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DGCA to continue surprise safety checks of airports too

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 23:17

After taking stringent action against several airlines and private charters and grounding 14 aircraft for safety violations, aviation regulator DGCA has decided to continue its spree of surprise checks of airports too through the year, official sources said on Monday.

Jet Airways pilots de-rostered for napping, negligence while on duty

Last Updated: Thursday, August 14, 2014, 09:48

In a frightening incident, a Brussels-bound Jet Airways flight from Mumbai suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey as the commander of the Boeing 777 aircraft was sleeping and thy co-pilot was busy with her tablet.

13 pilots, official get DGCA notice for skipping training

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 01:24

Objecting to 13 pilots of no-frills carrier GoAir not fulfilling the necessary training requirements, aviation regulator DGCA has issued show cause notices to them and a concerned airline official, official sources said on Monday.

DGCA seeks review meeting with FAA over downgrading

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 05, 2014, 19:02

DGCA, which was downgraded by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in January mainly due to lack of sufficient number of fight inspectors, has appointed several of them and sought a review meeting with the US aviation regulator, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

14 aircraft grounded in 2014 after DGCA surprise checks

Last Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014, 13:57

A total of 14 aircraft have been grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation this year following surprise checks conducted as part of its oversight activity to ensure strict compliance of safety regulations.

SpiceJet shares tank over 16% on BSE

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 18:30

Shares of SpiceJet tanked 16.17 percent to close the day at Rs 14 on the BSE. In intra-day, it slumped 18.56 percent to Rs 13.60.

Flight delay: DGCA asks SpiceJet to refund fare

Last Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014, 22:25

In a first-of-its-kind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a Mumbai-Delhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday.

Tata-SIA's flying permit exercise progressing well: Official

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 16:41

Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd on Saturday said it hoped to launch flights by September-October this year as it expressed "satisfaction" over the progress made in getting the flying licence from aviation regulator DGCA.

Dubai exchange plans to launch EM currency products

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:11

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has said it plans to launch a wide range of Emerging Market (EM) currency products, targeted at Middle East customers.

No-frill carriers reply to DGCA

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 21:52

IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir, which have been warned of stoppage of operations to airports with small runways after they were found flouting payload restrictions while flying to Jammu and Patna, today replied to the notices issued by aviation regulator DGCA.

Tata-SIA airline to lease 20 A-320 planes to launch flights

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 13:40

Tata-SIA Airlines will acquire at least 20 Airbus aircraft on lease from a Singapore-based firm to launch their operations in India by this winter.

FIA asks govt to advise DGCA not to allow AirAsia launch operations

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 18:45

Claiming that the approvals granted to AirAsia India were "illegal", Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has asked the government to advise aviation regulator DGCA not to allow the new no-frill airline to launch its operations which is set for June 12.