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Anti-Hijacking Bill: Tackling Terror in the Skies

Seventeen years after the hijacking of IC-814, India has passed this stringent bill to tackle hijackers. It should now ensure that its provisions are...

Taming of the Drone

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has laid out strict guidelines for civil unmanned aircraft in an effort to regulate them     By Shobha John When India...

AVIATION/DGCA-Jet Fracas

With the DGCA cracking the whip on Jet Airways for allowing Sonu Nigam to sing on a flight, should this regulator of civil aviation take...

Wheeling & Dealing in the Air

Travelling is often a Herculean effort for the disabled. What makes it worse is the insensitivity of the airlines and the delay in getting...

A Flight of Fancy?

There was skepticism over the govt’s move to develop 100 airports in small cities. But if a new hub-and-spoke concept takes off, it could...

Making Air Travel Safer

After the Germanwings crash, the European Aviation Safety Agency laid down guidelines not just for pilots but also for aero-medical examiners. This could be...

Plummeting the depths

The Germanwings air crash has spurred calls for psychometric tests and psychological examination of pilots. Similar demands had been raised after the fatal Mangalore...

Off to a flying start

A recent survey among apac countries finds that Indian flyers are practical and discerning. unlike other nationalities, they’re unwilling to forgo bathroom privileges, legroom...

Let’s fly with Make in India

<h2 size="16" align="left" margin="10"]Modi’s budget will show the seriousness of his “Make in India” campaign. Can the civil aviation sector, which has many Indian...

Who will police the skies?

With MH17’s downing over Ukraine, there are calls for ICAO to enlarge its mandate and ensure global air safety. By Shobha John Flying seems fraught...

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