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Nov 18, 2019, 07.10 AM IST

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'Golden age' for Indian aviation sector; fundamentals strong: IndiGo chief

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  • Chief Bhadauria said as the Chief of the Air Staff he assured the aviation medicine specialists that he would "solve the problem at the earliest." The IAF chief also spoke about the fatigue and lack of sleep among pilots due to mobile phones and social media.

    An air traffic controller from Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority saved a plane flying from Jaipur to Muscat, after its pilot sounded alert due to bad weather. According to a report, the plane was flying over Karachi region on when it got caught in the middle of lightning and dropped down from an altitude of 36,000 feet-34,000 feet almost immediately.

    "The position has been reviewed and we are happy to note that the airlines have made substantial progress with regard to the directives issued dated October 28 and 29," DGCA said.

    The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed pleas seeking a review of its December order against investigating the Rafale deal, insisting it was “satisfied” with the material produced by the government to support the pricing of the fighter jets.

    Gandhi's remarks came after the Supreme Court gave clean chit to the Modi government on the purchase of 36 fully-loaded Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation, rejecting the plea for registration of an FIR by the CBI for alleged commission of cognisable offence in the deal.

    Delivering its much-awaited ruling on the matter, SC today refused to review its earlier decision of giving a clean chit to the govt while rejecting pleas for registration of an FIR by the CBI for alleged irregularities in the deal. In its 2018 order, the SC had said that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the Rafale jets deal.

    SC today dismissed the review petitions against its verdict in the Rafale deal on grounds that they lacked merit, reiterating its clean chit to the Modi government in the fighter jet agreement. It also closed the contempt plea against Rahul Gandhi for wrongly attributing to the apex court his "chowkidar chor hai" remark in the Rafale case.

    After a 12-year long procurement process, India received first Rafale figher jet in a ceremony in France attended ​by Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Indian government has released first tender in 2007.

    The move is aimed to empower the passengers at a time when air passenger ridership numbers are rising.

    In a statement, the group said it still hopes to receive certification next month from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing it to resume MAX deliveries to airline customers before the end of the year.

    On May 10, the apex court had reserved the decision on the pleas, including one filed by former Union ministers Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie, and activist lawyer Prashant Bhushan, seeking a re-examination of its findings that there was no occasion to doubt the decision-making process in the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets.

    The Supreme Court is scheduled to pronounce on Thursday its verdict on petitions seeking a review of its judgement giving a clean chit to th...

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