Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

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Vistara pilot who issued ‘Mayday call’ grounded

"The pilot who was operating UK944 flight and issued a 'Mayday' call on Monday has been grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)," a source said.

DGCA cracks whip, suspends flying licences of two SpiceJet pilots for violation

The six-month suspension of the flying licenses of the two pilots — Aarati Gunasekaran and Saurabh Gulia — has been effective from July 2, the day of the incident, PTI quoted an official as saying.


DGCA starts special audit of airlines, airports in monsoon-affected areas

The action comes even as the main runway at the Mumbai airport remains shut after a SpiceJet plane from Jaipur veered off it when landing amid heavy rainfall on Monday night and got stuck in the adjacent grass area.

Jet Airways’s operational situation remains ‘fluid’; six bids received for the airline

According to sources, SBI Capital Markets (SBICAPs), which is overseeing the process of Jet Airways’ stake sale on behalf of Jet’s lenders led by SBI, received at least six initial bids from parties including private equity firms like TPG Capital, Indigo Partners, and Radcliffe Capital.

Donald Trump too grounds 737 Max; India says Boeing didn’t give confidence

Announcing the decision, Donald Trump said “Boeing is an incredible company”, and is working hard right now, but their Max aircraft would be grounded until “they come up with a solution”.

Boeing 737 MAX jets barred from entering Indian airspace post 4 pm today

In India, SpiceJet and Jet Airways operate the aircraft. While Jet’s all five 737 MAXs are grounded due to the airline’s financial woes, Spicejet has been allowed to fly till 4 pm today.


SpiceJet continues to fly Boeing 737 MAX despite DGCA order; here is why

SpiceJet operates a fleet of 12 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, while Jet Airways operates five of the Boeing's latest flagship narrowbody plane. However, Jet's planes were already grounded due to the airline's financial woes.

‘DGCA cleared only part of Jet schedule, rest approved later’

Earlier this week, Jet Airways said it has added 65 new weekly services to its domestic and international operations. Meanwhile, the company also announced stopping of free meals for most of its economy class passengers.

DGCA asks Jet Air, SpiceJet to take action on sensor-related issues with Boeing 737 MAX

The latest directive follows advisories issued by US watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing regarding the B 737 MAX planes after the crash of a Lion Air aircraft in Indonesia last month.

DGCA revises norms to prevent flight voice recorder data misuse

Most aircraft are required to be equipped with two black boxes – the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder – that record the information about a flight and help reconstruct the events leading to an aircraft accident.