Director General Of Civil Aviation

  • Mumbai: DGCA grounds US aircraft after detecting damage in engine February 22, 2014

    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...
  • Passengers face mid-air scare as doors of AI Jeddah-Mumbai flight remain unlocked November 16, 2013

    Around 400 passengers and crew of an Air India flight from Jeddah to Mumbai via Hyderabad, on Friday, had a mid-air scare when a cockpit panel indicated that one of the doors was not properly locked, forcing the plane to return soon after take off. The Boeing 747 Jumbo flight AI...
  • Dreamliner decision after Boeing report: DGCA January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will decide on whether or not to ground national carrier Air India's Boeing Co Dreamliner jets after the US company submits a report on the aircraft's safety, the regulator's head said on Wednesday. Boeing is expected to submit a report on...
  • No details of financing revival plan from Kingfisher January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Grounded Kingfisher Airlines on Wednesday made another attempt to convince Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on its revival plans, but failed to provide any details on its funding which the aviation regulator wanted. Kingfisher chief executive officer Sanjay Agarwal met DGCA Arun Mishra in New Delhi for...
  • Kingfisher gets NOC from oil cos, leasers January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Kingfisher Airlines has been given a "no objection certificate" from oil companies and some aircraft leasing companies to restart operations, a senior regulatory source said on Wednesday. Kingfisher shares extended gains to 6 percent on the news. The airline, which lost its operating licence at the end of 2012...
  • India reviewing Dreamliner safety, says DGCA January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: India is reviewing the safety situation of Boeing Co's Dreamliners and will also talk to component makers of the US aircraft, the aviation regulator said on Wednesday. However, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ruled out any plans to ground the planes. "We are not having any problem...
  • Kingfisher employees seek company's closure January 9, 2013

    Mumbai/New Delhi: Beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines on Wednesday faced fresh trouble with its employees deciding to move court seeking a formal closure of the company if it did not spell out future plans giving a time-line for clearing their salary dues of eight months. The employees are also learnt to have moved...
  • KFA won't fly if it doesn't get capital by Nov 30: SBI November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: State Bank of India (SBI), the lead bank to ailing Kingfisher Airlines, on Tuesday cautioned the carrier that it "will not fly" if it fails to bring in fresh capital by November 30. "Banks' consortium has done everything possible to make the company (Kingfisher) work. Only the company...
  • 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 month-long 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...
  • KFA convinces staff to end strike, will approach DGCA next October 25, 2012

    New Delhi: It has been 25 days of protest, a lockdown and a suspension of licence, for Kingfisher Airlines. Its employees have finally agreed to return to work. The employees who wanted four-month salaries, agreed in the end to the management's proposal of three months' salaries. Employees, who haven't been paid...
  • KFA staff agree to take three months' salary: Sources October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: The crisis in the Kingfisher Airlines may have been reduced a bit after its striking employees on Monday agreed to take it three months' salary offer. A final decision from the management on the resumption of flight operations, however, is awaited. The ailing airline company on Monday offered to...
  • KFA stops bookings, hopes to re-start operations soon October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Troubled Kingfisher airlines, whose flying licence was suspended by the DGCA, said on Saturday night it has stopped taking booking of tickets till it resumes operations. "We are now immediately suspending all forward bookings till such time we resume operations," Kingfisher spokesperson said in a statement, adding it's...
  • Licence suspension: Can KFA come up with a workable revival plan? October 21, 2012

    New Delhi: It could be the beginning of the end for Kingfisher Airlines. The crisis-hit company, under lockout since September end, had his licence suspended on Saturday by the aviation watchdog, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). This means an immediate halt on bookings, followed by the staff intensifying...
  • Suspension of Kingfisher licence on the cards: Officials October 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Suspension of licence stares in the face of crisis-ridden Kingfisher Airline as it extended its lockout till October 23 and submitted a reply to aviation regulator DGCA's show-cause notice on the matter. Reacting to the airline's reply, official sources said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) was...
  • Air Kerala will take off on April 14: Chandy October 8, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Air Kerala, the state government's airline, would be launched on April 14, 2013, to coincide with Vishu, new year's day in the Malayalam calendar, says Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. "It (Air Kerala) will be airborne on April 14. The only question is whether the first flight will be an...
  • May resume operations on October 4: Kingfisher CEO October 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The CEO of the cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines, Sanjay Agarwal, said on Tuesday that flight operations are expected to begin on October 4, soon after his meeting with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ended. Speaking to reporters, Agarwal said that the company will first discuss the matter...
  • Decision on KFA after DGCA report: Ajit Singh October 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Tuesday reiterated that Kingfisher Airlines will not be allowed to operate flights until its engineers report back to work and they certify on the flights' safety. "Passenger safety cannot be compromised. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is talking to them today....
  • Kingfisher CEO to meet DGCA today amidst crisis October 2, 2012

    New Delhi: The CEO of the cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines is expected to meet the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday. The CEO was summoned by the DGCA after all of Kingfisher Airlines flights were cancelled on Monday after its pilots and engineers refused to report to work over...
  • 'Domestic airfares may soften with fall in demand' July 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday said that domestic airfares were unlikely to go down to the 2011 levels any time soon. However, it said, the fares may soften with a decline in demand. The DGCA said that higher operational cost and airport charges were responsible for...
  • Kingfisher crisis: How to kill an airline July 9, 2012

    Before we answer that question, let's first survey the grim reality. For the past five months, about 4,500 employees of the airline haven't been paid their salary. Many of them say they can't quit because they won't get a single dime out of their dues from their employer. Airports, which...
  • 3 DGCA officials suspended on license issue May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Three DGCA officials have been suspended for issuing licences classifying 28 flying schools as charitable non-profit entities instead of fully commercial entities, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Thursday. He said based on investigation report submitted by the Chief Vigilance Officer in the Directorate General of Civil Aviation...
  • DGCA warns on airfare hike, Govt won't slap ESMA May 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The government moved to control airfares on Friday even as the pilots strike in Air India and Kingfisher led to several flights being cancelled. The government said that it won't slap the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) on the pilots for now after Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh...
  • Except IndiGo, all airlines in loss: Govt May 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said that all domestic airlines are incurring losses, except IndiGo. In a written reply, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh informed the Rajya Sabha on Thursday about the facts based on returns filed by airlines with Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The total operational losses for...
  • Air fares from Mumbai to soar from Tuesday April 30, 2012

    Mumbai: The cost of air travel from the city will go up by Rs 600 for those flying to overseas destinations and by Rs 100 for domestic travellers with the levy of development fee from Tuesday. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed all the air-carriers to collect development...
  • No unauthorised entry in cockpit: DGCA to pilots April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to reports of pilots allowing entry of unauthorised persons in the cockpit and flyers snapping photos from inside planes, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has warned of strict action against airlines or individuals violating guidelines on the issue. The directive came after...
  • Fuel may have been adulterated: ex-DGCA chief April 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to the revelations about adulterated airline fuel, former DGCA chief Kanu Gohain has admitted that there could be some adulteration in airline fuel given the history of such cases. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Gohain said, "There could be such cases, there have been very famous cases in the...
  • Kingfisher crisis: what is the way forward? February 21, 2012

    Mumbai: As Kingfisher hits rough weather, it isn't getting any easier for other members of the exclusive club in the Indian skies. The country's six domestic passenger airlines are all fighting for survival and a short-staffed Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) fears financial stress among them could compromise passenger...
  • Nepotism rife at DGCA, Vyalar plays blame game April 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Heads have started rolling at Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Air Safety director RS Passi is the first top official to be removed from his post after the fake pilot racket came to light. He had allegedly prevailed on SpiceJet to employ his daughter Garima as a...
  • DGCA acts on fake pilot scam, removes top official April 19, 2011

    The disciplinary action was taken after Spicejet wrote to DGCA alleging nepotism on behalf of Passi. ...
  • DGCA cracks the whip, senior official removed April 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The DGCA has stepped in aggressively in the fake pilot scam as one of its top officials, the Director of flight operations RS Passi was removed from his post on Tuesday. The disciplinary action was taken after Spicejet wrote to DGCA alleging nepotism on behalf of Passi. The Spicejet complaint...