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Monday, January 27, 2020



DGCA suspends pilots of Cessna aircraft that crashed at Aligarh airport

January 26, 2020 4:47 am

“The crew subsequently lost control, the aircraft hit the ground and caught fire,” the senior official said, citing the DGCA probe. The aviation regulator then issued show-cause notices to the pilots and the responses received were found to be unsatisfactory.

Domestic air passenger traffic grows by just 3.74% in 2019: DGCA

January 20, 2020 5:11 pm

The domestic air passenger traffic in the month of December last year increased by 2.56 per cent to 1.30 crore compared to the same month in 2018, according to data released by the DGCA.

DGCA gives IndiGo time till May 31 to replace P&W engines

January 14, 2020 4:22 am

IndiGo has already placed at least one modified engine in each of its A320neo fleet, a DGCA statement said.

DGCA extends deadline for IndiGo to replace all unmodified Pratt and Whitney engines till May 31

January 13, 2020 1:12 pm

On November 1, stating that "desperate measures" were required to "put things in order", the DGCA had told IndiGo to replace the PW engines in 97 A320neo aircraft "at all costs" by January 31 or they would be grounded

US-Iran tensions: Govt advises Indians against travelling to Iraq; DGCA tells airlines to remain vigilant

January 08, 2020 1:33 pm

In the early hours of Wednesday, Iran attacked two US bases in Iraq, the Al-Asad and Taji air bases. The Indian government said its Embassy in Baghdad and Consulate in Erbil would continue to function normally to provide all services to Indians residing in Iraq.

Air traffic sees double-digit growth first time this year

December 13, 2019 4:32 am

Air passenger growth saw 11.2 per cent jump this November over the same month last year — the first time it grew in double digits during January-November period this calendar year.

Order to ground Airbus stalls growth at top Asian budget carrier

November 26, 2019 2:07 pm

For every addition to its fleet, IndiGo must ground an A320neo plane that hasn’t had its Pratt & Whitney engines modified, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said following a series of problems on the carrier’s jets, including in-flight shutdowns.

DGCA to IndiGo: For every new A320neo plane, ground one with unmodified engines

November 26, 2019 5:19 am

The regulator’s order had come in the backdrop of repetitive events of “3rd stage LPT” (low pressure turbine) blade failure of planes causing engine malfunctions on four occasions, potentially compromising passengers’ safety.

At least 18 staff at airlines, airports test positive for alcohol: DGCA

November 15, 2019 5:42 pm

The breath analyser examination has been put in place for Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs), communications, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) personnel, aircraft maintenance, aerodrome operation people, fire and rescue personnel, and vehicle drivers, including those of catering and refuelling vehicles.

Replace PW engines of 97 A320neo aircraft by Jan 31 or face grounding: DGCA to IndiGo

November 01, 2019 7:48 pm

23, out of the 97 aircraft, have PW engines that have been used for more than 2,900 hours and have to be replaced in the first tranche by November 19, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) told the low-cost carrier.