Category Archives: Aviation

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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Air India divestment could be delayed due to COVID beyond September 2021

The divestment process for national carrier Air India could be delayed by a few months due to the ongoing pandemic and due to processes like physical inspection of assets by potential bidders, Tuhin Kanta Pandey, secretary of the department of investment and public asset management (DIPAM), said. Due diligence process is currently on. The government was targeting to complete disinvestment by September this year.

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Domestic airfare cap, flight capacity to remain unchanged till May 31

The Centre has extended the validity period of current airfare cap as well as the capacity utilisation of airlines till May 31. In one of the two separate orders, the Ministry of Civil Aviation extended the time period of airfare cap till May 31 from April 30. Till recently, the Centre had expanded the airfare cap by increasing the lower and upper limit. These fare bands came into force with effect from May 21, 2020.

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Obit: SP Dutt, an Air India official, passes away after brave battle with coronavirus

SP Dutt, a retired official of Air India, passed away after battling with the coronavirus disease. Known as Speedy to friends, Dutt served as the Communication and PR head for Air India. He was on ventilator since April 24. Dutt had completed an MS in applied science from New York University and was also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Hardeep Singh Puri hails aviation’s COVID warriors for performing duties diligently

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri has hailed the ‘Corona Warriors’ of the civil aviation sector saying that “They have been diligently performing their duties despite great personal risks to ensure that we can continue to reach out to our people in their hour of need.” He called the civil aviation essential staff members ‘relentless and undaunted’.

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