Delhi Daredevils survive flight collision scare at Raipur airport
Delhi Daredevils survive flight collision scare at Raipur airport

Delhi Daredevils (DD) on Friday survived a scare at the Swami Vivekanand airport in Raipur where their flight was supposed to land.

Adequate steps taken to prevent air mishaps: Govt

Government on Monday said it has taken a number of measures including data analysis of aircraft accidents/incidents, audit of operators among others under its accident prevention programme to avert air mishaps in the country.

DGCA cautions against compromising aviation safety

Cautioning against laxity in aviation safety, particularly in the backdrop of incidents elsewhere, India`s aviation regulator on Friday said its inspections have thrown up instances where safety was compromised.

Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft at Bangkok
Top Indian shooters barred from boarding aircraft at Bangkok

In a strange incident, ace Indian shooters Heena Sidhu and Anjali Bhagwat were barred from boarding the Jet Airways flight from Bangkok to Mumbai for carrying weapons with "incomplete documents".

Hope DGCA soon comes up with screening norms for pilots' mental health: Raju

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday expressed the hope that aviation sector regulator DGCA would soon come out with new screening norms to evaluate pilots' mental health, admitting it as a "real" problem.

Air India pilots come to blows inside cockpit, de-rostered
Air India pilots come to blows inside cockpit, de-rostered

Amid growing concern across the world over aviation safety, it has come to light that two pilots of an Air India flight were allegedly involved in a fight inside the cockpit just before the plane took off.

Pilots' mental health checks: DGCA begins discussions on norms

Aviation regulator DGCA has initiated comprehensive discussions with Directorate of Medical Services for formulating new norms for assessing the mental health of pilots which may include regular checkups.

Drone operated without permission by Chinese national seized

A Chinese national was on Sunday interrogated by police here after they seized a drone which he allegedly tried to fly in Marina beach without permission.

Daughter of senior Air India executive travels in bunk meant for pilots

In an alleged violation of aviation safety norms, a daughter of a senior Air India executive travelled in the bunk which is only meant for resting of flight crew members as per the DGCA norms, during one of the airline's flight to Newark recently.

Deploy CAT-3 complaint plane, crew during fog: DGCA to airlines

The civil aviation regulator has ordered all the airlines to deploy CAT-III complaint plane and crew trained to fly under low visibility conditions while operating in and out of IGI airport here in the morning to ensure smooth flow of air traffic during fog which led to cancellation of five flights and delay of 70 others on Wednesday.

SpiceJet operations grounded as oil companies stop fuel supply

Trouble for the beleagured low-cost airlines SpiceJet deepened on Wednesday with their operations being grounded as oil companies stop fuel supply, airport sources said.

Airports should adhere to standard protocols to counter Ebola: Nadda

 Union Health Minister JP Nadda on Wednesday directed the civil aviation regulator to ensure that all the isolation and quarantine facilities set up at airports adhere to standard guidelines and protocols.

Surat airport walls being repaired after flight hit buffalo

A day after a Delhi-bound SpiceJet flight with around 140 passengers on board, hit a buffalo on the run-way, airport authorities began mending fences and walls on Friday, to prevent any more incursions by stray animals, officials said.