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Vinay Dube appointed as GoAir CEO

Mumbai based Indian Airline, owned by Wadia Group- GoAir has appointed Vinay Dube as its new chief executive officer. Vinay Dube had earlier served as the CEO of Jet Airways and also associated with Delta Airlines and American Airlines. He joined GoAir in an advisory position last year and was placed in the role of full time ..

e-cigarettes banned in all airports and aircrafts in India

The regulator of Aviation security in India, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) recently notified that it has banned e-cigarettes and similar products in all airports and aircrafts in India. It has also prohibited distribution, sale, storage of such products in any airport premises or any aircraft that departs or arrives in India. Last year, ..

Alliance Air to fly between India and Sri Lanka

The Union Cabinet has granted approval to Alliance Air to fly between India and Sri Lanka, by waiving the rule that an airline needs to own minimum 20 aircraft to operate internationally. Alliance Air, which is a 100 per cent subsidiary of Air India, has five years of experience but does not have 20 aircrafts. ..

RCS – UDAN scheme’s 250th flight operation commences

The wholly-owned subsidiary of Air India, Alliance Air recently commenced the direct flight operations from Bhubaneswar to Varanasi. The daily flight operation is started under the RCS-UDAN (Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik). This route also marks the 250th route which has been made operational under the RCS – UDAN. This is also ..

4th round of UDAN scheme launched

The centre has launched the 4th leg of the UDAN scheme in the first week of December, 2019. The UDAN or Ude Desh ka Aam Nagarik scheme is a regional connectivity scheme introduced in 2016. It is a component under the National Civil Aviation Policy and is expected to function for a period of 10 ..

Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Saab sign a pact to explore air traffic management

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Swedish aerospace and defence company (Saab) to explore Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions for airports operating under the UDAN regional connectivity scheme. In the sector of ATM solutions, Saab has a portfolio ranging from Advanced-Surface Movement Guidance & Control System (A-SMGCS) ..

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) retained highest aviation safety ranking for India in 2018

As per global auditors – International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Indian aviation sector has maintained the highest safety audit rating in 2018. Provisionally, India has been given 74% marks by ICAO and has maintained Category 1 (highest category) under International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) by FAA in 2018. FAA ..

New Delhi venue of International Aviation Summit 2018

The International Aviation Summit 2018 was held in New Delhi from September 3-4, which was jointly organized by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), the Airports Authority India (AAI) and International Air Transport Association (IATA). The summit commemorates the approaching milestone of 50-straight months of double digit domestic growth for Indian aviation. More than 700 ..