NEW DELHI, June 19: An aircraft carrying 185 passengers Sunday made an emergency landing immediately after the takeoff as its left engine caught fire in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, officials said.
KATHMANDU, March 4: Aviation flights were disrupted on Thursday due to a mechanical test flight (calibration flight) for the runway test at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Flights were held in the sky for a long time while some domestic flights were canceled. Another calibration flight at TIA is scheduled for today as well. The test flight is also expected to disrupt air services at TIA today.
JANAKPUR, Dec 12: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has said that the government was working to bring high-level infrastructure development to Janakpurdham. Inaugurating the new terminal building and control tower at Janakpur airport today, he described the airport as a mode of friendship between the federal, provincial and local level governments.
KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has directed the government agencies concerned to complete the tree counting process in the proposed site of Nijgadh International Airport by mid-December this year.
One old aviation hand suggested that I should do a piece timed to coincide with 36th International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA) Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Kathmandu (21-23 November). Seventy-seven and long retired, he still loves getting involved with aviation activities wherever possible. Though hesitant, I pondered if mitigating notoriety earned by TIA for inordinate long holdings in the air would be appropriate enough. As this was likely to make our ATCs little less stressful and that it was in consonance with the core aim of IFATCA, I decide to give it a try.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Yogesh Kumar Bhattarai, has drawn the attention of the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to solve the problem of plane holding.
ISLAMABAD, July 16: Pakistan’s airspace has been reopened to civil aviation with immediate effect, its aviation authority said on Tuesday, following months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with neighboring India earlier this year.
The aviation world was rocked by Ethiopian Airline’s (ET) recent crash involving a B737Max8 that happened less than five months after Lion Air (JT) crash in Indonesia. Normally, the period is not crucial, but the common narratives seem to show very identical circumstances with both crashing within few minutes after takeoff.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that negligence on part of concerned authorities was the main reason behind the failure to mobilize capital expenses.
KATHMANDU, June 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil aviation, Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, has said that International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has removed Nepal's aviation sector from Significant Safety Concern (SSC) list.
KATHMANDU, March 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the improvement of situation at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) is an urgent concern for the government, and his immediate focus would be to see reduction of air traffic congestion and management of traffic flow at the airport.
KATHMANDU, March 14: While the Tribhuvan International Airport officials and aviation authorities of Bangladesh trade blame for Monday's US-Bangla plane crash, a high-level Bangladeshi team led by Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal has arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Recreational aviation operation license of 11 paragliding companies has been scrapped this year, according to Flight Safety Standard Department (FSSD) of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN). The license of 11 paragliding companies has been canceled as did not apply to renew their license.
Having graduated from Jawaharlal University and trained from National Defense Academy in Pune and Indian Military Academy, Bed Upreti is an experienced pilot as well as the CEO of Aircraft Museum, Sinamangal. His aviation journey began from a scholarship that he received while serving as a second lieutenant. He then completed the Pilots training from Indian Air Force. In 1992, Bed received the Commercial Pilot License from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), USA. He then flew for Nepal Army for 12 years and worked for Necon air for eight years until 2004. He further worked for Kingfisher Airlines from 2004 to 2012. An author of over a dozen books, including ‘Everest From The Air’, ‘360 Degree Everest From A Pilot’s Eye View’, Bed is currently an instructor and examiner pilot with Wings Abadi (Lion Air) in Indonesia.
KATHMANDU, Nov 5: It’s a childhood dream for many to become a pilot when they grow up, but it takes a lot of hard work and determination to become one. Captain Bed Prasad Upreti is one such pilot who saw possibilities in adversity.
KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Aviation enthusiastic students now can get detailed information about Nepali aviation history through Aviation Museum. The aviation museum is ready to open for students from Sunday at Sinamangal.
KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Tourism entrepreneurs have asked Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev to improve the aviation sector of the country for the development of the tourism sector.
KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Nepali skies have claimed the lives of more than 738 people in 55 air accidents over the past seven decades, according to records maintained by the Aviation Safety Network (ASN), a US-based international organisation.