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DGCA Asks Airliners To Enforce Covid-19 Protocol Amid Case Rise

DGCA Asks Airliners To Enforce Covid-19 Protocol Amid Case Rise

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said it will be conducting ‘random checks’ in aircraft across the country to see if the Covid-19 protocol is being enforced or not.

17 August 2022
Rakesh Jhujhunwala Will Be Remembered For Giving India Its New Airline Akasa Air: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Rakesh Jhujhunwala Will Be Remembered For Giving India Its New Airline Akasa Air: Jyotiraditya Scindia

Veteran stock market investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, often referred to as India's Warren Buffett and whose net worth was USD 5.8 billion (about Rs 46,000 crore),...

14 August 2022

DGCA Issues Guidelines To Prevent Bird Hits, Asks Airports To Patrol And Inform Pilots Of Wildlife Activity

The DGCA said that airports should also have a procedure to notify pilots of wildlife concentration or activity in and around the airport.

DGCA Orders Probe After SpiceJet Flyers Forced To Walk On Delhi Airport’s Tarmac

DGCA Orders Probe After SpiceJet Flyers Forced To Walk On Delhi Airport’s Tarmac

Passengers are not allowed to walk on the Delhi airport's tarmac area as it is a security risk. There is a demarcated path on the tarmac for vehicles only.

07 August 2022

Aviation Minister Flags Off Akasa Air's Inaugural Flight

 Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia flagged off Akasa Air's first flight virtually.

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05 August 2022
Vistara's Mumbai-Bound Flight Gets Hit By A Bird, Second Bird-Hit Case In Two Days

Vistara's Mumbai-Bound Flight Gets Hit By A Bird, Second Bird-Hit Case In Two Days

Over a dozen mishaps have hit the Indian aviation sector since June 19. Regulator DGCA is looking into a number of incidents.


02 August 2022
Go First Car Goes Under IndiGo Plane, Narrowly Misses Hitting The Nose Wheel

Go First Car Goes Under IndiGo Plane, Narrowly Misses Hitting The Nose Wheel

This is the latest incident to be probed by DGCA, which is already probing over a dozen mishaps that have hit the aviation sector since June.


01 August 2022
India's First Trans Trainee Pilot Adam Harry's Case That Led DGCA To Work On Policy For Trans Pilots

India's First Trans Trainee Pilot Adam Harry's Case That Led DGCA To Work On Policy For Trans Pilots

Trans trainee pilot Adam Harry was disallowed by aviation regulator DGCA from flying on grounds of gender dysphoria and hormone therapy.


27 July 2022
Spice Jet Asked To Reduce Flights Over Safety Concerns: A Timeline Of Tech Snags That Have Dogged Airline

Spice Jet Asked To Reduce Flights Over Safety Concerns: A Timeline Of Tech Snags That Have Dogged Airline

The DGCA’s order came after the regulator had issued a show-cause notice to SpiceJet following at least eight incidents of technical malfunction in its...


27 July 2022
SpiceJet Flights Restricted To 50 Percent For 8 Weeks After DGCA Finds Multiple Snags

SpiceJet Flights Restricted To 50 Percent For 8 Weeks After DGCA Finds Multiple Snags

DGCA in its show cause to SpiceJet, has ordered the airliner to restrict its departures approved under summer schedule 2022 for a period of 8 weeks to half.


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25 July 2022
Pilot Injured As Trainer Aircraft Crashes In Pune, DGCA Starts Probe

Pilot Injured As Trainer Aircraft Crashes In Pune, DGCA Starts Probe

The trainer aircraft accident comes at a time when aviation regulator DGCA is investigating a string of aviation mishaps over a short period.


20 July 2022
Go First Delhi-Guwahati Flight’s Windshield Cracks Mid-Air, Diverted To Jaipur

Go First Delhi-Guwahati Flight’s Windshield Cracks Mid-Air, Diverted To Jaipur

This is the third incident of technical malfunction on a Go First aircraft in the last two days.Earlier, Go First's Mumbai-Leh and Srinagar-Delhi flights faced...


19 July 2022
Two Go First Flights Grounded After Engine Snags, Latest In Long List Of Aviation Mishaps

Two Go First Flights Grounded After Engine Snags, Latest In Long List Of Aviation Mishaps

Over the last three days, Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has held multiple meetings over flight safety issues and oversight.


18 July 2022
Delhi HC Tells DGCA To Carry Out Periodic Review Of Covid-19 Pandemic, Follow Govt Instructions

Delhi HC Tells DGCA To Carry Out Periodic Review Of Covid-19 Pandemic, Follow Govt Instructions

The Dehli High Court has urged the DGCA to routinely inspect the Covid-19 situation and implement precautionary norms during air travel accordingly.


17 July 2022
Burning Smells, Bird In Cockpit: Indian Airlines Face The Heat Over Growing List Of Safety Snags

Burning Smells, Bird In Cockpit: Indian Airlines Face The Heat Over Growing List Of Safety Snags

The last couple of months has seen a string of technical malfunctions and safety across Indian domestic airlines including IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Air India.


15 July 2022
IndiGo Airlines: Delhi-Vadodara Flight Diverted To Jaipur After Engine Vibrations; DGCA Orders Probe

IndiGo Airlines: Delhi-Vadodara Flight Diverted To Jaipur After Engine Vibrations; DGCA Orders Probe

The officials said the pilots of IndiGo's Delhi-Vadodara flight, which was being operated using an Airbus A320neo aircraft on Thursday, decided to divert to...


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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


06 July 2022
Vistara Aircraft’s Engine Fails On Landing At Delhi Airport, Passengers Safe: DGCA

Vistara Aircraft’s Engine Fails On Landing At Delhi Airport, Passengers Safe: DGCA

Vistara officials said the integrated drive generator (IDG) on the engine developed a ‘minor’ electrical malfunction after it landed at Indira Gandhi...


05 July 2022
SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Lands In Pakistan's Karachi After Pilots Suspect Unusual Fuel Reduction

SpiceJet’s Delhi-Dubai Flight Lands In Pakistan's Karachi After Pilots Suspect Unusual Fuel Reduction

SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 Max aircraft that was heading from Delhi to Dubai started showing unusual fuel quantity reduction from its left tank when it was...


03 June 2022
DGCA Issues Draft Rules On People With Disabilities Saying Boarding Can't Be Refused Boarding Without Medical Opinion

DGCA Issues Draft Rules On People With Disabilities Saying Boarding Can't Be Refused Boarding Without Medical Opinion

The DGCA has asked the public to send in their comments about the draft rules by July 2, after which it will issue the final rules.


30 May 2022
DGCA Fines SpiceJet Rs 10 Lakh For Training Boeing 737 Max Aircraft's Pilots On Faulty Simulator

DGCA Fines SpiceJet Rs 10 Lakh For Training Boeing 737 Max Aircraft's Pilots On Faulty Simulator

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had last month barred 90 SpiceJet pilots from operating Boeing 737 Max aircraft after finding them improperly...


28 May 2022
IndiGo Fined Rs 5 Lakh For Denying Boarding To Specially-abled Child

IndiGo Fined Rs 5 Lakh For Denying Boarding To Specially-abled Child

IndiGo had on May 9 said the boy was denied permission to board the Ranchi-Hyderabad flight as he was visibly in panic. After the boy was prohibited from...


28 May 2022
DGCA Fines IndiGo Rs 5 Lakh For Not Allowing Specially-Abled On Board At Ranchi Airport

DGCA Fines IndiGo Rs 5 Lakh For Not Allowing Specially-Abled On Board At Ranchi Airport

Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA) in a statement said a ‘more compassionate handling would have smoothened the nerves, calmed the child and would...


22 May 2022
Mangalore Air Accident Anniversary: These Are Five Other Major Indian Aircraft Disasters

Mangalore Air Accident Anniversary: These Are Five Other Major Indian Aircraft Disasters

The Mangalore air accident in which 158 people died is the worst in recent memory, India has witnessed other disasters. Here we revisit them.


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