Aviation Sector Current Affairs, GK & News

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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New US rules on Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration if the United States has recently issued new guidelines that eases restrictions on the use of drones. This is likely to expand the commercial uses of the technology in the country. Key Features The guidelines were issued by amending the Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2018. The guidelines allow operation of ..

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Industrial Meet of ‘Wings India’-Asia’s largest Civil Aviation Event held at Bengaluru

On January 18, 2020, the Industrial meet of the Asia’s largest Civil Aviation was held in Bengaluru. The Civil Aviation event is to be held at Begumpet airport, Hyderabad in March 2020. The theme of the event will be Theme: Flying for All Highlights The Industrial Meet was held at Bengaluru as the city is ..

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7 December: International Civil Aviation Day

The International Civil Aviation Day is observed every year on 7 December across the world to generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of importance of international civil aviation to social and economic development. It also seeks to highlight unique role of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in helping member states to cooperate and realize a truly ..

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AAI inks agreement with US Trade and Development Agency to prepare modernisation roadmap

State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) has inked agreement with US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) to develop a roadmap for modernisation of its air traffic services. Air traffic services (ATS) comprises air traffic management (ATM) and communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS). Key Facts The collaboration is aimed at developing CNS/ATM roadmap for the AAI ..

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