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Oman could ban Pakistan International Airlines in light of pilot certification concerns
While expressing concern over the recent safety issue with the PIA, the Omani Civil Aviation Authority warned Pakistan that the national flag carrier could be barred from using its airspace, The Dawn reported. Omani authorities also asked Islamabad to explain what curative measures had been taken to ensure safety of flights.
US bans PIA operations over dubious licences issue: Report
The decision has been taken after 262 Pakistani pilots were grounded, whose licenc...
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns of the folly of coal but exit may not be easy
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Pakistan's closest ally in SE Asia ground Pak-origin pilots over fake licence scam
Pakistan has a total of 860 pilots, 107 of whom work for foreign airlines. Countries have started grounding Pakistan pilots. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency has also suspended Pakistan International Airlines entry into EU for six months.
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Puri says Kozhikode runway safety as per ICAO guidelines, questions Cong MPs' tweets
On the subject of the safety of tabletop runways such as that at the Kozhikode airport where the mishap took place, he said, Kozhikode airport is equipped with Runway End Safety Area (RESA) as per ICAO Guidelines on safety.
DGCA introduces tests to check pilots for psychoactive substances
Currently, aviation staff have to go through breath-analyser (BA) checks that detects just the alcohol content in the body and not other drugs. The DGCA had last year started conducting BA test on ground staff too and have found as many as 131 violations by ground staff, ET had reported it first on February 8.
Air India's Hyderabad MRO eyes EASA certification
The MRO hangar at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport can accommodate two A320 family aircraft simultaneously or one wide body aircraft such as B747 or B777. The MRO facility now offers services to the captive fleet and is planning to increase shifts to two.
India adds checks to rice exports to European Union
The commerce and industry ministry on Thursday amended the export policy for Basmati and non-Basmati rice from ‘free’ to outbound shipments subject to certificates issued by Export Inspection Council (EIC).
Pakistan aviation authority suspends licenses of 34 more PIA pilots
Pakistan's aviation authority has suspended the licenses of 34 more pilots of Pakistan International Airlines on suspicion of holding fake degrees, according to media reports on Wednesday.
Crisil upgrades Air Works rating
The long-term and short-term ratings on the aviation MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) services provider have been upgraded to BBB/Stable and Crisil A3+.
PPE makers told to prepare for global certification
Officials said while industry is keen to export, they have to be prepared with international certifications and the government would take a decision based on new projections of domestic requirements.
Safety first: CISF for major changes in the way you fly post lockdown
The CISF has finalised a new protocol which it has submitted to the aviation ministry.
Safety bid supports dollar as coronavirus surge shakes confidence
Against a basket of currencies the dollar was steady not far below a four-week peak on Monday at 97.466. The safe-haven Japanese yen also held at 108.18 per dollar.
A massive climate change reckoning in megafire-stricken California
It’s an example of something climate experts have long worried about, but which few expected to see so soon: a cascade effect, in which a series of disasters overlap, triggering or amplifying each other.
WHO reports record virus cases as Trump proposes face-to-face G7 summit
Trump, who is seeking to revive the battered US economy and his political fortunes ahead of the November election, again lashed out again at China, saying its "incompetence" was responsible for "this mass Worldwide killing."