Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) News

‘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.

For international flights: DGCA wants carriers to check carbon emissions from January 1

As per the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade body of airlines, the air transport industry contributes 2 per cent of global carbon emissions.

Drone policy: DGCA issues norms for commercial use, effective December 1

India drone policy: The guidelines prevent drones from flying around certain restricted locations such as airports, near international border, near coast line, state secretariat complexes.

Two Jet Airways pilots grounded after Riyadh taxiway take-off bid

Taxiways are designated paths at airports used for connecting runways with other facilities such as terminals, aprons and hangars.


SpiceJet pilots grounded after plane skids off Mumbai runway

With the Boeing 737 aircraft, flying from Varanasi to Mumbai, stuck in the mud, the main runway had to be closed for over 24 hours leading to nearly 180 flights being cancelled.

ICPA questions DGCA over suspension of licences of Air India pilots, cabin crew

ICPA General Secretary Capt. T. Praveen Keerthi said that every single pilot of the afore-mentioned 132 had undergone the breath analyser test at the final port of termination, and added that none of them refused or attempted to evade the post-flight breath analyser examination.

DGCA notice period norms for pilots many hit expansion plans of carriers: CAPA

According to the government, domestic scheduled carriers are likely to induct over 384 aircraft in their fleet by March 2020. Currently, the combined fleet of these carriers stands at 490. These airlines will require a good number of pilots -both junior and senior (commanders) pilots - to operate these many planes

Senior pilots will now have to serve one-year notice period before quitting

"During the notice period, neither the pilot shall refuse to undertake the flight duties assigned to him nor shall the employer deprive the pilot of his legitimate rights and privileges with respect to the assignment of his duties," DGCA said in the CAR