Civil Aviation Minister meets PM, briefs him about sector's problem
A detailed presentation is understood to have been made on the issues which also included downgrade of India's safety ranking by Federal Aviation Admn .
FAA team likely to visit India soon to review measures by DGCA
Regarding Air India's financial position, Raju said the state-run airline had ...
Air India, JetLite and SpiceJet suffers operating losses in 2012-13
Air India, JetLite and SpiceJet suffered operating losses of Rs 3,159.6 c...
Bill to constitute Civil Aviation Authority gets govt nod
The Civil Aviation Authority Bill 2013 was approved by the Union Cabinet at a meeting here last evening and would be tabled in Parliament for passage next week, they said.
Government to consider next week approval of bill to constitute CAA
Government today deferred till next week the approval of a bill to constitute a Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for administering and regulating aviation safety to carry out certain changes in it.
Aviation ministry pushes for new sector regulator
The aviation ministry is preparing to introduce legislation in the upcoming session of Parliament to create a new aviation regulator.
No recruitment in DGCA since 1998
Since 1998, there has been no recruitment in DGCA. It was only in past few months, when FAA downgrade became strict that some steps were taken.
DGCA to appoint 75 inspection officers to avoid American downgrade
Under pressure to avoid a downgrade by US aviation regulator FAA, govt approved creation of 75 crucial posts in DGCA to carry out safety inspection of airlines & private charter cos.
DGCA hires 20 full-time pilots as flight operations inspectors to ‘save skin’
The very real threat of the US flight safety regulator downgrading Indian aviation has forced the government to hire fulltime pilots from commercial airlines for the grossly-understaffed DGCA as flight operations inspectors (FOI).
US airlines pare ties with Jet Airways after FAA downgrade
United Airlines is suspending a marketing agreement with Jet Airways after US regulators cut India’s aviation-safety ranking for the 1st time.
US aviation regulator concerned over several vacancies in DGCA
Aviation Minister Ajit Singh had said that in 2011, 16 persons were recruited for DGCA, in 2012, it was 44 and this year, it was only seven till March 20.
Air India likely to be allowed to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Japan soon
Air India is likely to be allowed to fly its Boeing 787 Dreamliners to Japan soon with the ICAO clearance.
Bill in Lok Sabha to replace DGCA by new regulator
The bill was brought by the govt after the UN-body ICAO and the US regulator FAA carried out audits of the DGCA last year and pointed towards the "unsatisfactory situation" faced by it.
Red tapism at DGCA crippling business aviation market; regulator impervious to efforts of government
DGCA’s indifference to the plight of operators has survived even political clout. Even the Badals of Punjab have faced delays.
India’s flying safety standards under foreign bodies’ scanner
Constant weakening of DGCA in terms of staff over past eight years even as air traffic in India has grown astronomically has raised concerns in FAA.