DGCA

  • Hope SpiceJet will come out of financial turbulence: Aviation Minister December 9, 2014

    In more trouble for SpiceJet, the cash-strapped airline has cancelled over 1,800 flights across the country for the current month. The DGCA had asked the airline to stop taking bookings of more than a month in advance. Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju said, "We hope SpiceJet will fly out of...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Passengers on the SpiceJet MumbaiDelhi 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 MumbaiDelhi 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 firstofitskind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a MumbaiDelhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the nofrills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of this delayed...
  • 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 CNNIBN 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. ...
  • Is DCGA promoting VIP culture at airports? January 29, 2014

    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...
  • War over airfare intensifies; will DGCA step in? February 20, 2013

    SpiceJet started it in January and now Jet and Indigo have followed the suit of slashing fares through promotional campaigns in a bid to attract more customers and tide over a seasonally slow month of March. And while the strategy has definitely got fliers excited, with the Jet Airways website...
  • Vijay Mallya in Delhi for the F1 Indian Grand Prix October 27, 2012

    UB Group chief and Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya is finally back in the country after his monthlong overseas visit. He landed in New Delhi a short while earlier and is now at the Formula 1 track, where the qualifiers for the Indian Grand Prix will take place. Mallya, who is an...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 22, 2012

    Catch today's top stories with CNNIBN EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Is Vijay Mallya solely responsible for the collapse of Kingfisher? October 22, 2012

    Kingfisher Airlines CEO Sanjay Agarwal on Monday said that the partial lockout of the crisishit airlines had been extended till October 25 from the earlier date of October 23. ...
  • KFA staff to stage protests if talks with management fail October 21, 2012

    Aviation regulator DGCA on Saturday suspended the licence of the financiallytroubled Kingfisher Airline. ...
  • Showcause notice can be issued to KFA: Ajit Singh October 5, 2012

    Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Friday said that what had happened to the Kingfisher Airlines was very unfortunate. He said there were high chances that the licence of the airline would be suspended. The Aviation Minister told reporters that the DGCA was seeking legal opinion as the company was in...
  • Kingfisher pilot compromises aircraft security August 23, 2012

    A Kingfisher Airlines pilot on Thursday reportedly allowed a woman passenger in the cockpit, asking his copilot and the crew members to stay out of it. ...
  • Keep air fares within fare band, DGCA tells airlines July 16, 2012

    The air fares of flights to and from Delhi have gone up because of increased user development fee and service tax. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 12, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • DGCA chief sacked: Is air safety being compromised? July 12, 2012

    The letter accessed by CNNIBN reveals that the Vijay Mallyaowned airline had been served a notice of 15 days to pay the salaries and dues of its employees. ...
  • News 360: Boy dies after falling in open drain in Ghaziabad July 12, 2012

    A fouryearold boy died after falling into an open drain while playing outside his school in Vasundhara area. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai July 11, 2012

    Catch today's top stories with CNNIBN's EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • 'Army official flouting aviation norms must be penalised' June 7, 2012

    Aviation Safety Consultant Captain Mohan Ranganathan says the army official must be penalisd. ...
  • Airlines flying on adulterated fuel in India? April 3, 2012

    The DGCA has put the only supplier of fuel testing accessories on notice for not following laid down testing procedures. ...
  • Kingfisher has no international booking platform: Vijay Mallya March 20, 2012

    Kingfisher Airlines chief Vijay Mallya on Tuesday met the DGCA over the ongoing crisis. ...
  • The Last Word: The Kingfisher crisis February 23, 2012

    Kingfisher Airlines may risk losing a large number of its prime flying slots as it began operating a truncated flight schedule on Thursday. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 22, 2012

    Catch the day's top stories on India at 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...