Category Articles: Aviation

Pakistan reopens its airspace for all civilian traffic; Indian flights start operating on route again

July 16, 2019
Pakistan reopens its airspace for all civilian traffic; Indian flights start operating on route again

New Delhi: Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on Tuesday morning, effectively removing the ban on Indian flights that were not allowed to use majority of its airspace since the Balakot air strikes in February The move is expected to give a major relief to Air India, which suffered a huge financial loss of around Rs 491 crore as it had to re-route its various international flights due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace Pakistan permitted all airlines to fly through ...Read More

Gujarat govt. to develop Centres of Excellence for Skill Development in Aviation Industry

July 11, 2019
Gujarat govt. to develop Centres of Excellence for Skill Development in Aviation Industry

Ahmedabad: Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with Gujarat State Aviation Infrastructure Company Limited, Dholera Industrial City Development Limited and Airports Authority of India, today organised the 2nd Gujarat Aviation Conclave, conference on business opportunities in the aviation sector at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The one day power-packed conclave saw distinguished names from the aviation industry and policy makers converge on a single platform. Speaking at the Inaugural ...Read More

Ahmedabad airport to be leased to Adani: Union Cabinet approves proposal

July 03, 2019
Ahmedabad airport to be leased to Adani: Union Cabinet approves proposal

New Delhi:The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the proposal for leasing out of three airports viz. Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangaluru of Airports Authority of India (AAI) through Public Private Partnership (PPP) to the highest bidder i.e. M/s. Adani Enterprises Ltd. who quoted the highest bid for these airports, for operation, management and development under PPP for a lease period of 50 years as per the terms and conditions of the bid documents. Impact: The...Read More

Spicejet Bhopal-Surat flight overshoots runway; passengers and crew safe, 3 flights diverted to Ahmedabad airport

June 30, 2019
Spicejet Bhopal-Surat flight overshoots runway; passengers and crew safe, 3 flights diverted to Ahmedabad airport

Surat: Spicejet SG 3722 (DH8) Bhopal - Surat Q400 aircraft carrying 43 passengers overshoot at Surat airport today at 8.20 pm. All passengers and crew were evacuated safely. The aircraft overshot the Vesu side of eunway during landing. The aircraft overshot in the Runway End Safety Aarea (RESA) and stopped over soil instead of runway. The pilot of the aircraft could not apply brakes on time to stop the aircraft due to low-visibility and that the aircraft overshot the runway. The air field ...Read More

Plane hijack letter: NIA court gives life imprisonment to Birju Salla, Rs. 5 crore fine

June 11, 2019
Plane hijack letter: NIA court gives life imprisonment to Birju Salla, Rs. 5 crore fine

Ahmedabad:In first ever case and punishment under the stricter and amended Anti-Hijacking Act, 2016 in India, a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here today awarded life term to Mumbai based businessman who had on October 30, 2017, put a fake threat letter in the washroom of a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight saying that it should be taken to Pakistan occupied Kashmir as there were hijackers and explosives in the aircraft. Special NIA court judge M K Dave also imposed...Read More

Air India Rajkot-Mumbai daily flight frequency to be reduced to thrice a week from July

June 09, 2019
Air India Rajkot-Mumbai daily flight frequency to be reduced to thrice a week from July

Rajkot: The daily Rajkot-Mumbai flight of public sector Air India will be operated only for three days a week from July to September. According to Air India sources the flight which is operated daily from this central city of Saurashtra would be run only on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The daily flight for Delhi from here would operate as usual, the sources said. They said that the decrease in the frequency of the Rajkot-Mumbai flight was necessitated due to use of...Read More

24.5 kg gold worth Rs. 8.20 crore seized at SVPI airport in Ahmedabad, two held

June 04, 2019
24.5 kg gold worth Rs. 8.20 crore seized at SVPI airport in Ahmedabad, two held

Ahmedabad: Air Intelligence Unit of Customs Gujarat Zone today seized 24.5 kg gold valued at Rs. 8.20 crores in the form of 24 kt bars from a passenger arrived at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel international airport by Flu Dubai flight from Dubai (United Arab Emirates). The passenger handed over the gold bars to one employee of ground handling agency at airport terminal. Both were detained by Customs department. In another case AIU Ahmedabad seized 1.39 kg gold in the form of cylindrical plate...Read More

AAI – Gujarat government hold meeting: Expansion of Porbandar airport, proposed airstrip at Rajpipla among the issues discussed

May 28, 2019
AAI – Gujarat government hold meeting: Expansion of Porbandar airport, proposed airstrip at Rajpipla among the issues discussed

Gandhinagar: Expansion of Porbandar airport runway and allocation of necessary land for that project, new airstrip near Rajpipla and infrastructure development of proposed Rajkot and Dholera international airports were some of the issues that were discussed today in a meeting between Gujarat government and Airport Authority of India, chaired by Gujarat Chief Minister in presence of Gujarat cadre IAS Guruprasad Mahapatra who is currently heading the Airport Authority of India(AAI). According ...Read More

In a first, all woman crew of IAF fly MI-17 V5 chopper for battle inoculation in Gujarat

May 28, 2019
In a first, all woman crew of IAF fly MI-17 V5 chopper for battle inoculation in Gujarat

Gandhingar: Flight Lieutenant Parul Bhardwaj (Captain), Flying Officer Aman Nidhi (Co-pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal (Flight Engineer) today became country’s first ‘All Women Crew’ to fly a Medium Lift Helicopter. The ‘All women crew’ flew a Mi-17 V5 helicopter for a Battle Inoculation Training mission taking off and landing from restricted areas at a forward air base in South Western Air Command in Gujarat, an IAF official said. Flt Lt Parul Bhardwaj hails fro...Read More

Air India plane to Muscat makes emergency landing at Jamnagar Air Force base

May 20, 2019
Air India plane to Muscat makes emergency landing at Jamnagar Air Force base

Jamnagar: Air India aircraft on Delhi - Muscat(Oman) route, last evening had emergency landing at Jamnagar based Indian Air Force(IAF) base in Gujarat due to medical emergency of an Indian passenger aboard. According to Defense spokesperson for Gujarat region, AI 973 flight on Delhi - Muscat route was diverted to Jamnagar based Air Force base in Gujarat at 10.30 pm with Indian passenger aged 33 suffering cardiac arrest in flight. Defense spokesperson said, IAF responded promptly and a pa...Read More