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SC notice on plea for probing Air India’s ‘unnecessary plane purchases’ (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday issued notice to the central government and Air India on a petition seeking a CBI probe into the "unnecessary" purchase of ... Read more...

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Bhubaneswar airport to be made international soon


September 20th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A new terminal at the Bhubaneswar airport is expected to be commissioned by December this year and the airport will be upgraded to international status ... Read more...

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Air India gets second Dreamliner, plans to start new routes


September 19th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Air India Wednesday received its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner as it firmed up plans to open new international routes using the aircraft to destinations in ... Read more...

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Air passenger traffic falls for fourth straight month


September 18th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic fell 3.70 percent for the fourth straight month in August, which stood at 43.69 lakh from 45.37 lakh travellers in July, ... Read more...

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Air India pilots send legal notice to management


September 17th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Labour trouble is brewing again for Air India as a pilots' union has sent a legal notice to the national carrier for implementing new flight ... Read more...

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Six Airports Authority of India officials suspended


September 17th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The government Monday suspended six senior Airports Authority of India officials who have been found to be involved in irregularities in awarding ground handling services ... Read more...

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FDI in airlines allowed, foreign airlines welcome move


September 14th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The government Friday allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49 percent in domestic carriers, giving wings to cash-strapped Indian carriers.The cabinet committee on ... Read more...

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Air India’s Dreamliner to be in service from Sep 19


September 12th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it plans to deploy its newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner in service from Sep 19, with the first commercial flight ... Read more...

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Government asks Air India to follow duty time limitations


September 11th, 2012 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) To improve staff utilisation of the national carrier, the government Tuesday directed Air India to immediately implement the flight duty time limitations (FDTL) for pilots ... Read more...

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Air India’s first Dreamliner arrives after 4-year wait


September 8th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Amidst much fanfare, Air India's first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrived in the national capital Saturday, ending a four-year wait.Air India is the fifth airline to ... Read more...

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Government amends procedures for construction around airports


September 7th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The government Friday amended the byelaws regulating building activities around airports, saying the changes simplified procedures for obtaining a no-objection certificates for construction."Changes will bring ... Read more...

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First Dreamliner aircraft delivered to Air India in the US


September 6th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Flag carrier Air India Thursday took charge of the first of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft at Charleston in South Carolina in the US, ahead ... Read more...

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India expects to induct first 787 Dreamliner this month


August 19th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Air India hopes to induct the first of its new Boeing-787 Dreamliners by this month-end as the aircraft has received regulatory clearances to fly to ... Read more...

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Government refutes loss claims over Delhi airport (Roundup)


August 17th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The government Friday dismissed the claims of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) on losses to the exchequer by allowing a private operator ... Read more...

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Air passenger traffic falls for third straight month


August 17th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic fell 11.17 percent for the third straight month in July, which stood at 45.37 lakh from 51.08 lakh travellers in ... Read more...

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CAG raps government for allowing DIAL levy development fee


August 17th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) India's official auditor has rapped the government for allowing the private operator of the national capital's IGI airport to collect a levy from passengers to ... Read more...

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Lucknow airport construction irregularities to be probed


August 16th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Thursday referred to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) complaints of irregularities in construction of the new terminal at Lucknow airport.The ... Read more...

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Large aircraft allowed from Patna till Aug 31


August 12th, 2012 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Aug 12 (IANS) Large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 have been allowed to operate from Patna airport till Aug 31, officials said Sunday.The the Airports Authority ... Read more...

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Nasim Ahmad Zaidi is new election commissioner


August 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Former civil aviation secretary Syed Nasim Ahmad Zaidi was Tuesday appointed an election commissioner by President Pranab Mukherjee."The president has appointed Syed Nasim Ahmad ... Read more...

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No large aircraft from Patna from Aug 16


August 5th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, August 5 (IANS) Large aircraft such as Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 will not operate from Patna airport from Aug 16 after the runway length was re-notified, officials said Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh assures faster clearance for Navi Mumbai airport


July 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Monday said the government would fast-track all clearances required for building the Navi Mumbai International Airport.Singh gave the assurance during ... Read more...

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Reviving defunct airports tribunal, centre tells court


July 24th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) The central government Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that it has started the process to revive the defunct Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal ... Read more...

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Chandy to take up AI Express HQ shifting with ministry


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, July 23 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Monday rapped Air India for ignoring the "genuine needs" of the state and said he would take this up with the ... Read more...

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DGCA reviews airlines’ safety


July 13th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) India's aviation regulator Friday reviewed the safety and operational performance of all the domestic airlines and asked the carriers to remove deficiencies and properly address ... Read more...

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No plans to order closure of any airline: DGCA


July 12th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) The government Thursday said that it is not considering the closure of any airline.Dismissing allegations that aviation regulator E.K. Bharat Bhushan was removed at a ... 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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Nasir Ali is new Air India joint managing director


July 11th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) In a bid to straighten things out in troubled national carrier Air India, the government has appointed Nasir Ali, an official who is heading a ... 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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Aviation regulator directs airlines to rationalise fares


June 18th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) India's civil aviation regulator Monday directed all domestic airlines to check the exponential rises in air fares, even as demand declined in May by 0.87 ... Read more...

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Agra may soon get international air terminal (Lead)


June 9th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 9 (IANS) Taj city Agra may soon get a brand new international air terminal at Dhanuali, close to the Kheria IAF base here, if the project gets the ... Read more...

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Agra may soon get international air terminal


June 9th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 9 (IANS) Taj city Agra may soon get a brand new international air terminal at Dhanuali, close to the Kheria IAF base here, if the project gets the ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is expected to take up American aircraft manufacturer Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in supply of ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer


June 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will decide on Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in ... Read more...

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Air India to cut loss-making routes (Lead)


June 5th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Air India may cut some of its loss-making routes under a new business plan it has worked out, sources in the civil aviation ministry ... Read more...

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Air India won’t take Dreamliners till compensation fixed (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Air India will not take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner planes from Boeing till the finalisation of the compensation for the delay in supplying the ... Read more...

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