civil aviation

September 22, 2016

National Civil Aviation Policy – 2016

In June 2016, Union Cabinet has approved the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP 2016). The policy will come into effect form the second quarter of 2016-17. Since independence, this is the first time an Integrated Civil Aviation policy has been…

November 8, 2015

5/20 rule in Civil Aviation in India

The so called 5/20 rule is prevalent in civil aviation in India only and not other countries. This rule says that before an airline is allowed to fly abroad, it must be at least 5-year-old and must have at least…

November 8, 2015

Indian Airlines & Air India’s Merger: Historical Background

Air India, formerly named Tata Airlines was founded by JRD Tata. It was converted into a Public Limited Company on July 29th 1946 and renamed as Air India, primarily operating on international routes. Indian Airlines (Indian Airlines Limited from 1993…

November 8, 2015

Open Sky Policy

Open sky refers to an agreement between two countries to allow any number of airlines to fly from either of them without any restriction on number of flights, number of destinations, number of seats, price and so on. However, this…

November 8, 2015

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Industry in India

The importance of aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) industry can be gauged with the fact that airlines spend some 13–15 percent of their revenues towards maintenance, which makes it the second-highest cost item for airlines after fuel. India's MRO…

November 8, 2015

Current Status of Airport Privatization in India

100% Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is permitted for Greenfield airport projects under the automatic route. Up to 74%-100% in brownfield airport projects. Up to 49% FDI is permitted in domestic scheduled passenger airlines under the automatic route. 100% permitted for…

November 8, 2015

Civil Aviation Sector in India

India is the fastest-growing aviation market. Liberalisation of the aviation sector in nineties resulted in a remarkable growth, as a large number of private service airlines entered the sector. The total number of airports or airfields recognisable from the air are…

November 8, 2015

History of Civil Aviation in India

The world’s first airmail service was started in India at Allahabad; on 18th Feb 1911 the occasion of Kumbh mela.This in turn led the beginning of civil aviation in India.On the special day Henry Piquet carried 6500 mails on a…

November 1, 2015

Draft National Civil Aviation Policy 2015

On October 31, 2015, the NDA Government has put a Draft National Civil Aviation Policy 2015 in public domain and invited comments from all stakeholders. The policy will be revised after public comments and will come in effect possibly from…

November 6, 2013

Airport Privatization in India

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) was formed on 1st April 1995 by merging the International Airports Authority of India and the National Airports Authority with a view to accelerate the integrated development, expansion, and modernization of the operational, terminal…