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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 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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Britain for negotiated settlement of aviation tax


April 19th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Britain Thursday called for negotiated outcome on the issue of a carbon tax imposed by the European Union (EU) on flights landing in the Eurozone ... Read more...

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Foreign observers for North Korean satellite launch


March 18th, 2012 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, March 18 (IANS) North Korea would invite international observers to monitor launching of its indigenously-built earth observation satellite -- Kwangmyongsong-3, the state news agency KCNA has reported.The Korean Committee ... Read more...

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Indian carriers have provided carbon emission data: EU


February 3rd, 2012 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Despite the government's appeal to airlines to refrain from submitting carbon emission data to the European Union (EU) for a new tax, EU climate action ... Read more...

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Iran strengthens national fleet with 25 planes


December 19th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 19 (IANS) Iran has enhanced its national fleet with 25 passenger planes since June and plans to purchase 20 more in future, the Tehran Times has reported.The country ... Read more...

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Government to set up aviation university: Vayalar Ravi


October 17th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi said Monday that the government plans to set up an aviation university that will ensure minimum standards of aviation skills.Speaking ... Read more...

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President to inaugurate civil aviation conference in Mumbai


October 14th, 2011 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 14 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil will Monday inaugurate an international conference on civil aviation in Mumbai.The 4th International Civil Aviation Negotiation Conference 2011 (ICAN 2011), hosted by ... Read more...

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Third sex gets official gender status in Australia


September 15th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The third sex has received official recognition in Australia as travellers from Down Under can now select from three gender options on their passports -- ... Read more...

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Russia may halve training time for pilots to meet shortage


August 31st, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's aviation authorities are reportedly considering halving the training time for the country's airline pilots in a bid to end a shortage of crew in ... Read more...

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Stay on Rs.75 lakh compensation to Mangalore crash victims


August 25th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 25 (IANS) A division bench of the Kerala High Court Thursday stayed a single bench verdict ordering national carrier Air India to pay Rs.75 lakh ($168,000) each to ... Read more...

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New chief, turnaround strategy for Air India soon (Roundup)


August 12th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Air India is set to get a new chief soon. The national carrier, which is struggling to even pay salaries to its staff and ... Read more...

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Air India chief Jadhav being axed


August 12th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The government has decided to sack Air India chairman and managing director Arvind Jadhav and name an interim replacement for the two posts till a ... Read more...

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Mangalore air crash: Rs.75 lakh for each victim’s kin (Second Lead)


July 20th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kochi, July 20 (IANS) National carrier Air India is set to pay Rs.75 lakh ($168,000) each to the families of 158 passengers killed in the Mangalore crash last year, ... Read more...

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From next year, no operations from unlicensed airports


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Air transport service providers that operate from smaller unlicensed airports will not be allowed to do so after June 30, 2011, a statement by the Ministry of ... 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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No full-body scanners at Dubai airports


July 6th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 6 (IANS) Full-body scanner, which enables security staff to see X-ray image of passengers, will not be used at Dubai airports as the device violates national ethics, Dubai airport security ... Read more...

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All steps to ensure air safety, more powers to regulator: Patel


June 3rd, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The government proposes to delegate more powers to the aviation regulator on air safety, based on the recommendations of a new panel set up a week after ... Read more...

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Air India crash eyewitnesses say better rescue facilities could have saved more lives


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Mangalore, May 23 (ANI): Though investigators on Sunday (May 23) remained busy searching for more clues, as they sifted through the wreckage of the Air India Express plane a day after the ... Read more...

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UAE to host aviation search and rescue forum


May 11th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 11 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Global Civil Aviation Search and Rescue Forum here June 21-22. The UAE General Civil Aviation ... Read more...

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Thales to modernise avionics on Indian Air Force MiG-29s


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) European aerospace giant Thales has been chosen to modernise avionics on the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet of MiG-29 multi-role fighters to enable interoperability with Western military ... Read more...

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Nepal government scraps passport deal with India


April 11th, 2010 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 11 (IANS) Under growing pressure from all sides and with the opposition Maoist party having announced a general strike Monday in protest, Nepal's cornered government Sunday said it was scrapping ... Read more...

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Maoists call for Nepal closure against passport deal with India


April 9th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 9 (IANS) Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas, who had pledged not to call any more general strikes, have gone back on their word and called for a nationwide strike on Monday ... Read more...

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Nepal’s passport deal with India taken to court


April 7th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 7 (IANS) The growing controversy in Nepal following the government's decision to award a sensitive passport contract to an Indian company continued to snowball with two individuals now challenging the ... Read more...

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Nepal PM summoned over Indian passport deal


April 5th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 5 (IANS) The uproar in Nepal over the government's decision to award a prestigious passport deal to an Indian company continued Monday with a parliamentary committee summoning Prime Minister Madhav ... Read more...

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Philippines defends airline safety after EU ban


March 31st, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
Manila, March 31 (DPA) The Philippines Wednesday defended the safety of its airlines after the European Union banned all airlines from the South-East Asian country from flying into Europe. Alfonso Cusi, director general ... Read more...

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Uproar in Nepal as Indian firm wins passport bid


March 20th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 20 (IANS) Nepal's ruling parties are pitted against one another and the Maoists have joined the uproar as Nepal's government finally decided to award a prestigious contract for printing smart ... Read more...

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Fight over India bid drives Nepal to passport disaster


March 19th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 19 (IANS) April 1 bodes to be no laughing matter for Nepal with the fledgling republic heading for a passport disaster as the ruling parties continue to bicker over a ... Read more...

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Nepal DPM Sujata firm on printing MRPs in India


March 11th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Mar 11 (ANI): Nepal Deputy Prime Minister Sujata Koirala today said that the contract of printing the Machine Readable Passports (MPRs) should be granted to Government of India.Talking to reporters here, ... Read more...

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Union Cabinet approves ASA with Nepal


February 11th, 2010 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Nepal.India and Nepal enjoy a traditionally warm and cordial relationship and share historical, political and ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for air service deal with Nepal


February 11th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) The government Thursday gave its approval for signing of an Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Nepal. An official statement said that a new ASA based ... Read more...

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UAE, Arab aviation body sign pact to boost skill pool


January 29th, 2010 - 5:17 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Arab Civil Aviation Commission (ACAC) have signed a pact to build capacity of its ... Read more...

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Nepal pledges better safety in wake of IA hijack trauma


December 23rd, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 23 (IANS) Recovering from the trauma of the sensational hijack of an Indian Airlines aircraft 10 years ago, Nepal's civil aviation authorities say they have learnt from the ... Read more...

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241 bird hits reported so far this year


November 18th, 2009 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Despite safety measures in place, airports continue to be vulnerable to bird hits, with 241 such incidents occurring till date this year causing financial losses of at ... Read more...

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