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Jet Airways begins use of Mobile Boarding passes at Bangalore

Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

In a much welcomed effort, Jet Airways is collaborating with the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security of India (BCAS) and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) for a pilot project to test the use of Mobile Boarding Passes on its flights. During this trial phase, guests can use the boarding passes on their mobile phones to enter Bengalore’s Kempegowda International Airport …

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Opinion: India needs long-term systemic changes to boost aviation sector

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

For the better part of this year, India has suffered the ignominy of being one of only 11 countries relegated to Category 2 status by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as its safety oversight regime did not meet international standards. The relegation dealt a serious dent in the operations of India’s airlines by a freeze on their US …

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Official highlights of 2011 by the Ministry of Civil Aviation

This is the official take of the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation on highlights of 2011. Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) signed with USAIndia has signed Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) with United States on 18th July, 2011. This agreement provides for mutual certification of aeronautical products. It recognizes the mutual benefit of improved procedures for the reciprocal acceptance of …

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Q.E.D. – Wrong security stamps on boarding passes

Last week I had discussed the need to review the requirement of Indian aviation security agencies of placing a stamp on boarding passes and hand luggage tags. Many readers have commented about similar experiences and the frivolity of having such an archaic system which has become irrelevant in a modern world where threats are more insidious and require ever increasing …

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