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62 pilots grounded in 6 months for violating air safety norms

Civil aviation regulator DGCA suspended 62 pilots in the last six months for safety violations, up 30% from the corresponding period last year, an RTI query by HT has found. The Director General of Civil Aviation took action against 93 pilots in 2015 — an average monthly suspension rate of less than eight. This has gone up to 10 in 2016. Suspensions can last 15 days or go up to several ye...

JET AIRWAYS TO OFFER TAILOR-MADE FARE OPTIONS UNDER ‘FARE CHOICES’

Jet Airways, India’s premiere international airline, will introduce a new flexible fare structure allowing guests more choice and freedom when booking flights. The new fare structure, named 'Fare Choices' will be introduced effective August 17, 2016, and will provide significant benefits to guests.  Jet Airways joins a select group of airlines worldwide offering a branded...

Rostec: India will continue buying airfrafts from Russia

T-90 tanks, Su-30MKI fighters, Ka-226 helicopters, the C-400 Triumph air defense systems are set to consolidate the military and technical cooperation between Russia and India, according to Izvestiya. Victor Kladov, Director of International Cooperation and Regional Policy at Rostec State Corporation, told Izvestiya that Deli intends to strengthen its combat readiness through the procurement of...

Boeing revises India aircraft forecast to 1,850 new jets over 20 years

Boeing Co said on Tuesday it expects Indian airlines to order 1,850 new aircraft worth $265 billion over the next 20 years, up from an earlier forecast, thanks to the new aviation rules that the manufacturer said will boost demand. In March, the company had forecasted that demand from India would add up to orders for 1,740 planes over 20 years. "India continues to have a strong commerci...

Jet Airways to operate Boeing 777 aircraft on Mumbai-Singapore route

Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will deploy the Boeing 777-300 ER, the largest aircraft in its fleet, on the Mumbai-Singapore route resulting in a 50% capacity increase on this key sector. With effect from August 6, 2016, the Jet Airways flight 9W 12 from Mumbai to Singapore and the return flight 9W 10 from Singapore to Mumbai will operate on a Boeing 777-300 ER aircra...

Tata Advanced Systems Limited and Bell Helicopter to collaborate on India aviation modernisation initiative

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company have signed an agreement to work together in support of India’s aviation and defense modernization initiatives with an emphasis on ‘Make in India’. Under this agreement TASL and Bell Helicopter will join forces to develop both commercial and government (including military) rotary wing...

Safran and HAL to form JV in India to support Indian helicopter operators

Safran Helicopter Engines and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) have agreed to establish, in India, a support centre for national and international rotorcraft customers. The joint venture will be opened in the coming months. This new centre will provide maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters. This scope would...

Indian air force adds home-grown fighter jets to fleet

India's air force added its first domestically developed light fighter aircraft to its fleet on Friday, as it phases out ageing Russian jets dubbed "Flying Coffins". The bellow of conch shells and crack of breaking coconuts -- auspicious Hindu rituals -- sounded as the two Tejas jets were handed over to the Indian Air Force in the southern city of Bangalore. The combat aircraft...

Global Jet Capital: strong economic growth in India will fuel business aviation market

Global Jet Capital, a provider of financing solutions for large-cabin, long-range business jets, expects demand for business aviation in India to increase as a result of the country’s strong economic growth.  Simon Davies, Vice President, Sales – India at Global Jet Capital is currently in India meeting prospective clients who are looking for finance to support potential acquis...

Regional connectivity scheme: Govt plans to levy departures on trunk routes

The government plans to impose a levy of Rs 7,000-8,000 per domestic departure flight on all trunk routes to subsidise airfare on operations to unconnected cities, Minister for Civil Aviation Ashok Gajapathi Raju said. This levy is estimated to generate Rs 500 crore annually to be used to fund the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS), under which airlines will offer services at an all inclusive airf...

Vistara celebrates crossing two million customer mark

Vistara, India’s fastest growing full service carrier, today crosses the milestone of flying 2million happy customers. Having the lineage of great brands – Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, Vistara has swiftly gained one million customers in less than six months with addition of just two aircraft to its fleet. The airline with its focus on providing a personalized and seamless flying e...

Air Medical Group Holdings to Launch Dedicated Helicopter EMS Venture in India

Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), a leading U.S. provider of air medical transport services, has ordered new Airbus Helicopters H130s to launch the first-ever dedicated helicopter emergency medical services operation in India. AMGH has joined forces with an Indian firm, Aviators Air Rescue, and will initiate emergency medical services later this year. The new venture will primarily be run by Avia...