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  • 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...
  • MH17 crash: US pilots previously told not to fly over Ukraine July 18, 2014

    Washington: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had warned US pilots earlier this year not to fly over portions of Ukraine in the Crimea region, according to notices posted on the agency's website. The notices were posted on April 23. The UN's International Civil Aviation Organization and the aviation authorities in most...
  • Upgrade of airports, reviewing curbs on carriers key tasks May 27, 2014

    New Delhi: New Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati and his Minister of State Gowdar Mallikarjunappa Siddeswara would have tasks cut out for them when they assume office on Wednesday. They would have to address crucial issues facing the aviation sector including construction and upgrade of airports including low-cost...
  • DGCA to carry out surprise safety checks on foreign aircraft February 10, 2014

    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...
  • Aviation downgrade: US clubs India with Bangladesh, Indonesia February 1, 2014

    US authorities have downgraded India's aviation safety rating, citing a lack of safety oversight, meaning the country's carriers cannot increase flights to the world's biggest aviation market and face extra checks for existing ones. India said it expected to resolve by March all concerns raised by the US Federal Aviation Administration,...
  • Air India's Dreamliner may take to sky soon April 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Air India's Dreamliner Aircraft, grounded since January after incidents of battery fire, may take to the sky in the next two weeks, officials said on Saturday. US Federal officials have accepted Boeing's revamped battery system for its beleaguered 787 Dreamliners and intend to lift a three-month-old order grounding...
  • US: Harlem Shake on flight lands students in trouble March 1, 2013

    Colorado Springs: The latest craze to sweep the Internet is bringing college students the wrong kind of attention - from the Federal Aviation Administration. During a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, a group of students started the Harlem Shake, a dance to a song of the same name. In...
  • US, India sign aviation safety pact November 17, 2011

    New Delhi: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday announced the completion of a pact between the US and India that will allow for the reciprocal certification of aviation products. Dorenda Baker, director of FAA's Aircraft Certification Service, and Bharat Bhushan, director general of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)...
  • FAA de-recognises DGCA-approved doctor April 21, 2011

    New Delhi: The US Aviation Agency FAA has officially removed Dr Akshay Bhalla as their medical examiner from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) acted after CNN-IBN reported that Dr Bhalla was extorting money from pilots in exchange for the fitness certificate. Dr Bhalla was a DGCA-approved practitioner and...
  • Southwest grounds about 80 planes after mishap April 3, 2011

    Phoenix: Flight attendants had just begun to take drink orders when the explosion rocked the cabin. Aboard Southwest Flight 812, Shawna Malvini Redden covered her ears, then felt a brisk wind rush by. Oxygen masks fell, the cabin lost pressure, and Redden, now suddenly lightheaded, fumbled to maneuver the mask in...
  • Pilots report UFO to US aviation agency June 15, 2007

    Chicago: Federal government officials in USA say it was probably just some weird weather phenomenon, but a group of United Airlines employees swear they saw a mysterious, saucer-shaped craft hovering over O'Hare Airport in Chicago last fall. The workers, some of them pilots, said the object did not have lights and...