The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) plans for more effective utilisation of drone applications in India. Towards the mission to make the country a global hub for drones, the central government is deploying a liberalised Drone Rules 2021. The mission is devised under the government’s Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan programme. The civil aviation ministry suggests deploying drones for purposes like surveillance, crime control, situational analysis, disaster management, VVIP security, etc. It... Read More
The Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have revised Air Suvidha Portal with the addition of a contactless self-declaration. Filling of the self-declaration is made mandatory for the international travellers arriving in India. The Ministry of Civil Aviation launched Air Suvidha Portal in August 2020. It helps passengers feed the details of their travel and final stay, along with RTPCR, Vaccination status, etc., on the... Read More
Back in May 2020, when domestic flights were resuming in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation had rolled out a strict SoP (standard operating procedure) stating that the passengers will not be allowed to carry more than one check-in baggage. Adding to that, the check-in baggage should not exceed the 20Kg mark. This was increased from the initial 15Kg free check-in baggage limit that most of the airlines provided its... Read More
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has liberated 13 companies to operate drones. All the companies which will be operating drones will also not have to provide the unique identification number and operation permit. However, it will be just valid until September 30, 2020. Google-backed Company Dunzo and the famous drone maker Throttle Aerospace were already planning to operate BVLOS Flights in the month of April. But due to the... Read More
Following a recovery in the country's Covid-19 crisis, the civil aviation ministry has eased various pandemic-related restrictions. The concessions were made in order to promote the smooth functioning of aviation operations. Cabin crew members will no longer be obliged to wear PPE kits, according to an order issued by the civil aviation ministry on Monday. "Airlines may carry a few additional PPE protective gears, sanitiser, and N-95 masks to handle... Read More
According to a senior official, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has removed the restrictions on flights that can be operated between India and Ukraine under the bilateral air bubble agreement to make travel easier for Indians from the regions. India has recommended its people to temporarily leave Ukraine due to the current circumstances in the country as a result of rising tensions with Russia. Under the air bubble agreement, the... Read More
Union Budget 2022-23: Civil Aviation Ministry Gets Rs 10,667 Crore, E-Passport to Be Released This Year
The Union Budget 2022-23 has allocated Rs 10,667 crore for the civil aviation ministry, a considerable increase from last year. In 2021-22, the government allocated Rs 3,224 crore for the civil aviation ministry. But several factors contributed to higher expenses last year, resulting in a revised expenditure of Rs 72,652 crore for 2021-22. Air India divestment, especially the allocation for Air India loans, grants in aid to Air India for... Read More
MakeMyTrip (MMT), one of the leading travel and accommodation booking online platforms has partnered with the Civil Aviation Ministry of India. The partnership will focus on boosting regional air connectivity under the UDAN scheme. According to a PTI report, MMT will now power UDAN flights on the AirSewa portal. MMT will be displaying the flights on the AirSewa portal on its platform to boost visibility and product/service discovery. UDAN is... Read More
In the most recent development of events, Air India pilot’s union has issued a written request to the Civil Aviation Ministry for the reversal of the pay-cuts that were imposed on AIR India pilots during the pandemic period. The issue has been a long-standing problem for the Air India pilots and this marks the first time they have filed a written request. Aviation Industry Returning to Normal As per the... Read More
Indian aviation has been taken a drastic hit due to the outbreak of Covid-19. The Civil Aviation ministry has extended the restrictions on domestic flights till November 24, 2020, to contain the spread of the deadly virus and ensure a risk-free journey to passengers. Apart from this, the cap on airfares will remain in effect until the same period. Domestic flights operating in India will have both upper and lower... Read More
Prime Minister Narendra Modi may increase the budget of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik), the regional connectivity scheme in his second term, according to The Economic Times. The Civil Aviation Ministry has already contacted the Government with a proposal for additional funds, the report said. The additional fund will clear the deficits existing in executing the scheme. As per UDAN scheme, 688 routes are awarded so far. An Airports... Read More
Civil Aviation Ministry Allows SpiceJet to Handle Own Cargo Operations, Ticks Off Private Airport Operators
The Civil Aviation ministry has passed a new order which is not being well received by the private airport operating companies. As per this new order, private airline SpiceJet is being allowed to handle its cargo on its own from “off-airport facilities”. As per the ET report on the matter, this order has been issued in accordance with the regulations that control handling of cargo on an airport, named Ground... Read More
On Friday, in line with Government’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme, UDAN, the centre awarded 235 routes over which seaplanes will fly on 18 air routes, reported ET. The connectivity scheme will connect 16 unserved airports and six water aerodromes. The scheme which is popularly known as UDAN aims at regionally connecting cities via air. In its third round, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that as many as 69.30 lakh... Read More
On June 21, 2022, the Ministry of Civil Aviation will commemorate International Day of Yoga by hosting a huge yoga demonstration in Gwalior Fort, which will gather over 2,000 people. Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation, will inaugurate and lead the event. The United Nations General Assembly declared the 21st of June as the International Day of Yoga in 2014, on the initiative of Prime Minister Shri... Read More
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