Category Archives: Aviation

Recovery in domestic & int’l Ops delayed by 3 & 6 months

Recovery in domestic and international travel has been delayed by three and six months, respectively, due to COVID resurgence, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). Besides, 2021 has brought three new challenges such as higher fuel expenses, rising competition intensity, and likely pressure on airline yields as the scramble for market share realignment to pre-COVID period begins.

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Air India pilots union threaten to stop work, if not vaccinated immedietly

Air India’s pilots’ union, the Indian Commercial Pilots’ Association (ICPA) has threatened that they will stop work if Air India does not arrange Pan-India vaccination camps for all flying crew above the age of 18 years on priority. The pilots body has also written to Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri seeking restoration of their pre-COVID-19 monthly pay.

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CAPA India urges MoCA to create new National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP)

In its India Aviation Outlook FY2022 report, CAPA India has said that it has once again urged the Ministry of Civil Aviation to create a new National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP). “Post-COVID, there is a need for NCAP 2.0 – possibly as an interim measure – to support sectoral emergence from the crisis through the stages of survival, stabilisation, recovery and eventually expansion,” it said.

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Boeing Launches $10 Million Emergency Assistance Package to Support

Boeing announced a $10 million emergency assistance package for India to support the country’s response to the current surge in COVID-19 cases. The assistance from Boeing will be directed to organizations providing relief, including medical supplies and emergency healthcare for communities and families battling COVID-19. Boeing will partner with local and international relief organizations to deploy the $10 million to the areas of greatest need.

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Tuhin Kanta Pandey gets additional charge of Secretary, Civil Aviation Ministry

Following the orders from the Centre, Tuhin Kanta Pandey (IAS 1987-Batch) has been assigned the additional charge of Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation. Pandey will hold the additional charge from April 26, 2021 to May 13, 2021 i.e. during the period of absence on leave of Pradeep Singh Kharola (IAS 1985-Batch). At present, Pandey is serving as the Secretary, Department of Investment & Public Asset Management, Ministry of Finance.  

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Aviation workforce needs to be covered as priority in vaccination programme: MoCA

Writing to all the Chief Secretaries of states and UTs, Tuhin Kanta Pandey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, has requested to consider the personnel involved in aviation and related services like airlines, airports, maintenance, cargo, ground handling agencies catering etc, as a priority group since “air transportation is an essential service”.

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