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Cessna aircraft crash in Shirpur, DGCA to probe

While the student pilot is safe, the Cessna 172R was extensively damaged in the crash, the official said. The incident happened at NMIMS Academy of Aviation at Shirpur in Dhule district.

Ground personnel at 17 airports to undergo breathalyser tests from today, rest to follow

In the case of a first violation, the licence of the concerned personnel will be suspended for three months. In the case of a second violation, the suspension will be for one year and for the third violation it will be three years.

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GoAir most punctual airline for 12 months in a row: DGCA

The data released by DGCA showed that the budget carrier stood out of its competitors in being on-time. The DGCA's list included IndiGo, SpiceJet, AirAsia, Vistara, and Air India Domestic, apart from GoAir.

Airfield pavement management system in India for the first time

Chennai, Surat, Kolkata, Gaggal, Imphal, Agartala, Vadodara, Rajahmundry, Khajuraho and Gaya are the shortlisted medium traffic airports.

Boeing 737 MAX to fly again in India only after DGCA gives clean chit

Currently, SpiceJet – one of the world’s biggest customers for 737 MAX 8 aircraft with 155 on order – has taken delivery of 13 such planes so far, all of which are grounded.

DGCA wants all 737 Max pilots to be given simulator training to ensure passenger safety

On March 13 this year, all Boeing 737 Max planes were grounded in India by the regulator after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max plane on March 10 near Addis Ababa, wherein 157 people were killed, including four Indians.

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Flight ops resume between Pithoragarh and Dehradun after seven months

Air services between Dehradun and Pithoragarh, which is close to India's border with China and Nepal, were inaugurated under UDAN scheme last year.

DGCA imposes more restrictions on travelling in cockpit jump seat

The aviation safety regulator has directed that no person shall enter the cockpit and occupy the jump seat on an aircraft registered in India during flight time.

Ensure quick supply of spare engines to avoid grounding: DGCA to P&W

The DGCA had ordered grounding of 11 A320 Neos in March 2018 over safety concerns. While IndiGo has 92 such aircraft in its fleet, GoAir presently operates 35 of these planes.

DGCA calls urgent meeting with Indigo, GoAir to review performance of Airbus Neo aircraft

Currently, there are around 400 A320 neo planes flying with the old engines worldwide. Out of these, 120 to 130 aircraft are flown by IndiGo and GoAir, the sources said.

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