Aviation safety
DGCA mulling penalty on airlines neglecting safety
Monday, 14 November 2011 17:00

Airline safetyConcerned over the possibility of loss-making Indian carriers cutting corners on safety, aviation regulator DGCA is considering penalising them if they compromise on the issue due to cash crunch.

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Congress finds, and lists, meaning in Constitution
Saturday, 24 September 2011 09:21

In honor of Constitution Day we pose the question: Which part of the Constitution governs the use of laser pointers?

It sounds like a dumb question, since the Constitution predated the laser by 171 years. But this year, the House of Representatives declared it had found an answer: Article I, Section 8, Clause 3.

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Can airports be better protected?
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 22:31

To those of us with a watching brief or professional association with the aviation world, a grim inevitability surrounded the events that unfolded at Domodedovo airport on Monday afternoon.

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Has suicide bombing ever achieved anything?
Wednesday, 26 January 2011 21:28

It did not take long to establish that the attack at Moscow's airport on Monday was the work of a suicide bomber.

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Mobile phones 'can down flights' warn aviation experts
Thursday, 20 January 2011 23:48

The debate over the use of mobile phones on planes has raged for many years without reaching a solid conclusion. But now, as some airlines toy with the idea of allowing phone use onboard flights, aviation experts have warned that electronic devices can create a 'perfect storm' of conditions which has the power to down a plane.

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Air crashes kill 828 people in 2010
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 20:15

The global death toll from air crashes rose by 13% to 828 last year, as the airline industry's improving reputation for safety suffered a "disappointing" year.

Incidents in the Middle East, India and Pakistan accounted for more than six out of 10 aviation deaths last year, as the fatal accident rate worsened from one per 1.5m flights in 2009 - the industry's safest year - to one in every 1.3m flights in 2010.

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Mile High sex club grounded over fears distracted pilots may crash
Sunday, 02 January 2011 19:27

Flight watchdogs have grounded a saucy airline that offers couples the chance to join the Mile High Club - over fears distracted pilots might end up crashing.

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Mobile operators violate aviation safety norms
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 00:46

DIBRUGARH – Mobile operators of all hues, from the State owned BSNL to private sector players like Airtel, Aircel, Vodafone, Reliance, Tata Indicom, and Idea Telecom have been fragrantly flouting aviation safety regulations.

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