar tells states to cut tax on jet fuel


September 19th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Monday urged states across the country to waive extra sales tax on aviation turbine fuel to minimise the impact of ... Read more...

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Poor quality fuel cause of Russian plane crash?


September 8th, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poor quality of aviation fuel could be one of the possible reasons why the Yak-42 plane crashed in Russia Wednesday, killing at least 43 people, ... Read more...

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Aeromexico makes first biofuel trans-Atlantic flight


August 3rd, 2011 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) An Aeromexico Boeing 777 arrived in the Spanish capital Tuesday, marking the first trans-Atlantic commercial flight powered in part by biofuel."Fantastic" was pilot Francisco Fernandez Sarda's ... Read more...

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Finnair to operate its first biofuel powered flight


July 14th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, July 14 (IANS) Nordic air carrier Finnair will operate its first biofuel powered flight between Amsterdam and Helsinki from next week, an official said Thursday.Finnair's flight will use biofuel ... Read more...

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Jatropha holds potential to be sustainable aviation fuel (Lead)


April 4th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) There is a significant potential for sustainable aviation fuel based on jatropha-curcas, an oil-producing non-edible plant, says a study released by Boeing.The study, led by Yale ... Read more...

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Jatropha holds potential for sustainable aviation fuel


April 4th, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) There is a significant potential for sustainable aviation fuel based on jatropha-curcas, an oil-producing non-edible plant, says a study released by Boeing.The study, led by Yale ... Read more...

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India to build stronger trade, economic ties with Brazil: Anand Sharma


March 8th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma today said that India is desirous to build stronger trade and economic ties with Brazil.During his meeting with Antonio Patriota, Minister of ... Read more...

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Qantas planning ‘green’ planes that will fly using ‘rubbish’ as fuel


January 4th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 4 (ANI): Qantas is planning to use rubbish in an effort to power the airline's fleet with greener fuel, for which it will build a biofuel plant in Sydney.The airline ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Heli-taxis to take wings in Himachal


November 6th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Nov 6 (IANS) Heli-taxis will be started in Himachal Pradesh next month to attract high-end tourists to the state, an official said here Saturday."From next month, the heli-taxis will start operations ... Read more...

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Flights diverted, repairs on at Goa runway (Lead)


October 27th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) Three flights, including a chartered plane, were diverted from the Goa airport Wednesday due to an oil spill on the runway, an official said.A tanker carrying 6,000 litres ... Read more...

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Three flights diverted from Goa due to runway repairs


October 27th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 27 (IANS) Three flights, including a chartered airplane, were diverted from the Goa airport Wednesday due to oil spill on the runway, an official said.Dabolim airport director D. ... Read more...

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Australian PM slams union leader for saying 9/11 a US plot


October 20th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 20 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Wednesday dismissed as "stupid and wrong" a trade union leader's remarks that the Sep 11, 2001 terror attacks in the US were a ... Read more...

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World’s first synthetic jet fuel launched


September 27th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Sep 27 (IANS) A petrochemical company in South Africa has launched a first-of-its-kind synthetic jet fuel and claims to have flown the world's maiden commercial passenger flight powered solely by it. The ... Read more...

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Air China net profit up 155 percent in 2009


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 23 (IANS) Air China's net profit jumped 155 percent to five billion yuan ($736 million) last year due to lower fuel costs and higher passenger volumes, Xinhua reported. In 2008, the ... Read more...

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Pennsylvania to make $13.8 million investment to upgrade 32 airports


March 23rd, 2010 - 12:57 am ICT by BNO News
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (BNO NEWS) – Thirty-two Pennsylvania airports will benefit from a $13.8 million investment in federal and state funds to make upgrades and enhance safety, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced on ... Read more...

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Airlines chief executives seek roll back of service taxes


March 3rd, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) Chief executives of airlines Wednesday met Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel and pleaded that the government should roll back the service tax on all classes on domestic ... Read more...

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Two pilots die as navy plane crashes during aerobatics (Roundup)


March 3rd, 2010 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, March 3 (IANS) An Indian Navy trainer aircraft crashed into a two-storied building in a densely populated area during an air show here Wednesday, killing the pilot and his ... Read more...

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