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  • Budget 2014 earmarks Rs 6,500 crore equity infusion for Air India July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday allocated Rs 9,474 crore to the Civil Aviation Ministry, out of which an equity infusion of Rs 6,500 crore was earmarked for Air India. Overall, the government has allocated Rs 9,474 crore for the ministry including investments in public...
  • Tata-SIA Airlines deal: Delhi HC seeks Centre's response May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday sought response from the Centre and Tata-SIA Airlines on Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) plea seeking quashing of approvals being granted to commence its air transport operation. A bench comprising Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog issued notice to the Ministry...
  • AirAsia India to begin operations from June 12, ticket sales from Friday May 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The much awaited airline AirAsia India will begin its flight operations in the country on June 12. AirAsia's Group CEO Tony Fernandes tweeted that the ticket sales for the flights will open on Friday, May 30. "Very very proud to announce AirAsia India open for sale tomorrow. Wow. First...
  • Improve facilities for air travellers: DGCA May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Air travellers can soon expect some improvement in facilities at major Indian airports, with aviation regulator DGCA bringing in a new rule fixing norms to mitigate passenger inconveniences, including creation of an effective mechanism to address grievances. Free provision of automated buggies to transport senior citizens, expectant mothers and...
  • AirAsia India all set to fly as HC refuses to stay grant of licence May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to stay the grant of flying license to airline AirAsia India by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Pradeep Nandrajog disposed of the application filed by Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), saying that...
  • AirAsia India all set to take off as DGCA gives license to the new airline May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: After a long wait and legal hurdles, new airline AirAsia India was on Wednesday granted the flying licence by aviation regulator DGCA, subject to the final outcome of cases opposing grant of the permit in the Delhi High Court. "We have granted the Air Operator's Permit (AOP or flying...
  • Track planes' flight on real-time basis: DGCA to airlines May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 remaining missing for two months now, DGCA on Wednesday made it mandatory for airlines and private operators to use all means to track their aircraft's flight on real-time basis and ensure that necessary devices are functional before take-off. Responding to the global alarm...
  • Real time tracking of all passenger and cargo flights made mandatory May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The DGCA has issued guidelines to all flight operators making real time tracking of all aircraft that carry passengers and cargo mandatory. The ACARS or Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System/Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast (ADS-B) will be used for this purpose. This will significantly help in search...
  • DGCA tells cabin crew to get fit or lose job May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Director General Civil Aviation (DGCA) has for the first time issued Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) for the medical examination of the cabin crew. The CAR prescribed the requirement of body mass index (BMI) and rules for disposal of high BMI cases in terms of overweight and obese...
  • DGCA panel suggests steps to avoid flight diversion due to fog April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to check fog-related diversions from IGI Airport, a DGCA panel has recommended several steps like upgrading of neighbouring alternative airports, meteorological facilities and runway radar coverage. It has recommended that airports near Delhi like Jaipur, Lucknow and Amritsar, should be upgraded to Category-IIIB level of Instrument...
  • DGCA allows in-flight use of mobiles, laptops on flight mode April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: 'Please put your mobile phones on the flight mode'. Now on, you may hear an airhostess announcing this before your flight takes off instead of asking you to switch it off. This has now become possible with the DGCA on Wednesday amending the rule which bans use of...
  • Munde's supporters thrash pilot for refusing to follow his orders April 6, 2014

    Beed: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde is facing the heat after his flight crew complained that the helicopter pilot and engineer were beaten up by his supporters. The pilot had reportedly refused Munde's last minute change in flight plans saying that he needed clearance. The DGCA has condemned the incident...
  • DGCA asks SpiceJet to immediately stop Re 1 ticket offer April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming SpiceJet's offer of rupee one fare across its domestic network as "predatory" and a "malpractice", aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday came down heavily on the no-frill carrier and asked it to stop such pricing immediately. Hours after SpiceJet offered fares as low as rupee one valid for...
  • SpiceJet mid-air Holi dance: DGCA action a bit too harsh, says expert March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The aviation community in India is divided over the DGCA's strict action against SpiceJet over a mid-air Holi jig by crew members. The video of a mid-air performance by the crew of SpiceJet dancing to a Bollywood song might have been a pleasant surprise for passengers but it...
  • Inside SpiceJet: Photos of the Holi dance that landed the airline in trouble March 20, 2014

    Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost no-frill carrier SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots. The cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part of Holi celebrations, with some passengers also...
  • SpiceJet defends mid-air Holi dance but suspends two pilots March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Three days after Holi, some employees of the airline SpiceJet are facing the blues. While the DGCA has issued a show cause notice to the airline, SpiceJet says it is yet to receive the notice, but has given assurances that it will co-operate with the DGCA. SpiceJet also...
  • Mid-air Holi celebrations cost SpiceJet heavily March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Mid-air Holi celebrations aboard eight flights have cost no-frill carrier SpiceJet heavily, with the DGCA issuing show cause notice to the airline and suspending two of its pilots. Sources said that on Monday, the cabin crew of SpiceJet performed a small dance sequence on a song as part...
  • Indigo flight from Delhi makes emergency landing, all passengers safe March 8, 2014

    There was a scare on an Indigo from Delhi which had 182 people on board. The plane caught fire after it landed at Kathmandu airport but no one was hurt. All passengers and crew were safely evacuated from emergency doors soon after the ground engineers observed fire from the right...
  • AirAsia offers half-a-million free tickets on select routes February 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia, which is awaiting flying permit from the DGCA to launch its services in the domestic market, said it is offering half a million free seats along with 1.8 million low fare promotional seats from Kuala Lumpur on select routes. The bookings under the offer, which...
  • DGCA grounds United Airlines plane, US aviation authority sees red February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A United Airlines aircraft has been grounded in Mumbai since Thursday evening with DGCA sources claiming that the aircraft is damaged, but there is a speculation that this could be the result of a power struggle ever since the US downgraded India's civil aviation security standards. The aircraft belonging...
  • Mumbai: DGCA grounds US aircraft after detecting damage in engine February 22, 2014

    Mumbai: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday evening grounded United States carrier United Airlines' aircraft in Mumbai after finding major damage in its engine cover. According to sources in DGCA, the aircraft is damaged and that the craft's lower cowl is missing. However, the airline has said...
  • Damage reported in United Airlines' plane, grounded at Mumbai airport February 21, 2014

    A Boeing 777 aircraft of American carrier United Airlines was grounded at Mumbai airport on Thursday night after engineers found that its right engine cover was badly damaged, official sources said on Friday. The aircraft, operating flight UA-48 from Newark to Mumbai, arrived around 2200 hours on Thursday and the engineers...
  • DGCA to carry out surprise safety checks on foreign aircraft February 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has set up technical teams to carry out sudden safety checks on the aircraft of foreign airlines and charter firms and penalize them if discrepancies are found, official sources said on Monday. Foreign aircraft flying to India could face extensive safety checks when they land...
  • DGCA action on private airlines strands Kerala CM Chandy in Kochi January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Kerala Chief Minister Ooomen Chandy, who was on his way to Delhi from Thiruananthapuram on an IndiGo flight on Thursday evening, was forced to take an Air India flight from Kochi as the private airline did not have the permission to land at the Delhi airport. The development came after...
  • DGCA penalises 3 private airlines for not using trained pilots in fog January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Three private airlines Indigo, GoAir and Jet Airways have been penalised by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for not using pilots trained to land in foggy conditions especially in Delhi. The DGCA has also withdrawn six landing slots allotted to the three airlines. Ahead of the winter...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • MPs should travel like common man, says JDU January 29, 2014

    Speaking over the DGCA order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs, JDU leader KC Tyagi said, "What is the need for further privileges when there is a demand for austerity in the country? MPs are already privileged they don't need any more things." ...
  • 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...
  • News 360: DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. ...
  • Contradicting Ajit Singh, DGCA letter asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs January 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. The Civil Aviation Minister had earlier in...