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Civil Aviation in India

The domestic civil aviation market has received a major flip with 12 new routes added under the Regional Connectivity Scheme. What is the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)? The RCS also referred to as the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is a major connectivity scheme launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It has two ..

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Indian Music on flights and at airports

Accepting the request of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), the Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia advised airlines in India to play Indian music on their flights and at airports in India. Key Points This decision was taken as music played by most airlines worldwide is quintessential of country to which the airline belongs. For ..

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Government unveils 100-day plan for Civil Aviation Sector

Union minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, announced a 100-day plan for India’s civil aviation sector on September 9, 2021. Highlights Minister also unveiled policy measures and development of airports & heliports. This plan would focus on 16 areas. Out of these, 8 is related to policy and 4 is related to reforms. As per ..

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Aviation Awareness Week observed

The Airport Authority of India launched Aviation Awareness Week between November 23, 2020 and November 27, 2020. The week is observed in all airports and also in locations managed by the Airport Authority of India. Aviation awareness week is being celebrated to raise awareness on aviation safety. The Airport Authority of India during the celebration ..

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Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Aircraft Amendment Bill, 2020 was recently passed by the Lok Sabha. It seeks to make the 3 regulatory bodies in civil aviation sector into statutory bodies. Directorate General of Civil Aviation The Directorate General of Civil Aviation or DGCA is a regulatory body in the civil aviation sector, headquartered in New Delhi. It is ..

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First-ever Indore-Kishangarh flight commenced under RCS-UDAN

Recently the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) today flagged off the first-ever thrice-weekly flight from Indore to Kishangarh, under the RCS-UDAN scheme. The city of Kishangarh in Ajmer district of Rajasthan is called the ‘Marble city of India’. Star Air has been awarded the Indore-Kishangarh route during the UDAN 3 bidding process. With this route, ..

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SpiceJet partners with GHASL to set up warehousing, distribution and trading facility

Gurgaon-based India’s air carrier SpiceJet recently announced its partnership with GMR Hyderabad Aviation SEZ Limited (GHASL) for setting up a warehousing, distribution and trading facility. GAHSL is a fully-owned subsidiary of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL). The facility is to be set up in the airport operator’s aerospace and industrial park. This pact is expected to improve the ..

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