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Directorate General of Civil Aviation News
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
Airfares alert! Seven price bands for domestic air travel from Monday
Fri, May 22, 2020
The circular came after Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said at a press conference on Thursday that domestic passenger flight services recommencing from Monday will have a fixed minimum and maximum fare structure for different routes.
DGCA issues safety guidelines for monsoon season
Wed, Jul 03, 2019
India`s aviation regulator has issued air safety guidelines to domestic airlines concerning operations during the monsoon season.
Soon, Jet Airway's rights for foreign routes to be up for grabs
Fri, May 03, 2019
While reallocation of traffic rights would ensure additional capacity on various popular foreign routes thus reducing fare level, it will significantly affect the valuation of Jet Airways.
DGCA to schedule flight slots unused by Jet Airways to other carriers
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started to schedule flight slots unused by the Jet Airways to other carriers. Watch this video to know more.
Flight safety is at risk: Jet Airways engineers' union to DGCA
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
"We request you to kindly intervene and direct Jet Airways to clear our outstanding dues and pay us our salaries on time in future to enable us to continue deliver safe airplanes," it added.
No crisis? DGCA says report of urgent meet in wake of Airfare spike is 'wrong'
Tue, Mar 19, 2019
Airfare Crisis: A day after reports claimed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has called a crisis meet to discuss airfare surge, the aviation watchdog today called such news fake.
AI operations chief fails pre-flight alcohol test; grounded
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
Government-run Air India Sunday grounded its chief of operations Captain A K Kathpalia after he allegedly failed to clear pre-flight alcohol test, a senior airline official said.
Flying on Jet Airways? Know this before booking ticket
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Crunched for cash, Jet Airways has begun belt-tightening exercise with sources claiming that the full service carrier (FSC) has been cutting capacity and flights to curtail cash burn to keep afloat.
Amphibian planes may be reality in India soon, with this major development
Sat, Aug 11, 2018
The Civil Aviation Ministry has approved a proposal for setting up of water aerodromes in the country, with Chilika Lake in Odisha, Sardar Sarovar Dam and Sabarmati River Front in Gujarat being identified in the first phase for development of such facilities, an official said today.
Aviation in India: Complaints against domestic airlines swell to over 7,200
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Aviation in India is soaring over strong demand, but so are complaints! Grievances related to flight delays and ticket refunds have risen significantly, according to government data and complaints have swelled to more than 7,200 in the last 20 months.
Aviation: Civilian drones likely to take to skies from October
Wed, Jul 18, 2018
"We are working on the system for online registration of drones for civilian purposes. The online registration as well as granting flying permission will start from October... Drones for civilian purposes will start flying from October onwards," he told PTI.
IndiGo, GoAir A320neo case: HC orders DGCA to list steps taken to assure safety of P&W engines
Fri, Mar 23, 2018
IndiGo, GoAir A320neo case: Bombay High Court has directed the DGCA, IndiGo and Go Air to file their respective affidavits by April 2 on compliance with all safety standards in light of the above issue. "Your duty does not end merely at grounding some flights. It is also the duty and responsibility of the DGCA and the UoI to ensure that the people of India feel safe," it said. "You must widely publicise the steps being taken to ensure that the flagged engines are not being used and that air travel was perfectly safe. Open a window to address the queries and pacify the fear of air travellers," the bench said.
Indigo flight cancellation: Here is why government grounded Airbus A320Neo planes
Wed, Mar 14, 2018
Union minister Jayant Sinha today said safety of passengers was paramount for the government and aircraft with Pratt & Whitney engines could be used only after they were considered safe post technical analysis. His comments came after the aviation regulator DGCA grounding 11 Airbus A320Neo pl
IndiGo cancels 47 flights after DGCA grounds 8 A320Neo planes with faulty engines
Tue, Mar 13, 2018
Budget carrier IndiGo has cancelled as many as 47 flights today after the country's aviation regulator DGCA grounded its eight A320Neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines, along with three such aircraft of GoAir. IndiGo has cancelled 47 flights across its domestic network on March 13,
Govt eases norms for private jet flying abroad
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
The revised norms, which are applicable at airports with custom and immigration facilities, will come into effect from December 15, an official release said today.
Passengers create ruckus at Mumbai airport over flight delay
Sat, Dec 02, 2017
The flight -- AI 031 -- was scheduled to depart for Ahmedabad from Mumbai at 0135 hours but left at 0820 hours after a delay of nearly seven hours, a source at the airport said.
DGCA proposes pre-flight breathalyser test to avoid tipsy airplane crew
Wed, Oct 04, 2017
Pilots and crew members might soon be required to undergo breath analyser tests at transit airports in case they enter the terminal building during flight duty, according to draft norms issued by the DGCA.
India gets its first No-Fly list; ban on flying up to two years for unruly behaviour
Fri, Sep 08, 2017
A No-Fly list has been put in place for the first time in India's aviation history today. Here are its rules.
Centre may issue no-fly list rules tomorrow; Govt ID proof a must to book domestic flight tickets
Thu, Sep 07, 2017
Government identity proof will be required to book flight tickets from now onwards.
HC sets aside DGCA circular on excess baggage fees
Wed, Aug 16, 2017
The Delhi High Court today set aside the Rs 100 per kg fee fixed by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for excess checked-in baggage of 15-20 kgs on private airlines.