Aviation Sector Current Affairs - 2019

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AAI to set up Civil Aviation Research Organisation in Hyderabad

State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) is going to set up state-of-the-art Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport. Foundation stone of the centre was laid by Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu. For this project, AAI has earmarked Rs 1,200 crore which will be spent over 12 years for research and development Read More…

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UDAN scheme: First commercial flight of Arunachal Pradesh lands at Pasighat

The first commercial flight (42-seater ATR aircraft of the Alliance Airlines) of Arunachal Pradesh under UDAN scheme landed at Pasighat airport or Advance Landing Ground (ALG) in East Siang district. This historic moment puts border state on the aviation map of the country. Key Facts Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate flight Read More…

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6th US-India Aviation Summit held in Mumbai

The 6th United States-India Aviation Summit was held in Mumbai, Maharashtra from 9 to 11 May, 2018. It was formally inaugurated by Union Minister for Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu. Key Facts The biennial Summit was jointly organised by Ministry of Civil Aviation and US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). The summit is a technical, policy Read More…

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CISF launches mobile app for lost items at airports

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has launched its lost and found mobile applcation for passengers at 59 airports across India. It can be downloaded from the website of Ministry of Information and Technology. The CISF guards 59 civil airports across the country. Key Facts The app offers three facilities – lost and found items Read More…

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IATA partners with Civil Aviation Ministry and National Aviation University

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and National Aviation University (NAU) to enhance human resource availability in India’s aviation industry. Key Facts The three parties to the MoU formalised this partnership on sidelines of Wings India 2018 held in Hyderabad, Telangana. Under the Read More…

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India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre launched in Chandigarh

India’s first Aviation Multi Skill Development Centre (MSDC) was launched at Chandigarh Airport’s old terminal. The Centre is a CSR initiative of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and will initially train 2,360 students free of cost in three years. Aviation MSDC The Centre was established in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). It is Read More…

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HAL successfully tests Light Combat Helicopter for first time

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd for first time has successfully flown home-made 5.8-tonne Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) with its own automatic flight control system. The 20 minute maiden flight of the multirole copter was flawless with the engagement of the flight control system throughout. Key Facts The helicopter is powered by two Shakti engines and has Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & Security

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