Dgca

  • DGCA allows in-flight use of mobiles, laptops on flight mode 23-04-2014 03:30 PM

    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 06-04-2014 08:18 PM

    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 02-04-2014 09:16 AM

    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 21-03-2014 09:22 AM

    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 20-03-2014 04:11 PM

    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 20-03-2014 09:52 AM

    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 19-03-2014 11:07 PM

    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...
  • AirAsia offers half-a-million free tickets on select routes 25-02-2014 08:56 PM

    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 22-02-2014 07:57 PM

    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 22-02-2014 09:15 AM

    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 21-02-2014 04:49 PM

    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...
  • DGCA to carry out surprise safety checks on foreign aircraft 10-02-2014 06:22 PM

    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 30-01-2014 10:52 PM

    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...
  • DGCA penalises 3 private airlines for not using trained pilots in fog 30-01-2014 05:19 PM

    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...
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  • MPs should travel like common man, says JDU 29-01-2014 10:25 PM

    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 29-01-2014 10:15 PM

    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 29-01-2014 09:08 PM

    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 29-01-2014 07:53 PM

    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...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? 29-01-2014 07:02 PM

    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...
  • Aviation Ministry says no order to private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 05:16 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the debate over the VIP culture of Parliamentarians raises more heat, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday clarified that neither the Ministry nor the Directorate General of Civil Aviations has issued any order directing private airlines to provide special privileges to MPs. "No guidelines...
  • DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 03:09 PM

    New Delhi: 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. DGCA has asked private airlines to offer special privileges to MPs including advance notice of flight delays, escorts, priority check-in, security, immigration...
  • No respite from cold in North India, heavy snowfall warning in HP 08-01-2014 09:15 AM

    New Delhi: The cold wave continues to sweep North India with temperatures dropping further. The Met department has now issued warnings of heavy snowfall in Himachal Pradesh on January 8 and January 9. This even as the several places in the state face sub zero temperatures. Bharmaur is at a...
  • Narrow escape for Rahul Gandhi at Delhi's IGI airport, probe ordered 12-12-2013 08:12 AM

    New Delhi: There was a narrow escape for Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at Delhi's IGI airport on Tuesday when he was returning from Raebareli in his private plane. His flight was given clearance to land on the runway. But an Indian Air Force aircraft, an Ilyushin aircraft, was on...
  • FIR against Mallya, Kingfisher for non-payment of airport fees 25-10-2013 08:10 PM

    An FIR was filed against liquor baron Vijay Mallya and his cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines on a criminal complaint by Bangalore International Airport Limited for non-payment of user development fees and passenger service fees to it on Friday. "We have filed an FIR against Vijay Mallya and Kingfisher Airlines...," Assistant Police...
  • Bangalore: Narrow escape for over 100 passengers as Indigo flight hits runway lights 13-09-2013 11:39 AM

    Over 100 people on board an Indigo flight from Delhi had a miraculous escape when the aircraft landed at Bengaluru International Airport amidst heavy rain and hit the runway lights, deflating its tyres. "All 110 passengers and six crew members on board are safe with no injuries reported. They have...
  • 2 Air India pilots suspended for allowing an actress inside cockpit 19-07-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: Two Air India pilots have been suspended for allowing Kannada actress Nithya Menon into the cockpit. The incident was reported to Air India authorities by a government officer who was travelling on the same flight. In violation of the DGCA guidelines, the pilots, Jagan M Reddy and S...
  • Cabinet approves setting of new Civil Aviation regulator 11-07-2013 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet has on Thursday approved a proposal to replace the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with a new regulator Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), that would have full operational and financial autonomy. The Cabinet has also repealed the Delhi Rent Control Act and approved the setting up...
  • 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...
  • DGCA puts a cap on the number of preferential seats to 25 pc 30-06-2013 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: The Director General for Civil Aviation (DGCA) has put a cap on the number of preferential seats in an aircraft. The aviation regulator has capped the number of preferential seats through pre booking to 25 per cent. The aviation regulator has also asked the airlines to inform passengers...