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UDAN Scheme for UPSC

UDAN (Ude Desh ke Aam Nagrik), 2016 It is a regional connectivity scheme to develop smaller regional airports to allow easier access to aviation services. It is a part of the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP). Objectives Operationalization and development of 425 underserved and unserved airports. Boost inclusive economic development by faster connectivity. Development of air transport infrastructure in remote areas. It is funded jointly by Center and States.  

New Orvakal Airport

New Orvakal Airport The Orvakal airport on the outskirts of Kurnool city in Andhra Pradesh has got the approval of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) after the completion of all the mandatory safety inspections and the creation of infrastructure. “With all the efforts and budgetary support of Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and Finance Minister Buggana Rajendranath, the Kurnool / Orvakal airport got the DGCA approval after completion of works as per its sp

Air India flight between Hyderabad and Chicago

Air India flight between Hyderabad and Chicago The first-ever non-stop service of Air India between Hyderabad and Chicago commenced with the maiden flight arriving at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) here early on Friday. The flight, operating on Wednesdays, left Chicago at 21.30 hours (local time) on January 13 and arrived at 1 a.m. The return flight AI-107 from Hyderabad to Chicago, which operates once a week every Friday, left Hyderabad at 12.50 p.m. to arrive in Chicago

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021

The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2021 seeks to amend the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008.  The 2008 Act established the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA).  AERA regulates tariffs and other charges (such as airport development fees) for aeronautical services rendered at major airports in India. Major airports: The 2008 Act design

Civil Aviation sector in India

The civil Aviation sector in India Background Civil aviation in India, the world's third-largest civil aviation market as of 2020, traces its origin back to 1911 when the first commercial civil aviation flight took off from a polo ground in Allahabad carrying mail across the Yamuna river to Naini. Air India is India's national flag carrier after merging with Indian in 2011 and plays a major role in connecting India with the rest of the world. India will be the third-largest

5 years of the UDAN Government  Scheme

5 years of the UDAN Government  Scheme The Regional Connectivity Scheme UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik), the Ministry of Civil Aviation's flagship program, recently celebrated five successful years since the commencement of its inaugural flight in 2017. About UDAN Scheme It is the Ministry of Civil Aviation's flagship Regional Connectivity Scheme (MoCA). By adhering to the Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik goal and providing improved aviation infrastructure and air connectivit

India's Aviation Safety

India's Aviation Safety In the most recent International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) rankings, India has risen to 48th place from 102nd in 2018. Important Points: The total number of countries is: The rankings cover 187 countries and were completed at various points in time. An ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) was conducted from November 9 to 16 as part of its Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach. Six areas w

Aviation Sector in India

Aviation Sector in India To increase its flight capacity, Tata Group's Air India places the largest-ever order for Airbus and Boeing aircraft. More On the News: Recently, Air India inked letters of intent with Airbus and Boeing for 470 new aircraft in total, including 70 wide-body aircraft for long-distance travel. Together with 210, Airbus A320 and A321neo and 190, Boeing 737 MAX single-aisle aircraft, the orders include 40 Airbus A350, 20 Boeing 787, and 10 Boeing


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