Civil Aviation

  • Asleep in the cockpit: Is modern day flying becoming dangerous? August 14, 2014

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. ...
  • Meet your ministers: In conversation with Ashok Gajapati Raju July 20, 2014

    Civil Aviation Minister in the Narendra Modi government Ashok Gajapati Raju talked about his 100-day agenda. Raju had said that he would construct 200 airports across India. ...
  • Politicians demand VIP treatment, government in damage control mode January 29, 2014

    At a time when the 'aam admi' is the flavour of the season and even the Supreme Court has come out strongly against the 'lal batti' culture, politicians continue to demand special privileges. The government was on Wednesday forced to go into damage control, after a Directorate General of Civil...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? January 29, 2014

    Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked all airlines and airports to treat MPs as VIPs and adhere to the guidelines on protocol norms. Meanwhile, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh clarified that neither the Ministry nor the DGCA has issued any order directing private airlines to provide...
  • PMO clarifies no divide within government over Jet-Etihad alliance July 2, 2013

    The PMO clarified that there is no divide within the govt over the Jet-Etihad alliance, as the fate of the deal touted to be the biggest FDI deal in civil aviation, remains uncertain. ...
  • Vijay Mallya in Delhi for the F1 Indian Grand Prix October 27, 2012

    UB Group chief and Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya is finally back in the country after his month-long overseas visit. He landed in New Delhi a short while earlier and is now at the Formula 1 track, where the qualifiers for the Indian Grand Prix will take place. Mallya, who is an...
  • DGCA chief sacked: Is air safety being compromised? July 12, 2012

    The letter accessed by CNN-IBN reveals that the Vijay Mallya-owned airline had been served a notice of 15 days to pay the salaries and dues of its employees. ...
  • Didn't recommend sacking of Air India pilots: Ajit Singh June 11, 2012

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor spoke to Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh about the ongoing crisis in Air India. ...
  • Rejoin work, will hold talks: Ajit Singh to Air India pilots May 14, 2012

    Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh repeated that he won't talk to the Air India pilots till they resume work. ...
  • Are top airlines compromising on safety to cut costs? January 5, 2012

    The DGCA has warned airlines that they cannot compromise on safety despite financial stress. ...
  • Govt never interfered with AI functioning: Patel September 8, 2011

    Former civil aviation minister Praful Patel spoke exclusively to CNN-IBN after the CAG tabled its reported in Parliament. Patel said it was the whole government who took decisions for Air India. ...
  • DGCA acts on fake pilot scam, removes top official April 19, 2011

    The disciplinary action was taken after Spicejet wrote to DGCA alleging nepotism on behalf of Passi. ...
  • Licences of fake pilots will be cancelled: Vyalar April 19, 2011

    Civil aviation minister Vyalar Ravi said, "The DGCA is responsible for issuing certificates and pilot licenses". ...
  • Newsmaker of the day: EK Bharat Bhushan March 25, 2011

    Director-General of Civil Aviation EK Bharat Bhushan talks on the fake pilot issue. ...
  • Aviation Ministry sets up panel to revamp exam system March 16, 2011

    Former DGCA Chief Kanu Gohain and Former Air India Executive Director, Communications, Jitendra Bhargava talk to CNN-IBN on the fake pilot controversy and actions being taken. ...
  • Noose tightens on pilots over fake pilot controversy March 16, 2011

    Air India has derostered its pilot Arjun Giare, pending an inquiry, for allegedly submitting a forged class 10th marksheet to get his licence. This comes two days after CNN-IBN exposed Arjun Giare. ...
  • DGCA members at fault will be punished: Vayalar Ravi March 14, 2011

    Reacting to CNN-IBN's fake pilot story, Civil Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi said any DGCA insider involved in such incidents will be punished. ...
  • High demand for business jets at Aero India February 9, 2011

    A Rs 42,000 crore deal has been signed for medium multi-role combat aircraft at the Bangalore show. ...
  • Mumbai airport struggles with air traffic July 21, 2010

    Earlier, the plan to build another airport in Navi Mumbai was shelved due to environmental concerns. ...
  • Allegations fly, UPA's austerity drive in trouble October 9, 2009

    A CNN-IBN report has kicked off a whole new debate on austerity. Has the UPA's drive gone haywire with ministers allegedly booking economy tickets and demanding an upgrade on flights? Strong reactions have come in from UPA ministers and Opposition leaders. A report. ...
  • Watch: AI could have saved Rs 2500 cr, say experts September 30, 2009

    The airline is going through a severe cash crunch problem. ...
  • Join work or face action, Patel tells AI pilots September 30, 2009

    Praful Patel says the pilots are unnecessarily defaming Air India. ...
  • Lookahead Wipes: Big stories from across India May 22, 2008

    New Delhi: The Parliamentary Committee on Civil Aviation is meeting officials of the Planning Commission and the Civil Aviation Ministry over the delay in clearing the expansion of the Kolkata and Chennai airports. Bypolls in the Lok Sabha seats of Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh, Thane in Maharashtra and Tura in...
  • Mum airport name'll be unchanged: Aviation Ministry April 3, 2008

    The Government has asked the Mumbai International Airport Ltd to keep in mind local sensibilities during its modernisation drive. The Civil Aviation Ministry has refuted allegations that there are plans to change name of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It also denied rumours that the warrior king's statue will be...