DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CIVIL AVIATION
In a first, DGCA Certifies Boeing’s Singapore Training Facility for Dreamliner Planes
The official said the clearance would help full service carrier Vistara in inducting Boeing 787 planes early next year since there is only one such facility in India which does not have spare capacity. Approval has been accorded to Boeing training facility in Singapore for 787 type of aircraft.
Slowdown grounds business jets as the rich tighten purse strings
India Inc is looking to tighten its belt amid the economic slowdown as it gi...
IndiGo says PW engine issue is likely to have an impact on future capacity
On November 1, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Avi...
More independent directors earn in crores now
There were 43 independent directors who earned more than Rs 1 crore from a single company.
DGCA to staff: Do not audit companies with 'conflict of interest'
“We found that some of our officials were showing extra interest in auditing companies with their friends and family in it. We would want such officials to stay away from auditing such companies,” said a senior DGCA official, who did not want to be identified. Sources added that this order was reiterated after DG Arun Kumar came across such instances.
India's air passenger traffic grows 3.6 per cent in Oct; pace slower than seen in 2018: IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), a grouping of more than 280 airlines worldwide, on Thursday said growth in India lags the robust 2018 outcomes. Globally, Revenue Passenger Kilometre (RPK) rose to 3.4 per cent in October compared to the year-ago period. RPK is a measure of demand.
DGCA likely to license all ATC officers before ’20 ICAO audit
ICAO had recently asked India to make DGCA licensing authority for ATC officers. Earlier, Airports Authority of India (AAI), which is also ATC service provider, had been licensing ATCOs. DGCA will license all 2500 current ATCOs by December, according to a senior DGCA official.
IndiGo stops pushing Airbus engines to limit after shutdowns
IndiGo has told its pilots to stop pushing engines on its new jets to the limit when the planes are climbing.
DGCA to monitor passenger complaints, ensure timely redress
The move is aimed to empower the passengers at a time when air passenger ridership numbers are rising.
Pilots revving engines too hard led to IndiGo’s Airbus woes
DGCA told IndiGo that its practice of revving A320neo jets at full thrust could wear down engines, sources say.
DGCA gives more time to IndiGo, GoAir for modifying P&W engines
"The position has been reviewed and we are happy to note that the airlines have made substantial progress with regard to the directives issued dated October 28 and 29," DGCA said.
DGCA probe finds ‘alarming practices’ by some airlines
The crackdown came against the brackdrop of accidents and incidents this monsoon.August and September, according to DGCA data, have seen six and two incidents. There were 11 incidents in July — the highest in the year.
Agencies suspect Jet owners siphoned Rs 8k cr via bogus bills
Investigators specifically probing the role of Goyal in alleged irregularities at what was once the country’s largest airline are looking into more than 5,000 bills raised by operation creditors, including aircraft lessors, maintenance agencies and general sales agents (GSAs). They suspect most were bogus and raised through entities related to Goyal or associates.
Man who built plane on terrace set to get flying nod
Amol Yadav, a city-based pilot, took six years to build a six-seater aircraft from scratch with his own money on the terrace a Kandivali building. Now his indigenous aircraft is all set to get a special fly permit from DGCA to test the capabilities of the airplane.
For every new A320neo plane, ground an old one with unmodified PW engines: DGCA to IndiGo
The DGCA had told IndiGo to replace PW engines of 97 A320neo family aircraft "at all costs" by January 31.
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