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    India Close To Announcing New Civil Aviation Framework

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    NEW DELHI – India hopes to unveil a new civil aviation policy next month, as part of its plans to boost regional air connectivity and reopen closed airports to enhance passenger growth. Lengthy discussions on the revised draft policy are “progressing well” and are now in the “last stage,” said Mahesh Sharma, minister of state…

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    FAA Approves First Commercial Nighttime Drone Flights

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    Federal Aviation Administration authorities issued their first approval for nighttime commercial drone flights. The move bodes well for companies that want to ramp up drone services. Federal Aviation Administration officials signed off on the first approval for commercial drone flights at night, potentially paving the way for other companies to ramp up their drone services….

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    Air India chairman joins rodent watch

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    After the frequent grounding of its aircraft due to rodents, Air India chairman Ashwani Lohani carried out an inspection at Delhi airport and directed the staff to ensure strict maintenance and cleanliness of the hi-lift trucks used by catering companies. Also, staff of the government-owned airline will be restrained from eating meals in the ramp…

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    Raise safety standards to avoid aviation disasters

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      The combination of a mechanical fault and pilot miscommunication that lay behind the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 last December represents the worst of two worlds in aviation: technical failure and human error. The investigative report, released by Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee, notes that the pilots’ inability to deal with a mid-air technical…

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    Civil aviation policy to be finalised soon

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    New Delhi: The government is close to reaching a consensus on the civil aviation policy, including the contentious flying abroad norm for airlines, also known as the ‘5/20 rule’. The 5/20 rule requires an airline to have five years of domestic flying experience and 20 aircraft in its fleet before it can fly to overseas…

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    Drone sighting sends IGI, Delhi cops into tizzy

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    New Delhi: Around 1 Pm on Saturday, the air traffic control at Indira Gandhi International Airport was informed by a pilot of a Jet Airways craft preparing to land that he had sighted a drone flying dangerously over the approach to runway 29. The Central Industrial Security Force and the Air Force were promptly informed…