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    Jet Airways mid-air horror: Jet Airways extends full cooperation to DGCA over probe

    Mumbai: Jet Airways has said that they are extending full cooperation to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in the investigation into the matter where a Jaipur-bound flight of the airline was forced to return to Mumbai after several passengers suffered nasal and ear bleeding.

  • Kerala floods: Alliance Air mulls to operate from Kochi’s naval base

    New Delhi: Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a ‘proving flight’ to Kochi’s naval base today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR-type aircraft from there, a spokesperson of the national carrier said. Air India is trying to find a way to fly in and out of Kochi where the airport has been closed down till August 26 leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the spokesperson said.

  • DGCA suspends licence of 2 Jet Airways pilots for runway incursion at Riyadh

    Mumbai: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the flying licence of two Jet Airways pilots for attempting to take off an aircraft from a taxiway parallel to the runway at Riyadh airport in Saudi Arabia last week. As many as 148 people on board the Mumbai-bound Jet Airways flight escaped unhurt after the aircraft went off the runway following an aborted take off from there on August 3, the airline had

  • Poop from skies: NGT warns DG of withholding salary, if DGCA doesn’t stop emptying toilet tanks from sky

    New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for “repeated defiance” on issuing circular to airlines operating at the IGI Airport here to ensure that they do not empty toilet tanks midair. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel warned that if the order is not complied with by August 31, salary of the Director General of Civil Aviation would be stopped.

  • DGCA mulls cancelling operator licence of agency

    Mumbai : The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is probing whether this firm meets the requirement to retain its non-schedule operator permit (NSOP or charter licence) or should the same be cancelled.A question mark now hangs over the future of Mumbai-based UY Aviation Pvt Ltd, the charter firm whose King Air C-90 aircraft crashed in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar on Thursday killing all four on board and a pedestrian.The aviation regulator has also

  • In Pictures and Video: Chartered plane crashes in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar

    At least five people, including four on board, have died after a chartered plane crashed in a crowded neighbourhood in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area. The plane was about to land at the airport when it crashed near Jagruti building in Ghatkopar, where construction work was going on.

  • Air passenger traffic grows 16.53% in May

    New Delhi : Domestic air passenger traffic grew 16.53 per cent to 11.86 million in May this year over the same period a year ago, according to data released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday.

  • DGCA sets-up 2 member panel to probe Rahul Gandhi’s flight snag

    New Delhi/Bangalore: The country’s civil aviation regulator on Friday said that it has set up a two-member panel to investigate into the cause of a snag reported in the aircraft which ferried Congress President Rahul Gandhi to Hubballi in Karnataka on Thursday.

  • Indigo, GoAir ‘grounded’: Put up with this disruption

    The widespread disruption caused by the sudden cancellation of a large number of flights by the private carriers, Indigo and GoAir, on Tuesday was inevitable following a direction from the Director General of Civil Aviation. Passenger safety rightly received priority over adhering to pre-announced flight schedules. Though, the engines on Airbus planes had been a source of concern for sometime, the DGCA finally took the call on the airworthiness of Airbus A320

  • IndiGo, GoAir cancel 50 flights

    Mumbai : Domestic carriers IndiGo and GoAir cancelled around 50 flights today as almost one-third of their A320 Neo aircraft fleet remained grounded for the third day following a safety directive by aviation watchdog DGCA.

  • Airlines liable to pay passengers for denying boarding: DGCA to HC

    New Delhi : Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has told Delhi High Court that it does not permit the practice of overbooking of flights and the airlines are liable to compensate the passengers who are denied boarding despite having confirmed tickets. Air India also conceded before the court that not permitting a passenger holding confirmed tickets to board a flight would amount to deficiency of service and the consumer