Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

The e-freight: project surpassed the IATA board target

The e-freight figures were recently published for 2011 revealing that the project surpassed the IATA board target for the year. It was an ambitious year for the efreight worldwide community with a target of 10% penetration on trade lanes that went live at the end of 2010. By December 2011, the target...

March 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Cargo, Default | Read More

India needs 30 more Airports

Planning Commission assess India will need 30 more airports in 10 years to accommodate the increase in air passenger traffic that’s expected to grow to 370 million from 240 million this year. The Commission expects that with these estimated figures, the current passenger terminal capacity is expected...

March 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Bhubaneswar A’port readies for upgradation

The new Domestic Terminal Building at Biju Patnayak Airport Bhubaneswar is likely to be upgraded as International Airport. The upgradation work of the Airport Bhubaneswar A’port readies for upgradation is likely to be completed by August 2012 and will cater to 800 passengers against the capacity...

March 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Self-Tagging now available in the US

of self-tagging issued by the US Transport Security Administration (TSA), the Fast Travel programme is closer to become a reality in the US. “Historically the US has always been a leader in self-service solutions,” said Stephan Copart, Fast Travel Project Manager at IATA. “However, due to security...

March 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Pilots may get to touch in to weather alert community: a smart idea

One day soon, pilots could view the weather from a different perspective thanks to a social networking system being developed by Thales. The idea – working name E-Meteo – is to add a simple function to the Thales navAero avionics computer to allow pilots to touch icons on a tablet computer...

March 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Favouring fly Clubs: top DGCA officials in a pickle

DGCA is in dock for undue favours dished out and irregularities unearthed .by another government agency. And top officials are being proceeded against. A top Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official and two others were placed under suspension after a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report...

March 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Delhi A’port: IATA objects tariff hike

International Air Transport Association (IATA) raised stong objection to the proposed increase in airports tariff in Delhi being considered by the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA). Though the proposed increase,, being a significant moderation from the increase proposed by Delhi International...

March 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Kingfisher sinks to hit bottom; IATA strikes another blow

Neck-deep in trouble, survival of beleagured Kingfisher Airlines predicted as nearly impossible with noose around its neck tightening day by day. The crisis at Vijay Mallya’s Airlines worsened sharply with a series of events putting a question mark on the airline’s survival. First, the Geneva-based...

March 20th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Global freight firms comfortable in India

Indian airports are expected to handle 2.64 million tonnes of cargo in 2011-2012. Almost half this will be accounted for from Delhi and Mumbai, with Delhi estimated to handle 600,000 tonnes, and Mumbai, 500,000 tonnes. Air cargo accounts only a fraction of the massive transshipment of goods worldwide,...

February 27th, 2012 | Aviation | Read More

QATAR AIRWAYS the best

QATAR AIRWAYS named the World’s Best Airline at the World Airline Awards held at Paris Air Show Mr Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways said “Today, I am immensely proud of Qatar Airways and it is an honour on behalf of my workforce and my country to collect this prestigious award and for Qatar...

February 27th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More
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