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A Maharaja with No Suitors

Above: Photo by UNI The government’s attempt to disinvest Air India has come a cropper as no bids were received for it. How can the...

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...

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...
If aviation security is breached, the consequences will be huge.

Flight Safety At Peril?

In a shocking answer to an RTI query, the DGCA had said it lost all data related to planes and pilot licences in August...

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...
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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...

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...

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...

Highway no Runway

Despite the Directorate General of Civil Aviation laying down rules, flying in India has its comic but risky moments. Why has increased automation not led to greater safety or probity?

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