Amid concerns over the financial health of Jet Airways, the Civil Aviation Ministry on Wednesday expressed hope that the airline, its strategic partner Etihad and lenders reach a "common plan" to deal with the situation.
Pawan Hans Ltd's staffer's body PHJEF has alleged irregularities in the company's ongoing disinvestment process and has urged the civil aviation ministry to "re-fix" the bidding norms/ eligibility criteria.
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said the contract of regional airline Air Odisha under the UDAN scheme is likely to be cancelled for discontinuing flight operations from Jharsuguda airport in Odisha.
The Civil Aviation Ministry plans to allow aircraft operators to deploy employees of aerodrome operators and domestic airlines for security duties.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation informed the Bombay High Court Thursday that it was conducting a thorough probe into the plane crash in Mumbai's Ghatkopar area in June this year and there was no need for transferring the investigation to the CBI or any other independent agency.
Entrusting the responsibility of licensing air traffic controllers with the DGCA would not have "much impact" on the operational structure of AAI, according to a senior official.
The disinvestment of loss-making Air India will not happen in "near future", a senior government official told a Parliamentary panel, according to sources.
As the government works on ways to turnaround Air India, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has said that the national carrier has "unsustainable debt" and legacy issues need to be dealt with.
The maximum airfares for direct flights to Kerala and nearby airports have remained within the limits specified by aviation regulator DGCA, according to the civil aviation ministry.
There were 21 incidents of damage to aircraft engines during flights in 2017 and the figure is also the highest in the last four years, according to official data.