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Indian Aviation Sector 'Absolutely Safe'; Foreign Carriers That Came To India Reported 15 Tech Snags In Last 16 Days: DGCA Chief

Indian Aviation Sector 'Absolutely Safe'; Foreign Carriers That Came To India Reported 15 Tech Snags In Last 16 Days: DGCA Chief

According to DGCA chief, the snags faced by the foreign operators were similar to that encountered by the Indian carriers

31 July 2022
SpiceJet Forced To Halve Flights By DGCA Due To Technical Snags. Check Your Flight Status

SpiceJet Forced To Halve Flights By DGCA Due To Technical Snags. Check Your Flight Status

On July 6, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice to SpiceJet following at least eight incidents of technical malfunction...

27 July 2022

DGCA Claims Airlines Cannot Deny Boarding To Differently-abled Passengers Without Doctor's Opinion

In its latest statement, the DGCA has said that in order to ensure the safety of any disabled passenger, they will be allowed to board the flight only after...

DGCA Issues Directive To Airlines After Incidents Of Mishaps Rise

DGCA Issues Directive To Airlines After Incidents Of Mishaps Rise

Concerned over a rise in such incidents, the DGCA carried out many spot checks and advised that all aircraft at base as well as transit stations shall be...

18 July 2022

Delhi High Court Dismisses PIL To Stop SpiceJet Airline's Operation

The Dehli High Court has rejected a PIL filed against budget airline SpiceJet for its recent incidents of breach of professional and safety obligations.

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14 July 2022
DGCA Asks First Transgender Pilot To Apply For Fresh Medical Test To Get Private Pilot License

DGCA Asks First Transgender Pilot To Apply For Fresh Medical Test To Get Private Pilot License

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said media reports that Adam Harry -- a transman from Kerala -- has been denied permission by the regulator to...


13 July 2022
DGCA Hopes 'Sick Leave Protest' At IndiGo, Go First Will End Soon

DGCA Hopes 'Sick Leave Protest' At IndiGo, Go First Will End Soon

On July 2, around 55 per cent of IndiGo's domestic flights were delayed as a significant number of its cabin crew members went on leave, with sources saying...


12 July 2022
SpiceJet's Overflowing Cup Of Woes, Is It Bad Luck Or Bad Management?

SpiceJet's Overflowing Cup Of Woes, Is It Bad Luck Or Bad Management?

Recurring instances of flight mishaps, DGCA show cause notice and now an FIR against its CMD, SpiceJet seems to be constantly flying into the eye of the storm


07 July 2022
IndiGo Says No Smoke Was Detected On Raipur-Indore Flight On Tuesday

IndiGo Says No Smoke Was Detected On Raipur-Indore Flight On Tuesday

The statement comes a day after officials of aviation regulator DGCA said the cabin crew of the IndiGo Raipur-Indore flight observed smoke in the plane after...


06 July 2022
Why DGCA Notices To Indian Airlines Don’t Force Carriers To Improve Passenger Safety

Why DGCA Notices To Indian Airlines Don’t Force Carriers To Improve Passenger Safety

Taking cognisance of the increasing incidents, the Indian aviation watchdog has issued several notices and imposed fines on Indian airlines in the past few...


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03 July 2022
Numerous Indigo Flights Delayed As Airline's Crew Take Leave On Air India's Recruitment Day

Numerous Indigo Flights Delayed As Airline's Crew Take Leave On Air India's Recruitment Day

55% of Indigo's domestic flights saw a delay on Saturday as a major chunk of its cabin crew members called in sick on the day of Air India's recruitment drive.


28 June 2022
Jet Airways Has Sought The DGCA To Direct SpiceJet To Remove Its Livery From Their Aircrafts

Jet Airways Has Sought The DGCA To Direct SpiceJet To Remove Its Livery From Their Aircrafts

Jet Airways has asked the DGCA to instruct SpiceJet to remove its livery from their aircraft as it misleads and also poses a safety hazard to aircraft...


22 June 2022
Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Grows Nearly Five-Fold In May

Domestic Air Passenger Traffic Grows Nearly Five-Fold In May

Domestic air passenger traffic in May 2021 stood at a meager 21-lakh, as per the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data


20 June 2022
SpiceJet Flight Fire: DGCA Asks Airport Operators To Review Wildlife Management Plan

SpiceJet Flight Fire: DGCA Asks Airport Operators To Review Wildlife Management Plan

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation also directed them to ensure frequent runway inspection for bird activities and regular disposal of garbage in the...


16 June 2022
Akasa Air Takes Delivery Of First 737 Max Aircraft From Boeing

Akasa Air Takes Delivery Of First 737 Max Aircraft From Boeing

Three months after Indian aviation regulator DGCA gave the green light to Max planes, Akasa Air had on November 26 last year signed a deal with Boeing to...


09 June 2022
DGCA Makes Masks Mandatory Throughout The Journey

DGCA Makes Masks Mandatory Throughout The Journey

Only under exceptional circumstances can a passenger remove their mask


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05 July 2022
Why Indian Airlines Have Scant Regard For Safety Protocols

Why Indian Airlines Have Scant Regard For Safety Protocols

The recent incidents of a SpiceJet 737 Max aircraft making an emergency landing in Karachi owing to a technical glitch, and the delay of as many as 900 IndiGo...


03 June 2022
HC Calls For Strict Action Against Air Passengers Violating Masking, Hygiene

HC Calls For Strict Action Against Air Passengers Violating Masking, Hygiene

The Delhi High Court has decided to take strict actions against passengers found violating covid-19 safety regulations on flights and inside the airports. The...


02 June 2022
DGCA Fines Vistara Rs 10 Lakh For Letting Improperly Trained Pilot Land Flight In Indore

DGCA Fines Vistara Rs 10 Lakh For Letting Improperly Trained Pilot Land Flight In Indore

The pilot, who was the first officer on the flight, landed the aircraft at the Indore airport recently without first getting the requisite training in a...


01 June 2022
IndiGo To Conduct Internal Study On How To Better Handle Specially Abled Passengers: CEO

IndiGo To Conduct Internal Study On How To Better Handle Specially Abled Passengers: CEO

As the child was denied boarding, the parents -- who were accompanying him -- also did not board the plane on May 7. The regulator had said that in order to...


19 May 2022
Rakesh Jhunjhnwala's Airline Akasa Air Launch May Be Delayed

Rakesh Jhunjhnwala's Airline Akasa Air Launch May Be Delayed

The carrier, backed by ace investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, initially planned to start operations in June and then postponed the plan to July.


17 May 2022
DGCA Finds Inappropriate IndiGo Handling In Barring Child From Boarding Flight, Issues Notice

DGCA Finds Inappropriate IndiGo Handling In Barring Child From Boarding Flight, Issues Notice

IndiGo earlier this month barred a specially-abled boy from boarding a Ranchi-Hyderabad flight he was 'visibly in panic'.


09 May 2022
Jet Airways 2.0: How Jet Is Set To Take The Sky Amid More Challenges

Jet Airways 2.0: How Jet Is Set To Take The Sky Amid More Challenges

Last Thursday, it conducted a test flight to prove to the DGCA that the aircraft and its components are operating normally.


02 May 2022
SpiceJet Incident: DGCA Orders Probe, Takes Off Roster Flight Crew, Engineer, Maintenance Chief

SpiceJet Incident: DGCA Orders Probe, Takes Off Roster Flight Crew, Engineer, Maintenance Chief

Two of the 14 injured passengers are in ICU with head and spinal injuries. Three crew members were also injured.


28 April 2022
7 IndiGo Pilots Under DGCA Scanner For 'Abusing' On Emergency Frequency

7 IndiGo Pilots Under DGCA Scanner For 'Abusing' On Emergency Frequency

Days before the incident, IndiGo had suspended a few pilots who were planning to hold a strike on April 5 against the pay cuts effected during the COVID-19...


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