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Aircraft built by a Mumbai man on terrace gets license to fly

Aircraft built by a Mumbai man on terrace gets license to fly

Amol Yadav's six-seater aircraft can fly upto heights of 13,000 feet, climbing at 1,500 feet per minute, achieve top speeds of 185 knots with a range of 2,000 kms.

Nov 21, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
Qatar Airways pilot falls ill midair, Doha flight diverted to Goa

Qatar Airways pilot falls ill midair, Doha flight diverted to Goa

A Qatar Airways flight on Saturday was diverted to Goa after the pilot fell ill midair.

Nov 11, 2017, 13:03 PM IST
#BoycottIndigo - Outrage on social media after video of IndiGo staff assaulting passenger surfaces

#BoycottIndigo - Outrage on social media after video of IndiGo staff assaulting passenger surfaces

A video showing an IndiGo staffer manhandling a passenger surfaced on Tuesday. 

Nov 07, 2017, 23:59 PM IST
IndiGo staff manhandle elderly passenger at Delhi airport, caught on camera

IndiGo staff manhandle elderly passenger at Delhi airport, caught on camera

Civil Aviation Minister has sought report from DGCA about Indigo Airways staff manhandling a man.

Nov 07, 2017, 21:14 PM IST
E-commerce will be able to do deliveries using drones

E-commerce will be able to do deliveries using drones

A few years ago, a drone had been used to deliver a packet to a location at a multi-storeyed building Mumbai. The local police, however, described it as an unauthorised flight in violation of rules.

Nov 02, 2017, 15:03 PM IST
Govt unveils draft norms for drones; proposes unique IDs, radio frequency tags

Govt unveils draft norms for drones; proposes unique IDs, radio frequency tags

Currently, aircraft rules do not cover use of drones as well as their sale and purchase.

Nov 01, 2017, 20:59 PM IST
Air tickets set to get more expensive

Air tickets set to get more expensive

Air travel in the country is all set to get costlier by up to 15 per cent with a rise in prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) in the last two months.

Oct 02, 2017, 10:14 AM IST
No-Fly List with 3 levels of unruly behaviour ban enforced

No-Fly List with 3 levels of unruly behaviour ban enforced

India is the first country in the world to have a national no-fly list based on safety.

Sep 08, 2017, 13:50 PM IST
Rodent troubles cause Air India to delay flight with 200 passengers by 9 hours

Rodent troubles cause Air India to delay flight with 200 passengers by 9 hours

As per aviation regulator DGCA’s rules, crew members, that includes pilots, are not allowed to be on duty continuously beyond a stipulated number of hours.

Aug 29, 2017, 09:15 AM IST

Expedite engine supply to India: DGCA tells Pratt & Whitney

The DGCA has asked Pratt & Whitney to expedite the supply of engines to India as many of the A320 neo planes operated by IndiGo and GoAir have been grounded due to issues related to its engines.

Aug 24, 2017, 23:02 PM IST

SpiceJet says excess baggage fee needed to keep fare lucrative

No-frills carrier SpiceJet, that has hiked excess baggage rates, on Wednesday said the charges would help low-cost carriers like it remain competitive in the market.

Aug 23, 2017, 23:26 PM IST
Now, pay three times more for excess baggage on all domestic flights

Now, pay three times more for excess baggage on all domestic flights

Currently, all domestic carriers allow free checked-in baggage up to 15 kgs. Only Air India allows free baggage up to 23 kg.

Aug 18, 2017, 12:46 PM IST
Pilots will have to serve 1-year notice, DGCA clears proposal

Pilots will have to serve 1-year notice, DGCA clears proposal

Senior pilots will now have to wait for one year to join a new employer as aviation regulator DGCA has made it mandatory for commanders to serve a 12-month notice period before quitting job.

Aug 16, 2017, 20:01 PM IST
IndiGo coach window shatters from jet blast, FIR registered

IndiGo coach window shatters from jet blast, FIR registered

Five passengers on-board an IndiGo coach at the airport here sustained minor injuries after a window shattered, allegedly due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.

Jul 08, 2017, 22:19 PM IST
Relief for domestic air passengers as airport charges slashed

Relief for domestic air passengers as airport charges slashed

Domestic air passengers will have to pay less at the airports, particularly the non-major ones, from the next month as the aviation regulator has brought down certain charges to the level of last December.

Jun 19, 2017, 21:19 PM IST
TDP MP Diwakar Reddy, banned by six airlines for unruly behaviour, says won't apologise; probe ordered

TDP MP Diwakar Reddy, banned by six airlines for unruly behaviour, says won't apologise; probe ordered

Spicejet, GoAir, Jet Airways, Vistara airlines today joined Indigo and Air India to put the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MP under no fly list for his unruly behaviour with a staffer at the Vishakhapatnam airport.

Jun 16, 2017, 10:04 AM IST
Delhi Police grills 34 pilots for using 'filthy' language against DGCA official on WhatsApp group

Delhi Police grills 34 pilots for using 'filthy' language against DGCA official on WhatsApp group

In an unusual development, the Delhi Police on Tuesday examined a group of pilots after the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) filed a police complaint against some police for making obscene remarks against its top officials on a WhatsApp group. 

Jun 06, 2017, 17:01 PM IST

DGCA plans to extend notice period for commanders to 1 year

Various airlines, including IndiGo and Jet Airways, under the banner of Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) have been pitching for increasing the mandatory notice period for pilots to one year from six months.

May 16, 2017, 21:27 PM IST
Rules on no-fly list vague, should specify ban period: Experts

Rules on no-fly list vague, should specify ban period: Experts

The duration of ban under government's draft rules on no-fly list should not be left to the discretion of the airlines, according to experts while an air passenger rights body has called the proposed regulation "vague" and "hurriedly prepared".

May 06, 2017, 10:42 AM IST
No-fly list: New draft rule for airlines announced; 2-year suspension for life threatening behaviour

No-fly list: New draft rule for airlines announced; 2-year suspension for life threatening behaviour

This is for the first time in the history of civil aviation that a no-fly list is being proposed to address the issues pertaining to civil aviation safety.

May 05, 2017, 11:35 AM IST