Aviation Sector Current Affairs - 2019

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Government to provide higher subsidy for airlines connecting two regional airports

The Union Government will provide higher a subsidy to airlines that operate flights between two regional airports under the Regional Connectivity Scheme. The subsidy amount given to airlines that operate between two unserved or underserved airports will be 10% higher than sum offered to airlines that connect only one regional airport. Key Facts The subsidy Read More…

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Union Government launches UDAN Scheme for Regional Air Connectivity

The Union Government has launched the regional air connectivity scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam naagrik) which seeks to get more people to fly in the smaller towns. The scheme was launched by the Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju in New Delhi. It will be rolled out by January, 2017 and will be Read More…

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HAL gets membership of APAQG with voting rights

State owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has granted prestigious membership of Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) under category ‘Full Member with voting rights’. With this India becomes seventh nation to join the APAQG under the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). Other nations of APAQG are South Korea, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan. Key Facts Read More…

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India inks open skies pact with Greece

India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece to allow unlimited number of flights into each other’s countries and also has initiated the air service agreement for open skies. With this, Greece becomes first country with which India has inked an open sky arrangement under its new civil aviation policy. Key facts At Read More…

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Union Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Fiji

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of new Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Fiji. The Agreement is for updation of the existing ASA between the two countries which was signed in January, 1974. Key Facts The objective of new ASA is to improve the air connectivity between the two countries Read More…

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Maharashtra becomes first state to sign MoU with Centre, AAI to develop 10 airports under RCS

Maharashtra Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop 10 airports as part of the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme. The MoU was signed in the presence of Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. With this Read More…

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Union Cabinet approves signing of Air Services Agreement between India and Lao

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of new Air Services Agreement (ASA) between India and Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR). Decision in this regard was taken in the union cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Key Facts ASA is the basic legal framework for any Read More…

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