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DGCA sends notice to SpiceJet after its aircraft skids off runway

A Spice Jet aircraft from Pune veered off from the runway at the Kolkata Airport, because of wet tarmac and heavy rainfall on June 2. 

Jul 05, 2019, 06:38 AM IST

DGCA grounds Boeing 737 Max by 4 pm on Wednesday, calls emergency meeting of all airlines

Following the Ethiopian Airline plane crash that claimed 157 lives, the DGCA banned all Boeing 737 Max 8 over the Indian airspace.

Mar 13, 2019, 10:24 AM IST

SpiceJet suspends Boeing 737 Max operations following DGCA ban

The airlines added that it is working towards attaining normalcy in operations and minimising passenger inconvenience.

Mar 13, 2019, 08:13 AM IST

Civilian drones likely to take to skies from October

The use of drones by civilians is currently restricted by aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Jul 18, 2018, 14:16 PM IST

Mumbai plane crash: Aircraft may have witnessed radar failure, lost flying path

It is suspected that a radar failure may not have allowed the pilot to make the aircraft glide. Flying in cloudy weather conditions is likely to have added to the problem in visibility.

Jun 29, 2018, 14:03 PM IST

Severe turbulence in Air India flight, window panel falls off; three injured - Watch

The flight had over 240 passengers when the nightmarish incident took place. 

Apr 22, 2018, 13:11 PM IST

Aircraft built by a Mumbai man on terrace gets license to fly

Amol Yadav's six-seater aircraft can fly upto heights of 13,000 feet, climbing at 1,500 feet per minute, achieve top speeds of 185 knots with a range of 2,000 kms.

Nov 21, 2017, 11:35 AM IST

IndiGo coach window shatters from jet blast, FIR registered

Five passengers on-board an IndiGo coach at the airport here sustained minor injuries after a window shattered, allegedly due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.

Jul 08, 2017, 22:19 PM IST

Relief for domestic air passengers as airport charges slashed

Domestic air passengers will have to pay less at the airports, particularly the non-major ones, from the next month as the aviation regulator has brought down certain charges to the level of last December.

Jun 19, 2017, 21:19 PM IST

WhatsApp row: Jet pilots' body NAG to hold emergency meeting today

In a rare move, aviation watchdog DGCA has filed a police complaint against 34 pilots of Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir for allegedly posting "obscene" messages.

Jun 07, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

Govt proposes changes in UDAN scheme; to award routes by August

The government is likely to award air routes under the second round of the regional connectivity scheme (RCS) by August, for which it has invited comments from stakeholders on certain changes it has proposed.​

May 24, 2017, 18:42 PM IST

GAGAN-compliant aircraft may soon be mandatory for airlines

GPS-Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) is an implementation of a regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), developed by India.

Feb 24, 2017, 23:51 PM IST

IndiGo flight with 186 passengers makes emergency landing in Kolkata

A Dibrugarh-bound IndiGo flight from Delhi with 186 passengers made an emergency landing in Kolkata on Wednesday due to technical snag.

Jan 18, 2017, 20:38 PM IST

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.

Sep 26, 2016, 15:17 PM IST

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.

Aug 26, 2016, 16:16 PM IST

Government allows airlines to import up to 18 year old planes

Domestic airlines can now import aircraft that are up to 18 years old into the country with the government amending more than two-decade rules in this regard.

Jun 26, 2016, 17:13 PM IST

Shocking! When an Indigo flight nearly landed on a road in Jaipur

In what could have turned into a major disaster, an IndiGo flight recently nearly landed on a road here, as per a report.

May 24, 2016, 09:19 AM IST

Domestic passenger traffic to cross 100 million by year-end: DGCA

 Sounding bullish, DGCA expects more than 100 million domestic passengers to fly by the year end, especially as India has outstripped passenger traffic growth in this sector across major global economies including the US and China last year.

May 22, 2016, 16:28 PM IST

Bad news for flyers! SpiceJet hikes ticket cancellation charges

Budget carrier SpiceJet has also increased its ticket cancellation charges by over Rs 350, days after its competitor IndiGo announced a flat charge of Rs 2,250 even as the DGCA deadline for airlines to submit their response on the issue ended on Friday

Apr 08, 2016, 17:43 PM IST

Indigo to charge Rs 2,250 for cancelling domestic flight ticket

Budget carrier IndiGo is all set to charge Rs 2,250 fee from its customers wanting to cancel their domestic flight tickets, a move that is likely to attract some queries from the aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Mar 31, 2016, 18:52 PM IST