All stories by Sharmistha Mukherjee
Thorny path awaits SpiceJet's rescue man Ajay SinghRediff.com30 Dec 2014
Ajay Singh is trying hard to turnaround SpiceJet.
SpiceJet to provide revival plan to government todayRediff.com26 Dec 2014
Reviving Noida airport project could ruffle Delhi's feathersRediff.com10 Dec 2014
An airport in Noida could lead to higher user fees and diversion of traffic from Delhi, which has huge unused capacity.
More trouble for SpiceJet: DGCA might issue showcause noticeRediff.com9 Dec 2014
DGCA sources pegged SpiceJet's total dues at Rs 1,600 crore (Rs 16 billion), which the airline owes lessors, vendors, income-tax department and airport operators.
SpiceJet board to meet todayRediff.com8 Dec 2014
Concerned about the deteriorating financial and operational performance of the Kalanithi Maran-promoted airline, the DGCA had on Friday withdrawn 186 flight slots of SpiceJet and directed it not to take bookings for flights beyond a month.
How the people's car was born and how it stayed that wayRediff.com19 Nov 2014
Today, Suzuki depends on Maruti for its place in the world
Kolkata, Chennai airports unlikely to be privatisedRediff.com7 Nov 2014
The airports were refurbished at the cost of Rs 2,325 cr and Rs 2,015 cr respectively but there have been various complaints.
How rising competition adds to Air India's woesRediff.com4 Nov 2014
The national carrier's market share has declined from a near-monopoly to 16.6 per cent as of September 2014.
Budget carriers' price war to take toll on sector: AirlinesRediff.com30 Oct 2014
Civil aviation ministry to monitor flash sales and discount schemes: Source
Vistara likely to receive flying permit by Nov endRediff.com29 Oct 2014
According to sources, Vistara was looking at commencing operations on Oct 15 to commemorate J R D Tata's flight from Karachi to Mumbai on the same date in 1932.
Airlines' losses soar on high fuel costs in FY14Rediff.com25 Oct 2014
Currency depreciation also hits earnings of all domestic carriers
Soon, e-tailers could use drones to deliver your purchasesRediff.com22 Oct 2014
Seattle-based Amazon had considered debuting drone delivery services in Mumbai and Bangalore by Diwali this year
Reviving Air India: How Rohit Nandan is doing itRediff.com8 Oct 2014
The CMD's focus on raising employee morale and cutting costs is paying off. The airline's operating losses have shrunk and earnings are looking up
AirAsia to start red eye flights to improve aircraft utilisationRediff.com27 Sep 2014
It has aircraft utilisation target of 16 hours as against the current 13 hours.
Maruti Ciaz diesel: India's most fuel-efficient carRediff.com25 Sep 2014
It may not have a bold design but it addresses the needs for comfortable and affordable commuting.
Car makers pin hope for a smoother ride aheadRediff.com16 Sep 2014
Buoyed by strong sales, Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai and Honda have scaled up their annual targets, but others are still stuck in low gear
Air India to axe more loss-making routesRediff.com16 Sep 2014
To reduce those not even meeting variable costs to 19% of network by March, from 38% five months ago.
Car makers eye festive season to revive fortunesRediff.com13 Sep 2014
Car makers are cautiously optimistic, even as two-wheeler firms are clearly upbeat.
General Motors chief reveals her plan to make it big in IndiaRediff.com12 Sep 2014
Barra says GM is working on putting out the right products here because it will be difficult to make a mark globally without India.
Air India mulls redeploying 10% of its workforceRediff.com10 Sep 2014
Currently, the airline has about 13,000 employees.
Aviation minister to talk to states on jet fuel taxRediff.com4 Sep 2014
Taxes on ATF in India are among world's highest, and are seen as key reason for mounting losses of airlines.
Airport privatisation plan back on the tableRediff.com1 Sep 2014
Inter-ministerial group to meet on Thursday to finalise model concession pact.
India's e-vehicle dream crashesRediff.com26 Aug 2014
If the drop in sales over the past two years is anything to go by, India's dream of putting seven million electric vehicles on road by the end of this decade has come a cropper.
Air India cleans house, says discipline, performance priorityRediff.com25 Aug 2014
The company has dismissed 194 cabin crew and 11 pilots over past year for unauthorised absence and such reasons.
Budget airports may transport you to an era long lostRediff.com13 Aug 2014
Get ready to walk into an airport minutes before a flight, check in your own luggage, walk on to the tarmac to board a plane.
SpiceJet discount offer unlikely to get ministry go-aheadRediff.com28 Jul 2014
The airline has launched a series of discount offers since January this year.
Greenfield airports within 150 km of existing ones soonRediff.com8 Jul 2014
Operators developing greenfield airports (built from scratch on undeveloped land) are likely to face increased competition, with the Ministry of Civil Aviation considering tweaking the norms to allow such airports to be developed within 150-km radii of existing ones.
High court denies Air India's union leaders special leaveRediff.com28 Jun 2014
The Bombay High Court has directed four office-bearers of the Aviation Industry Employees' Guild to resume duties by July 7, in a move that supports Air India's drive against absenteeism.
Aviation ministry to press for airlines' direct import of fuelRediff.com9 Jun 2014
Such direct import was formally allowed in February 2012 but the aviation companies lack the infrastructure to do so.
DGCA to ease licence renewal policy for pilotsRediff.com4 Jun 2014
The airlines in their representation had said that pilots had to be spared for the renewal procedure, which took a lot of time.
Air India agrees to performance target set by the govtRediff.com14 May 2014
The MoU is a separate agreement entered into with the ministry that is more broad-based.
DGCA grounds Bajaj Auto and Sobha Purvankara's aircraftRediff.com30 Apr 2014
Sobha Puravankara is yet to explain to the safety lapses found by the DGCA.
Jet Airways cancels order for 17 Boeing 737 airplanesRediff.com16 Apr 2014
The Boeing website lists the price of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft at $90.5 million.
DGCA grounds SpanAir and Business Jet India's planesRediff.com15 Apr 2014
During the checks on the Cessna aircraft registered with Business Jets India, the DGCA found that the pilots in command did not have necessary training certificates.
Biz jet operators protest as DGCA reports go publicRediff.com7 Apr 2014
BAOA says the recent downgrade of India by the America's FAA was triggered primarily by a shortage of qualified staff for conducting safety and airworthiness inspections of aircraft.
How DGCA chief is handling crisis in the aviation sectorRediff.com4 Apr 2014
Prabhat Kumar, who has been appointed as the DGCA chief three months ago, is taking steps to ensure safety of passengers.
Let's offer better infra to fliers, say regional plane operatorsRediff.com27 Mar 2014
Small aircraft operators want better infra at regional airports.
Compulsory psychometric tests likely for pilotsRediff.com26 Mar 2014
DGCA considers this in wake of Malaysian tragedy; no rules to gauge mental state now.
Why romance turned sour for Apollo and CooperRediff.com14 Jan 2014
Apollo and Cooper are yet to make the customary rounds of courts to settle termination charges and break-up fees, but the mood already is buoyant among institutional investors who had red-flagged the highly leveraged transaction agreed upon by the Indian company.
DGCA hiring flight inspectors on contractRediff.com2 Jan 2014
While waiting for an independent aviation agency to be legislated, moves to address American aviation authority's audit rap.