Sunday, Feb 05, 2023



Air India 'urination' case: DGCA slaps Rs 30 lakh penalty on airline, Shankar Mishra banned for 4 months — Key updates

January 20, 2023 7:04 pm

DGCA also suspended the license of the pilot-in-command of the New York-Delhi flight and slapped a fine of 3 lakh on Air India’s Director of in-flight services for failing to discharge her duties, according to a statement.

Air India 'could've handled urination row better', de-rosters pilot and 4 crew members

January 07, 2023 6:49 pm

CEO Campbell Wilson also says the airline is starting a comprehensive education programme to strengthen the crew’s awareness of and compliance with policies on handling incidents and unruly passengers.

Use restraining devices if needed: DGCA advisory to Airlines on handling unruly passengers

January 06, 2023 6:45 pm

In a statement released, DGCA said, "Applying restraining devices should be used when all conciliatory approaches have been exhausted".

Cops seek lookout circular for man who urinated on woman in flight

January 06, 2023 7:12 am

The development comes on a day the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued showcause notices to the airline and pilots and cabin crew of flight AI-102 for not following procedures.

Man urinating on co-passenger: Air India tells DGCA it did not report incident as two appeared to have sorted out issue 

January 05, 2023 5:19 pm

Air India told DGCA that its cabin crew received a complaint from a female passenger on board on November 26 that a male co-passenger had soiled her clothes and bags by relieving himself near the seat she was in.

DGCA seeks report from Air India after drunk man 'urinates' on co-passenger on New York-Delhi flight

January 04, 2023 12:51 pm

An Air India spokesperson on Wednesday said it has reported the incident to the police and regulatory authorities. The airline has set up an internal committee to look into the matter.

Air passengers may get to fly free in case of involuntary downgrade: DGCA

December 24, 2022 7:02 am

The statement added that the proposal, however, will go through stakeholder consultation and the final regulation shall be published and made applicable afterwards.

DGCA to issue norms to compensate passengers whose tickets are involuntarily downgraded by airlines

December 23, 2022 3:45 pm

The amendment will allow the passenger, who is downgraded involuntarily from his booked class of ticket, to receive the full value of ticket including taxes as refund from the airline and the airline will carry the passenger free of cost in the next available class.

Bombay High Court clears way for construction of overground Metro 2B corridor

January 05, 2023 2:37 pm

The court took on record a DGCA affidavit, which stated that Airport Authority of India (AAI) had itself reduced the distance of Take-Off Runway Available (TORA) to 645 m, after removing 487 m of the total 1,132-m runway.

High-rises near Surat airport: Residents' petitions 'not maintainable', says HC

December 20, 2022 3:40 am

The PIL highlighted that the illegal constructions permitted around the Surat airport were in violation of norms and sought the evacuation and demolition of such structures.