DGCA conducts special safety audit of IndiGo over engine issues

Indian carriers including IndiGo and GoAir have Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320 neo planes and the engines have been facing issues since their induction in the fleet three years ago.

DGCA asked airlines to reduce fares to 'reasonable level' on 10 routes: Civil Aviation Secy

There has been an adverse impact on the number of flights being operated in various routes following Jet Airways drastically curtailing its operations.


Security measures at airports to be stepped up before Lok Sabha polls

The Air Traffic Control shall share records of not just the scheduled commercial flights but also the private aircraft or helicopters to the state CEO and DEO of the district that the airport is located.

Boeing 737 Max banned by DGCA: SpiceJet cancels 14 flights, offers full refund

This has resulted in an additional burden on India's air traffic that is already stretched due to capacity constraints faced by two large players IndiGo and Jet Airways.

As fears spread, India grounds Boeing 737 Max

In India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways operate the aircraft. While all of Jet’s five 737 MAXs are grounded due to the airline’s financial woes, SpiceJet grounded the 12 aircraft in its fleet following the DGCA directive.

Day after crash, DGCA moves on Boeing model here: More checks on planes and pilots

While the DGCA has stopped short of grounding the aircraft, authorities in China and Indonesia have forced the plane out of service as a precaution.


India not grounding Boeing 737 Max aircraft as DGCA issues fresh guidelines

Among others, under the new guidelines, the DGCA mandated a minimum experience level of the crew operating B737 Max aircraft to fly as Pilot in Command (PIC) as 1,000 hours and 500 hours for co-pilot on Boeing 737 NG type of aircraft.

Airlines, CISF put on alert after Air India receives hijack call

The measures include strict access control to regulate entry to terminal building, airside, all operational area and other aviation facilities, intensive checking of vehicles entering car parking area to preclude the possibility of car bomb attacks.

Pilots shut down wrong engine after take-off: DGCA probe on 2017 bird strike incident

Once the aircraft stopped climbing at an altitude of 3,330 feet, the pilots "realised their mistake", and consequently started engine 1 and brought back the plane to Delhi airport, stated the Directorate General of Civil Aviation report dated November 5, 2018.

DGCA to be empowered to penalise airlines, airports for violating norms

A government official said that either the Director General or a committee will be able to penalise violators, whether they are individuals or organisations.