international civil aviation

Russia slams Syrian opposition over civilian airports attack threat


September 4th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS) Russia has strongly condemned the alleged threat by an armed Syrian opposition on attacking civilian airports in Syria, saying such actions were no different from ... 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 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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North Korea to invite foreign experts for satellite launch


March 18th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 18 (IANS) With international concern growing over the planned satellite launch by North Korea, Pyongyang has decided to invite foreign observers for the event.Pyongyang has expressed its readiness ... 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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China bars airlines from paying EU carbon emission charge


February 6th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 6 (IANS) China's airlines are not allowed to pay a charge on carbon emissions imposed by the European Union (EU) nor are they allowed to hike freight or ... 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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EU’s emissions plans for aviation disappointing: IATA


December 21st, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Wednesday said it is disappointed by the decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) which ... Read more...

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Duty time limits for Air Traffic Control officers planned


December 21st, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) To ensure a work force free of stress and fatigue, the government Wednesday said it is considering placing a limit on the duty time for ... Read more...

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ICAO adopts India’s stand against EU aviation norms


November 11th, 2011 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The Indian government Friday said that a working paper presented by it to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) against aviation emission norms proposed by ... 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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India to rank among top five aviation nations: President


October 17th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 17 (IANS) With a huge growth potential forecast over the next 10 years, the Indian aviation sector is set to be catapulted among the top five in ... 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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India seeks more code-sharing to boost travel to Canada


July 1st, 2011 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) With no Canadian airline flying to India even as two Indian carriers touch Canada, Indian civil aviation authorities have demanded enhanced code-sharing by the Canadian national ... Read more...

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IndiGo to commence Delhi-Dubai flights from Sep 1


June 14th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Leading low-cost carrier IndiGo Airlines Tuesday said it will launch its international foray Sep 1, by operating services from New Delhi to Dubai."It is ... Read more...

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Indian satellite to be launched May 20 from Kourou


May 14th, 2011 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 14 (IANS) European Space Agency (ESA) Arianespace will launch India's heavy geo-stationary satellite (GSAT-8), intended for communication purposes, on board its Ariane-5 rocket May 20 from its ... Read more...

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Successful biofuel flight conducted in Mexico


April 3rd, 2011 - 11:09 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, April 3 (IANS/EFE) European aircraft manufacturer Airbus and Mexican budget airline Interjet successfully conducted the first Jatropha-based biofuel flight in Mexico.The demonstration flight from Mexico City to the ... Read more...

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High radiation levels in Japanese travellers to China


March 26th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 26 (IANS) Two Japanese travellers who had flown into an eastern city in China from Tokyo had radiation levels well above safety limits, officials said.The travellers who flew ... Read more...

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India, Brazil sign air services agreement


March 8th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) India and Brazil Tuesday signed a bilateral air services agreement (ASA), intended to increase air-connectivity between the two countries, an official statement said."The new ASA ... Read more...

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Better deals in offing for those flying abroad


March 6th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) After making the skies more affordable for millions of Indians in the domestic aviation space, India's low-cost carriers are now promising the same in ... Read more...

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Poland rejects Russia’s report on President Kaczynski’s death


December 17th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by BNO News
WARSAW, POLAND (BNO NEWS) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Friday rejected Russia's report on the causes of the plane crash which killed late President Lech Kaczynski and other high-ranking officials ... 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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‘Praful Patel didn’t ask for an apology for Chicago incident’


September 30th, 2010 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says Indian Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel did not ask her for an apology over being detained at Chicago ... 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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India, Iran sign MoU on air services


July 9th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): India and Iran on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on new air services between the two nations on the sidelines of the 16th India - ... Read more...

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India, Iran sign air services agreement


July 9th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India and Iran have signed an agreement on air services that will increase the number of flights between the two countries and add two more cities to ... 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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