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Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) News
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
Air India gets DGCA nod for cross utilisation of wide-body pilots; same pilot allowed to fly B777, 787 planes
Sat, Mar 11, 2023
Under the plan approved by the DGCA, each of the eight designated examiners should have 150 hours of flying with at least 10 landings in terms of operating Boeing 777 and 787 separately, the official said.
Air India Urination Case: DGCA may allow use of restraining device to control unruly passengers on flights, but only in THIS condition
Fri, Jan 06, 2023
Some airlines in India like Air Asia already keep the restraining device in the aircraft cabin for cabin crew to utilise in case passengers become physically violent.
TRAI seeks views on regulating spectrum assigned to aviation agencies for communication
Sun, Dec 11, 2022
The telecom ministry had allocated very high frequency, which is between 30 to 300 Mhz band, to two agencies -- SITA and BCS for data communication link between aircraft and ground stations.
DGCA slaps Rs 10 lakh fine on SpiceJet, Check here why
Mon, May 30, 2022
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on SpiceJet for training a Boeing 737 MAX pilot on a bad simulator.
Complaints of phenomenally HIGH FARES on India-UK route: Civil aviation regulator DGCA has this suggestion for flight ticket price searchers
Tue, Aug 10, 2021
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a travel advisory to passengers travelling to international destinations and has asked them to check the fare from the official website of the concerned airline.
Airlines advisory in India: No intl commercial flight can disembark passengers after 1.30 am on March 23
Fri, Mar 20, 2020
No international commercial flight will be allowed to disembark its passengers, foreigners or Indians, on Indian soil after 1.30 am on March 23, aviation regulator DGCA said.
Domestic air passenger traffic grew by 8.98 per cent in Feb: DGCA
Wed, Mar 18, 2020
Domestic air passenger traffic in February increased by 8.98 per cent to 1.236 crore, according to data released on Wednesday by aviation regulator DGCA.
Cyclone Fani: Suresh Prabhu says DGCA will issue revised guidelines to airlines as and when necessary
Fri, May 03, 2019
In a series of tweets about the cyclone, Prabhu said he will pledge funds from Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) if necessary "as per the extant rule".
This Indian city gets medical drones to monitor patients in ICUs
Fri, Dec 28, 2018
Head of the IT wing Dr Ravi Kumar Chittoria, who is in charge of medical drone service said, "adoption of medical drones are well established in European countries whereas in India, it is still in the preliminary stage."
Aviation: DGCA data shows 11.03% rise in domestic air passenger traffic in November
Fri, Dec 21, 2018
The traffic went up 11.03 per cent last month, according to the data. In November, the market share of Jet Airways declined to 12.8 per cent from 13.3 per cent in the previous month while that of SpiceJet climbed to 12.5 per cent from 11.7 per cent during the same period.
Aviation: DGCA mulling new method to get on-time performance of domestic airlines
Wed, Dec 19, 2018
The OTP of an airline is currently measured only on the basis of the timings of the departing flights. However, the mechanism has in the past come under question from certain quarters. "We are now thinking of introducing OTP on arrivals also and it will help us in addressing the grey areas," said the official.
Trainer aircraft hits airport boundary wall in Gujarat
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
Nobody was injured in the mishap though the aircraft was damaged, Mehsana district collector H K Patel said.
Aviation: Even as GMR, GVK thriving, airport modernisation remains work in progress
Fri, Nov 02, 2018
GVK and GMR, which won the Delhi airport bid around that time, had to navigate red tape, snail pace approvals, political vote banks not leading to handover of land and other hurdles.
No major technical issue with Boeing 787 Max 8 plane in India: DGCA
Wed, Oct 31, 2018
The aircraft type was reviewed by the DGCA a day after a Lion Air-operated Boeing 737 Max 8 plane with 188 passengers on-board crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Indonesia`s capital Jakarta.
Air India Express horror flight: Aviation disaster, check shocking photos of jet
Fri, Oct 12, 2018
A view of damage part of the Air India Express flight, in Mumbai, on Oct 12, 2018. Passengers onboard an Air India Express flight from Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu to Dubai escaped a major accident after the wheels of the plane hit the airport outer wall while taking off.
On Air India international flight, drunk man urinates on passenger's seat
Sat, Sep 01, 2018
"@Suresh Prabhu, @Sushma Swaraj @Air India. 30th Aug AI102 JFK to Delhi, seat36D. My mother travelling alone had to face extreme shock and trauma when a drunk passenger post dinner service fumbled across to her seat, removed his pants and urinated on her seat! Please look into urgently,? she said on Twitter.
Aviation: Flying a drone can cost you dear if you are found in this state
Thu, Aug 30, 2018
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has recently announced that it will be issuing licence for flying of drones starting December 1. However, be warned that if you are found flying a drone in a drunken state, then you are in big trouble.
Haryana's first civil airport in Hisar dedicated to the public
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
The chief minister assured that the state government could freeze the available land of other departments in case of additional requirement of land for the project.
Taxibots at Delhi airport? IGI set to do a first in India
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
The trial runs of the taxibots, remote controlled by pilots, will reportedly be conducted for Jet Airways and SpiceJet planes till the runway point. By mid-October, it will be put to commercial use, KSU Aviation, the operator of the vehicle said.
Naresh Goyal led Jet Airways audit to be done by DGCA now
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Aviation regulator DGCA is set to conduct a financial audit of the Naresh Goyal-promoted Jet Airways, amid its fiscal conditions under pressure due to the surging jet fuel prices and low fares, a source said.