Aviation Bulletin

ISSUE XII :  GUIDELINES FOR SLOT ALLOCATION 2012

The Guidelines for Slot Allocation (“Guidelines”)  were introduced in October 2012 with the view to ensure efficient use of infrastructure of, particularly, Level 3 airports in India. Read more…

ISSUE XI :  MAINTENANCE REPAIR OVERHAUL: AN INSIGHT OF THE LAW

The Indian aviation industry is one of the most dynamic industries that has witnessed an exponential growth over the last two decades. The key to this growth has been the liberalization of the Indian economy that led to the open skies policy. This policy
brought about many private airlines competing for a market share, which until then was the exclusive domain of the national carriers. Read more…

ISSUE X :  CARRIER LIABILITY FOR PASSENGERS

The recent Mangalore crash of an Air India flight from Dubai brought to the forefront the yet untested liability of the air carriers and the compensation due to passengers under the Montreal Convention of 1999 (“Montreal Convention”) which was ratified by India only last year.   Read more…

ISSUE IX :  AIRCRAFT LEASING IN INDIA A LOOK AT THE DGCA’S POLICY PRESCRIPTION

Owning the “big bird” is an expensive affair. Long waiting periods for acquiring new aircrafts further makes it an unattractive proposition for airline operators to buy aircrafts. Therefore, it is a common practice in the airline business to take aircrafts on lease. Read more…

ISSUE VIII :  GUIDELINES FOR IMPORT AND REGISTRATION OF AIRCRAFT IN INDIA

Importing an aircraft in any jurisdiction is not a simple process, and India is no exception. This bulletin describes a number of principal issues and considerations for importing and registering an aircraft in India. Read more…

ISSUE VII :  AVIATION IN INDIA: GREAT CHALLENGES AND GREAT OPPORTUNITIES

The Indian aviation sector is undergoing tremendous change. The air traffic (both inbound and outbound) has amplified manifold. There has been a major increase in the FDI in the non-core sector. Media reports talks of manufacturing passenger aircrafts in India Read more…

ISSUE VI :  CHANGING DIMENSIONS OF AVIATION SECTOR

The policy of increased liberalization both on domestic and international sectors has led to a boom in the civil aviation as the domestic passenger carriage, cargo movement, and international air traffic have shown exponential growth. In 2007, the Government of India (“GOI”) adopted a forward looking approach and mad Read more…

ISSUE V :  CONCESSION AGREEMENT: ROAD MAP FOR AVIATION INDUSTRY

In the last five years, the world has been evident to the moves that Indian economy has made to integrate itself into a global economy. However, now its time for Indian economy to change gears from a developing to a developed economy and therefore the upgradation and modernization of airport infrastructure and its efficient Read more…

ISSUE IV :  REGULATING MRO ACTIVITIES – AN ATTRACTIVE WING OF INDIAN AVIATION!

Sky is the limit for the aviation sector in India! With the explosion of several new, low-cost airlines, air travel has become a norm rather than an exception. The dramatic change in the sector has created a gamut of options – both for the public and the players. Read more…

ISSUE III :  GREENFIELD AIRPORTS: RUNWAY TO SUCCESS

India is on a march to become a global economic giant. The country is gradually turning from a predominant agrarian economy to an industrial powerhouse. The churning of the economy is throwing up new challenges and avenues of infrastructure development. Read more…

ISSUE II :  CAPE TOWN CONVENTION- IMPACT ON FINANCING THE BIG BIRD

Buying, maintaining, and flying an aircraft is an expensive proposition. It involves huge investments, numerous regulatory permissions are to be secured, security clearances, and legal issues to be considered and addressed. Due to increase in the numbers of air travelers and new entrants entering airline operations market, Read more…