Dgca

  • CBI registers case against DGCA official 2 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Indian carriers participating in the evacuation of stranded people in flood-hit 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 flood-hit J&K September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Airlines on Wednesday began evacuating stranded people from flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir with Air India flying back 270 passengers free, as DGCA asked them to cap total fares including taxes on Srinagar-Delhi and Leh-Delhi 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 Tata-Singapore 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 A-320 soon, had earlier announced plans to start operations in October. The proposed...
  • J&K Floods: DGCA asks airlines to cap fares on Srinagar-Delhi sector September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another direction to help passengers trapped in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, DGCA on Wednesday asked all airlines to cap the fares on Srinagar-Delhi and Leh-Delhi sectors to Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000. If an air traveller is cash-strapped 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 Category-I...
  • 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 Mumbai-Brussels 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 bi-annual 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 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 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...
  • Mumbai-Brussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, co-pilot 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 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...