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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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MiG-29 makes first landing on Indian carrier


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A MiG-29KUB two-seat naval fighter jet made the first touch-and-go landings last week on Indian Navy aircraft carrier Vikramaditya, Russia's Sevmash shipyard said Monday.The ship ... Read more...

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Reliance Communications to list sub-sea cable business in Singapore


June 13th, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 13 (IANS) Telecom major Reliance Communications Ltd., part of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), plans to list its sub-sea cable infrastructure network in Singapore through a business ... Read more...

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Kite disrupts landings at China airport


May 5th, 2012 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 5 (IANS) A total of 23 flights to northeast China's Dalian had to be diverted to other airports after a kite was noticed hovering over the city airport.The ... Read more...

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Plane makes emergency landing in London


April 16th, 2012 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 16 (IANS) Flights in and out of London's second largest airport Gatwick were suspended Monday after a US-bound Airbus A330-300 plane was forced to make an emergency landing ... Read more...

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Facelift for two Mirage 2000 jets in French Riviera


December 5th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) The first set of two Mirage 2000 combat jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) have flown out for upgrade at the facilities of Thales, ... Read more...

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ISS orbit readjusted by 3 km


October 20th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) has been raised by 3.1 km, a spokesman for Russia's Mission Control said.The maneuver was carried out ... Read more...

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New taxiway to cut congestion at Mumbai airport


September 27th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 27 (IANS) A new taxiway will be built at the Mumbai airport to slash runway occupancy time and reduce congestion, an official said Tuesday.The taxiway shall be constructed ... Read more...

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End of US shuttle programme to leave thousands out of work


July 8th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Cape Canaveral (Florida), July 8 (IANS/EFE) The coming end of the space shuttle era will take away the jobs of 24,000 people who hope to be able to find work ... Read more...

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Planes influence local weather during take-off


July 1st, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) People living close to airports may not only suffer sleepless nights, they could also experience lousy weather.The very presence of aircraft increases the possibility of snow ... Read more...

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Upgraded AN-32 transport plane inducted into IAF


June 8th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India Wednesday took delivery of four upgraded Soviet-era AN-32 military transport aircraft following an overhaul and re-equipment in Ukraine that will enhance the life of ... Read more...

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No safety norms violated in Goa: Kingfisher Airlines


April 13th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Referring to news reports claiming that certain airlines had made "blind landings" in Goa, Kingfisher Airlines Wednesday said it had not violated any air safety norms ... Read more...

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Repairs restrict use of Goa airport runway (Lead)


April 12th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Maintenance work being carried out by naval authorities has forced Goa's Dabolim international airport to cut down both the length and hours of use of its ... Read more...

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Goa airport runway cut down for five hours a day


April 12th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 12 (IANS) Maintenance work being carried out by naval authorities has forced Goa's Dabolim international airport to cut down its runway length for five hours a day, an ... Read more...

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Malaysian flight makes emergency landing at Delhi airport


February 20th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) A Malaysian Airlines flight from Kuala Lumpur to Delhi Sunday made an emergency landing at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here after the pilot noticed a technical ... Read more...

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UK climber who survived 1000-ft plunge determined to climb Everest


January 31st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): A UK climber, who survived a 1,000ft fall from a Scottish mountain, has said that he is determined to go ahead with the planned Mount Everest expedition.As he ... Read more...

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Close encounter for landing passenger jets at San Francisco airport


December 15th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Two passenger jets approaching the dual runways of San Francisco International Airport for parallel landings looked like they were about to collide with one another.From the picture ... Read more...

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She gets ‘guard of dishonour’ for sex at war memorial


August 21st, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Britain's military veterans formed a "guard of dishonour" for a woman who has been convicted of urinating and performing a drunken sex act on a man at a ... Read more...

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Frogs perfected jumping before achieving proficiency at landing


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI Frogs became proficient at jumping before they perfected landing. according to a new study.Dr. Richard Essner from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the US and colleagues believe this ... Read more...

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Hundred days after fire: Stephen Court is a ghost building


June 30th, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) The dreadful scenes of people jumping to their deaths and mangled and completely charred bodies - mainly of youngsters - being taken out in heaps from ... Read more...

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Scary, thrilling.. the Mangalore airport experience (Lead)


May 22nd, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore, May 22 (IANS) Scary, thrilling, makes one pray to the almighty for a safe landing - are some of the expressions that come to people who fly into or out of ... Read more...

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Plane barely 30 months old, pilots highly experienced: Air India


May 22nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) The ill-fated Boeing 737-800 aircraft that crashed at Mangalore airport Saturday morning was barely two-and-a-half years old and was "airworthy", Air India officials said. The state-of-the-art aircraft had been ... Read more...

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Probe ordered into Mangalore air crash: Patel (Lead)


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore (Karnataka), May 22 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Saturday said that a probe had been ordered into the plane crash at Mangalore airport and that it was premature to ascertain ... Read more...

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Black box of Air India flight not traced, 146 bodies found


May 22nd, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Authorities have recovered 146 bodies from the debris of the Air India flight that crashed in Mangalore Saturday and a court of inquiry will be ordered ... Read more...

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Ash forces closure of airspace over Scotland, Northern Ireland


May 5th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
London, May 5 (DPA) A volcanic ash cloud forced British air traffic authorities to close the airspace above Scotland and Northern Ireland as of Wednesday morning, only hours after a similar flight ... Read more...

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Eurocontrol: Impact of volcanic ash to continue until at least Sunday afternoon


April 17th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- European air traffic officials on Saturday said the cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland will continue to impact flights across northern and central Europe until at least ... Read more...

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Chinese build airport in Mount Everest region


April 12th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lhasa, April 12 (IANS) An airport under construction in a Tibetan region which is home to the Mount Everest is expected to be operational in October, an aviation official said. Construction of the ... Read more...

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Tibet’s fifth civil airport to be operational in October


April 10th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Lhasa (Tibet), Apr 10(ANI) The fifth civil airport in Tibet is expected to start operations in October.Director of the Civil Aviation Administration's Tibet Branch, Xu Bo, said that the construction of the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Toads can anticipate timing and impact of their landings


February 7th, 2010 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): A new research has shown that toads, like humans, are capable of anticipating when and how hard they are going to land after a jump and activating muscles ... Read more...

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Security alert in India over LTTE landings, ammunition seizure


January 28th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
By M.R. Narayan Swamy New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) A security alert has been sounded following the seizure of ammunition on the Tamil Nadu coast and the arrest of four Indian men ... Read more...

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UN approves more troops, aims to feed one million Haitians


January 20th, 2010 - 2:13 am ICT by IANS
New York, Jan 20 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday authorised the deployment of additional military and police to Haiti to bolster security and assist in massive relief operations for victims ... Read more...

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Fog hits air traffic, thousands stranded (Second Lead)


January 2nd, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 2 (IANS) Nearly 40 domestic and international flights to the national capital were diverted or cancelled Saturday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded as dense fog and faulty runway instruments ... Read more...

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Peter Jackson plans movie on Gallipoli


December 17th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, December 17 (ANI): Film-maker Peter Jackson plans to make a movie on Gallipoli ahead of the April 2015 centenary of the ill-fated Anzac landings on the peninsula in World War I.The ... Read more...

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D-Day dummy paratrooper ‘Rupert’ expected to fetch 1000 pounds in Munich auction


October 6th, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Munich, Oct. 6 (ANI): One three-foot dummy paratrooper out of hundreds, which were dropped behind German lines to invade the Normandy on D-Day, is set to be auctioned and is expected to ... Read more...

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Russia tests fighter jets before delivery to India


September 30th, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 30 (RIA Novosti) Russia's MiG aircraft maker said it has successfully tested four MiG-29 jets due to be delivered to India. "During the tests Sep 28-29, the MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB fighters ... Read more...

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