Regulators Inspect Aircraft Across India

In early May, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) — India's commercial aviation regulator — started overnight inspections of many aircraft across the county. The goal of the initiative is to inspect aircraft that belong to Indian carriers with weak finances or aging fleets. When considering the state of…

India Aviation Authority Deregisters Air India’s Last Boeing 74s7s

Last week, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) deregistered the last four Boeing 747-400s still listed as assets in the fleet of Air India, the national airline recently sold to the Tata Sons Group. With this, one of the last passenger jumbo jet operators in the world is saying…

Air India Prohibited from Transporting Dangerous Goods to Delhi for…

Air India failed a recent safety audit at Delhi Airport, prompting the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Indian aviation's regulatory body, to make the decision to prohibit the airline from transporting any goods deemed "dangerous" to the city for 15 days. The airline failed to pass an audit measuring…

Air India Avoiding Afghanistan Airspace While Saving an Hour to…

Due to Air India's newly permitted Hindu Kush route for its 777s, passengers flying to and from North America may expect their flights to be up to an hour shorter. Airlines linking India with Europe and North America have had to take a detour to avoid restricted airspace since Afghanistan…

India to Resume International Flights from December 15

After a coronavirus-induced suspension, India will restart scheduled foreign flights on December 15, the Aviation Ministry said on Friday. In a statement, the Civil Aviation Ministry said the issue of resuming scheduled commercial international passenger services had been looked into in cooperation with the Ministries of Home Affairs, External Affairs,…

Air India’s Problems Haven’t Ended With the Sale to Tata

The drawn-out saga of Air India’s privatization finally came to a close with the Indian government agreeing to hand over the airline to the Tata Group, a large Indian conglomerate. This is great news since it was the Tatas that founded what is known as Air India now back in…

Air India Reunites With Tata After 68 Year Separation

After nearly 70 years apart, Tata and Air India are finally due to be united once again after the company won the winning bid for the flag carrier. With a $2.4 billion payout, the Indian government will surrender 100% ownership of the airline and its subsidiary Air India Express to…

Tata Group Likely to Win Bid for Air India

The long and overly drawn-out saga of Air India’s privatization might come to a close soon. The Indian government has been trying since 2017 to privatize the airline but has had trouble finding a buyer of the dumpster fire of an airline. In late 2019, the Indian government moved a…

American Airlines Expands Its Return to New Delhi

In response to growing travel demand between the United States and India, American Airlines has increased its flight frequency from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The carrier initially planned to operate the route thrice weekly during off-peak months and increase…