Free Press Journal
  • 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

  • ‘IGI, Mumbai airports poor in punctuality’

    New Delhi : The IGI airport in Delhi, the 16th busiest in the world, ranked poorly in flight punctuality, securing the 451st position among the 513 airports worldwide, according to a study conducted by OAG, a global leader in providing flight information. The Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, the second busiest in the country, fared much worse in flight punctuality as it was ranked fifth least punctual airport in the world,

  • 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 told to file affidavit on airworthiness of A320 neos

    New Delhi : In a move that may impact the operations of no-frill carriers IndiGo and GoAir which operate the A-320 neo planes, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to state on affidavit that the remaining fleet of aircraft of this model, which have not yet been grounded, were safe and airworthy.

  • 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.

  • Air India plans to employ 500 cabin crew by May

    Mumbai/New Delhi :Disinvestment-bound Air India plans to hire 500 cabin crew members as the national carrier prepares to induct more aircraft and meet new regulatory requirements, a senior official has said.

  • 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

  • Mumbai: Aircraft built on building terrace set to take flight after it gets DGCA registration

    Mumbai: In an unparalleled achievement, a commercial pilot who made a full-fledged aircraft on the terrace of his residence has been awarded a registration by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, a top official said on Monday. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis formally handed over the DGCA certificate to Capt. Amol Yadav, presently a Deputy Chief Pilot with Jet Airways.

  • Govt plans waterdromes for seaplanes’ take off

    New Delhi : The government will conduct a feasibility study to explore the possibility of having waterdromes for operating seaplanes, a senior official said. The civil aviation ministry official said some entities have expressed interest for starting seaplane operations from different parts of the country.