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Jayant Sinha News
Aviation: Sufficient India-China air traffic rights available for local carriers: Govt
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
The government's remarks come against the backdrop of carriers from both sides being keen to operate more flights to each other's territory.
A new version of UDAN coming, reveals Jayant Sinha
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
As many as 56 unserved and 17 under-served airports and 31 heliports would be connected under the scheme, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
UN aviation watchdog cuts India's score; Govt says DGCA to regulate air traffic controllers now
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
During a late evening briefing here today, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey and senior DGCA officials emphasised that there are no safety concerns for the country's civil aviation space.
Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha hopes to start Darbhanga airport by Jan 2019
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
"Reviewed the status of airports in #Bihar. We are committed to massively improving connectivity by starting more airports. Have requested the State Government to make a State Aviation Policy for Bihar. - MoSCA @jayantsinha," the ministry said in a tweet.
Draft Civil Aviation Citizen Charter Highlights: How flyers benefit, all you want to know in brief
Tue, May 22, 2018
Civil Aviation Minister Jayant Sinha on Tuesday unveiled the Civil Aviation Citizen Charter forum (air passenger charter). The draft charter has been placed in the public domain for comments and will be available for comments for a period of one month.
No cancellation charge up to 96 hours before flight departure: Govt proposal
Tue, May 22, 2018
Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, proposed a new move which would bring relief to air passengers.
Indian aviation sector will see Rs 1 lakh cr investment in 5 years: Jayant Sinha
Thu, May 03, 2018
While the Airport Authority of India alone would infuse Rs 20,178 crore in the next 4-5 years for development of infrastructure at 21 airports, a capex outlay of Rs 50,000 crore is expected to be infused for the development of new greenfield airports such as Navi Mumbai, Jewar and Mopa (Goa).
DGCA's Citizen Charter will respect rights of airlines, passengers, says Jayant Sinha
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, said the charter will be created in a balanced way and will also talk about the interests and rights of airlines. At the same time, the charter will also talk about the rights and safety of passengers. Penalties will be charged only if the airlines are found to be wrong.
Good news for IndiGo, GoAir, A320 Neos back after being grounded
Mon, Apr 16, 2018
All 14 Pratt & Whitney engine-powered Airbus A320 Neo planes of the two budget carriers -- IndiGo and GoAir -- which were grounded between February and March this year due to safety concerns are now back into operation, officials said.
SpiceJet, Vistara, Jet Airways shoot off letter to Jayant Sinha over safety concerns, misreporting of data
Sat, Mar 31, 2018
In a letter dated March 28, to the Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, SpiceJet, Vistara and Jet Airways alleged that the "number of technical snags being reported by various airlines is inaccurate". SpiceJet, Vistara and Jet Airways letter said. "We request you to get this matter investigated by the DGCA so that accurate information may be made available to the Parliament of India and the travelling public," the letter added.
Air India employees may get ESOPs; here is what government is planning
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
On Wednesday, the Civil Aviation Ministry came out with the preliminary information memorandum for seeking Expression of Interest (EoI) for the strategic disinvestment of Air India.
Air India Disinvestment: Jayant Sinha says only an Indian will have control of the airliner
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha, in an exclusive talk with Zee Business's Sameer Dixit, said the NDA government is planning to come up with an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) from its own stock in Air India.
No abnormal spikes in airfares: Jayant Sinha to Zee Business
Thu, Mar 22, 2018
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said that every spike (if any) in airfares due to grounding certain aircraft due to engine related safety concerns will soon come under control. Safety of passengers is our first priority and on this line, we have studied the issues related to Neo engines of the planes and tried our best to rectify the problems. Travellers must have faith that the government is taking whatever steps are required to secure them while travelling, he added.
Indigo, GoAir flight cancellations: Jayant Sinha backs DGCA over move to ground A320 Neo planes
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
Indigo, GoAir flight cancellations: On March 12, the DGCA said that A320 neos fitted with PW1100 engines beyond ESN 450 have been grounded with immediate effect as it cited safety of aircraft operations. Both IndiGo and GoAir have been told not to refit these engines, which are spare with them in their inventory.
Whopping 1 bn trips by flyers in India? Jayant Sinha sets this big target
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
Jayant Sinha said that the government is working on steps such as developing new greenfield airports and skilling manpower to achieve this target. A target of billion passenger trips in the next 15 to 20 yrs is very realisable and is in fact a realistic target that we should be looking for, he said
Indigo flight cancellation: Here is why government grounded Airbus A320Neo planes
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
Union minister Jayant Sinha today said safety of passengers was paramount for the government and aircraft with Pratt & Whitney engines could be used only after they were considered safe post technical analysis. His comments came after the aviation regulator DGCA grounding 11 Airbus A320Neo pl
Air India to be divested by 2018-end: Jayant Sinha
Fri, Feb 02, 2018
According to Sinha, the Air India group will be divested as four different entities and that the "information memorandum" will be issued in sometime.
DoT to spend Rs 10,743 crore to improve connectivity in NE
Tue, Jan 16, 2018
Under telecom development project for NER, 6,673 towers are to be set up to provide connectivity to 8,621 villages and along the National Highways at a cost of Rs 5,336 crore, said Union MoS for Telecommunications Jayant Sinha.
Drone companies seek changes to govt draft regulations
Mon, Jan 15, 2018
Drone startups — including Quidich Innovation Labs, Aarav Unmanned Systems, Asteria Aerospace and Indrones, among others — have come together to suggest changes to the government’s proposed draft regulations for drone companies in the country.
Airlines stocks surge as they lower cancellation fee on tickets
Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Many airlines followed the directions of Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, asking for reducing down the cancellation fee charges to bring cheers to passengers.