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  • India unveils aviation plan to 'take flying to the masses'

    It outlines plans to revive India's dilapidated airports and airstrips, of which only about 75 out of 476 are in use, build “no-frills” airports and set up a fund to improve access to rural areas...

    it should be a policy which takes flying to masses, it should no longer confine flying only to the elite,” Secretary for Civil Aviation Rajiv Nayan Choubey told reporters...

  • Aviation body rejects India's complaint against Pakistan for denying Modi use of airspace: report

    The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has rejected India's complaint against Pakistan's refusal to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi to use its airspace, First Post reported on Tuesday...

    In response to India's complaint, First Post quoted the ICAO spokesperson as saying: "The Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention), which ICAO helps governments to cooperate under, only applies to the operations...

  • Modi visits French aviation hub

    With stops at the production line of the Airbus A380 as well as the National Centre of Space Research (CNES), Modi confirmed India’s interest in the European high-technology sector...

    Accompanied by Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders and the boss of its civil aviation subsidiary Fabrice Bregier, Modi posed in front of the cutting-edge H225M helicopter, which can transport special forces or carry out rescue...

  • UK air travel could slump if no early Brexit aviation deal: report

    LONDON: Britain’s airports could see passenger numbers plunge by as much as 40 per cent unless the government strikes an interim aviation deal with the European Union by October 2018, according to an industry report seen by Reuters on Tuesday...

    The study, commissioned by leading British airports including London’s Heathrow and Gatwick, said flights could be grounded and Britain’s economy would be hit without a guarantee of future...

  • PAC grills aviation official over grounded planes

    In response, the aviation secretary told the committee that a Boeing 777 had been grounded because its engine was unavailable, but the engine had since been acquired and the plane would likely begin operations by the end of this month...

    Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) officials said the airport was a greenfield project for which they had no expertise, which had caused problems...

  • ‘Gulf-specific’ aviation policy questioned

    “Why the aviation authorities are finalising deals on their own without debating the issue in the parliament,” he questioned and further argued that Pakistan was offering a number of airports to the Gulf airlines to operate while every Gulf country has only one airport...

    Another official said: “The new aviation policy (which is yet to be approved) should recommend a review of service agreements with foreign airlines, especially those...

  • ‘Black Tuesday’ as France grapples with taxi, aviation strikes

    PARIS: Angry French taxi drivers blocked key roads with burning tyres on a “black Tuesday” that also saw hundreds of flights cancelled as air traffic controllers joined civil servants, hospital workers and teachers for a day of strikes...

    At Orly airport, one protester was injured in the leg when a shuttle bus forced its way through a blockade
  • China to sign nuclear, aviation deals with Russia during SCO summit next week

    BEIJING: China and Russia will sign nuclear energy, aviation and space deals next week during a visit to China by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Tuesday...

    The SCO groups Pakistan, India, China, Russia and the former Soviet republics of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan while Iran, Afghanistan and Mongolia are observers...

  • Aviation division had no role in appointment of PM’s special adviser, court told

    ISLAMABAD: At a time when the government has reportedly decided to privatise the Pakistan International Airlines and converted the corporation running the national flag carrier into a company, the aviation division told the Supreme Court on Wednesday that it had no role in the appointment of Shujaat Azeem either as adviser or special adviser to the prime minister on aviation...

    This was stated in a reply submitted by the aviation...

  • Aviation experts show keen interest in Pakistan-built Super Mushshak at African defence expo

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) showcased its spectacular aviation manufacturing, overhauling and repair capabilities at the African Aerospace and Defence Exhibition, AAD 2016, held at Waterkloof Air Force Base at Pretoria South Africa from September 14...

    During the air show, PAC displayed static and aerial display of Super Mushshak aircraft, which attracted major international players of aviation industry, as well as...

  • Private sector asked to invest in aviation industry

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra Chairman Air Marshal Arshad Malik has invited the private sector to undertake aviation-related ventures in the country, including development of parts for JF-17 Thunder aircraft...

    He stressed the need for exploring possibilities of collaboration in the defence industry and identified four areas as a way forward for the private sector in the defence-related aviation sector — upgrade...

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