DGCA starts training schools audit after more accidents
According to DGCA data, three reasons have been blamed for accidents at flying training institutes in the past four years. Data showed operational reasons account for 70% of the total accidents at flying institutes followed by 20% by engineering and the rest 10% for other reasons.
DGCA picks five consortiums to take its drone plan airborne
The move is part of DGCA's beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone experiments.
GoAir suspends certain flights on delay in aircraft, engine deliveries
In mounting woes, GoAir on Thursday announced temporary suspension of ...
Domestic air passenger traffic grows by just 3.74% in 2019 compared to 18.6% in 2018: DGCA
Commenting on the 2019 data, a senior official of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said, "A bit disappointing. In 2019, we faced headwinds on account of Jet Airways but 2020 is going to be different and the double digit growth should be back sooner rather than later."
DGCA extends deadline to replace Neo engines
In a major relief to IndiGo, aviation regulator DGCA has extended the deadline to replace the Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines of the airline'...
DGCA extends engine replacement deadline for IndiGo neos to May-end
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has extended the deadline for replacement of older Pratt & Whitney engines on Airbus 320 (neos) with newer ones till May 31, 2020.
DGCA wants action against unruly AI passengers
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Air India (AI) to act against unruly passengers who banged on the cockpit door and misbehaved with the crew of a delayed Delhi-Mumbai flight on Thursday (January 2).
DGCA suspends pilot of AirAsia India flight for runway incursion at Mumbai airport
"The Air Traffic Control (ATC) gave clear instructions to the pilots of flight IAD374 which was heading to Indore to just stand at the holding point RWY32 at Mumbai airport. Even though, the co-pilot read back ATC instructions correctly to the PIC, the latter breached the holding point," the official of DGCA said.
DGCA to issue notices for FDTL violation to GoAir pilots today
The DGCA had cracked down on GoAir for pushing pilots and cabin crew to work in excess of stipulated hours prescribed under Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTL) during the middle of December. ET had reported it first during the last week of December. The crackdown had led to flight cancellations by GoAir from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Patna.
Boeing executives called DGCA 'fools', 'stupid' during 737 Max plane's approval process in 2017: Documents
Boeing staffers used terms like "fools" & "stupid" for DGCA during Max's approval process, documents show.
DGCA asks airlines to be vigilant in airspace over Iran, Iraq, Gulf of Oman, waters of Persian Gulf
India has “advised” its airlines to avoid overflying the airspace of Iran, Iraq and the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) barred its carriers from doing so following Iran’s missile attacks on bases housing American troops in Iraq.
DGCA suspends GoAir pilots for landing flight after losing visual reference before touch down
The crew considered wrong visual reference as the centre line of the runway and consequently, manoeuvred the aircraft to the left of the runway at Bengaluru airport, he said, terming it a "serious" incident.
Registrations begin today for drone ‘census’
Any unregistered drone operated beyond January 31 will invite penal action, said the order issued by the aviation ministry. It said the presence of unregistered drones had come to the notice of the government and operating them violates the norms prescribed by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
DGCA to issue notices to 100 GoAir pilots, senior officials for violation of FDTL norms
According to a source, GoAir experienced extensive flight delays and diversions leading to cancellation of flights as its crew approached its FDTL in the last two-three days. Those who have violated FDTL are being issued show cause notices as to why action should not be taken against them.
DGCA finds GoAir pilots exceed flight time
The airline breached Flight Duty Time Limitation (FDTL) norms by, for instance, making the crew fly for four consecutive nights.
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