Civil Aviation Ministry Current Affairs, GK & News

Shirdi airport declared as Major Airport

Civil Aviation Ministry declared Shirdi airport as a major airport on November 10, 2021 under the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Act, 2008. Highlights The approval was given by exercising the powers conferred by sub-section (i) of section 2 of the 2008 act. President Ramnath Kovind had inaugurated the Shirdi Airport on October 2, 2017. This ..

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Lok Sabha passes Aircraft (Amendment) bill, 2020

The Lok Sabha recently passed Aircraft (Amendment) bill, 2020. The bill was passed through voice vote in the lower house. The amendments are being made to fulfil the requirements of International Civil Aviation Organization. Highlights The amendment aims to regulate three regulatory bodies namely Bureau of Civil Aviation (BCA), Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ..

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Government approves proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country

Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given in-principle approval to set up water aerodromes in the country. To start with it has identified five states: Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Assam for development of water aerodromes. In the first phase of the project, Chilka Lake (Odisha), Sabarmati River Front and Sardar Sarovar Dam (Gujarat) have ..

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IATA partners with Civil Aviation Ministry and National Aviation University

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and National Aviation University (NAU) to enhance human resource availability in India’s aviation industry. Key Facts The three parties to the MoU formalised this partnership on sidelines of Wings India 2018 held in Hyderabad, Telangana. Under the ..

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Union Civil Aviation Ministry gives nod for four Greenfield Airports

The Union Civil Aviation Ministry has given clearance for four greenfield airports in two states. Of the total four approved greenfield airports, three will be in Andhra Pradesh and one at international airport at Dholera in Gujarat. Key facts In Andhra Pradesh greenfield airport will be developed at Nellore and Kurnool districts of under a ..

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