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.

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.