Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Domestic air traffic up; IndiGo loses mkt share

    New Delhi : Domestic airlines carried 9.6 million passengers in July, 12.4% higher than a year ago, with InterGlobe Aviation Ltd-run IndiGo retaining its top slot in market share, data released by Directorate General of Civil Aviation showed. The Gurugram-based airline had a 38.7% market share in July, lower than 40% reported in June. The airline has been witnessing a shortage of Airbus A320neo aircraft due to faulty engines. However, the company

  • Pilots have to serve 1-year notice

    New Delhi : Senior pilots will now have to wait for one year to join a new employer as aviation regulator DGCA has made it mandatory for commanders to serve a 12-month notice period before quitting job. The notice period for senior pilots was six months till now. The new rules come into effect immediately.

  • Mumbai: DGCA to audit all air operators later this year

    Mumbai: The officials of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today held a meeting with air operators here to discuss their preparedness for the ICAO audit scheduled to be held later this year.

  • DGCA calls on airlines to carry ‘Hindi’ newspapers on board

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued an advisory to airlines directing them to carry Hindi newspapers and magazines. The notice has been issued to ensure that reading material in both English and Hindi languages are offered to the passengers.

  • Jet blast shatters Indigo bus window, 5 injured

    New Delhi : Five passengers on-board an IndiGo coach at the Delhi airport sustained minor injuries after a window shattered, allegedly due to a jet blast from a SpiceJet plane approaching a parking bay.