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.

Pilots reported drunk for duty, reveals RTI

Many pilots across the country were found to have high blood alcohol levels during checks.

J&K floods: Airlines mull seeking relief from govt for rescue work

Indian carriers participating in the evacuation of stranded people in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir may formally urge the government to exempt them from paying aeronautical charges and also seek lower fuel costs for these operations, airline sources said on Sunday.

DGCA asks airlines to cap fares on Srinagar-Delhi sector

In yet another direction to help passengers trapped in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, DGCA today asked all airlines to cap the fares on Srinagar-Delhi and Leh-Delhi sectors to Rs 2,800 and Rs 3,000.

Private aircraft crashes in Kanpur, pilot injured

A two-seater aircraft on Wednesday crashed into an abandoned house in the Railway Colony here, injuring the sole woman pilot, police said.

DGCA to continue surprise safety checks of airports too

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

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

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.

14 aircraft grounded in 2014 after DGCA surprise checks

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.

DGCA panel suggests steps to avoid flight diversion due to fog

In a bid to check fog-related diversions from IGI Airport here, a DGCA panel has recommended several steps like upgrading of neighbouring alternative airports, meteorological facilities and runway radar coverage.

DGCA to keep an eye on air charter firms flying politicians

With the DGCA cracking the whip on air charter firms flouting safety norms, the companies busy flying politicians for poll campaign would now report to the aviation regulator on operational issues once every week from tomorrow.

Ensure no unauthorised cash in flights for poll campaign: DGCA to pilots

DGCA has directed pilots and crew of aircraft or helicopters flying VIPs for poll campaigning to ensure that no unauthorised cash, narcotics or arms are carried in the flight.

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SpiceJet crew committed a dangerous act while flying: Tariq Anwar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Union Minister of State for Agriculture Tariq Anwar termed the manner in which the crew of SpiceJet risked the lives of passengers as grave.

DGCA licence must for military pilots for civilian flights

Military pilots operating civilian flights will also have to get flying licences from DGCA under an order issued to all air operators.