aviation industry

FDI reform lifted mood in aviation industry: Ajit Singh


September 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Friday said the government's open-sky policy for foreign investment in domestic airlines has positively affected sentiments in the aviation industry, ... Read more...

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Kerala IT firm wins global air cargo award


September 6th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 6 (IANS) IBS Software, headquartered here, was awarded the 'IT Provider of the Year' in 2012 for the air cargo industry, an IBS statement said Thursday.The award was ... Read more...

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Private airlines not keen to operate in northeast: NEC


September 4th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Sep 3 (IANS) The North Eastern Council (NEC) is not finding a suitable airline company to operate in the northeastern states, an official of the regional planning body said ... Read more...

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British Airways to revisit India play after airport charges hike


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) British Airways Wednesday said the increase in airport charges at the national capital's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has forced it to revisit its India ... Read more...

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China to open up its low-altitude airspace


August 24th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) China will relax a ban on the use of low-altitude airspace across the country starting 2013, air traffic authorities said. A series of reforms will be ... Read more...

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No growth in passenger traffic at Hyderabad airport


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 23 (IANS) The domestic passenger traffic at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here has not witnessed any growth during the current year and is concerned at the ... Read more...

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British air steward made bomb threat to impress employer


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:10 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON, ENGLAND (BNO NEWS) -- A British air steward who wrote a threatening message on the back of a toilet door during a flight from London to the Japanese capital of Tokyo ... Read more...

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‘Full-time aviation watchdog chief by July-end’


July 11th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) A day after appointing an interim chief of the aviation regulator, the government was Wednesday considering the appointment by July-end of an official who will ... Read more...

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Chinese firm offers to buy US plane maker


July 11th, 2012 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) A Chinese helicopter engine manufacturer plans to buy the US' aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft Inc. for $1.79 billion, it was reported here Wednesday.The Superior Aviation Beijing ... Read more...

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Bombardier showcases new corporate jet in India


July 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Aerospace major Bombardier Thursday said that its new Global 6000 corporate jet world tour has reached India and will travel to various destination in the ... Read more...

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Air India strike is second longest in aviation industry


July 1st, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) The strike by a section of Air India pilots will Monday enter the 57th day, to attain the notorious distinction of becoming the second longest ... 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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Air India forms committee to implement Dharmadhikari report


June 21st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) In the first major move to resolve the human resources issues dogging Air India, a committee of top officials of the airline met here Thursday ... Read more...

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Would you let an airline play matchmaker for you? (The Funny Side)


June 15th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ever sat next to a really annoying person on a long-haul flight? (If the supersized whiskey-drinker who sat next to me on a recent Singapore-Hong Kong flight is reading this, ... Read more...

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Air India pilots stick to stand, airline to go for hiring (Third Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, June 6 (IANS) Downplaying Air India's threat to hire new pilots and use trainee pilots to run its operations, some of its striking aviators said Wednesday they ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh to raise tax issue with petroleum, finance ministries


June 6th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday said he will raise the issues of rationalising state sales tax on jet fuel and service tax on tickets ... Read more...

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It’s possible to increase trade with Pakistan: CII


June 5th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 5 (IANS) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Adi Godrej Tuesday said it was possible to very considerably increase trade and investment with Pakistan.He told a news conference ... Read more...

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Chinese aviation industry profits shrink


May 8th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) The revenues of China's aviation industry, including airline companies and airports, grew by 21.2 percent year-on-year in 2011 but the overall profits dropped.The revenues reached 500.1 ... Read more...

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AI plans to use Dreamliner on domestic routes to cut cost


May 6th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Air India plans to deploy the Boeing-787 Dreamliner aircraft on domestic routes to save on fuel, train the crew and add flexibility to its ... Read more...

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Domestic airlines’ 2011-12 losses around Rs.10,000 crore


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The total operational losses of all domestic airlines, barring the budget carrier IndiGo, in 2011-12 is estimated to be around Rs.10,000 crore, Civil Aviation Minister ... Read more...

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Hyderabad airport handled 8.6 million passengers last year


April 12th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, April 12 (IANS) The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here logged 16 percent growth in passenger traffic during 2011-12 but sees growth slowing down in the current year due to ... Read more...

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Indian aviation will overcome crisis, says Emirates official


March 28th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 28 (IANS) The Indian aviation industry will overcome the current crisis and things will soon return to normal, said a top official of Emirates, the Dubai-based international airline.According ... Read more...

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New Zealand keen to partner India in aviation development


March 20th, 2012 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 20 (IANS) New Zealand, which claims to have the highest per capita ratio of aircraft, is ready to help India in airport development and pilot training to achieve ... Read more...

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Budget: Travel industry feels neglected


March 17th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The travel industry Saturday panned the union budget, accusing the government of neglecting it.Travel operators said apart from the hike in service tax, the ... Read more...

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Indian aviation sector in critical phase: IATA (Lead)


March 15th, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) The situation in the Indian aviation sector is critical and there is an urgent need to address the problems, the head of an international carriers' trade ... Read more...

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Action plan mooted to make India global aviation hub


March 15th, 2012 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) India can be a global aviation hub and the third largest aviation market in the world by 2020 if an eight-point action plan is pursued, ... Read more...

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Private airlines to have global traffic rights


March 14th, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 14 (IANS) The government is considering giving traffic rights to private airlines on global routes to help them tide over their financial problems, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit ... Read more...

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‘India aiming to be among top five aviation markets’


March 14th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 13 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday said his ministry was taking steps to make India one of the top five civil aviation markets in the world.Inaugurating ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh to open India Aviation show Wednesday


March 13th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Hyderabad March 13 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh will inaugurate the five-day bi-annual India Aviation international exhibition and conference here Wednesday."The event would bring together senior government ... Read more...

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Kingfisher not to take part in India Aviation


March 10th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) Crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines will not be participating in India Aviation 2012, the international exhibition and conference on civil aviation beginning here March 14.Kingfisher, one of the ... Read more...

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India, Australia to jointly develop aerospace industry


February 23rd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 22 (IANS) The Society of Indian Aerospace and Technologies (SIATI) and Aviation Aerospace Australia (AAA) Wednesday entered into a long-term agreement to jointly develop the aerospace industry in ... Read more...

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Jet fuel price cut by Rs.350.70 a kilolitre


February 16th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) State-owned oil marketing companies (OMCs) Thursday cut aviation fuel prices by Rs.350.70 or 0.56 percent a kilolitre (kl), effective from midnight Friday.With this, the ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines third quarter loss at Rs.444 crore


February 16th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 16 (IANS) High fuel costs and falling revenue resulted in Kingfisher Airlines' losses in the third quarter of the current fiscal mounting to Rs.444 crore from a net ... Read more...

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Big Chinese chopper passes cold weather flight test


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China's first independently-developed large civil helicopter has passed a cold weather flight test, said China Aviation Industrial Helicopter Co. Monday.The flight testing period for the 13-tonne ... 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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