Directorate General of Civil Aviation: News

21 Sep 2023

Air India

DGCA suspends Air India's safety chief over 'perfunctory' audits

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended Air India's Chief of Flight Safety, Captain Rajeev Gupta, for a month after comprehensive surveillance of the airline conducted in July revealed serious deficiencies in critical areas.

26 Aug 2023

Air India

DGCA allegedly uncovers Air India's false safety audit reports

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)'s inspection team has found lapses in Air India's internal safety audits, prompting a probe, NDTV reported.

23 Aug 2023

Vistara Airlines

Delhi airport: Plane crash averted as landing, take-off cleared simultaneously

A potential crash was averted at Delhi airport on Wednesday when two Vistara Airlines planes were simultaneously cleared for landing and take-off.

19 Aug 2023


SpiceJet passenger exposes man for taking flight attendant's indecent photos

An elderly man allegedly took inappropriate pictures of an air hostess while traveling on SpiceJet's flight from Delhi to Mumbai earlier this month, reports said.

21 Jul 2023

Go First

Go Flight gets DGCA's green signal to resume operations

Troubled airline Go First can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Indian aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given the cash-strapped airline its approval to resume operations.

05 Jul 2023


DGCA, EU aviation agency to collaborate on unmanned aircraft system

Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for cooperation in unmanned aircraft systems and innovative air mobility.

13 Jun 2023


IndiGo flight grounded at Delhi Airport after tailstrike, says DGCA

An IndiGo flight has been grounded following a tailstrike during landing at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said.

06 Jun 2023

Air India

Air India Delhi-San Francisco flight diverted to Russia after glitch

An Air India flight from Delhi to San Francisco was reportedly diverted to Russia after the captain detected some engine glitch.

30 May 2023

Air India

Passenger abuses, assaults Air India crew members, handed to security

A passenger onboard a Goa-Delhi Air India flight on Monday abused crew members and assaulted one of them unprovoked, ANI reported, quoting the airline's spokesperson.

29 May 2023

Go First

Pilots offered Rs. 1L to not leave Go First: Report

Struggling to retain employees, cash-strapped airline Go First has credited salaries for the month of April, according to CNBC-TV18.

26 May 2023

Go First

Cash-strapped Go First once again cancels all flights till Sunday

Domestic airline Go First has once again canceled all its flights till May 28, an official statement posted on Twitter said on Friday.

18 May 2023

Go First

Go First to resume operations from May 27

After filing for bankruptcy, low-cost airline Go First is reportedly planning to resume its operations from May 27.

17 May 2023

Air India

Turbulence on Delhi-Sydney Air India flight leaves 7 passengers injured

At least seven passengers sustained injuries after an Air India flight from Delhi to Sydney encountered severe turbulence mid-air, PTI reported, quoting a senior official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

15 May 2023


Drunk passenger molests air hostess on IndiGo's Dubai-Amritsar flight: Report

In the latest in a series of incidents involving mid-air misbehavior, a drunk passenger traveling on an IndiGo flight from Dubai to Amritsar reportedly harassed an air hostess after she stopped him from disturbing other passengers.

Go First crisis: Aviation leasing watchdog puts India on watchlist

Aviation Working Group (AWG), a United Kingdom (UK)-based global aviation leasing watchdog, has placed India on its watchlist with a negative outlook in view of developments around the Go First Airlines crisis, reported Reuters.

Amid crisis, Go First suspends ticket sales till May 15

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has reportedly been informed by cash-strapped Indian air carrier Go First about its decision to stop the sale of tickets until May 15.

03 May 2023

Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney accuses Go First of 'lengthy' non-payment history

United States (US)-based aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has alleged that Go First has a "lengthy" history of non-payment after the Indian air carrier filed for voluntary insolvency.

Go First files for insolvency; suspends flights for May 3-5

Amid a severe cash crunch, Go First Airlines has filed for voluntary insolvency resolution proceedings in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), CEO Kaushik Khona told PTI.

21 Apr 2023

Air India

Air India pilot entertains woman inside cockpit, DGCA launches probe

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has launched a probe after a crew complained against an Air India pilot-in-command for allegedly inviting a woman into the cockpit, violating the aviation regulator's safety norms.

18 Apr 2023

Air India

What were top complaints of fliers per DGCA March report

Flight-related problems and baggage issues topped the list of passenger complaints received by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) last month, an official report on Tuesday revealed.

30 Mar 2023


Drunk passenger defecates, vomits on IndiGo's Guwahati-Delhi flight

In yet another instance of an on-flight mishap in India, an intoxicated passenger traveling on an IndiGo flight to Delhi from Guwahati on Sunday reportedly vomited in the aisle and defecated around the washroom.

05 Mar 2023

American Airlines

Drunk student urinates on New York-Delhi American Airlines flight: Report

A drunk student on a New York-Delhi American Airlines flight urinated on a co-passenger, reported PTI.

24 Feb 2023


Kerala: Full emergency declared at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport

In yet another aviation-related incident in India, a full emergency was announced at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport in Kerala on Friday after a Dammam-bound Air India Express flight from Calicut (also known as Kozhikode) was diverted to the state capital amid suspicions of a reported hydraulic failure.

22 Feb 2023

Air India

Air India's Newark-Delhi flight makes emergency landing after oil leak

An Air India flight from Newark (United States) to Delhi on Wednesday made an emergency landing in Stockholm, Sweden, after the pilot reported an oil leak.

11 Feb 2023

AirAsia India

DGCA fines AirAsia India Rs. 20 lakh for violating rules

Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has fined AirAsia (India) Rs. 20 lakh after its surveillance inspection found that a series of mandatory exercises for the pilots of the airline was not completed as per the schedule.

03 Feb 2023

Air India Express

Air India Express flight makes emergency landing after engine fire

A Kozhikode-bound Air India Express flight returned to Abu Dhabi airport shortly after take-off as flames were detected in one of the engines, informed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

27 Jan 2023

Air India

Go First fined Rs 10 lakh for leaving passengers behind

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) handed Go First airline a fine of Rs. 10 lakh on Friday for taking off and leaving behind 55 passengers at the Bengaluru airport earlier this month, according to the news agency PTI.

25 Jan 2023

Air India

Amid urination case, Air India modifies in-flight alcohol service policy

Air India decided to modify its in-flight alcohol service policy on Tuesday, wherein cabin crew has been instructed to refuse further serving of alcohol if needed amid the recent incident of an unruly passenger peeing on a co-passenger.

20 Jan 2023

Air India

Pee-gate: Air India fined Rs. 30L, pilot's license temporarily suspended

Following the negligence in reporting the incident in which a drunk man urinated on an elderly co-passenger onboard an Air India international flight, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) fined the airline Rs. 30 lakh and suspended the license of the flight's pilot-in-command for three months.

19 Jan 2023

Air India

Amritsar-Singapore flight takes off 5 hours early, leaves 35 passengers

A Singapore-bound flight reportedly departed hours ahead of schedule from Amritsar's Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport, leaving 35 passengers behind.

18 Jan 2023

Tejasvi Surya

Reports allege BJP's Tejasvi Surya opened flight exit, Opposition reacts

After reports alleged that BJP MP from South Bengaluru, Tejasvi Surya, accidentally opened the emergency exit of an IndiGo flight, the Congress slammed the party for 'hiding' the incident.

11 Jan 2023

Air India

Air India urination case: Court reserves accused's bail plea order

The Patiala House court in Delhi reserved its order on bail for accused Shankar Mishra, who allegedly urinated on a female co-passenger during Air India's New York to Delhi flight on November 26 last year.

10 Jan 2023


Go First Bengaluru-Delhi flight takes off leaving 50 passengers behind

A Delhi-bound Go First plane took off from the Bengaluru airport on Monday, allegedly leaving behind over 50 passengers waiting in a shuttle bus.

09 Jan 2023

Air India

Air India receives DGCA notice for not reporting unruly passengers

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday issued a show cause notice to Air India for not reporting the unruly behaviors of two drunk passengers onboard its AI-142 flight from Paris to Delhi on December 6.

06 Jan 2023

Air India

Air India crew forced woman to face accused who urinated

The woman—who had a horrendous experience after a drunk co-passenger urinated on her on an Air India flight in November—was forced to face the accused by the crew as he begged to be spared, claiming he was a "family man," new documents reveal.

04 Jan 2023

Air India

Air India: Man gets 30-day ban for urinating on co-passenger

Air India on Wednesday banned a man from traveling with the airline for 30 days after he, in an inebriated state, urinated on an elderly woman co-passenger in the business class of a flight traveling from New York to Delhi on November 26.

14 Dec 2022


ICAO's revelation sheds light on SpiceJet's cooked-up audit story

Earlier this month, budget carrier SpiceJet claimed that it passed an audit conducted by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) with flying colors.

25 Oct 2022

Jet Airways

Airline relaunching complicated but close, prospects promising: Jet Airways CEO

Veteran aviation professional and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the revamped Jet Airways, Sanjiv Kapoor, expressed hope about soon relaunching their "fantastic" airline after nearly six months of announcing the revival plan.

20 Oct 2022


No flights to Sikkim as SpiceJet suspends operations to Pakyong

Sikkim will lose civil air connectivity indefinitely as the only carrier to operate in the state, SpiceJet has decided to suspend its operations to Pakyong Airport mentioning functional requirements.

14 Sep 2022


Air India Express plane's engine catches fire at Muscat airport

Nearly 145 passengers and crew members were evacuated from an Air India Express flight heading for Kochi after one of its engines caught fire at Muscat airport in Oman.

22 Aug 2022


Air traffic controller in Delhi tests positive for psychoactive substance

An air traffic controller (ATCO) posted at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi was taken off duty after he failed a drug test.

07 Aug 2022


SpiceJet fliers walk on Delhi airport's tarmac, DGCA orders probe

Another incident involving low-cost airline SpiceJet was reported late Saturday night, following recent reports of technical problems with several airline planes.

31 Jul 2022


No need to panic: DGCA chief on recent flight snags

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief Arun Kumar on Sunday stated that recent technical issues with domestic flights would unlikely spark any chaos.

29 Jul 2022


IndiGo plane skids off runway during take-off, wheels get stuck

An IndiGo flight from Jorhat, Assam, to Kolkata was reportedly canceled on Thursday after the aircraft went off the runway before takeoff and a pair of its wheels got trapped in the muddy outfield.

27 Jul 2022


DGCA orders 'snag-prone' SpiceJet to run only 50% flights

Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday directed the private airline SpiceJet to operate only 50 percent of its flights for eight weeks.

22 Jul 2022


Air India Dubai-Kochi flight diverted due to 'loss of pressure'

According to sources, an Air India Dreamliner flight from Dubai to Kochi was diverted to Mumbai after the captain reported a "loss of pressure."

17 Jul 2022


Smell in cabin: Air India Express flight diverted to Muscat

Air India Express's Calicut-Dubai flight was diverted to Muscat, Oman, on Saturday night after a burning smell was observed in the cabin mid-air, PTI reported.

17 Jul 2022


Yet another glitch: IndiGo flight makes emergency landing in Karachi

IndiGo's Sharjah-Hyderabad flight was on Sunday diverted to Pakistan's Karachi after the pilot reported a technical snag.