Aviation in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Aviation in India

While the national media has been dominated by news that has painted a gloomy picture of the aviation sector in the country, the data put forth by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Civil Aviation, Hardeep Singh has bellied all claims by projecting a healthy growth rate of 17%. Why this matters? With Air ..

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Merger of Air India and Vistara

Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have agreed to merge Air India and Vistara to create India’s second-biggest carrier. Why is this merger significant? The Singapore Airlines (SIA) will get 25.1 per cent stake in the merged entity at an investment of Rs 2,058.5 crore (250 million USD). The rest of the stake will be ..

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AVGAS 100 LL

Indigenously developed special aviation fuel AVGAS 100 LL was launched by the Indian Government. Key facts AVGAS 100 LL was indigenously developed by the Indian Oil Corporation for the piston engine aircrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is used to power aircraft having spark-ignition piston engines, in which combustion process of the air-fuel mixture is ..

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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 ..

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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, ..

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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. ..

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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 ..

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