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Lok Sabha clears Bill to provide DGCA statutory status

March 18, 2020 2:20 am

The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020 provides for statutory backing to the DGCA, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).

DGCA asks foreign carriers to waive off cancellation, rescheduling charges, airports seek to levy extra ‘fee’

March 14, 2020 8:22 am

According to official data, foreign carriers had cancelled 492 flights till March-end beginning early last month. However, a spate of cancellations occurred after the government announced Wednesday that it was suspending all visas issued to foreign nationals, barring a few categories, till April 15.

P&W engine concerns prompt House panel to summon govt officials to discuss flyer safety

March 04, 2020 1:14 am

Last month, chairperson of the panel TG Venkatesh, summoned officials of the Civil Aviation Ministry and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to discuss issues of passenger safety arising from these snags.

Will look into Kunal Kamra’s representation against airlines: DGCA to Delhi High Court

February 28, 2020 1:22 am

The DGCA’s response came against the backdrop of the High Court expressing its displeasure on February 25 while hearing Kamra’s plea against the flying ban.

Ahmedabad leads among major airports in wildlife strikes; 11 cases for every 10,000 flights

February 19, 2020 4:02 am

In 2019, 1,280 wildlife-strikes occurred at all airports, slightly lower than 1,320 in 2018. In 2017, the number of incidents stood at 1,125, while in 2016 it was 839.

DGCA grounds IndiGo pilot for 3 months for ‘intimidating’ passengers

February 11, 2020 3:55 am

The pilot-in-command of the Chennai-Bengaluru IndiGo flight has been suspended for “intimidating and threatening” a wheelchair-bound senior citizen and her daughter last month.

Ban on Kunal Kamra: DGCA says action of airlines in complete consonance with its regulations

January 29, 2020 8:44 pm

While SpiceJet, Air India and GoAir have banned Kamra "till further notice", IndiGo has suspended Kamra from flying with it for six months

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.