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Shahkar Abidi

  • Bombay high court stays probe order against MIAL

    The Bombay high court (HC) has stayed an Andheri metropolitian court order to file an FIR against the Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) and probe allegations that the GVK-led consortium had accrued Rs 5,880 crore worth of undue benefits.

    Thursday, 27 November 2014 - 5:45am
  • Certification GAGAN project by early next year

    Giving a push to PM Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' efforts, the GAGAN project, which will make India only the fourth country in the world to have this system, is expected to get certified early next year. It will also give a major boost to the Indian aviation navigation system. The certification...

    Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 6:45am
  • Mumbai aviation firm pulls out of Odisha project

    A Mumbai-based aviation company which had been helping an aviation company in Odisha to set up regional connectivity in that state, has pulled out of the project alleging that the Odisha firm was siphoning off funds and putting it into other uses, jeopardizing the future of the project.

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:30am
  • Here's how freed-up port trust land can transform Mumbai

    Nearly 30 years after former prime minister Indira Gandhi ordered opening up of non-operational lands of Mumbai Port Trust (MPT) for recreational and cultural use, the BJP government has rekindled Mumbaikars' hope of getting the open spaces. Enthused by the development, the Indian Merchants'...

    Saturday, 22 November 2014 - 6:25am
  • Struck by wanderlust, German couple tours world on a minibus

    How many of us would give up our careers and set off to see the world, be constantly on the move, exploring new places, working odd jobs, just to quench our thirst for travel? For German entrepreneur Jens Jacob, 37, his 1965 Volkswagen Type 2 Kombi van is to him what asputtering single-seater 1939...

    Friday, 21 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • DGCA lets small airlines keep flying

    In a move that has brought relief to least 80 airline companies with 4,000 jobs between them, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has backtracked on its recent proposal that airlines have at least three aircraft in their fleets. DGCA had in the last month given small...

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 5:50am
  • Mayday mix-up: ATC first thought distress calls came from AI flight

    Air Traffic Control (ATC) officials who received two 'Mayday' calls from a private Reliance plane on Monday evening initially thought that the plane in 'distress' was an airborne Air India flight. Information about the possibility of an Air India plane's engine having caught fire was provided by a...

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 5:50am
  • Air India makes passengers wait for 7 hours, then cancels flight

    Around 150 passengers who boarded Air India's Mumbai to Newark flight at 1.30 am on Saturday had a harrowing night after the airline first made them wait almost seven hours owing to a technical snag, only to inform them at 8 am that the flight had been cancelled.

    Sunday, 9 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Air India planning a more aggressive marketing mode

    National carrier Air India sees a threat in Middle Eastern carriers flying Indian air passengers to destinations in the US and Europe using Dubai or Abu Dhabi as a base. Air India has traditionally been the carrier flyers from India mostly used for travelling to foreign destinations. “Air India...

    Sunday, 9 November 2014 - 5:30am
  • Medical advice from ATC saves passenger suffering from cardiac arrest

    58-yr-old Babariya later dies at a private hospital

    Saturday, 8 November 2014 - 5:00am