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Our carriers are comparatively inefficient and not aggressive

Our carriers are comparatively inefficient and not aggressive

The new aviation policy has brought in a lot of forward-looking changes to boost the slumping aviation industry; these changes have been made to make the industry more dynamic and lucrative for all the players and to level the playing field. One of the major changes which have been welcomed by the smaller airlines is that, prior to the policy change, an airline needed to have 20 planes and five years of local operations to fly overseas.

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Aviation market clocks 25% growth in passenger traffic

Aviation market clocks 25% growth in passenger traffic

India´s aviation sector is soaring high, with the month-on-month passenger growth for the month of July hitting a record 25 per cent. The total number of passengers carried by domestic airlines during the January to July 2016 period was 560.87 lakh versus 455.95 lakh during the corresponding period of previous year, thereby registering a growth of 23.01 per cent, says the latest data released by DGCA.

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Aviation security needs redefinition

Aviation security needs redefinition

Spaced apart by 99 days, the two big terror attacks of this year have targeted airports, first Brussels and then Istanbul forcing, for the first time since 9/11, a rethink of what aviation security should come to mean.

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DGCA likely to issue guidelines on block hours

DGCA likely to issue guidelines on block hours

Aviation regulator DGCA is likely to come out with fresh guidelines on block hours, a yardstick for on-time performance, to remove disparity among airlines. Block hours refer to the moment a commercial aircraft leaves the departure gate until it lands and reaches the arrival gate, or till its engines are working.

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