Air Safety

  • Air India Dreamliners to get software upgrade starting December 09-11-2013 11:50 PM

    New Delhi: National carrier Air India plans to upgrade the software in all its 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets from December, saying that the process will not lead to the planes being grounded for long. The 787 has suffered a series of glitches since it was introduced two years ago,...
  • Air India Dreamliner windshield develops crack while landing in Melbourne 04-11-2013 06:55 PM

    New Delhi: There was a major scare when an Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner flying from Delhi to Melbourne developed a crack in its windshield while landing at the Melbourne airport on Sunday. The AI-803 Delhi-Melbourne Dreamliner was carrying 73 passengers when the incident took place. Air India has sent...
  • SC expresses concern over air safety, refers PIL to Centre 13-09-2013 11:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday expressed concern over the air safety situation in the country and referred to a petition to Civil Aviation Ministry for considering suggestions made by a foundation on the issue. "We know that it is a serious matter but it has to be considered...
  • Cabinet meets to replace DGCA with a new Civil Aviation regulator 11-07-2013 12:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet met on Thursday to consider a proposal to replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with a new regulator, that would have full operational and financial autonomy. The government sources said the Cabinet was considering to set up Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to take over...
  • San Francisco: Survivor could see runway through hole in tail 08-07-2013 12:50 AM

    San Francisco: A man who walked out of the back of the jetliner that crashed in San Francisco says he saw the runway from a gaping hole in the back of the plane where the aircraft's kitchen used to be. Shi Da, a product manager at an Internet company, says...
  • Ailing Kingfisher, AI may not be safe: DGCA 05-01-2012 11:11 AM

    New Delhi: After trouble in the skies, there seems to be more worries for the embattled Indian carriers Kingfisher Airlines and Air India on the ground this time. A financial audit carried out by the the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has found that all carriers were in a...
  • DGCA issues new air safety guidelines to pilots 29-05-2011 09:45 AM

    New Delhi: Fresh guidelines have been issued to pilots and air traffic controllers on ways to handle unexpected events like systems malfunction, communication trouble or weather-related problems, as was witnessed in the Faridabad aircrash that claimed 10 lives. Rules have also been framed to counter the problem of fatigue among...
  • A real threat to air safety because of fake pilots? 14-03-2011 11:09 PM

    On Talking Point, Rajdeep Sardesai asks, 'Is there a real threat to air safety because of fake pilots?' ...
  • Are Indian air safety standards less rigid than global ones?

    It's not been the best of times for the Indian aviation sector lately. There has been trouble in the skies -- Mangalore air tragedy, near-misses...
  • Pilots' union threatens to sue Kerala MP 10-04-2008 05:21 PM

    Perth: After brutalizing India with the fastest century by an opener in the third Test on Friday, Australia batsman David Warner said that the visiting team's future is bleak as their youngsters are a long way off from learning how to cope with fast and bouncy tracks. Warner harped on...