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MH370 crash: Australia adamant that plane went out of control; rubbishes claim that rogue pilot ditched aircraft 22.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
Australian investigators today defended their findings that missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was out of control when it plunged into the ocean, despite renewed theories that a rogue pilot ditched the plane. The Boeing 777 -- which vanished in March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing carrying 239 passengers -- has not been found despite an extensive search led by Australia in the southern Indian Ocean and a continuing private search commissioned by Malaysia. The failure to find the plane has fuelled theories which differ from the conclusions of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which led the first search, that the jet was making a high-speed out-of-control descent when it hit the water. The theory that a rogue pilot deliberately ditched the jet -- landing it in a controlled way on the ocean surface -- was revived in a new book released this week by former Canadian air crash investigator Larry Vance. Vance has also asserted that there were failures in the ATSB-led probe, leading ...
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Saudi Arabian Airlines makes emergency landing in Jeddah; 53 people injured 22.5.2018 DNA: India
A Saudi Arabian Airlines Airbus A330 jet made an emergency landing in the western Red Sea city of Jeddah, injuring 53 people, aviation officials said today. The Saudia aircraft was travelling from the Muslim holy city of Medina to Dhaka with 151 people on board, but had to be diverted to Jeddah late Monday after it suffered a malfunction in the hydraulic system, the kingdom's Aviation Investigation Bureau (AIB) said. Footage posted online showed the plane leaving a trail of flame along the runway as it skidded on its nose before screeching to a halt. "The passengers were evacuated by emergency slides. 52 of them were slightly injured, while one female passenger suffered a fracture during the evacuation and is now receiving treatment," AIB said in a statement. "AIB has launched an investigation into this accident." The aircraft circled over Jeddah for several hours as its landing gear failed to drop, forcing the captain to make the emergency landing, Saudi media reported. In a similar incident in January ...
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Air India flight makes emergency landing in Mumbai Airport 22.5.2018 Sify Finance
[India], May 21 (ANI): An Air India Goa-Mumbai flight made an emergency landing at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport due to a snag in the hydraulic on Monday night.
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Decoded: Impact of climate change on river ecosystems 22.5.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
According to a recent study, climate change can impact fragile river ecosystems all over the world. Research undertaken in South Africa's Kruger National Park (KNP) has shown that increasing frequency of cyclone-driven extreme floods is responsible for destroying some of the world's most sensitive and valuable riverine habitats. Researchers from the universities of Hull, Aberystwyth, and Salford and the engineering consultants "Architecture, Engineering, Consulting, Operations, and Maintenance" (AECOM), used laser survey technology (LiDAR) flown from an aircraft, to measure the impacts of cyclone-driven extreme floods in 2000 and 2012 on rivers in KNP. KNP game reserve has global significance for its habitats and associated species, and the rivers flowing through the park provide essential ecosystem services, including water and habitat in the shape of the many varied channel morphologies and associated riparian forest. The high-resolution data has been used to create accurate digital models of the river ...
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Ahmedabad airport sees a surplus of over 100% in five years 22.5.2018 DNA: Mumbai
With an increase of 72% revenue, Sardar Vallabhabhai Patel International airport has recorded an increase of over 100% in surplus in a span of five years. As per numbers shared by airport officials, in 2013-14, the revenue was Rs 217.92 crores which shot up to Rs 375.67 crores in 2017-18. As far as surplus is concerned, the difference was of nearly 62 crores increase in a span of five years. The airport officials credit a massive increase in passenger movements and aviation traffic from Gujarat. The city airport, for many years, was at the receiving end of criticism over basic facilities like toilets as well as the quality of seats. In 2016, the Ahmedabad chapter of Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) had taken up the issue of drafting their concerns to the then airport director. The members had then said, "A number of issues will continue to plague Ahmedabad airport due to privatisation of some of the airports. Passengers are becoming increasingly discerning. They are enjoying all the facilities ...
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RM Visit To Nagaland Cancelled Due To Technical Snag 21.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The visit of Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, to Nagaland on 20 May 2018 was cancelled after take-off. The aircraft had to return mid way since it developed a technical snag. The Raksha Mantri would soon reschedule her visit to Nagaland.
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AI agents at borders to sift out travellers who lie 21.5.2018 DNA: Evolutions
Governments in the world are now looking at using artificial intelligence to better patrol the borders. The United States, Canada, and the European Union are testing out technology which includes lie-detecting computer kiosks using the latest AI tech to determine whether a person is lying to deceive officials, Digital Trends reported.
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Alliance Air to start service at Pasighat 20.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Alliance Air to start service at Pasighat
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Anti-hijacking drill at LGBI Airport 20.5.2018 The Assam Tribune
Anti-hijacking drill at LGBI Airport
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Shri Nitin Gadkari meets Indonesian Minister of Maritime Affairs 18.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Taking ahead the bilateral relations between India & Republic of Indonesia, Shri Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Shipping,  Road Transport & Highways and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation met General (Retd.
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IndiGo to commence Hubli flight operations from June 17.5.2018 Sify Finance
Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday said that it will commence flight operations to Hubli in Karnataka from June 28, 2018.
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HAL offers Sukhois at one-third of Rafale's cost 16.5.2018 Rediff: News
HAL will build each Su-30 at just Rs 4.25 billion.
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Civil aviation ministry likely to release drone policy shortly: Jayant Sinha 16.5.2018 DNA: Top News
The civil aviation ministry is in final stages of formulating the drone policy and it is expected to be released shortly, Union Minister Jayant Sinha said on Wednesday. The ministry came out with draft rules for unmanned aircraft systems last year, seeking comments from the public. The Minister of State for Civil aviation said that certain issues related to security and global standards were discussed in detail with the concerned stakeholders. "We have finalised our work on the drone policy... Some tricky issues need to be resolved from security and global standards point of view. We are now at the end of that consultation process. So our hope is that very shortly we will have the final drone policy coming out," he said here. He was speaking in a session at the Global Exhibition on Services, organised by department of commerce and industry body CII. At present, the aircraft rules do not cover the use of drones as well as their sale and purchase. Aviation regulator DGCA had in October 2014 restricted the ...
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Boeing calls WTO ruling against EU's Airbus subsidy 'landmark decision' 16.5.2018 Sify Finance
US top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. (Boeing) on Tuesday called as "a landmark decision" a ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) determining that the European Union (EU) has provided billions of US dollars in subsidies to European aircraft maker Airbus.
Sichuan Airlines captain reveals that co-pilot was 'sucked halfway' out of cockpit at 32,000 ft 15.5.2018 DNA: Top News
The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was "sucked halfway" out of the plane after a cockpit windshield blew out, media reported, citing the aircraft's captain. Liu Chuanjian, hailed a hero on social media after having to land the Airbus A319 manually, told the Chengdu Economic Daily his aircraft had just reached a cruising altitude of 32,000 feet when a deafening sound tore through the cockpit. The cockpit experienced a sudden loss of pressure and drop in temperature and when he looked over, the cockpit's right windshield was gone. "There was no warning sign. Suddenly, the windshield just cracked and made a loud bang. The next thing I know, my co-pilot had been sucked halfway out of the window," he was quoted as saying. "Everything in the cockpit was floating in the air. Most of the equipment malfunctioned ... and I couldn't hear the radio. The plane was shaking so hard I could not read the gauges." The co-pilot, who was wearing a seatbelt, was ...
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Heavy fighting begins in Afghanistan as Taliban attack western city of Farah 15.5.2018 DNA: Top News
Afghan aircraft on Tuesday bombed Taliban positions in the western city of Farah after the insurgents launched a major attempt to capture the provincial capital, with fearful residents seeking shelter from explosions and gunfire. The attack -- the first major assault targeting a city since the Taliban launched their annual spring offensive -- began around midnight, with the militants capturing one urban district and parts of another, said local provincial council member Jamila Amini. "Heavy fighting continues inside the city and aircraft have just started bombarding Taliban positions," she told AFP Tuesday from inside Farah. Afghan officials said police special forces from Kandahar and commandos from Herat had also been deployed. "(The Taliban) will fail," vowed interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish, who said both Afghan and foreign air forces were taking part in the fighting. There was no immediate confirmation from NATO's mission in Kabul. Defence ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said at least ...
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Be sensitive while dealing with unruly flyers, IndiGo to crew 15.5.2018 Rediff: Business
IndiGo and other airlines have said they are improving their staff training, looking at better ways of communication and customer awareness on operational matters.
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Delhi HC seeks govt, DGCA's stand on pleas of Air India, FIA regarding pilots' duty limitations 15.5.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday sought the stands of the Centre and aviation regulator DGCA on the pleas of Air India and FIA, a body of major Indian airlines, on the issue of changes in the stipulated flight and duty time limitations (FDTL) of pilots. Air India and the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), which represents private carriers Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir, have sought modification of the high court's April 18 direction to DGCA to not permit variations in FDTLs. Besides the Centre and DGCA, a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar also issued notice to a Kerala-based lawyer on whose petition the high court had passed the April 18 order, and sought their replies by the next date of hearing on May 22. The airlines have claimed that variations in FDTL were sometimes necessary, as in the latest instance of diversion of around 70 flights from Delhi to other airports due to the dust-storm on May 13. The airlines today claimed before the bench that had they ...
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From Chennai to Guwahati, 8 major airports may be privatised 14.5.2018 Rediff: Business
It is likely the airports - Chennai, Kolkata, Kochi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati - will be bid out for 30 years and the tariffs will be fixed upfront.
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China's first home-built aircraft carrier begins sea trials 14.5.2018 Rediff: News
The 50,000-metric tonne vessel will focus on what a genuine aircraft carrier is supposed to do like conducting combat-ready patrols and safeguarding China's maritime sovereignty and interests, the report said.
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