Civil Aviation articles

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman talks of problems with HAL, says govt attending to them

The Russian Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft, which is produced under licence in India by the public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) as the Su-30 Mki is sometimes considered more expensive than the Sukhois produced in Russia, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said Sunday. She accused the opposition Congress of shedding “crocodile tears’’ over HAL losing out in

Private investment still a concern, IL&FS issue could worsen situation: Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO of JCB India

While roads and highways continue to be the dominant story in the infrastructure space, infra players feel that they have not received enough support from other segments raising questions on sustainability of the growth. Vipin Sondhi, MD and CEO of JCB India told Sandeep Singh that while private investment has stayed away despite public spending,

Govt gives green signal to new domestic terminal at Patna airport

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved the construction of a new domestic terminal building and allied structures at Patna airport. The construction of the new terminal building will cost nearly Rs 1,217 crore. With this, the airport can handle 4.5 million passengers per annum (mmpa) from current level of 0.7 mmpa,

Mumbai airport renamed as Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport

Nearly two years after a resolution was passed in the Maharashtra Assembly, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has finally been rechristened as Chhatrapati Shivaji ‘Maharaj’ International Airport. Confirming the development, Union Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the long-pending demand of the state had been fulfilled.