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General Aviation – December 2006

Sunday, December 31, 2006
Growing traffic, better airports
It’s been a long haul, but they’ve done it
Boom In Airtravel
Air travel to take off as public wealth rises
Jet-Sahara, airport project, Mumbai Mills kept SC busy in 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006
FDI cap in airlines may go up to 74%

Thursday, December 28, 2006
Health data before you fly
Get rid of undue tax on aviation fuel
HAL plans maintenance facility for civilian aircraft
HAL all set to fly high with Rs 100-crore plant in Orissa
Pets can fly, but fares aren’t tame
Big Mac to invest Rs 400cr in India
‘Airlines foggy about rules’

Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Govt may extend tax sops on ATF to local airlines
Surcharge cut may not benefit passengers soon
Fog losses push airlines to seek insurance
Softer take-off norms could land you in peril
Setbacks but airlines reach for the sky
Aviation giants will flock to Bangalore
Airbus in talks with HAL for JV
Aurangabad to host Hindalco-Almex JV

Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Aviation cos high on heli-tourism growth prospects
Panel to study opening of Gulf to pvt airlines
ICICI Venture Plans Larger Deals
Smoking before long-haul flights may be dangerous
Make merry in the New Year abroad!
E-ticket usage up by 90 per cent in Calcutta
Lower airfares: NRIs fly home now!
Efficacy and economy of online ticket booking
Youngest commercial pilot on cloud nine
Take-off norms may change

Monday, December 25, 2006
Consumer Commission orders airlines to pay compensation for delays
Carriers blamed for chaos
Travel industry bullish on outbound traffic

Sunday, December 24, 2006
HAL facility to convert Boeings into freighter
DGCA to relax norms for flight take off during fog
DGCA puts airlines on mat
Fog wreaks havoc with holiday season traffic

Saturday, December 23, 2006
Jupiter to induct Thales as strategic investor
Service tax on premium travel may go
MROs, pilot-training centres attract PE funds
Govt tanks up for a cheaper fuel regime

Friday, December 22, 2006
More private carriers may be allowed to fly abroad: Praful Patel
Govt to open up ATF retail
Ground handling draft policy sent to Cabinet
Christmas surge in flights
Govt must ratify Montreal Convention: Aviation experts
Open Skies agreement: India, US both stand to gain
President calls for adopting national aeronautics policy
Boom in air travel
50 countries to take part in Aero Show
Aero India to have private sponsorship for first time

Thursday, December 21, 2006
Ministry asks airlines to reduce fine on overseas patients
Lawmakers worried about cut-throat competition among airlines
Panel to attract private companies in air cargo
Aviation biz to enter consolidation zone in ’07
Rising income, not low-cost, boos
ting air traffic in India: IATA

Galileo-Express TravelWorld Awards a win-win situation
Mumbai to play host to South Asia Aviation Finance Conference

Monday, December 18, 2006
Ground handling policy on cards
Truant pilots disappoint ministers
Airlines approach Defence Ministry to open military airports
Complaints against airlines many: Ministry

Friday, December 15, 2006
Airlines with CAT III to get airport priority
Airline M&A policy to be ready soon
Airlines keen to scale Great Wall
Govt to introduce CAT-II training syllabus for pilots
Fog: Government mulls amending Civil Aviation rules
794 CAT III compliant pilots in India
Flights full up at Calcutta

Thursday, December 14, 2006
Govt to open Gulf routes for Jet, Air Sahara
Now, three-year-old airlines can fly abroad
Fog: DGCA issues additional guidelines
Fog disrupts flights for 2nd day
No flights to Bengal, Kerala today
Era of women aviators

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Online ticket sales to boost Indian airline industry
Fog delays Delhi flights for first time this winter
Most airlines OK with fog
L&T Wins Rs5,400 crore Delhi Airport Contract

Monday, December 11, 2006
Airfares take off: up 40% in 3 years
Deccan too levies congestion surcharge
Credit card is ticket to fraud
Book early to save is the flying mantra this season
Get ready for fog and travel troubles

Sunday, December 10, 2006
Expat pilots find India safer

Friday, December 08, 2006
Cabinet approves India-US aviation pact
Airbus A380 to fly into India next year
Airlines want tax sops on lease rentals
Airbus doubles investment in India
Fancy flights for Indian businessmen
Traffic Congestion Surcharge – Skyway Robbery
Would do what needed in the company’s business interests: Mallya

Thursday, December 07, 2006
Fare hike talk divides airlines
‘Air surcharge unacceptable, but no action’
Patel to seek congestion levy rollback
Airlines may seek cut in airport charges
Nri’s ‘ode’ to a plane

Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Govt’s weighing 74% FDI in small airlines: Patel
Congestion surcharge: Patel, airlines on collision course
A Khosla to head Federation of Indian Airlines
Airlines may get nod to hedge ATF for local flights

Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Don’t impose traffic surcharge: Govt to airlines
AIA kicks off India trade mission
Online travel takes small Indian towns by storm
TN non-metro airports register 46.7% pax growth
Of aircraft & space and more…

Monday, December 04, 2006
Weak air routes to be auctioned

Saturday, December 02, 2006
FDI hike not enough: Help aviation become stronger
Air passengers fume at new surcharge
One minute landing delay = Rs 2,500 loss
ATF price fall not to impact airline fares
Cancellation is labour lost for tickets booked
HAL to become major Aero Structure Excellence Centre
Flight tax funds children’s HIV drugs

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