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Situation Being Closely Monitored Regarding 'Further Decision' On Int'l Flights Resumption: Scindia

Nov 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Amid the emergence of a new COVID variant, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday said the situation is being closely monitored and reviewed in consultation with other ministries regarding "any further decision" on resuming scheduled international passenger services.

Govt Denies Sanction To Prosecute Former Air India CMD

Nov 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The CBI has closed a case against former Air India CMD Arvind Jadhav and others over alleged corruption in the appointments of General Managers after the central government refused to grant its sanction to prosecute him, officials said.


PM Modi Inaugurates Kushinagar International Airport, Says 'New Energy' In Aviation Sector

Kushinagar is the final resting place of Gautama Buddha where he attained Mahaparinirvana after his death and is among the most important pilgrim spots for Buddhists.

PM Modi To Inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport Today

Oct 18, 2021 Sharmila Bhowmick

The event will be attended by the President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa and a 125-member delegation which will include 110 Buddhist monks.


Domestic Flights To Resume At Full Capacity From Oct 18

The order stated that the decision was taken after taking into consideration the recent demand for air travel.

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28 September, 2021

Aviation Employees To Be Tested For Drugs From Next Year: DGCA

Outlook Web Desk

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation stated the aviation employees would be test for drugs before being employed by their respective aviation companies from next year.


15 July, 2021

Aviation Ministry's National Drone Policy Brings Relaxation To Rules

Outlook Web Desk

The number of forms to be filled to operate drones in the country have been reduced to six in draft ‘Drone Rules, 2021’ in comparison to 25 forms mentioned in the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021, it said.


13 July, 2021

Leapfrogging Indian Aviation Leveraging Embraer

Dr Jaijit Bhattacharya

Embraer is a once in a century opportunity for India to leapfrog in the aerospace industry, and India should not be caught up in economic philosophies of how to acquire it.


08 July, 2021

The Lost Son Of Congress: What Entails For Jyotiraditya Scindia?

Devina Chandola

Scindia is expected to boost the aviation sector that has been drastically hit by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.


10 June, 2021

Indian Aviation Industry: Present Tense, Future Uncertain

Ashish Gupta and Ashwini Phadnis

While airlines have been forced to ground airplanes in the absence of passengers, airport operators too had to close down a few terminals.


03 June, 2021

17 Pilots Of Air India, IndiGo, Vistara Died Of Covid In May: Sources

Outlook Web Bureau

Air India had on May 4 said it would vaccinate all its employees by month-end


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23 May, 2021

CM Pinarayi Vijayan Hails Kerala’s First Woman Commercial Pilot

Outlook Web Bureau

Pinarayi Vijayan, on his Facebook page, said the life of Jeni, who fought against circumstances and realised her dreams, is a great inspiration to women and ordinary people.


08 May, 2021

Centre Permits Telangana Govt To Use Drones For Delivery Of Covid Vaccine

Outlook Web Bureau

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday permitted the Telangana government to use drones for 'conducting experimental delivery of vaccines' beyond the visual line of sight.


27 March, 2021

Either Privatise Or Close Air India, Says Minister Puri

Outlook Web Bureau

The government has started the process to sell its entire 100% stake in Air India that has been in losses since it merged with Indian Airlines in 2007.


13 March, 2021

Deboard Passengers Not Wearing Mask 'Properly': DGCA Tells Airlines

Outlook Web Bureau

The latest directives come against the backdrop of rising number of coronavirus cases in certain parts of the country even as domestic air traffic is improving.


21 February, 2021

United Airlines Plane Engine Bursts Midair, Debris Falls From Sky

Associated Press (AP)

Passengers recounted a terrifying ordeal that began to unfold shortly after the plane full of vacationers took off.


12 February, 2021

Domestic Flights Become Expensive As Govt Increases Limits On Airfares By 10-30%

Outlook Web Bureau

The Ministry said that the new limits will remain in force up to March 31, 2021 or until further orders.


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11 February, 2021

Cap On Domestic Flights Continues, Only 80% Allowed Till March End

Outlook Web Bureau

Airlines permitted to fly only 80 pc of pre-COVID flights till March-end: Govt


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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