On Monday, the Indian airline SpiceJet denied accusations that one flight's windscreen shattered shortly after takeoff from Chennai and another was delayed by six hours as a result of an unexpected inspection ordered by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). According to media sources, the DGCA's unexpected audit of the aircraft caused a SpiceJet flight from Mumbai to Srinagar to be delayed for six hours on July 9. According... Read More
The Civil Aviation Ministry has suggested that police take legal action against anyone who shines a laser light from outside any Indian airport onto an aircraft. In a statement dated July 6, the ministry requested changes to the 1937 Aircraft Rules, asking that if the user of the laser light is found, he or she be given a notice by a Central government representative first. The Civil Aviation Ministry has... Read More
As the aviation business recovers from the interruption brought on by the Covid-19 outbreak during the previous two years, domestic airlines are once again faced with a number of issues, including a tussle for talent. The largest airline in India, IndiGo, had erratic flight schedules last week. Due to last-minute absences, the airline saw its poorest on-time performance over the weekend. On July 2, as a result, more than 56%... Read More
According to state industries and information technology minister KT Rama Rao, the Telangana government intends to establish an aviation university in the state in partnership with private businesses. After officially opening the Safran Aircraft Engines and Safran Electrical and Power facilities at the GMR Industrial Park in Shamshabad, on the outskirts of Hyderabad, he was giving a speech to a crowd. A prominent player in French aviation, defence, and space,... Read More
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has sent the airline SpiceJet a show-cause notice after two incidences of aircraft malfunction. Jyotiraditya Scindia, the aviation minister, stated in a tweet: "Passenger safety is paramount. Even the smallest error hindering safety will be thoroughly investigated & course-corrected." While issuing the show-cause notice, the aviation ministry stated that, "In light of the recent incidences of technical malfunction with regard to SpiceJet flights in... Read More
Pradhaan Air Express, a new cargo airline, announced on Wednesday that it had gotten the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the civil aviation ministry and that it planned to start operating commercially later this year. The Delhi-based cargo carrier was founded by Nipun Anand, the head of airline general sales at Zeal Global Corporation. It expects to launch its operations with an A320 freighter that will be retrofitted, and that is... Read More
CPI MP Binoy Viswam Writes to Civil Aviation Minister Raising Concern Over Airlines’ Safety Conditions
Following a number of accidents reported over the past few weeks, CPI MP Binoy Viswam wrote to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to express his concern over the "woeful and dire" safety conditions of airlines. After SpiceJet's aircraft experienced eight technical issues over the course of 18 days, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) sent a show-cause notice to the airline on Wednesday. IndiGo and Vistara experienced technical problems... Read More
Akasa Air, which is owned by billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, received the air operator certificate (AOC or licence) from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday and will start flying by the end of the month. Vinay Dube and Aditya Chosh, two aviation industry veterans from India, will be flying for Akasa when it receives two Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and starts commercial operations. After IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoFirst,... Read More
Investigation into the flight delays experienced by low-cost carrier IndiGo last Saturday has reportedly been opened by aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The majority of its flights were delayed. Following the revelation, the airline's shares dropped 4% intraday as investors anticipated a potential staffing shortage. And IndiGo might not be the only one. Three new participants are competing for pilots and cabin crew members: Jet Airways, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's... Read More
Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is prepared to renew its codeshare arrangement with the recently privatised Air India. Over the years, the airline has been fairly aggressive in expanding its network in India and has benefited from a sizable influx of connecting customers from that nation. Ethiopian Airlines and Air India are actively negotiating to renew their codeshare arrangement. The two airlines first agreed on the partnership in... Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic's effects have created numerous obstacles for the world's aviation industry during the past two years. The sole goal of airlines was to survive. Airlines left no stone unturned to cut costs as much as possible, even at the expense of staff costs. This was true for airlines in India as well. However, after more than two years of lower pay and increased hardships, the anger among employees... Read More
On July 1, a peculiar incident occurred when an Emirates Airbus A380 travelling from Dubai to Brisbane touched down at Brisbane International airport with a sizable hole. According to reports, the crew of flight EK430 believed a tyre rupture after hearing a loud "boom" shortly after takeoff from Dubai International Airport at 03:11 GST. The crew on board informed Brisbane air traffic control that they believed there had been a... Read More
As carriers scrambled to staff their planes, several hundred flights to the United States were cancelled on Saturday, the first day of a lengthy and almost definitely chaotic holiday travel weekend. British tourists should prepare for additional travel havoc this summer across Europe after Ryanair employees became the latest to threaten strike action on Saturday. All around the United Kingdom, the United States, and Europe, there is aviation pandemonium. As... Read More
The newest airline in India, Akasa Air, today presented the first image of its airline staff uniform, making it the first airline in India to provide its in-flight personnel with personalised pants, jackets, and sneakers. The airline, which is backed by Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, claims that the uniform was inspired by the company's guiding principles of employee centricity and sustainability. The fabric for the jacket and pants was created especially for... Read More
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