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  • DGCA to carry out surprise safety checks on foreign aircraft 10-02-2014 06:22 PM

    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 01-02-2014 11:38 AM

    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...
  • Air India's Dreamliner may take to sky soon 20-04-2013 09:59 AM

    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, India sign aviation safety pact 17-11-2011 02:44 PM

    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...
  • FAA de-recognises DGCA-approved doctor 21-04-2011 11:09 AM

    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...
  • Southwest grounds about 80 planes after mishap 03-04-2011 08:17 AM

    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...
  • Pilots report UFO to US aviation agency 02-01-2007 06:41 PM

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