Indian Civil Aviation industry is at cross roads. From sluggish operations of Air India, the sector has moved to premium airlines, world class airports, low cost airlines making it one among the top 10 markets in the world. The passenger traffic is growing at double digits, freight, aircraft movements are expected to grow at 5% over the next 5 years.
To boost the aviation sector, the government of India, has widened the visa on arrival programme to 150 countries boosting tourism. It is also planning to list AAI and Pawan Hans Ltd in stock exchange to raise capital. It is also modernizing airports with introduction of biometric scanner entry in airports with Aadhar card. This projected growth, combined with India?s low air traffic density?72 compared to 282 in China and 2,8 Read More
Ministry of Civil Aviation is considering to provide subsidy for heliports which will provide improved connectivity and promote tourism. It has approved flights from 6 heliports - Kangnidhar in Mandi, Manali, Baddi in Solan, Sarahan and Rampur in Shimla under UDAAN-2 It will also provide assistance in form of gap funding for construction of heliports and Pawan Hans has been asked to prepare detailed feasibility report. Apart from these 5 new heliports, operation will also start from Gaggal airport. Read More
Google Flights service now to provide predication on flight delays. Currently, Google flight services provides data on flight delays from airline sources. Now with it powers delay predictions using artificial intelligence. It will predict delays using historic flight status data and other parameters. It will publish the data, when it atleast 80 percent confident about its accuracy of its predictions. Read More