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India: Parliamentary committee to look into airlines’ treatment of passengers

A Parliamentary committee is set to take a closer look into the “behavior of airline personnel towards passengers” especially after the controversial manhandling of a passenger by IndiGo Airlines staff last month. The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee of Transport, Tourism and Culture led by Trinamool Congress MP, Derek O’ Brien, has called on the Secretary of Ministry of Civil Aviation, along with representatives of Airports Authority of India, Directorate …

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ICAO finishes audit of India’s aviation sector

The United Nations aviation watchdog, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), just recently finished its audit of India’s aviation sector. Initial feedback also indicated that the ICAO was “satisfied” with the regulatory mechanism, the government said. The five-man ICAO audit team was in India from November 6 to the 16th to conduct its universal safety oversight audit program. The team took a closer look in six various areas, The team …

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Indian Cabinet approves MoU between India and Poland for the promotion of civil aviation cooperation

The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given the green light for the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Poland for the promotion of civil aviation cooperation. The MoU’s goal is to recognize the mutual benefit of cooperation in the field of civil aviation and to help establish and improve regional air connectivity in India. Both sides would also recognize the mutual benefits …

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UAE Ambassador meets Indian Civil Aviation Minister to discuss civil aviation matters

Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Banna, The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Ambassador to India, has met with Shri Jayant Sinha, the Indian Minister for Civil Aviation, in the Indian capital of New Delhi to discuss different aviation related issues. During the meeting, the two sides talked about issues regarding civil aviation and air routes between the two countries, which are being governed by the Air Services Agreement that UAE and India …

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India Minister of State for Civil aviation Jayant Sinha calls Indigo scuffle “shocking and deplorable”

India’s Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, described the scuffle involving staffers of IndiGo Airlines and a passenger as both “shocking and deplorable” and declared that the safety and security of passengers cannot be compromised. A video of an IndiGo ground staffer manhandling a passenger at a New Delhi airport recently emerged. The airline has since apologized for the incident that happened last month and added that immediate …

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AirAsia raises questions over Malaysia’s decision to give flight slots to Malindo Airways

AirAsia Bhd was unsuccessful in its bid to nab two additional flight slots for its Bangalore, India, route, said its Executive Chairman, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, who is probing why the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) awarded the slots to Malindo Airways Sdn Bhd instead. “We fly four times a week to Bangalore, so we could use the two additional slots to strengthen our position and make it six times a week, …

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Singapore Foreign Minister urges India to liberalize aviation sector

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan encouraged India to liberalize its aviation sector, to raise the country’s tourism industry up and aid in the development of Asia’s third largest economy. Balakrishnan spoke at the event hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) lobby group and advocated a “global multilateral rules based order based on global economic integration and openness” with the United States, China and India evolving as the most …

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Latvia and India to update bilateral agreement of air services

The Latvian government has ratified a bill that would amend a bilateral agreement on air services between Latvia and India. According to the Latvian Transport Ministry, representatives of the European Commission and the Indian government had talks regarding the signing of an agreement between the European Union and India on specific air services during consultations that were held in Brussels back in 2008. A consensus was settled on the wording …

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IndiGo asking for help from government to settle Delhi airport terminal row

IndiGo is seeking the intervention of the Civil Aviation Ministry in the hopes settling the issue of Delhi airport operator Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), which is asking the low-cost carrier to move a third of its operations from terminal 1 to terminal 2, a move the airlines describes as “arbitrary, illegal and mala fide.” IndiGo wrote a letter and addressed it to the Ministry as well as DIAL, and …

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Rise in engine failures giving rise to questions about aviation safety in India

The steep climb in engine failure cases in India is raising serious concern about aviation safety in the country. Figures from India’s civil aviation regulator has shown that as many as 15 aircrafts have already suffered engine damage in the middle of flights. Investigation into these cases is already underway as the growing number is disturbing as it’s the highest in six years. Engine manufacturers have already been appraised of …

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