Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

As airlines remain grounded due to COVID-19, the time could be used to re-look at some of the regulations in the country and tweak them to make them more attractive. The most discussed and debated regulation has been the Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG). Some of my suggestions were incorporated in the National Civil aviation Policy … Continue reading Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

One year of National Civil Aviation Policy

The National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) completes a year on 15th June 2017. The policy which was announced amidst fanfare last year was the result of extensive consulting and feedback from general public resulting in multiple iterations leading to the final policy. A year is too less to evaluate and look at the policy since … Continue reading One year of National Civil Aviation Policy

Revised Route Dispersal Guidelines in India

The Ministry of Civil Aviation released the revised Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG), in continuation of what was stated in the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) of 2016. The order, dated 8th August 2016, is available on the website of the ministry. I am glad to say that some of the suggestions made on this blog … Continue reading Revised Route Dispersal Guidelines in India

Gradual removal of 5/20 and new Route Dispersal Guidelines

In November when the ministry of Civil Aviation came up with a draft policy I had written on how the more things change, more they remain the same – “Another Policy without substance – 11th November 2014”. Subsequently in January the revised Route Dispersal guidelines and policy on 5/20 rule for international operations was announced … Continue reading Gradual removal of 5/20 and new Route Dispersal Guidelines

Revised Policy on 5/20 and Route Dispersal Guidelines

 Last week the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) discussed revised policy on regional connectivity with all stakeholders and came up with a middle path to address the issue which has been awaiting reforms for a long time.  In 2012, a leading consulting firm submitted report to MoCA on revamping the existing Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG) … Continue reading Revised Policy on 5/20 and Route Dispersal Guidelines