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AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director
India

AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director

A senior pilot of Air India, Arvind Kathpalia, has recently been promoted as the Regional Director (Northern Region) of the national carrier.
#Boeing737MAX8 grounding: Civil Aviation Ministry holds meeting with all airlines
India

#Boeing737MAX8 grounding: Civil Aviation Ministry holds meeting with all airlines

The Civil Aviation Ministry held a meeting with all the airlines in the country to come up with a contingency plan in the backdrop of the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday.
India to have 200-airports, 1.1bn air-passenger traffic by 2040: MoCA
India

India to have 200-airports, 1.1bn air-passenger traffic by 2040: MoCA

India's air passenger traffic is expected to grow six-fold to 1.1 billion and the number of operational airports to increase to around 200 by 2040, according to Ministry of Civil Aviation's (MoCA) vision document released at a summit in Mumbai today.
Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes
India

Soon, islands in Andaman will be connected by seaplanes

According to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, islands in Andaman will soon be connected by seaplanes that can land on or take-off from water.
You can fly drones from today: All details here
India

You can fly drones from today: All details here

It had earlier been reported that individuals and companies would be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace starting December 1, as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation's Drone Regulations 1.0.
Indian airlines can meet just 3 weeks' expenses; needs govt-help
Business

Indian airlines can meet just 3 weeks' expenses; needs govt-help

Amid rising fuel prices and the weakening rupee, airlines in India are having a hard time staying afloat, and have asked the government to help them get unsecured credit from oil companies and airports.
Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF
India

Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

Dues amounting to about Rs. 970cr are pending against various airports in the country in lieu of providing CISF security to them.
100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon
India

100ml limit for liquids on flights might be lifted soon

According to government officials, the Ministry of Civil Aviation is considering installing and testing liquid explosive detectors at airports.
12 sexual harassment cases under probe: Air India tells WCD
India

12 sexual harassment cases under probe: Air India tells WCD

There are 12 cases of alleged sexual harassment before Air India's various Internal Complaints Committees (ICC), the airline has informed the Women and Child Development Ministry.

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