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Increase women representation in aviation sector to 25% by 2025: DGCA circular

The DGCA circular also advised stakeholders to address the issue of stereotypes and gender bias and promote a better work- life balance for women employees in the aviation sector

The DGCA circular has asked stakeholders to highlight female role models and achievers to promote a gender-inclusive work culture. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 19, 2024 09:20 PM IST

Purandar airport original site receives approval from DGCA, MoD

With the approvals, about 99 per cent technical issues related to the proposed airport has been addressed and the next step is land acquisition, said Mohol

Murlidhar Mohol, who was recently appointed as the minister of state for civil aviation and cooperation, received a warm welcome from supporters at Pune airport upon his arrival Saturday morning. (SOURCE:X)
Updated on Jun 16, 2024 05:00 AM IST

Domestic passenger traffic up by 4.4% in May: DGCA

Pointing out the market shares of the airlines, the data showed that market leader IndiGo saw its share growing to 61.6% while Air India’s share declined to 13.7% from 14.2% in April 2024

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2024 07:41 PM IST

DGCA issues notice to Air India after international flight delayed by over 24 hrs

The DGCA in its notice mentioned the inordinate delay of two international flights –  AI 183 from Delhi to San Francisco on May 30 and AI 179 from Mumbai to San Francisco on May 24

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2024 04:08 PM IST

DGCA suspends Vistara vice president over pilot training lapses

The violation was over lapses in the conversion training of pilots, which involved preparing narrow-body pilots to fly wide-body aircraft

A response from the Vistara spokesperson is awaited (Representative Photo)
Published on May 01, 2024 12:48 PM IST

Bengaluru, Hyderabad airports are buzzing thanks to small airlines

Bengaluru and Hyderabad will see 10 airlines operating domestic services this season.

An Air India aircraft takes off at Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru on April 12, 2024.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 25, 2024 11:19 AM IST

Children below 12 yrs must get to sit with at least one parent: DGCA to airlines

Airlines shall ensure that children up to the age of 12 years is allocated seats with atleast one of their parents/guardians, who are travelling on the same PNR and a record of the same shall be maintained

DGCA issued the statement on Tuesday. (File photo)
Published on Apr 23, 2024 12:47 PM IST

DGCA seeks airlines’ timeline on new crew rules implementation

The move came after the Delhi high court asked the DGCA on April 1 to indicate a tentative implementation date for the revised norms in its next hearing

The new rules mandated pilots be given a 48-hour break at the end of each week, up from the current 36 hours. (HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 10:56 AM IST

Airfares are rising, but don’t blame it on Vistara

The crisis at Vistara has triggered widespread fears of a significance increase in fares. Truth is there are other factors at play.

A Vistara Airbus A320 aircraft at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai (Reuters file photo)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 10:46 AM IST

Pilots’ body calls for implementation of revised Flight Duty Time Limitations

Federation of Indian Pilots (FIP) said it is regrettable to observe that the DGCA has chosen to disregard its representations

The DGCA this week deferred the implemention of the revised duty time limits for aircrew. (HT PHOTO/Representative)
Published on Mar 29, 2024 04:51 PM IST

Experts flag concerns after revised flight duty time limits deferred

While the DGCA did not comment, an official aware of the matter said the deferral resulted from pressure by some major airlines

The DGCA has not given a timeline for implementing the new rules after initially setting a June 1 target date (Representative photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2024 06:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Experts raise concerns after DGCA defers implementation of new pilot rest norms

DGCA in January this year introduced changes to the flight duty time limitations (FDTL), including more rest for pilots, redefining night duty and mandating airlines to file regular fatigue reports

DGCA in January this year introduced changes to the flight duty time limitations (FDTL), including more rest for pilots, redefining night duty and mandating airlines to file regular fatigue reports (Representative Photo)
Published on Mar 27, 2024 08:22 PM IST

DGCA imposes 80 lakh fine on Air India for violating crew duty time

The decision came after the DGCA conducted a spot audit of Air India in January, during which evidence was collected and fleet-wise random reports were analysed

The DGCA said there were instances of exceeding duty periods, wrongly marked training records and overlapping duties. (ANI file photo)
Updated on Mar 22, 2024 08:10 PM IST

DGCA looks to regulate duty period for instructors

Duty period is the time spent doing any type of duty by a flight instructor-- administrative, ground briefings, flight instruction, or even waiting between two flights

HT Image
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 08:26 AM IST

Why airport lounges in India are as packed as a railway station

Airport lounges once reeked of snobbishness but have since come down to earth. What happened?

A view of the Delhi airport. (ANI file photo)
Updated on Mar 03, 2024 02:07 PM IST

Captain Shweta Singh is 1st woman to be DGCA’s chief flight operations inspector

Captain Singh was given an additional charge of CFOI last month, after the regulator terminated its then CFOI on “administrative grounds and public interest”

Capt Singh became the first woman to hold the top post in DGCA’s flight safety department. (Linkedin photo)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 08:29 PM IST

SpiceJet commences direct flights between Ayodhya & 8 cities including Bengaluru

SpiceJet launches non-stop flight services from Ayodhya to eight cities including Bengaluru to enhance accessibility for devotees and tourists.

Union Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia flags off direct flight service connecting Ayodhya with eight cities. (Representational image)(PTI)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 10:18 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Air India Express starts daily flights between Gwalior and Bengaluru

Union Civil Aviation Minister launches new flights connecting Gwalior to Ayodhya, Bengaluru, and Delhi.

Air India Express is a unit of the broader firm Air India. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Published on Jan 17, 2024 04:40 PM IST

Fog delays: Scindia says DGCA to issue SOPs to handle passenger discomfort

Delhi Airport has four near-parallel runways but only the fourth runway: 29R/ 11L is capable of handling flights in poor visibility

Delhi witnessed unprecedented fog on Sunday and visibility fluctuated for several hours, at times dropping to zero between 5 am to 9 am. (PTI file photo/Representational image)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 03:24 PM IST

One B737 Max aircraft found with loose bolt during inspection: Aviation watchdog

Indian Boeing 737MAX fleet of 40 airplanes consists of Akasa Air (22), SpiceJet (9) and Air India Express (9).

Sharing the details, the watchdog said that the checks of the wing emergency exits have been completed for 32 aircrafts(File)
Updated on Jan 09, 2024 02:31 PM IST

Airline violations up by 77% in 2023: DGCA

The DGCA said the actions taken for violations against the airlines in 2023 includes suspension of the approved Training Organization of Air India and also financial penalties on airlines like Air India, Air Asia, Indigo and SpiceJet for various non-compliances

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Jan 03, 2024 04:52 PM IST

FIR against Redbird aviation school for non-cooperation, obstructing DGCA officials in probe

Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau, which is probing the crashes at Redbird alleged non-cooperation in the probe by the training institute

On October 19, the training institute’s Tecnam P2008JC (single engine) aircraft VT-RBC took off from runway 11 at Baramati with sole occupant on board. (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:50 AM IST
ByNadeem Inamdar

Corruption allegations mar DGCA, probe on

The matter is under investigation and a preliminary report on the allegations was sent to aviation secretary Vumlunmang Vualnam on November 7

Most notable among these are allegations against Anil Gill, who has been accused of corruption three times in his eight-year stint in DGCA (HT)
Updated on Nov 19, 2023 10:34 AM IST
By, New Delhi

DGCA issues strict hang glider rules days after Hamas aerial attack on Israel

DGCA laid down the criteria for being eligible to fly such a craft.

A screen grab of video showing Hamas terrorists on a hang glider. (File)
Published on Oct 18, 2023 12:40 PM IST
ByVaibhav Tiwari

Timing of flights from U.P.’s Prayagraj to change from October

The winter schedule for flights will be in effect for five months from October 29, 2023 till March 30, 2024, say Prayagraj airport officials

Prayagraj airport at Bamrauli. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 06:30 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

DGCA suspends Air India’s flight safety chief for one month over lapses

The DGCA said some of the internal audit/spot checks, claimed to be carried out by Air India, were done in a perfunctory manner and not as per the regulatory requirements

For representational purposes only. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 01:16 PM IST

5 out of 11 P&W engines removed from IndiGo fleet: DGCA

The DGCA has also raised three incidents of engine failure of IndiGo planes with Pratt & Whitney and has sought the engine maker’s urgent intervention.

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 06:53 PM IST

Go First flights cancelled till July 30; airlines cites operational reasons

On May 2, Go First cancelled its flights and filed for voluntary bankruptcy before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT).

The Go First airline has approximately 4,200 employees, and it reported total revenue from operations at <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>4,183 crore in the financial year 2021-22. (File)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 06:51 PM IST

Probe issued after emergency landing of training aircraft in Karnataka

The DGCA has ordered a detailed probe after a training aircraft made an emergency landing due to a suspected engine malfunction in Karnataka on Tuesday.

Training aircraft makes emergency landing in Karnataka's Belagavi
Published on May 31, 2023 08:39 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yamini C S

Woman in cockpit: DGCA issues notices to Air India CEO, head of flight safety

A DGCA official said that Air India CEO and chief of its flight safety have been given 15 days to respond

The DGCA, last week, off rostered the entire crew operating flight AI 915 Delhi to Dubai on February 27. (Representative Image/REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 02:58 PM IST
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