Aircraft Current Affairs - 2020

Facts Box: Kozhikode Flight Accident and Tabletop Airport

An Air India Express Flight on special “Vande Bharat” Mission overshot the runway at Kozhikode and fell into a valley. The flight carried passengers from Dubai to Kozhikode. Similar accidents have occurred in India earlier as well. In 2010, similar incident occurred in Mangalore airport where more than 150 people lost their lives. Tabletop Airports Read More…

US approves missile sales to India

On April 14, 2020, the United States approved missiles sales to India. They are the Torpedoes lightweight missiles and Harpoon air-launched missiles. The missiles are being sold at 155 million USD Highlights The cost of Harpoon missiles is 92 million USD and that of Torpedoes is 63 million USD. The missiles will help India to Read More…

Regulations of Drones in India hastened

On January 13, 2020, the Indian Aviation Ministry announced that registration of all drones in the country is mandatory. The Ministry has given January 31, 2020 as deadline for the users to register their drones. Highlights Every drone is to be provided with a Unique Identification Number (UIN) under the scheme. GoI has opened an Read More…

Cabinet approves Aircraft (amendment) bill, 2019

The Union Cabinet on December 11, 2019 approved Aircraft (Amendment) bill, 2019 to amend the Aircrafts act, 1934. The main objective of the bill is to fulfill the safety requirements of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Key Features of the Bill The Bill intends to regulate the areas of air navigation. It enhances the punishment Read More…

Pakistan to observe February 27 as ‘Operation Swift Retort’

Pakistan will observe the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) retaliatory action on 27th February 2019 against India as ‘Operation Swift Retort’. Key Highlights It was mentioned at PAF’s Air Staff presentation, which is held quarterly every year to take stock of operational preparedness of the force. According to PAF, “swift response” demonstrates their firm resolve, capacity Read More…