DGCA suspends IndiGo captain for three months

Aviation regulator, DGCA suspended the captain`s license for a period of three months after establishing that the pilot-in-command attitude towards the senior citizen was unruly.

Feb 11, 2020, 00:01 AM IST

Coronavirus scare: DGCA directs no entry of foreigners who visited China after Jan 15

The DGCA issued a circular to airlines reiterating that all visas issued to Chinese nationals before February 5 have been suspended. 

Feb 09, 2020, 12:22 PM IST

Middle East tensions: MEA asks Indian nationals to avoid travel to Iraq

The government on Wednesday (January 8) issued an advisory asking Indian nationals to avoid travel to Iraq until further notification in view of the prevailing situation in the Middle East. 

Jan 08, 2020, 11:12 AM IST

DGCA launches Phase-1 services of e-Governance project

The project has been conceptualised for the automation of the processes and functions of DGCA and will provide a strong base for IT infrastructure and service delivery framework.

Dec 31, 2019, 00:03 AM IST

DGCA directs IndiGo to replace all Pratt engines on Airbus A320neo planes by January 31

  Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday directed IndiGo to replace all Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines on its fleet of almost 100 twin-engined Airbus A320neo family aircraft with new P&W power units by January 31, following recent inflight engine shutdowns.

Nov 01, 2019, 20:13 PM IST

Two SpiceJet pilots suspended for three months for runway incursion

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday suspended two pilots of SpiceJet for three months in connection with the runway incursion case at Delhi airport in August. Captain Bhushan Nanda was commanding SpiceJet`s Delhi-Mumbai flight on August 27 whereas Trishala Chandola was acting as the first officer when the aircraft breached Holding Point RWY 10 which led to the runway incursion.

Oct 17, 2019, 19:36 PM IST

DGCA to roll out Breath Analyzer test for non pilots from October 2

The DGCA will roll out the Breath Analyzer Test from October 2 (Wednesday) at Ahmedabad,Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Calicut, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kannur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam airports.

Oct 01, 2019, 14:11 PM IST

Boeing 737 NG planes in India to be checked after cracks found in US

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered the Indian operators of Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) planes to check the all the planes that have completed over 26,000 flight cycles for any faults. This comes as cracks were found in the wing and body fitting area in some of the planes by the US plane-maker Boeing. 

Sep 30, 2019, 23:58 PM IST

DGCA calls urgent meeting with GoAir, Indigo to review Airbus Neo performance

Most A320 Neo planes in India had to make frequent grounding after a technical fault in the Pratt & Whitney engines threatened engine failure mid-flight.

Aug 28, 2019, 12:15 PM IST

DGCA bans MacBook Pro laptops on all flights in India over battery fire concerns

The Apple MacBook Pro laptops were sold primarily between September 2015 and February 2017 and can be identified by their product serial number.

Aug 26, 2019, 17:38 PM IST

DGCA to investigate Uttarkashi helicopter crash, team reaches Uttarakhand

On Wednesday the chopper was carrying relief materials for people stranded in the flood-hit region when the pilot Rajpal, co-pilot Kaptal Lal and a local resident named Ramesh Sawar were killed in the accident.

Aug 22, 2019, 18:20 PM IST

Arun Kumar appointed as head of Directorate General of Civil Aviation

According to an official order, Arun Kumar's appointment as Director General in DGCA in the rank and pay of Additional Secretary has been approved by the  Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Jul 09, 2019, 20:48 PM IST

Indian airlines reroute services to avoid flying over Iranian airspace as tensions rise

Tensions flared between the two nations after Iran downed a US drone on Thursday which Washington insists was above international waters but Iran says was within its airspace.

Jun 22, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

HDFC puts Jet Airways' office space for sale to recover Rs 414 crore

Jet Airways, which temporarily shuttered operations on April 17, owes around Rs 414 crore to HDFC.

May 09, 2019, 16:41 PM IST

Cyclone Fani: Chaos among passengers as Kolkata airport closed till Saturday

The shutdown of flights has led to a big confusion among the passengers who are stranded at the Kolkata airport.

May 03, 2019, 13:31 PM IST

DGCA orders special audit of IndiGo as A320 Neo woes rise

DGCA ordered a special safety audit of IndiGo after several lapses of non-reporting and irregular reporting of IndiGo A320 Neo incidents come to light.

Apr 17, 2019, 16:59 PM IST

Amid Jet crisis, DGCA holds meeting with several airline representatives

With crisis-hit Jet Airways drastically curtailing its operations, there has been an adverse impact on the number of flights being operated on various routes.

Apr 16, 2019, 18:23 PM IST

SpiceJet seeks planes from other sources after India grounds 737 MAX fleet

The airline was forced to ground its 12 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 planes by India`s aviation watchdog due to safety concerns.

Mar 22, 2019, 15:53 PM IST

DGCA discuss ways to resolve Jet crisis

After the meeting, the DGCA said Jet has only 41 aircraft for operations and there may be further depletion in the fleet size and flights.

Mar 20, 2019, 00:22 AM IST

Jet Airways offers 50 new generation Boeing 737 aircraft to SpiceJet: Sources

SpiceJet needs 10-12 more aircraft to meet the demand and expansion plans.

Mar 19, 2019, 17:28 PM IST