national aviation

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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Aircraft purchase: High court refuses to pass order


June 1st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday refused to pass any order on a plea seeking an enquiry into the purchase of 111 aircraft for the Air ... Read more...

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Russia may blacklist air passengers, pilots


May 16th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pilots who violate work rules and unruly passengers could be blacklisted in Russia under a bill now in parliament, an MP said.Andrei Andreev, chairman of ... Read more...

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China improves flight punctuality


December 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) Flight punctuality has been improving in China this year from a year ago despite the rapid increase of flights, a senior official said.From January to November, ... Read more...

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Chinese plane flies on biofuel


October 28th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 28 (IANS) Air China Friday conducted the first trial flight of a passenger plane powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel.The Boeing 747 landed safely ... 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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Fighter jet crashes at Chinese airshow, one pilot missing


October 14th, 2011 - 9:41 pm ICT by BNO News
PUCHENG, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A fighter jet crashed during an air show in southwestern China on late Friday morning, injuring one pilot and leaving another pilot unaccounted for, state-run media reported.The ... Read more...

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Unsure whether to go ahead with Boeing purchase: Ravi


September 9th, 2011 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Even as the official auditor attributed Air India's massive fleet expansion plan as one of the major reasons for its financial woes, Civil Aviation Minister ... Read more...

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Needless aircraft purchases, merger caused Air India mess: CAG (Roundup)


September 8th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The government's auditor said Thursday the decision to buy new aircraft, which was driven by the aviation ministry, and dismal management practices had led to ... Read more...

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CAG raises eyebrows on aircraft purchases for Air India


September 8th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) The nation's official auditor in its report submitted to parliament Thursday slammed the aviation ministry and flagship carrier Air India for haste in pushing the ... Read more...

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Relief for kin of crash victims: Air India plea rejected


July 9th, 2011 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 9 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court has dismissed the appeal of Air India challenging the compensation awarded to the families of 130 people killed in a crash near ... Read more...

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Air India’s subsidiary starts pilot recruitment


May 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) National carrier Air India's low-cost subsidiary Alliance Air Tuesday started a pilot recruitment campaign, intended to help the airline to tide over any future strike ... Read more...

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Court to hear petition against striking Air India pilots


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) As the strike by nearly half of Air India's 1,600 pilots entered the sixth day Monday, the Delhi High Court was set to hear a ... Read more...

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Air India cancels 130 flights as pilots’ stir enters fourth day


April 30th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Close to 130 flights were grounded Saturday as nearly half of Air India's 1,600 pilots continued their stir for the fourth day, despite facing a ... Read more...

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How much do striking pilots earn?


April 27th, 2011 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) They are on a flash strike since Tuesday midnight, demanding better pay and work conditions, causing inconvenience to thousands of passengers. But the pay ... Read more...

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Air India makes turnaround pitch to bankers


April 8th, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) Beleagured flag carrier Air India made a strong pitch of its turaround plan before bankers here Friday as financial restructuring is at the ... Read more...

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Efforts on to resolve Air India pilots’ deadlock


March 9th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) Talks are on to resolve the deadlock between Air India and a group of pilots, who have threatened to go on strike on pay ... Read more...

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Budget: Air India to get Rs.1,200 crore fresh equity


February 28th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) National carrier Air India, reeling under a financial crisis, will now get an additional equity of Rs.1,200 crore ($250 million).Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, in his 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Indian Airlines is history as ‘IC’ code formally merges with ‘AI’


February 26th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) In the centenary year of the country's civil aviation, Air India is formally emerging as the single entity for domestic and overseas operations with the 'IC' ... Read more...

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Panel to resolve grievances of Air India employees (Lead)


February 18th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Friday said a committee would soon be constituted to resolve the grievances of national carrier Air India's employees."We have formed a mechanism ... Read more...

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Ravi to meet Air India unions to know grievances


February 14th, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) While a strike by a section of Air India pilots was averted, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Monday said he will talk to employees' unions to understand ... Read more...

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Air India pilots threaten strike over late salaries


February 9th, 2011 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Feb 9 (IANS) Air India pilots have threatened to go on a flash strike Thursday over delay in salary payments, even as the management of the beleaguered state-run flag carrier ... Read more...

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Erstwhile Indian Airlines to lose remaining legacy to Air India


January 28th, 2011 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Soon, passengers on flag carrier Air India's network will no longer have to travel on separate tickets for domestic and international flights, giving the code "IC" ... Read more...

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Smooth flight for Air India top priority: Vayalar Ravi


January 20th, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) India's new Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi Thursday said nursing Air India back to health will be his top priority and he would work towards its ... Read more...

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Aviation ministry gets new face at helm


January 19th, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 19 (IANS) Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan in the national capital has got a new face at the helm with veteran Congress leader Vayalar Ravi given additional charge of the ... Read more...

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IndiGo to buy 180 Airbus aircraft for $15 billion (Roundup)


January 12th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Indian low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo Wednesday signed a $15 billion deal with European aircraft manufacturer Airbus for buying 180 A320 aircraft, the biggest ever single firm ... Read more...

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Ailing Air India to get $250 mn equity from government (Lead)


December 30th, 2010 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) National carrier Air India, reeling under a financial crisis with little funds for fleet expansion, will now get additional equity of Rs.1,200 crore ($250 million) from ... Read more...

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Govt. approves Rs. 1200 crore equity infusion in Air Inida


December 30th, 2010 - 10:06 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.30 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved the infusion of Rs.1200 crore as equity to Air India and directed its management to work towards the rationalisation ... Read more...

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Air India sacks senior official, sets up panel on fate of another


November 18th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) State-run carrier Air India (AI) Thursday sacked the recently appointed chief operating officer (COO) Pawan Arora of its budget international service Air India Express."The board has asked ... Read more...

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Air India cancels $1.6 million brand makeover deal


August 4th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it has cancelled a $1.6 million brand revamping deal with an Australian firm for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. "The project with ... Read more...

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Air India, Jet lost Rs.127 crore due to strikes: Patel


July 29th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Air India and Jet Airways have lost Rs.127 crore due to strikes by their employees since last year, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said in the Lok ... Read more...

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Unions back Air India finacial restructing plan


July 26th, 2010 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) Twelve employees unions of Air India have backed the national carrier's financial restructing plan, a member of the airline's board of directors said here Monday. "We have received ... Read more...

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Court asks Air India to de-seal staff union offices


June 28th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday directed Air India's holding company, National Aviation Company of India Ltd (NACIL), to de-seal the employees' union offices that were sealed during ... Read more...

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Air India stir off after Delhi High Court’s gag order (Roundup)


May 26th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The two-day wildcat strike by some 15,000 employees of Air India was called off Wednesday evening after a Delhi High Court restraining order, even as thousands ... Read more...

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Air India employees call off strike, 15 striking employees sacked


May 26th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): The stalemate over Air India employees' strike came to an end following an understanding reached here between the AI management and and the strikers on Wednesday evening. ... Read more...

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