INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION
Indian nurse at Saudi hospital tests positive for coronavirus: Govt
Thermal screening is being done at the international airports of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Cochin. The civil aviation ministry has asked airlines to follow International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) guidelines for managing and notifying anybody reporting illness on flights originating from China and disembarking in India.
Iran says won't give Americans crashed plane's black boxes
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Lotus on passports as part of security features, other national symbols to be used on rotation: MEA
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In a first, DGCA Certifies Boeing’s Singapore Training Facility for Dreamliner Planes
The official said the clearance would help full service carrier Vistara in inducting Boeing 787 planes early next year since there is only one such facility in India which does not have spare capacity. Approval has been accorded to Boeing training facility in Singapore for 787 type of aircraft.
DGCA likely to license all ATC officers before ’20 ICAO audit
ICAO had recently asked India to make DGCA licensing authority for ATC officers. Earlier, Airports Authority of India (AAI), which is also ATC service provider, had been licensing ATCOs. DGCA will license all 2500 current ATCOs by December, according to a senior DGCA official.
India takes up Pakistan's denial of airspace use to PM's aircraft with international body
Prime Minister Modi, who is travelling to Saudi Arabia on a bilateral visit, was denied overflight clearance by the Pakistani authorities. Sources said that India has take up the issue with relevant international authority.
Government working on e-passports: Jaishankar
The Ministry has plans to issue chip-enabled e-passports to citizens with advanced security features.
Plans afoot to introduce chip-enabled e-passports with advanced security features: Govt
The government has given its approval for procurement of electronic contact-less inlays for manufacturing of e-passports to the India Security Press (ISP) Nasik.
AAI counters AAIB’s report on lapse of ATCO’s ratings
The report also said that some controllers had lost the ratings for manning the stations they were on.
Code red: Untrained ATC officials handling planes put safety at risk
A preliminary AAIB report said that ATCOs at various air traffic control towers were not qualified enough.
Seven close shaves in Indian skies this year
The International Civil Aviation Organisation has classified airprox into four categories: A is the highest level with a serious risk of aircraft involved in the nearness colliding.
Aircraft incidents on the decline since 2013: DGCA data
India is one of the world's fastest-growing domestic civil aviation markets and has registered double-digit growth for nearly 50 months continuously.
India's score in ICAO audit likely to improve: DGCA official
An ICAO team visited India last month and assessed the action taken on issues related to three areas that were audited by the watchdog in November 2015.
Robotic canines may replace CISF dogs at airports
These industrial canines can sniff explosives at the airports as well as X-ray scan the luggage of passengers with their eyes. CISF wants to adapt new technologies considering the global threat to the aviation sector, increasing air travels and new methods of smuggling drugs, gold, explosives etc via air.
Government plans to bring in Cape Town Convention Act for civil aviation sector
The government plans to bring in the Cape Town Convention Act which will help reduce risks related to asset-based financing and leasing transactions in the civil aviation space.
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