Dgca

  • Human error causing many accidents involving chopper, planes 3 days ago

    New Delhi: A trainer aircraft crashed in Rae Bareli's IGRUA three years ago as the trainee pilot was busy taking pictures, an inquiry has shown with officials saying a large number of accidents involving helicopters and small planes were caused by human error. There were 30 accidents involving helicopters and other...
  • Asleep in the cockpit: Is modern day flying becoming dangerous? 6 days ago

    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. ...
  • Jet Airways flight drops 5000 feet on auto mode, pilots miss 2 ATC warnings 6 days ago

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for passengers on board Jet Airways Mumbai - Brussles flight 9W228 when the aircraft abruptly dropped 5,000 feet in altitude while the pilot was taking a nap or controlled rest and the co-pilot in command was busy working on her tablet. On flights...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet 6 days ago

    New Delhi: 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. Jet is also conducting...
  • Mumbai-Brussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, co-pilot says she was busy on her tablet 6 days ago

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the flight...
  • DGCA issues notices to 22 Indigo pilots for not serving 6 months notice period August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has issued a showcause notice to 22 Indigo pilots. The notice has been issued after the regulator asked all Indian airlines to submit a list of pilots who have left the airline without serving a mandatory notice period of six months. The DGCA...
  • Will 'adjust processes' to handle delay scenarios properly: SpiceJet July 29, 2014

    New Delhi: With aviation regulator DGCA directing SpiceJet to refund fares and food charges for all its passengers on a Mumbai-Delhi flight, the no-frills carrier on Tuesday acknowledged its failure and promised to "adjust processes" to meet such situations in the future. However, it also said that budget airlines were "unable...
  • DGCA has for the first time acted in the right manner: Sudhakar Reddy July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India Sudhakar Reddy said that the DGCA had for the first time acted in the right manner. Delays, cancellations and other such issues should be dealt with seriously. He suggested that the government should convert guidelines into an...
  • Passengers on the SpiceJet Mumbai-Delhi flight to be refunded: DGCA July 29, 2014

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has asked SpiceJet to refund fares to all passengers of the Mumbai-Delhi flight, which was delayed by 5 hours last month. DGCA has also asked SpiceJet to refund money charged from passengers for food and beverages. The aviation regulator also found 'serious engineering issues'...
  • DGCA raps SpiceJet after a flight delay, asks to refund fare July 28, 2014

    In a first-of-its-kind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a Mumbai-Delhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the no-frills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of this delayed...
  • Flight delay: DGCA asks SpiceJet to refund fare July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In a first-of-its-kind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a Mumbai-Delhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the no-frills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of...
  • 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...