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Airlines liable to pay passengers for denying boarding: DGCA to Delhi High Court

The Air India’s counsel supported DGCA’s stand that said passenger’s right to claim compensation was not restricted by CAR and petitioner had not made any claim from Air India for not being permitted to travel from Delhi to Patna on December 12, 2015.

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Privacy in the air

DGCA’s draft regulation on drones is a beginning. But it sidesteps important issues.

Pawan Hans disinvestment finds no takers, fresh bids in '2 to 3 months'

DGCA reports blame Pawan Hans for most of its chopper crashes

Twelve major accidents involving Pawan Hans helicopters took place between 2010 and 2018, during which 55 people lost their lives.

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Jet Airways cockpit scuffle: DGCA suspends licences of both pilots for 5 years

According to a company source, both the pilots were of flight commander rank, but since only one of them could commandeer the aircraft, one was serving as the first officer on that flight.

Regional airports gear up for UDAN

UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) is an initiative of the government aimed at development of regional airports.

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Drone regulations likely to be out in two months, says MoS Jayant Sinha

At present, aircraft rules do not cover the use of drones as well as their sale and purchase. Aviation regulator DGCA had in October 2014 restricted the use of drones and unmanned aircraft system by civilians.

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Actor ‘molestation’ case: Teen’s mother did not want to file complaint, Vistara to DGCA

The airline is also evaluating the possibility of setting up an internal panel to look into various aspects related to unruly passenger behaviour as per guidelines issued by the DGCA.

CISF ends taking off prosthetics, getting off wheelchairs for airport security

In a major decision aimed at easing air travel woes of those who are disabled, the Central Industrial Security Force will use explosive trace detectors (ETDs) and visual profiling.

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Google’s Project Loon: DGCA to study balloon-powered internet project from next month

Under the ‘Project Loon’, the internet giant would use balloons floating at a height of 20 kilometers above earth surface for transmission of internet services.

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DGCA proposes alcohol test for flight crew at transit airports

Last month, as many as 132 pilots and 434 cabin crew members of Air India had come under DGCA’s scanner for allegedly skipping breath analyser tests in certain cases.

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Acquisition of aircraft: DGCA amends procedure for obtaining permission

According to the Airports Authority of India (AAI), GAGAN uses a system of ground stations to provide augmentations to the GPS standard positioning service navigation signal.

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DGCA directs airlines to carry Hindi magazines on board

“Not providing Hindi reading material on board is against Indian government’s policy for official language”, Lalit Gupta, joint director general, DGCA, said in a letter to airlines.

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DGCA to conduct special audit of airlines

IndiGo and SpiceJet have placed large orders for new aircraft. Last week, aviation think tank said the order book of Indian carriers is expected to touch 1,123 aircraft in the coming weeks with new orders from Jet Airways and Vistara.

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DGCA files complaint against 34 pilots over obscene text messages

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Tuesday filed a complaint against 34 pilots for making obscene remarks against a senior official on social media. They were employed in different airlines, though, like Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir.

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Height limit: DGCA asks residents of Mumbai to vacate in a month

In a hearing on Thursday between the occupants and the aviation regulator, the former were told about the eviction notices sent to them.