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Govt 'disappointed' after US downgrades air safety ranking

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 18:19

US aviation authorities have downgraded India's safety ranking in a "disappointing" and "surprising" move that will hit air links between the countries, Union aviation minister Ajit Singh said on Friday.

FAA downgrades Indian aviation safety ratings

Last Updated: Friday, January 31, 2014, 14:21

India's aviation safety ratings have been downgraded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from the top to the second category, which would affect expansion of flights by Indian carriers to the United States.

Govt asks private airlines to give VIP treatment to MPs

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:19

As criticism mounted over such privileges, the ministry on Wednesday went into a damage control exercise, saying no fresh directive has been issued to airlines to provide special privileges to MPs.

Govt approves creation of 75 posts in DGCA

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 17:05

Under pressure to avoid a downgrade by US aviation regulator FAA, government has approved creation of 75 crucial posts in DGCA to carry out safety inspection of airlines and private charter companies.

Treat MPs as VIPs, DGCA tells private airlines

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014, 15:50

Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday asked all private airlines to treat and offer special privileges to Members of Parliaments (MPs) as VIPs.

Home Ministry vetting names of top bosses of Tata-Singapore airlines

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 15:01

Tata-SIA have applied to the Civil Aviation Ministry for a NOC to start a full-service airline in India.

Deploy pilots trained to fly in fog: DGCA to airlines

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 12:29

The 10-member panel, which has been asked to submit its report by March 31, would also prepare a manual to deal with low visibility operations, containing dos and don'ts for all stakeholders.

DGCA working on FAA recommendations

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 01, 2014, 19:09

The FAA is scheduled to give its final report on its December audit in a couple of weeks, the sources said.

DGCA to send team to Malaysia to inspect AirAsia facilities

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 14:58

Ahead of granting flying permit to AirAsia India, aviation regulator DGCA is sending a team of its officers to Malaysia next week to inspect and certify facilities where the start-up carrier is training its cockpit and cabin crew.

AirAsia may get SOP for domestic services by January end

Last Updated: Sunday, December 22, 2013, 17:07

AirAsia India is likely to receive the schedule operator permit (SOP), which will allow it to operate air services in the country, by next month, sources said.

Kingfisher Airlines assets attached on tax default

Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 18:32

The Income Tax department has attached all assets of cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines for failing to remit taxes amounting to Rs 350 crore, a senior official said Sunday.

FAA likely to firm up report on DGCA by Jan

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 18:49

On the basis of the report of its two-day compliance audit, FAA would decide whether to downgrade India's aviation safety status or maintain it on the top Category-I.