Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

India’s first intrastate Airlines in MP; 3 Cessna to start with

The first intrastate Airlines comes operational in India. It is Ventura Airconnect who has launched the first intrastate, nonscheduled airline in Madhya Pradesh. It operates twice daily flights between different city pairs within the state. From its bases at Bhopal and Indore, the airline connects Jabalpur,...

February 26th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

DGCA for fin autonomy for AI Express

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has recommended giving financial autonomy to Air India Charters Ltd (AICL), the company which runs Air India Express, the low-cost brand of Air India operating in the international sector. “From a safety perspective, it is imperative that AICL be given...

February 26th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Carbon Tax: India for counter measures

India, Russia, US, China and other countries would meet in Moscow later this month to decide on whether to take retaliatory measures against the European Union (EU) on its “unilateral” decision to impose carbon tax on air travel. A strong message was learnt to have been delivered to an EU...

February 26th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

IATA urges global solution to ETS; lenient towards India

IATA has urged European policymakers to work towards a global solution to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Meanwhile The European Union is willing to consider whether India’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions could qualify for waivers under an EU law  the 27-nation bloc’s climate chief...

February 25th, 2012 | Aviation, Default, Featured | Read More

ACS Spread wings in India

AIR Charter Service has opened its first office in Mumbai, India, offering cargo and passenger services. “We deal with many clients around the world who require charters into India,” managing director Tony Bauckham comments. “We have been planning this office opening for some time now as we already...

February 25th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

DGCA collects emission data

The growing concern on carbon emissions and global warming has trickled down to the civil aviation sector in India too. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to create a national carbon inventory for the civil aviation sector and collect data on carbon emissions from various airports...

February 22nd, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Thai “Ladyboy” airline takes to the skies

PC AIR decided to set itself apart from its competitors by hiring “katoeys” – as transsexuals are known in Thailand – when it received more than 100 applicants from “ladyboys” for the jobs. Thailand has one of the world’s largest populations of “ladyboys”...

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

Civil Aviation Ministry in favour of higher FDI cap

The Civil Aviation Ministry is likely to drop its opposition to higher investment by foreign airlines in the sector and agree to let them hold up to 49% in domestic carriers, the Economic Times reported on Saturday, citing an unidentified ministry official. The country’s new civil aviation minister,...

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

Boeing receives record-breaking orders

Boeing booked 805 net commercial airplane orders in 2011, fueled by a late flurry of record-breaking deals. The company also delivered 477 airplanes, ending the year with a strong backlog of 3,771 unfilled commercial orders. “This past year was one of the most exciting and important years in Boeing’s...

January 19th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More

DGFT allows Indian carriers to import ATF

To help the loss making Indian carriers save on fuel cost, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has agreed to allow domestic airlines to directly import jet fuel for their own use. However, a formal notification on the same is still awaited. Almost all domestic airlines are bleeding due to...

January 19th, 2012 | Aviation, Default | Read More
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