AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL
AirAsia flight returns to Kolkata airport after bomb scare
A few minutes after the flight took off from the airport, a woman passenger on board allegedly gave a note to one of the cabin crew, asking it to be delivered to the pilot. The note said there were bombs strapped to her body and she would detonate it any moment, an airport official said.
DGCA suspends pilot of AirAsia India flight for runway incursion at Mumbai airport
"The Air Traffic Control (ATC) gave clear instructions to ...
DGCA suspends GoAir pilots for landing flight after losing visual reference before touch down
The crew considered wrong visual reference as t...
Large part of Rs 2K-cr borrowings to come from overseas for AAI
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is set to tap capital from overseas in the next fiscal to fund its airport development projects, a top official told ET, in what is perhaps the first time it would raise money abroad.
Pak air traffic controller saves Jaipur-Muscat flight after pilot sounds alert
An air traffic controller from Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority saved a plane flying from Jaipur to Muscat, after its pilot sounded alert due to bad weather. According to a report, the plane was flying over Karachi region on when it got caught in the middle of lightning and dropped down from an altitude of 36,000 feet-34,000 feet almost immediately.
DGCA likely to license all ATC officers before ’20 ICAO audit
ICAO had recently asked India to make DGCA licensing authority for ATC officers. Earlier, Airports Authority of India (AAI), which is also ATC service provider, had been licensing ATCOs. DGCA will license all 2500 current ATCOs by December, according to a senior DGCA official.
13 employees of airlines, airports failed alcohol test since Sep 16: DGCA official
The aviation regulator in September had issued rules for the tests to be conducted at all airports for airside workers, including those handling aircraft maintenance, air traffic control (ATC) and ground handling services.
Permanent commission in Army to be opened for women from April 2020
The army’s Adjutant General Lieutenant General Ashwani Kumar explained that after women officers opt for a specialised stream under permanent commission, they will undergo training for the stream. During her second and third year of service, she will identify one of the six specialised streams for permanent commission. These include working as a language expert.
Lot of consumer-facing businesses to eventually become data companies: Ajay Singh
In a phased manner, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has rolled out breath analyser examination of personnel engaged in aircraft maintenance, air traffic control services, airport operation and ground handling services.
Pakistan sent two F-16 fighter planes last month to intercept a SpiceJet flight to Kabul
Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the IAF struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot in retaliation to the Pulwama attack on February 14 and fully opened it for all civilian traffic on July 16.
DGCA proposes breath analyser test for air traffic controllers, others
A senior DGCA official said it is a big move as the framework would cover all those people, who work on airside.
IGI to make switch to 103m-tall air traffic control tower today
Standing at a height of 103 metres, the new ATC tower is said to be the tallest in India.
DGCA issues rules for alcohol testing of airside workers
The rules stated that "in case of second violation of the provisions, the license/approval issued by DGCA of the concerned personnel shall be suspended for a period of one year".
Aviation minister inaugurates Delhi airport's new ATC tower
The total cost of establishing the tower and its facilities were more than Rs 350 crore, Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman Anuj Agrawal said.
AAI counters AAIB’s report on lapse of ATCO’s ratings
The report also said that some controllers had lost the ratings for manning the stations they were on.
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