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    FAA Releases VOR Decommissioning Policy

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    The FAA formally published its policy including the criteria for selecting hundreds of VOR navigation aids that will be decommissioned over the next decade. The policy, released today, further outlines the process for decommissioning. The agency has selected 308 VORs to be decommissioned as the agency moves to a satellite-based navigational system. It originally proposed…

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    The Rise of the Drones: Do the Draft DGCA Guidelines Balance Caution and Freedom?  

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    Monday, July 18, 2016. Having issued its draft-guidelines on civil unmanned aircraft (drone), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is contemplating strict regulation of the use of drones in the country. The guidelines make it mandatory that all Unmanned Aircraft System (‘UAS’) users must be required to have a Unique Identification Number (UIN). It…

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    Flying Club Must Leave Safdarjung Airport: HC

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    New Delhi: The high court has dismissed a plea of the Delhi Flying Club challenging its eviction from Safdarjung airport, saying that in any case, the place is known more as a wedding venue than for aeronautical activities. Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw’s decision came on the pleas of Aero Club of India Pvt Ltd (ACIPL)…

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    The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2016

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    The World’s Top 10 Airlines of 2016 In a gala ceremony held at Farnborough Airshow, Skytrax today presented the 2016 World Airline Awards. The leaders and top management from over 40 airlines from across the globe attended the event, where Emirates was voted the World’s Best Airline by air travellers. At the awards event, Edward…