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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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?
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...
Prime Minister Modi waves to supporters from a seaplane on the Sabarmati

Making Waves…

Above: Prime Minister Modi waves to supporters from a seaplane on the Sabarmati  Prime Minister Modi has focussed attention on a little known mode...

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