Directorate General of Civil Aviation

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Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

22 May 2020

Air India starts booking for domestic flights from May 25

National carrier Air India has opened bookings for domestic flights scheduled from May 25 onwards, when civil aviation operations are slated to resume partially.

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

20 Mar 2020

Kunal Kamra's plea against flying ban dismissed by Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday refused to hear stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra's plea challenging a flying ban imposed on him.

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

27 Feb 2020

Kunal Kamra's flying ban reduced; Delhi HC disposes comedian's plea

The aviation ban on stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra imposed by the airline Indigo has been reduced to three months from six months.

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

15 Feb 2020

AI pilots spot jeep, man on runaway, take-off, avert disaster

A major disaster was averted this morning at the Pune airport when pilots, flying an Air India flight, spotted a jeep and a man on the runaway.

Certain Apple MacBook Pro models banned from flights: Details here

26 Aug 2019

Certain Apple MacBook Pro models banned from flights: Details here

In what may prove itself to be an inconvenience for Apple users, certain models of the MacBook Pro have been banned on flights, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Monday.

Show cause notices issued to IndiGo executives over safety lapses

12 Jul 2019

Show cause notices issued to IndiGo executives over safety lapses

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued show cause notices to four senior executives of leading airline, IndiGo, over safety lapses on Friday.

AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director

01 May 2019

AI pilot, sacked for failing alcohol-test, promoted as Regional Director

A senior pilot of Air India, Arvind Kathpalia, has recently been promoted as the Regional Director (Northern Region) of the national carrier.

All #JetAirways international flights canceled for today, tomorrow: Here's why

11 Apr 2019

All #JetAirways international flights canceled for today, tomorrow: Here's why

Debt-ridden Jet Airways has canceled all its international flights scheduled for Thursday and Friday owing to a scarcity of funds, reported NDTV citing some sources. Jet Airways' flights to Amsterdam, London, and Paris have been canceled for two days.

Jet Airways' flight safety at risk: Aircraft engineers to DGCA

19 Mar 2019

Jet Airways' flight safety at risk: Aircraft engineers to DGCA

Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has ordered an emergency meeting after the Jet Aircraft Maintenance Engineers Welfare Association (JAMEWA) wrote to the aviation watchdog that Jet Airways' flight safety is at risk.

Indian aviation watchdog grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8s after #EthiopianAirlinesCrash

13 Mar 2019

Indian aviation watchdog grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8s after #EthiopianAirlinesCrash

The Indian aviation watchdog, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has decided to immediately ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes in the country. This comes days after the Ethiopian Airlines crash in which 157, including four Indians, were killed.

IndiGo cancels 30 flights owing to shortage of pilots

13 Feb 2019

IndiGo cancels 30 flights owing to shortage of pilots

Budget carrier IndiGo, on Tuesday, had to cancel as many as 30 flights across major airports, as a shortage of pilots continues to hamper its operations.

GoAir to pay Rs. 98,000 for canceling 25-tickets 'without reason'

15 Jan 2019

GoAir to pay Rs. 98,000 for canceling 25-tickets 'without reason'

In an incident of gross mismanagement, low-cost carrier GoAir has been recently directed by the consumer forum to pay more than Rs. 98,000 to a Mumbai-based man for canceling "without reason" 25 tickets that he had booked in 2015.

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

11 Dec 2018

IndiGo plane makes emergency landing after smoke detected in cabin

In a terrifying incident, thick smoke spread inside the cabin of a Kolkata-bound IndiGo flight causing it to make an emergency landing.

IndiGo, SpiceJet to charge for web check-in, passengers are angry

26 Nov 2018

IndiGo, SpiceJet to charge for web check-in, passengers are angry

Low-cost airlines IndiGo and SpiceJet will now charge for web check-in from passengers, and this has obviouly upset fliers.

AI pilot, who failed alcohol-test twice, grounded for 3 years

12 Nov 2018

AI pilot, who failed alcohol-test twice, grounded for 3 years

On Monday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended the flying license of Air India pilot Capt. Arvind Kathpalia, who failed the BA (Breath Analyzer Test) on Sunday, for three years.

DGCA directs Jet, SpiceJet to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX

08 Nov 2018

DGCA directs Jet, SpiceJet to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX

Following the Lion Air crash, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked SpiceJet and Jet Airways to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

DGCA asks airlines to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX planes

08 Nov 2018

DGCA asks airlines to address issues with Boeing-737 MAX planes

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked Jet Airways and SpiceJet to take corrective action to address possible issues with their Boeing 737 MAX planes that could lead to "significant altitude loss" of the aircraft.

#QatarAirways: Water tanker collides with aircraft in Kolkata airport

01 Nov 2018

#QatarAirways: Water tanker collides with aircraft in Kolkata airport

In yet another avoidable mishap in India's aviation sector, around 100 passengers were stranded at the Kolkata airport in the wee hours of Thursday after a water tanker collided with a Qatar Airways aircraft near its landing gear.

Air India wall collision: Foreign media simply can't believe it

15 Oct 2018

Air India wall collision: Foreign media simply can't believe it

An Air India flight's collision with a boundary wall has left foreign media absolutely bewildered.

Trichy-Dubai Air India flight collides with airport wall; passengers safe

12 Oct 2018

Trichy-Dubai Air India flight collides with airport wall; passengers safe

In yet another bizarre incident in the aviation sector in India, an Air India flight from Tamil Nadu's Trichy to Dubai collided with the boundary wall at the Trichy airport late on Thursday night.

Govt-run airports to have separate food counters with affordable snacks

08 Sep 2018

Govt-run airports to have separate food counters with affordable snacks

Tea and snacks would be available at the MRP at some counters in government-run airports in India, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) said.

GoAir Bengaluru-Pune flight suffers technical glitch; forced to make emergency-landing

02 Sep 2018

GoAir Bengaluru-Pune flight suffers technical glitch; forced to make emergency-landing

A Pune-bound Airbus A320neo plane of GoAir from Bengaluru had to return back on Saturday after it suffered a technical snag.

Drunk man pees on woman's seat on Air India flight

01 Sep 2018

Drunk man pees on woman's seat on Air India flight

An intoxicated man allegedly urinated on the seat of a woman passenger onboard an Air India international flight, prompting the Civil Aviation Ministry to seek a report from AI.

Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

19 Aug 2018

Kerala: Commercial flight operations from Kochi Naval Base from tomorrow

The Center yesterday said Kerala's Kochi Naval Base will be thrown open for commercial flight operations from the morning of August 20, bringing a huge relief to people awaiting the resumption of air service from Kochi.

Alliance Air to operate 'proving flight' to Kochi naval base

18 Aug 2018

Alliance Air to operate 'proving flight' to Kochi naval base

Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, will operate a "proving flight" to Kochi's naval base in Kerala today to study the safety aspects of operating ATR type aircraft from there.

Complaints against domestic air carriers increase to 7,251 in 20-months

05 Aug 2018

Complaints against domestic air carriers increase to 7,251 in 20-months

Complaints against domestic air carriers swelled to 7,251 between December 2016 to July this year, according to Civil Aviation Ministry platform AirSewa.

DGCA probing altercation between AirAsia staff, passengers: Jayant Sinha

22 Jun 2018

DGCA probing altercation between AirAsia staff, passengers: Jayant Sinha

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has started a probe in an incident in which passengers of an AirAsia India flight from Kolkata to Bagdogra got into an altercation with the airline staff after the flight was delayed by over 4-hours.

Mumbai: Domestic, International flights to be delayed till June 5

19 May 2018

Mumbai: Domestic, International flights to be delayed till June 5

Several flights were delayed by almost an hour yesterday and day before, as Mumbai airport officials are upgrading the Instrument Landing System (ILS), responsible for guiding flights.

Fearing poaching by BJP, JD(S) and Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad

18 May 2018

Fearing poaching by BJP, JD(S) and Congress MLAs reach Hyderabad

Amid a power struggle in Karnataka, some of the newly-elected JD(S) and Congress MLAs from the state arrived in Hyderabad today and are expected to be lodged in five-star hotels or resorts there.

No unruly passengers put on National no-fly list

06 May 2018

No unruly passengers put on National no-fly list

As it turns out unruly passengers on aircraft can get away with their behavior quite easily.

Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?

18 Mar 2018

Most Indian airports to be over-stressed in 5years. But why?

Owing to a massive surge in passenger numbers, Indian airports are stretched well beyond their capacity and require billions of dollars worth of investment in infrastructure, analysts have warned.

Air India to hire 500 more cabin-crew staff by May

28 Feb 2018

Air India to hire 500 more cabin-crew staff by May

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.

Vistara, Air India flights narrowly avoid deadly mid-air collision

11 Feb 2018

Vistara, Air India flights narrowly avoid deadly mid-air collision

Over 200 passengers narrowly escaped a deadly accident when two Vistara and Air India planes flying in the opposite directions missed each other by seconds.

Indians ignore safety instructions on flights, endanger themselves: Official report

04 Feb 2018

Indians ignore safety instructions on flights, endanger themselves: Official report

We have known this for long, but an official report has finally confirmed it: Indians habitually break rules, even to the point of endangering themselves.

Jet Airways' pilot 'couple' fights mid-air; pilot slaps female co-pilot

03 Jan 2018

Jet Airways' pilot 'couple' fights mid-air; pilot slaps female co-pilot

In a rather bizarre incident, passengers on a London-Mumbai Jet Airways flight witnessed a mid-air drama as the pilots flying the aircraft had a "violent argument". The captain reportedly slapped his female co-pilot; she left the cockpit.

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

26 Dec 2017

Made-in-India aircrafts now to be used for commercial flights

PM Modi's "Make in India" initiative is all set to reach a new level. Soon, we will be flying regional flights in indigenously-built flights.

Poop from the sky! NGT asks panel to analyze "waste"

03 Dec 2017

Poop from the sky! NGT asks panel to analyze "waste"

Delhi's "poop-from-the-sky" problem is back again, and the NGT wants to know if it is human or bird excreta.

Flights carrying soldiers' bodies may observe 30 seconds of silence

10 Oct 2017

Flights carrying soldiers' bodies may observe 30 seconds of silence

Passengers traveling in Indian planes carrying the mortal remains of military personnel martyred in combat may soon be requested to observe 30 seconds of silence.

Flights running late to face indefinite take off delays

29 Sep 2017

Flights running late to face indefinite take off delays

Flights that don't initiate push-back from an airport gate and taxi on a runway within five minutes of air traffic control (ATC) clearance, would now only be allowed to take off once a slot is free.

Air India Maharaja will sell scraps to make ends meet

26 Sep 2017

Air India Maharaja will sell scraps to make ends meet

Embattled state-run Air India now plans on vacating its unused hangar space at airports and sell out accumulated scrap to cut costs.