Category Articles: Aviation

Ahmedabad based 32-year old man caught at Delhi airport while trying to fly to New York as 81-year old man

September 10, 2019
Ahmedabad based 32-year old man caught at Delhi airport while trying to fly to New York as 81-year old man

New Delhi: A 32-year-old man, Jayesh Patel from Ahmedabad, Gujarat was caught by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport for allegedly impersonating an octogenarian passenger by using a fake passport with the name of Amrik Singh, aged 81 years. Jayesh coloured his hair and beard white, arrived on a wheelchair to board a flight to New York from the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday. The passenger looked suspicious to (CISF) officials on frisking duty as he expressed his inability to st...Read More

Swallowed golden chocolates recovered from bodies of smugglers nabbed at Surat airport

September 03, 2019
Swallowed golden chocolates recovered from bodies of smugglers nabbed at Surat airport

Surat: Three golden chocolates were recovered from two smugglers hospitalized here. The smugglers were nabbed by Customs department at Surat airport. Samim Saeed(58) and Hamad Khalil Ul Rehman(29), both from Delhi were nabbed by Custom department at Surat airport after presence of metal was detected in their bodies during metal detector test. Both had given confession that they had made chocolates of golden paste and swallowed it. On Thursday, both accused were taken to civil hospital fo...Read More

SpiceJet to shift its entire operations at Mumbai to Terminal 2 from October 1

August 20, 2019
SpiceJet to shift its entire operations at Mumbai to Terminal 2 from October 1

Gurugram: SpiceJet will shift its entire Mumbai operations to the state-of-the-art Terminal 2 of the city’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport with effect from 1st October, 2019. The transition is being implemented with the support of Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL). The consolidation of operations (both passenger and cargo) will help SpiceJet efficiently service thousands of passengers travelling on the airline to and from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Int...Read More

Youth with hidden knife in shoe arrested at SVPI Airport before boarding flight to Guwahati

August 08, 2019
Youth with hidden knife in shoe arrested at SVPI Airport before boarding flight to Guwahati

Ahmedabad: A youth, identified as one Minazul Siddique Ali Rehman (21) was today arrested at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here immediately after a knife was found hidden inside one of his shoe during frisking before he was to board a flight to Guwahati. Police said that Minazul who was associated with textile business in Surat, was a native of Dhubri district in Assam. He was to board Indigo flight number 6E6055 before which he was nabbed at around 1345 ...Read More

Custom Superintendent of Ahmedabad airport arrested in Rs. 8 crore gold smuggling case

August 07, 2019
Custom Superintendent of Ahmedabad airport arrested in Rs. 8 crore gold smuggling case

Ahmedabad: Custom Superintendent Sommnath Chaudhary has been arrested and sent to judicial custody for his involvement in gold smuggling at Sardar Patel International Airport, Ahmedabad. The agency in its probe found that Rs. 8 crore gold was smuggled via Ahmedabad airport and sold to jewelers in South Gujarat. Chaudhary's involvement emerged through call records of one of accused caught red-handed while smuggling gold. Others involved in this case are Sajjan Jahangir Chaudhary (Va...Read More

IAF Helicopter makes precautionary landing in farm in Bhavnagar district, all safe

August 06, 2019
IAF Helicopter makes precautionary landing in farm in Bhavnagar district, all safe

Bhavnagar: An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter made a precautionary landing near Bhavnagar district in Gujarat this morning after it developed a technical snag while flying from Surat to Jamnagar. All nine crew members on board the helicopter were safe, he said.The medium lift helicopter of the South Western Air Command (SWAC) was on Monday engaged in a rescue operation in a flooded region of Mangrol in a Surat district of South Gujarat. It made the precautionary landing at an agricultural fiel...Read More

Clearances received, work for Dholera International Airport to start after appointment of PMC

July 27, 2019
Clearances received, work for Dholera International Airport to start after appointment of PMC

Ahmedabad: All the clearances for Dholera International Airport of Gujarat, have been taken and its work would start after the appointment of Project Management Consultant (PMC) for it, CEO and MD of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) Alkesh K Sharma and MD of Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd (DICDL) J P Shivahara informed today. 'We are waiting for the appointment of the PMC for the greenfield airport and once it is done, the ground breaking f...Read More

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