Category Articles: Aviation

Coronavirus: Operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines to be suspended

March 23, 2020
Coronavirus: Operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines to be suspended

New Delhi: The operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines shall cease operations with effective from the mid night 23.59 IST hours on 24/3/2020. Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destination before 2359 hours on 24/3/2020 The restrictions shall not apply to solely cargo carrying flights. These details were shared by Ministry of Civil Aviation today. DeshGujaratRead More

Coronavirus: Fake outrage maker on social media exposed by SVPI airport

March 21, 2020
Coronavirus: Fake outrage maker on social media exposed by SVPI airport

Ahmedabad: On March 21st, during the afternoon, a young male namely Abhimanyu Acharya through his twitter handle @Abhimanyu2409 tweeted that he arrived in a flight from Toronto in Canada to SVPI airport in Ahmedabad and he underwent no thermal check and he was just asked to fill a form and told to stay home-quarantined. The tweet is now unavailable. Abhimanyu in subsequent tweet said: Just thought i should bring this to the attention of the officials, for everyone's collective safety. Hop...Read More

No commercial passenger aircraft to land in India from March 22 for a week: Govt

March 19, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Government announces suspension of tourist visas to India till April 15

March 11, 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: Government announces suspension of tourist visas to India till April 15

New Delhi: Important decisions were taken at the 2nd meeting of GoM on COVID19 today. 1. All existing visas, except diplomatic, official, UN/International Organizations, employment, project visas, stand suspended till 15th April 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure. 2. Visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till April 15th 2020. This will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port o...Read More

MoU signed for flying car manufacturing plant in Gujarat; commercial production from mid next year

March 09, 2020
MoU signed for flying car manufacturing plant in Gujarat; commercial production from mid next year

Gandhinagar: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed here today to set up a flying car manufacturing plant in Gujarat by Netherlands based private company PAL-V. The company intends to start commercial production in mid next year (2021). According to a note issued by the State government, MoU was signed in presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani by Gujarat government official MK Das and PAL-V Vice President (International Development) Mr. Carlo Massbommei. Gujarat government w...Read More

Surat Airport runway extension work to take place after ONGC safe its gas pipeline in box culvert

March 09, 2020
Surat Airport runway extension work to take place after ONGC safe its gas pipeline in box culvert

Surat: Navsari Lok Sabha member CR Patil said the present 2905 meter runway of Surat airport will be extended to 3110 meter length after central government owned company ONGC put its gas pipeline passing through the land near airport safe in box culvert. Patil said ONGC has already taken a decision to spend Rs. 70 crore on this work. Patil was speaking at Vesu flat holder residence association's felicitation function. He said airport runway extension will not result into demolition of 48...Read More

Drunken passenger creates bomb-scare at Ahmedabad Airport

March 08, 2020
Drunken passenger creates bomb-scare at Ahmedabad Airport

Ahmedabad: A drunken man who was to board a flight at the domestic terminal of the SVBPI Airport here, created a bomb scare during security check. Police today said that identified as one Madanlal S, native of Pali in Rajasthan, the passenger informed the security staff at the terminal one during security check last night that there was a bomb in his bag. His bag was taken aside and checked but no bomb or explosive was found. Later it was noticed that he had ...Read More

Cabinet nod to allow NRIs to own 100 pc stake in Air India

March 04, 2020
Cabinet nod to allow NRIs to own 100 pc stake in Air India

New Delhi: To allow foreign investment up to 100 per cent in Air India by NRIs, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amending the extant FDI policy to permit foreign investment in the disinvestment-bound national carrier through automatic route. Briefing reporters here, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar said the Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, cleared the proposal to raise the limit for NRIs to own stakes in the public carrier from...Read More

In pictures: Passengers from abroad being screened for nCoV at Surat airport

March 04, 2020
In pictures: Passengers from abroad being screened for nCoV at Surat airport

Surat: In the wake of increased nCoV cases being reported, Surat airport in Gujarat is screening all international passengers arriving. Passengers arrived from abroad are required to fill up a self declaration form before immigration. Instructions are displayed at strategic points at Surat airport. pic.twitter.com/kSFhwSrngM— DeshGujarat (@DeshGujarat) March 4, 2020 DeshGujarat Read More

Soon, passengers in India can access Wi-Fi internet on flights

March 02, 2020
Soon, passengers in India can access Wi-Fi internet on flights

New Delhi: Air passengers in India can access internet through Wii-Fi on board, as the Civil Aviation Ministry has lifted the restrictions on flyers. "The Pilot-in-Command may permit the access of internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through Wii-Fi on board, when laptop, smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, e-reader or a point of sale device is used in flight mode or airplane mode," a notification by Aviation Ministry, dated February 21, read. "Provided that the Direc...Read More

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