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Civilian drones likely to fly Drones for civilian purposes are likely to start flying in India from October onwards, a senior official said, as the Civil Aviation Ministry expects to soon put in place the regulatory framework for unmanned aerial vehicles. The use of drones by civilians is currently restricted by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey said the ministry is working on putting in place a system wherein registration and flying permission for civilian drones will be done online.

AAI Cares

7 ATRs, 20 new destinations for Trujet Going ahead with a major expansion drive, the Hyderabadbased schedule commercial airliner, Trujet is in plans to add 7 aircraft to its existing fleet of five and 20 new destinations by March 2019.

“Over the last three years, we have established operations and are now looking to expand to new destinations as a part of the government's efforts to provide regional connectivity to tier II and tier III cities.​​All five aircraft it operates are ATR-72 and the addition of 7 new ones will also be ATRs,” Vishok Mansingh, CEO of Trujet, was quoted as saying.

The airline now connects to 14

destinations and has firmed up plans to add 20 new destinations as a part of

$3.1 billion (approx `21,344 crore), as the carrier embarks on ambitious expansion plans, including flying overseas.

Jet Airways to buy 75 Boeing 737


regional connectivity scheme.

Increasing Fleet of Vistara Vistara airlines recently announced that it is placing orders for a total of 19 Airbus and Boeing aircraft worth

To drive impact for the community, AAI will provide a financial support of `1.25 crore to district hospital authorities. The emergency medical facilities emerging from the funds will meet all the immediate needs of expectant women.

Jet Airways ordered 75 additional 737 MAX 8 planes from Boeing, valued at over $8 billion at current list prices, as it looks to expand its network to meet surging demand, the two companies said in a joint statement. The two companies inked the pact at the recently concluded Farnborough International Airshow.


Airports India August 2018  
Airports India August 2018