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.

Measures taken to resolve deficiencies: Civil Aviation Ministry

With the threat of a safety downgrade by US aviation regulator FAA looming large, Civil Aviation Ministry officials on Wednesday exuded confidence that such an eventuality was not likely to arise.

Panel fell off AI Dreamliner mid-air; DGCA probe on

A large panel on the belly of a Bangalore-bound Dreamliner of Air India fell off mid-air, putting about 150 passengers on board at a grave risk, but the aircraft landed safely.

Cash on chopper: DGCA cancels licenses of two pilots

Acting for the first time on an election-related complaint, the DGCA has suspended licenses of two pilots for making an unauthorised sortie in poll-bound Nagaland early this year which was intercepted by an EC team for carrying Rs one crore cash.

Air traffic officers to soon have fixed duty hours

Air traffic control officers, who work under stressful conditions, will also have fixed duty hours very soon like the pilots and the cabin crews.

DGCA finds deficiencies in maintenance of airlines

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has found deficiencies in maintenance and operational documents of various airlines during regulatory audits, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

DGCA begins probe into JetLite plane engine failure

Aviation regulator DGCA has initiated a preliminary investigation into the JetLite plane engine failure, which led to an emergency landing of the aircraft at the city airport here, sources said.

SC notice to aviation regulator on pilots` flight duty

Supreme Court Monday issued notice on a petition for contempt of court proceedings against aviation watchdog for its alleged failure to bring in new norms to regulate pilots` flight duty time limit.