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Now take this: An International Airport where only ATR-42 can operate

By Jacob K Philip The recent awarding of Environmental Clearance for the controversial airport project at Aranmula, Kerala, is nothing less than a joke. The gist of the proposal, M/s KGS Aranmula Airport Ltd had placed before Ministry of Environment & Forests was this: “Development of Airport at Mallappuzhasserry, Aranmula and Kidangannur villages, Kozhencherry Taluk, […]

Mangalore crash report – The “truth blanket”

By Captain Mohan Ranganathan ‘After a crash, if the pilot is alive, nail him. If he is dead, blame him’ is a saying among pilots. The Court of Inquiry report on the Air India Express flight AIE 812 has lived up to that. The report which has been released shows that the decision to blame […]