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DGCA to consult carrier chiefs on operational issues

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 17:45

In a bid to enhance efficiency, DGCA would consult chiefs of all Indian carriers later this week for suggestions on a range of operational issues, including granting and renewal of pilots licences and route checks.

Dreamliner problems: Boeing likely to submit action plan

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 10:12

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is likely to submit a time-bound action plan to fix the perennial technical problems being faced by the Dreamliners in Air India's fleet to aviation regulator DGCA next week.

US committed to help India get back Category 1 aviation rating

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 13:46

Earlier, the FAA announced that India is not in compliance with international safety standards set by the UN agency International Civilian Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

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 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.

Airbus A-380s to operate from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 16:10

The restrictions on the fully double-decker planes were lifted after weeks of consultation between Directorate General of Civil Aviation, Air India and Airports Authority of India.

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.

Indian carriers flying abroad: Consultations begin on criteria

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 19:46

As per the prevailing norms, an Indian carrier can qualify to operate international services only after it has flown domestically for five years and has 20 aircraft.

DCGA puts cap on preferential seats in planes

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 20:22

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has also prohibited the airlines to offer middle seats, except in the first row and the emergency exit, for preferential seating.

DGCA to set up task force to monitor carbon emissions by aircraft

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 18:46

Aviation regulator DGCA would set up an environment task force to monitor and check carbon emissions by aircraft operating in the country and ask all Indian carriers to set up similar cells of their own.

Airlines term mishaps minor but are you safe?

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 10:23

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the United Nations’ aviation watchdog, in a compiled report in December 2012, had ranked India amongst the 13 worst-performing countries in terms of aviation safety parameters.