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No collusion like situation at Delhi airport: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday claimed there was not a collusion like situation between Air India and IndiGo planes at Delhi`s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Friday morning.

Missing flights makes DGCA issue stringent guidelines

 After two flights from India went 'missing' in international airspace, the DGCA has issued stringent guidelines to ensure cockpit discipline for crew of all airlines in the country, official sources said on Friday.

Zoom Air, India’s newest private airline, begins operations: All you must know

Zoom Air, India’s newest private airline, begins operations: All you must know

India’s newest private airline, Zoom Air, launched its daily scheduled operations from Wednesday.

Air India operations head comes under close scrutiny of DGCA

Air India operations head comes under close scrutiny of DGCA

Taking note of the allegations made against Air India's operations head Capt A K Kathpalia, DGCA is gathering information to ascertain whether he had skipped compulsory pre-flight medical test on multiple occasions.

Air India operations head taken off flying duty

Air India operations head taken off flying duty

Acting on aviation regulator DGCA's orders, Air India has taken off flying duties its operations department head for skipping the mandatory pre-flight medical test.

Apply same rule for all players: Spicejet on OTP system review

Apply same rule for all players: Spicejet on OTP system review

With the aviation regulator DGCA reviewing airlines' on-time performance (OTP) mechanism at four airports, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday called for applying same rules for all players and making the system more efficient.

Shell out little more even to book middle seat in flights, preferred seats attract more charges

Shell out little more even to book middle seat in flights, preferred seats attract more charges

Shell out a little more even if you want a middle seat in flights with airlines charging extra for preferred seats as they look to increase their ancillary revenues amid stiff competition.
With regulations permitting unbundling of various services offered by domestic carriers, choosing a particular seat, especially the window ones and those with more leg space, comes at extra cost.

Fliers may soon be able to use biometric details for security checks at airports

Fliers may soon be able to use biometric details for security checks at airports

Usage of biometric details for security check at airports may soon be a reality for fliers. The government is working on putting in place a system after thorough feedback for a pilot project.

Airlines to pay Rs 50,000 fine if their planes drop human waste from air

Airlines to pay Rs 50,000 fine if their planes drop human waste from air

The menace of human waste being splattered on houses from airplanes while landing, on Tuesday led the National Green Tribunal to slap a fine of Rs 50,000 on the airline whose aircraft empties toilet tanks on air.

'No incident in India with regard to Galaxy Note 7'

'No incident in India with regard to Galaxy Note 7'

Clearly denying any accident to have taken place, Samsung on Thursday said that no untoward incident has occured with regard to Galaxy Note 7 in India as not even a single unit of the device was sold in the country.

HC asks AirAsia to place its brand licensing agreement before DGCA

HC asks AirAsia to place its brand licensing agreement before DGCA

AirAsia India, a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia Berhad, was on Friday asked by Delhi High Court to place before DGCA its brand licensing agreement (BLA) with the Malaysian entity to determine who controls the Indian low-cost carrier.

Samsung executives meet DGCA officials over Galaxy Note issue

Samsung executives meet DGCA officials over Galaxy Note issue

Senior executives of Samsung met officials of aviation regulator DGCA, two days after one of the company's high-end smartphones caught fire inside an IndiGo aircraft.

Samsung phone catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company

Samsung phone catches fire in aircraft; DGCA summons company

A high-end Samsung smartphone caught fire inside a Chennai-bound IndiGo aircraft on Friday, creating a scare among 175 passengers on-board but the plane made a safe landing.

Air Safety: DGCA bans clicking pictures near aircraft

Air Safety: DGCA bans clicking pictures near aircraft

DGCA via its latest circular on air safety has asked airlines to ensure that passengers do not indulge in photography while embarking or disembarking from aircraft.

 DGCA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights in India

DGCA bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights in India

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been banned on all flights in India. Director General of Civil Aviation has banned flyers from carrying the Samsung smartphone in check-in bags.

Air India pilot with 'extreme mood swings' risked 200 lives, DGCA orders probe

Air India pilot with 'extreme mood swings' risked 200 lives, DGCA orders probe

A senior Air India pilot, prone to extreme mood swings, did an unsafe manouvere with a Delhi-Paris flight carrying over 200 people in April, with the airline grounding the pilot while aviation regulator DGCA is probing the matter.

First for Indian carrier: Air India will soon fly over Pacific Ocean to San Francisco

First for Indian carrier: Air India will soon fly over Pacific Ocean to San Francisco

Officials said the route would be a "win-win situation" for the carrier as well as passengers as it would save crores of rupees worth of fuel costs and also reduce the flying time by up to three hours.

Beware! No more selfie on board, DGCA taking cognizance

Beware! No more selfie on board, DGCA taking cognizance

Worried about security risks arising out of in-flight selfies, aviation regulator DGCA may soon ask airlines to strictly enforce a ban on taking pictures inside cockpit and at other critical places, including by crew members.

DGCA to soon ban taking selfies on planes!

DGCA to soon ban taking selfies on planes!

In the latest, Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is planning to soon ban taking selfies on plane

63 SpiceJet pilots face action for violating duty hour norms

63 SpiceJet pilots face action for violating duty hour norms

Aviation regulator DGCA has taken action against 63 pilots of SpiceJet for operating flights beyond their stipulated duty hours, the government said Thursday.