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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.
Pilots, cabin crew can work longer in 'exceptional circumstances', says DGCA
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
The decision comes after the Delhi High Court, on May 22, ruled that the aviation regulator had the power to grant the airline companies an exemption from the stipulated Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTLs) of pilots.
Parliamentary panel asks govt to consider capping airfares
Sun, Mar 19, 2017
The panel said the Civil Aviation Ministry and DGCA should intervene effectively to control the "artificially created exorbitant prices in the Gulf sector".
Air Costa suspends all flights till March 15
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
DGCA data for December showed Air Costa had the highest number of cancellations at 13.65% and its market share was 0.6%.
FIA drags Tata-Air Asia to Supreme Court
Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Cyrus Mistry said, "Tata Sons board and members and trustees are also aware that in the case of Air Asia, ethical concerns have raised with respect to certain transactions as well as the overall prevailing culture within the organization. A recent forensic investigation revealed fraudulent transaction of Rs 22 crore involving non-existent parties in India and Singapore."
Passenger traffic rose by 23% during January-September: DGCA
Wed, Oct 19, 2016
During September, a total of 728 passenger related complaints had been received by the scheduled domestic airlines.
Air Costa gets license for pan-India operations
Mon, Oct 03, 2016
In August, Air Costa had suspended its operations for a day due to an issue with aircraft lessor.
Air India Express joins domestic carriers in posting profits, first in 11 years
Mon, Sep 05, 2016
Air India Express flies to 13 international destinations and four domestic locations, and has 19 B737-800 aircraft.