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  • Have mandated carbon-mapping of each Indian airport to understand emissions: Jyotiraditya Scindia Mar 29, 2022 01:48 PM IST

    Have mandated carbon-mapping of each Indian airport to understand emissions: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    In a speech at an event of industry body CII, Jyotiraditya Scindia said, "I have very clearly mandated that we need to do a carbon-mapping exercise to understand what are our emissions — both direct and indirect.”

  • Airlines in India emitted 84,322 kilotonnes of CO2 between 2016-2020: Govt Mar 28, 2022 07:57 PM IST

    Airlines in India emitted 84,322 kilotonnes of CO2 between 2016-2020: Govt

    Commercial aviation is responsible for about 2 to 3 per cent of the global carbon emissions.

  • Indian airline operators expected to add 120 new aircraft/year: Jyotiraditya Scindia Mar 25, 2022 02:21 PM IST

    Indian airline operators expected to add 120 new aircraft/year: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Exuding confidence about air traffic figures rebounding, Jyotiraditya Scindia said the number of domestic passengers is expected to touch 4.10 lakh per day by next year and will surpass that number by 2024-25 as the airline industry is in a "V" shaped recovery.

  • Air India pushed into losses, disinvestment to protect public money: Jyotiraditya Scindia Mar 23, 2022 05:55 PM IST

    Air India pushed into losses, disinvestment to protect public money: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Responding to the debate on the Demands for Grants of the Civil Aviation Ministry in Lok Sabha, Jyotiraditya Scindia listed out the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines, purchase of 111 new aircraft and liberalisation of bilateral rights as the reasons for the downfall of the national carrier.

  • Airline sector seeing revival, expects 40 crore passenger traffic by FY24: Jyotiraditya Scindia Mar 23, 2022 04:22 PM IST

    Airline sector seeing revival, expects 40 crore passenger traffic by FY24: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    Replying to the Demands for Grants, 2022-23, for the Ministry of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the government has brought about a paradigm shift, a structural change in the sector in the last two years and it will focus on inclusion, access and affordablity to increase demand among common man.

  • Government invites applications from drone industry for production-linked incentive Mar 11, 2022 11:18 AM IST

    Government invites applications from drone industry for production-linked incentive

    Under the PLI scheme, the incentive for a manufacturer of drones and drone components will be 20 percent of the ‘value addition’ made by the company during the next three years.

  • Domestic air traffic to cross pre-COVID levels in next 2 months: Jyotiraditya Scindia Feb 21, 2022 02:53 PM IST

    Domestic air traffic to cross pre-COVID levels in next 2 months: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    During the pre-COVID times, domestic airlines carried around 4 lakh passengers per day and the number began climbing up after second wave but again declined after the emergence of Omicron infections late last year.

  • Aviation Ministry standardises ground-handling service equipment, allows EVs for transportation Feb 07, 2022 10:41 PM IST

    Aviation Ministry standardises ground-handling service equipment, allows EVs for transportation

    Currently, a total of 403 electric vehicles are currently deployed across 26 airports in the country, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh said in a written reply to a query in the Rajya Sabha.

  • Dadra-Nagar Haveli and Daman-Diu cuts VAT on jet fuel to 3% Feb 04, 2022 05:25 PM IST

    Dadra-Nagar Haveli and Daman-Diu cuts VAT on jet fuel to 3%

    The civil aviation ministry has been urging states and Union Territories (UTs) to reduce the VAT levied on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), which is the major component of an airline’s operational costs.

  • Submit application to DGCA to set up drone pilot training schools: Govt Feb 03, 2022 05:18 PM IST

    Submit application to DGCA to set up drone pilot training schools: Govt

    Until December 31, 2021, nine remote pilot training organisations have been set up by entities under government or private ownership.

  • Air India transaction presents a 'win-win' situation, says Jyotiraditya Scindia Dec 14, 2021 07:55 PM IST

    Air India transaction presents a 'win-win' situation, says Jyotiraditya Scindia

    The Civil Aviation Minister also said the disinvestment will provide an opportunity for the airline to rise as a phoenix again.

  • Civil Aviation Ministry asks airlines to continue following protocol for MPs Oct 12, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Civil Aviation Ministry asks airlines to continue following protocol for MPs

    The development comes after some issues of negligence regarding the protocol came to the notice of the ministry.

  • Limits on airfares to remain for 15 days at any given time: Aviation Ministry Sep 18, 2021 09:36 PM IST

    Limits on airfares to remain for 15 days at any given time: Aviation Ministry

    The lower and upper limits on airfares will remain for 15 days at any given time and the airlines will be free to charge without any limits from the 16th day onwards, the Civil Aviation Ministry has said.

  • Govt increases domestic flight capacity to 85% of pre-COVID levels with immediate effect Sep 18, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Govt increases domestic flight capacity to 85% of pre-COVID levels with immediate effect

    The aviation ministry has also revised the timeline for fare bands on airline ticket prices, with the bands to now be rolled over in 15 days instead of 30 days at present.

  • New drone rules to help startups and SMEs, boost innovation: Nasscom Aug 26, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    New drone rules to help startups and SMEs, boost innovation: Nasscom

    "The new rules will enable the industry to fully leverage technology to drive innovation in critical growth sectors. From precise interventions in farming over large areas to delivering medicines in far reaches of the country to delivering goods with zero human contact," Nasscom said.

  • Air taxis will be possible in coming days under drone rules: Jyotiraditya Scindia Aug 26, 2021 05:52 PM IST

    Air taxis will be possible in coming days under drone rules: Jyotiraditya Scindia

    The minister said that the Defence Ministry, the Home Ministry and BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation Security) have been working together so that "counter rogue drone technology" can be developed and adopted quickly.

  • Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-promoted Akasa Air gets no-objection certificate from Civil Aviation Ministry, DGCA: Reports Aug 04, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Rakesh Jhunjhunwala-promoted Akasa Air gets no-objection certificate from Civil Aviation Ministry, DGCA: Reports

    Akasa Air is aiming to begin operations by end of 2021. Jhunjhunwala is expected to own nearly 40 percent of the stake in the new airline and is considering to invest $35 million in the venture.

  • SpiceJet borrowed Rs 127.51 crore, Go First Rs 25.65 crore under ECLGS scheme: Govt Jul 28, 2021 06:29 PM IST

    SpiceJet borrowed Rs 127.51 crore, Go First Rs 25.65 crore under ECLGS scheme: Govt

    The Centre had started the ECLGS scheme last year to provide collateral-free and government-guaranteed loans to businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Centre has no plans to develop budget airlines, Civil Aviation ministry informs Lok Sabha Jul 23, 2021 01:12 PM IST

    Centre has no plans to develop budget airlines, Civil Aviation ministry informs Lok Sabha

    “It is up to the airlines to provide air services to certain locations based on traffic demand and commercial viability, in accordance with the necessary guidelines," as per a statement from the Civil Aviation ministry.

  • Centre allows domestic airlines to operate at 65% passenger capacity Jul 05, 2021 08:09 PM IST

    Centre allows domestic airlines to operate at 65% passenger capacity

    The Centre on July 5 increased the in-flight seating capacity from the current 50 percent to 65 percent stating the cap on domestic aviation capacity at 65 percent will be operational until July 31 or till further orders.

  • Aviation authorities to review capacity utilisation cap this week as air traffic revives Jul 05, 2021 02:27 PM IST

    Aviation authorities to review capacity utilisation cap this week as air traffic revives

    Daily passenger traffic has risen from about 100,000 in early June to 160,000 and the outlook is bright as vaccination has accelerated, which warrants a review of restrictions imposed at the peak of the pandemic, officials said

  • India to start drone trials for delivery of food, medicines, vaccines: Check details Jun 14, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    India to start drone trials for delivery of food, medicines, vaccines: Check details

    A global drone services provider ANRA Technologies will hold experimental deliveries of medicines in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology Ropar and with Swiggy for food deliveries.

  • Slots for Jet Airways will be based on existing norms, not historicity: Govt tells NCLT Jun 04, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    Slots for Jet Airways will be based on existing norms, not historicity: Govt tells NCLT

    In an additional affidavit, submitted to NCLT on Thursday, the ministry and DGCA said Jet Airways does not qualify for grant of slots on the basis of historic precedence and and the allocation will be based on slot allocation guidelines.

  • Explained | Impact of Cairn Energy's lawsuit on Air India's divestment plans May 17, 2021 07:10 PM IST

    Explained | Impact of Cairn Energy's lawsuit on Air India's divestment plans

    There are three major issues the government will face while trying to complete its divestment in Air India -- the timeline for the completion of stake sale, valuation of Air India and its assets, and a potential seizure of Air India’s assets by Cairn.

  • Airports in Gujarat and Goa suspend operations as Cyclone Tauktae approaches May 17, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Airports in Gujarat and Goa suspend operations as Cyclone Tauktae approaches

    Operations of airports at Surat, Barodara, Lakswadeep, Bhavnagar, Port Bandar, Dui, Jamnagar, and Bhuj have been temporarily suspended.

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