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Two New Customers for SITA OnAir in India
Business Wire IndiaAirAsia India and Air Costa have become the latest carriers in India to deploy SITA OnAir’s AIRCOM services. The technology will help them streamline their operations using SITA OnAir’s unique VHF network, which covers the whole of India

Bombardier Announces GMR Aero Technic Limited as First Authorized Service Facility for Commercial Aircraft in India
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that it has further strengthened its global presence by appointing GMR Aero Technic Limited ("GMR Aero Technic") of Hyderabad, India as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for its Q400 turboprop.

SITA to Introduce Enhanced Aircraft Tracking Capability in India
SITA, which provides IT and communications solutions to the global air transport industry, today discussed its innovative technology to track aircraft with leading members of the Indian airline community. SITA’s AIRCOM Server Flight Tracker is being introduced to allow airlines efficiently and cost effectively track their aircraft

India News on March 8, 2014
India News and Headlines on March 8, 2014

DGCA issues showcause notice to Kingfisher Airlines
DGCA seeks explanation on why permit of Kingfisher Airlines should not be cancelled or suspended

Kingfisher Airlines hopes to resume operations in four or five days
DGCA files its status report on Kingfisher Airlines asking it to declare its future strategy

Kingfisher Airlines cancels about 20 flights on employee unrest
Kingfisher staff demands payment of outstanding salaries by October 5, 2012

Government may cancel Kingfisher Airlines' license, hints Aviation Minister Ajit Singh
Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday said the government might cancel Kingfisher Airlines' license if safety norms and financial viability conditions were not met.

No government bailout for Kingfisher, DGCA seeks explanation over flight cancellations
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday sought an explanation from private carrier Kingfisher Airlines over its mass cancellation of flights, which have caused inconvenience to passengers.

Air India left with contingency plan to salvage its operations: Ajit Singh
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday said the contingency plan is the only option left with the debt laden national carrier Air India as the strike by the pilots entered the eighth day.

Air India pilots' strike enters Day 25, Govt. to present panel report today
With the Air India pilots' strike entering its twenty fifth day on Friday, the government will make public a report prepared by a panel constituted to look into the problems arising out of the merger of the airline with the erstwhile Indian Airlines.

Committee to examine facilities for disabled air passengers
The Ministry of Civil Aviation on Thursday constituted a Committee on the 'Rights of Passengers with Disabilities and Reduced Mobility' under the Chairmanship of G. Asok Kumar, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation.

Kingfisher to stop international flights, will operate with 15-16 flights
Kingfisher Airlines is expected scale down operations with only 15-16 planes to be kept operational.

Ajit Singh suspends three officials for favouring commercial clubs
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has suspended a top Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official and two others of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) on Saturday after a Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report charged them of favouring 28 flying clubs, thereby leading to the loss of Rs. 1.9 billion.

Tested positive for alcohol, Air India Pilot loses training captain status
Air India has initiated disciplinary action against Capt. Sebastian Joseph, who has been removed from all administrative duties, after he tested positive for alcohol.

Veerappa Moily in favour of saving Kingfisher Airlines
Corporate Affairs Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said that he is in favour of saving crisis-ridden Kingfisher Airlines.

Kingfisher Airlines submits revised flight schedule to DGCA
Kingfisher Airlines on Wednesday submitted a copy of its revised schedule to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Government can't bail out Kingfisher Airlines, says Ajit Singh
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday said the government cannot bailout private airlines like beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines.

Kingfisher Airlines gets time till Wednesday to revise schedules
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday gave the crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines time till Wednesday to come up with a revised and a clear schedule for the aircraft that it is still operating.

IT freeze of bank accounts led to curtailment of services: Kingfisher Airlines
Kingfisher Airlines on Monday said that the freezing of its bank accounts by income tax authorities had 'severely affected' payment schedules to its staff and this had led to a curtailment in its services.

DGCA to meet Kingfisher Airlines CEO on Tuesday
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reportedly summoned Kingfisher Airlines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sanjay Aggarwal to appear before it on Tuesday.

Tribal students of Jharkhand duped by pilot training institute
Thirty tribal students from Jharkhand, have been duped by a pilot training institute.

U.S., India sign aviation safety agreement
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the completion of a bilateral agreement between the United States and India that will allow for the reciprocal certification of aviation products.

Kingfisher will find it difficult to continue "loss making" routes, says Vijay Mallya
Clarifying that Kingfisher Red wouldn't fly on loss-making airlines, Kingfisher Airlines' Chairman and promoter, Vijay Mallya on Tuesday said that the cancellation of flights in the past one week was a commercially prudent decision and the Airlines would put things in perspective and provide the facts about the private carrier.

Manmohan Singh will explore ways of getting Kingfisher Airlines get out of crisis
The Central government will "find ways and means" to help revive the Vijay Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said today.

DGCA to submit preliminary report on Kochi air mishap
An investigation team of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is on Tuesday expected to file a preliminary report on the causes behind a Gulf Air flight (GF 270) skidding off the Kochi Airport runway and geting stuck in mud on Monday.

Gulf Air plane skids off runway at Kochi Airport, seven injured(Update)
At least seven passengers were injured when a Gulf Air plane from Bahrain with 137 passengers on board, deviated from the runway just before landing at the Kochi international airport early this morning.

DGCA starts inquiry into Faridabad air ambulance crash
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today started an inquiry into the crash of a small medical ambulance aircraft into a densely-populated residential colony in Faridabad on Wednesday night, killing ten people, including all seven on board.

Two more fake pilots arrested in Delhi
Delhi Police on Thursday arrested two more pilots in connection with the fake flying license scam.

Committee of inquiry set up into Tawang chopper crash
The Central Government on Saturday appointed a committee of inquiry headed by Air Marshal (Retd.) P.P. Rajkumar to inquire into the circumstances of accident of a Pawan Hans helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang district.

Sanjoy takes on civil aviation authorities over Tawang chopper crash
Congress leader Takam Sanjoy on Friday took Civil Aviation authorities head on over airworthiness of its 'Pawan Hans' fleet.

Delhi Police arrests MDLR pilot for forging documents
Delhi Police has arrested Swarn Singh, a pilot working with the MDLR Airlines, in connection with the fake flying license scam.

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