Govt planning to reconstitute DGCA

The government is planning to
reconstitute India`s aviation regulatory body as an autonomous
one and has asked International Civil Aviation Organisation to
carry out the feasibility and advisory study in this regard.

HC seeks reply from DGCA on traffic congestion in skies

Bombay High Court has sought replies
from aviation authorities on a PIL which alleges that air
traffic congestion is putting the safety of travellers in

DGCA reprieve on deadline to phase-out expat pilots

Domestic air-operators seem to
have earned a reprieve with the Directorate General of Civil
Aviation (DGCA) understood to have extended the deadline for
phasing out expat pilots by one year.

Do not check-in passengers with stapled Chinese visa: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil
Aviation has instructed all airlines not to check-in any
passenger who has a Chinese visa stapled on his or her

‘24 pilots found alocohol-positive in pre-flight tests’

Twenty four pilots have been
found alcohol-positive in their pre-flight medical
examinations this year till November 30, which on some
occasions led to delay in operations, the Lok Sabha was
informed on Thursday.

DGCA may suspend Mumbai airport ops for 6 hrs on Tuesday

The Directorate General of Civil
Aviation (DGCA) is mulling to suspend flight operations at
Mumbai airport for six hours every Tuesday.

Jeep lights guide Rajnath Singh`s plane`s takes off

In a glaring violation of
air safety norms, a small aircraft carrying BJP president
Rajnath Singh took off from an unlit airstrip in Dumka in
Jharkand in pitch darkness last night guided by only
headlights of jeeps.

DGCA yet to give flight data recorder of YSR`s chopper to CBI

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is yet to hand over to CBI the Flight Data Recorder of the helicopter in which former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy was travelling before meeting a fatal crash.

YSR chopper`s was not airworthy?

The DGCA seems to be covering-up on the airworthiness of the chopper that crashed last week, killing YSR Reddy.

DGCA begins probe into chopper crash

The Directorate General of Civil
Aviation has begun a probe into the chopper crash which
claimed the lives of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajashekhar Reddy and four others.

DGCA to oversee airlines` expat pilots` phasing-out programme

With less than a year to go for domestic air-carriers to phase out their foreign pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed all such operators to appraise it about their implementation plans of the same.

Action against airlines erring in H1N1 screening: Regulator

India`s aviation sector regulator has warned all airlines operating on international routes of appropriate action if they failed to comply with instructions regarding distribution of health screening cards to passengers on board.

DGCA sets up experts panel on air transport forecast

The Directorate General of Civil
Aviation (DGCA) has set up a committee of experts to delve
into various aspects of civil aviation in the country, an
official said on Monday.