Latest HAL Bangalore International Airport Stories

2008-08-22 09:00:45

The Civil Aviation Ministry of India has grated permission to Deccan Aviation, in which Vijay Mallya-owned Kingfisher Airlines merged in 2007, to operate international services, effective August 26, 2008. According to media sources, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has received confirmation from the ministry regarding the granting of international traffic rights to Deccan Aviation. The airline plans to operate seven flights between Bangalore and London. Deccan Aviation will...

2008-08-20 00:00:28

By Manju V MUMBAI: At every international airport in India, only one security agency is allowed to conduct X-ray screening of registered baggage for all foreign flights. But Jet Airways has apparently been flouting this norm at the Mumbai airport for a while. The airline recently came under the scanner of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) for doing away with the rule, which is aimed at making the security procedure at Indian airports foolproof. Air India, incidentally, is the...

2008-07-08 00:00:18

By Manju V MUMBAI: To make a safe landing at Mumbai airport during the monsoon, it appears, is a Herculean task that requires tons of patience in the cockpit as the pilot gears up to wait for hours as well as a lot of precious aviation fuel. On Friday, flights hovered, were turned away, were made to do a go-around or wait endlessly to take-off even as clouds and canines connived to make air operations as difficult as it could ever be. "You cannot fly an aircraft into a Cb (cumulonimbus)...

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