The Union civil aviation ministry is keeping a close watch on developments related to the purported disclosures made by ousted Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry about AirAsia India, where the Tatas are a partner, and will act if something actionable is brought to its notice. "We are waiting for any input from any quarter," Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey said, adding, "We have not received anything so far". Mistry raised "ethical concerns" in the Tata group's aviation joint venture with ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Malaysian no-frills carrier AirAsia Berhad -- which runs a joint venture airline with Tata Sons in India -- and civil aviation authorities in the Emirates on Saturday prohibited the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile devices on their flights. AirAsia has also banned the use of Galaxy Note 7 on some of the subsidiary airlines, including AirAsia India, while Emirates banned its use on all its national carriers because of the risk of batteries exploding in the ‘phablet’ ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
7,000 unemployed pilots in India but airlines continue to bet on expats Arav Joshi (26) completed his flying course from a New Zealand-based training academy in 2012. That did not translate into a job. He then did a type-rating course from a Pune-based facility in 2014. The total expenditure came to around Rs 50 lakh. He is still without a job. A type-rating certification is an important credential for a pilot to fly a commercial jet. But despite such training, Joshi is among the 7,000-odd who ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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