DGCA

  • Buffalo on runway: Is a major mishap waiting to happen? November 7, 2014

    A Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a buffalo on the runway a few seconds before the take-off at the Surat airport. CNN-IBN asks whether a major mishap is waiting to happen. ...
  • SpiceJet complains of stray animals at Surat airport, suspends services for indefinite period November 7, 2014

    Surat: A day after a Delhi-bound SpiceJet plane hit a stray animal on the runway a few seconds before the take-off, the airlines have complained of stray animals as a recurring problem at the Surat airport. Owing to the repeated obstructions, the airline has decided to suspend its services at...
  • Very little sense in DGCA's new proposal for commercial flying: Air charter operators October 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Air charter operators have come attacked a DGCA proposal to bar them from commercial flying if they do not have a three-aircraft fleet within a year of operations, saying the move made "very little business sense" and would retard connectivity to remote areas. Such a proposal would also force...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay October 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Air India violates DGCA flying duty hours norms for crew October 28, 2014

    In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. ...
  • Air India violates flying norms, puts lives of passengers at risk October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. A month before the Unites States aviation watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the agency that downgraded India...
  • DGCA mulling action against airlines for lapses on pilot test October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA is contemplating action against some airlines, including Air India, for not carrying out the mandatory pilot proficiency checks (PPCs) as per the stipulated timeframe. The airlines have to carry out the PPCs every six months but several of them are not conducting these tests on...
  • APAI questions 'non-existent' low fares offered by airlines October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Apex air travellers body, Air Passengers Association of India (APAI) on Sunday questioned the frequent "special fare" offers by domestic carriers and termed them as "non-existent", even as it urged the DGCA not to allow such schemes. The association, in a communication to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, also...
  • APAI opposes DGCA directive to airlines on cleanliness drive October 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Slamming a DGCA directive to airlines to collect "donations" from passengers for cleanliness drive at airports and aircraft, the apex air travellers body on Sunday urged the aviation ministry to withdraw the decree at the earliest. In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathy Raju, Air Passenger Association of...
  • 'No significant' turbulence on Air India Delhi-Shanghai flight: DGCA September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has found "no significant" turbulence on Air India's Delhi-Shanghai flight earlier this month, as alleged by an air hostess, and has asked the entire crew to record their statements before it on Monday. One of the cabin crew members on flight...
  • Pilots to be empowered to deal with tipsy air travellers September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Tipsy air travellers, beware! Laws are being tightened to empower crew members to restrain anyone from creating ruckus inside an aircraft or even at the airport before boarding a flight. A new rule has been drafted by aviation regulator DGCA formally empowering the pilotincommand of...
  • CBI registers case against DGCA official September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI has registered a case of graft against the Joint Director General of aviation regulator DGCA for allegedly giving extension to a flying school in Bilaspur on the basis of irregular documents. CBI has registered a case of alleged corruption against Joint Director General AK Saran, the then senior...
  • Airlines may approach Centre seeking low fuel costs for J&K rescue work September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian carriers participating in the evacuation of stranded people in floodhit Jammu and Kashmir may formally urge the government to exempt them from paying aeronautical charges and also seek lower fuel costs for these operations, airline sources said on Sunday. "It is our national duty and we are putting...
  • Close to a lakh slum dwellers to be rehabilitated following Centre's order September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked Maharashtra government to remove slums near Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport. It says if the land occupied by slums is not reclaimed the airport faces a security threat. The Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has written to the Maharashtra Chief Minister...
  • Indian Airlines evacuates 270 stranded people from floodhit J&K September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Airlines on Wednesday began evacuating stranded people from floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir with Air India flying back 270 passengers free, as DGCA asked them to cap total fares including taxes on SrinagarDelhi and LehDelhi sectors at Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000 respectively. While Air...
  • Vistara launch may get delayed by couple of months September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The launch of Vistara, the TataSingapore Airlines joint venture airline, may get delayed by a couple of months due to regulatory approvals, officials said on Wednesday. The airline, which is slated to get its first Airbus A320 soon, had earlier announced plans to start operations in October. The proposed...
  • J&K Floods: DGCA asks airlines to cap fares on SrinagarDelhi sector September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another direction to help passengers trapped in floodravaged Jammu and Kashmir, DGCA on Wednesday asked all airlines to cap the fares on SrinagarDelhi and LehDelhi sectors to Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000. If an air traveller is cashstrapped due to the precarious situation prevailing in Srinagar and...
  • FAA team likely to visit India soon to review measures by DGCA September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Nine months after downgrading DGCA in the aviation safety rankings, a Federal Aviation Administration team is likely to visit India soon to review the corrective measures taken by the Indian aviation regulator to address the deficiencies listed by its US counterpart. "We would like India to be CategoryI...
  • J&K: No extra charges on rescheduling flights, DGCA directs airlines September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With unprecedented floods devastating Jammu and Kashmir, aviation regulator DGCA today directed all airlines not to charge anything extra from passengers from Srinagar and Jammu if they rescheduled their bookings. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) also asked the airlines not to levy any cancellation fee from passengers...
  • Jet Airlines denies discrepancies after DGCA takes action against 140 pilots September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: While denying reports of any notice from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Jet Airways on Saturday said that they are confident that their training meets all DGCA and International Standards. The clarification comes after the DGCA on Saturday took action against 140 Jet Airways pilots and...
  • Post the MumbaiBrussels flight incident, DGCA takes action against 140 Jet airlines pilots September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big blow to the Jet Airways, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday has taken action against 140 Jet Airways pilots and issued show cause notice to 131 of them for flying without clearing the biannual pilot proficiency check (PPC), which is a mandatory exam. The...
  • DGCA warns air carriers over rising passenger complaints August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: On Air India Day, the national carrier has topped aviation regulator DGCA's list of airlines that passengers have complained against the most. Almost 30 per cent of passenger complaints are related to troubles with flight cancellations or delays, while about 25 per cent of passengers expressed discontent over customer...
  • Human error causing many accidents involving chopper, planes August 17, 2014

    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? 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. ...
  • Jet Airways flight drops 5000 feet on auto mode, pilots miss 2 ATC warnings August 14, 2014

    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 copilot 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 August 14, 2014

    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...
  • MumbaiBrussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, copilot says she was busy on her tablet August 14, 2014

    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 MumbaiDelhi flight, the nofrills 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 CNNIBN, 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...