Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: Aviation

Air India chief Rajiv Bansal appointed as Civil Aviation Secretary

K Rajaraman, additional secretary in the Dept of Economic Affairs, was also appointed as Telecommunications Secretary during a top-level bureaucratic reshuffle Wednesday.

India’s first naval aviator Yaduvansh Narayan Singh remained in shadows. It can change now

From being the first Indian carrier pilot to being the first to command an Indian naval air squadron, the man ticked all the boxes over half a century ago.

Naval aviation gets President’s Colour. Here’s all you need to know of the honour

The President’s Colour is the highest honour bestowed on a military unit in recognition of its exceptional service to the nation.

DGCA allows Boeing 737 Max aircraft to resume commercial service after 2-and-half years ban

In its order dated 26 August 2021, the DGCA stated that the operation of Boeing 737 Max planes are permitted 'only upon satisfaction of applicable requirements for return to service'.

Govt extends international passenger flight suspension till 31 August

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation further said that international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis.

Indian airports report Rs 7,000 cr loss in FY 21, 63% fall in passenger traffic, report finds

Mumbai loses second busiest airport title to Bengaluru, overall domestic traffic in India drops by 61.8% and international traffic by 84.8%, the lowest in almost 30 years, CAPA India report says.

8 flying schools in the works, Modi govt hopes more pilots get their wings in India

Flying Training Organisations are being set up across Karnataka, Maharashtra, MP and Assam to prevent aspiring pilots from having to receive training abroad. 

Vaccinated late, ‘left to fend for ourselves’, airlines staff say as Covid kills 14 pilots

National carrier Air India lost five pilots, Vistara two. IndiGo was the worst hit with seven deaths. Airline employees blame management for delayed vaccination.

With less than 300 choppers, India’s helicopter market dwindles, industry wants better rules

India's helicopter potential in tourism, mining, corporate travel and medical services remains severely underused.

Flights to get costlier as lower limit on domestic airfare raised by 5%, capacity still at 80%

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri says decision taken keeping in view the 'continuous rise' in prices of aviation turbine fuel.

On Camera


Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.