Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Cabin crew on flights should use restraining devices to handle unruly passengers: DGCA

These restraining devices look like hand-cuffs and the DGCA guidelines state that they must be kept in the aircraft cabin to defuse situations getting out of control.

published on : 18th January 2023

IndiGo flight engine fire: 'Priority is to ascertain the cause,' says DGCA chief

India has recorded numerous air safety breaches this year including several alarming incidents by SpiceJet, the country's second-largest carrier.

published on : 29th October 2022

Aviation regulator revokes 50 per cent cap on SpiceJet from October 30

As per the DGCA’s approved winter schedule, SpiceJet would be able to operate 100% of its flights scheduled from October 30.

published on : 22nd October 2022

SpiceJet plane from Goa makes emergency landing at Hyderabad airport; DGCA orders probe

There were 86 passengers onboard the and that due to the emergency landing, as many as nine flights were diverted on Wednesday night after the incident at around 11 pm.

published on : 13th October 2022

Over 97 lakh domestic air passengers in July, 7.6 per cent lower than June: DGCA

Overall, 6.69 crore people travelled on domestic flights in the January-July period of 2022, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated in its monthly statement.

published on : 18th August 2022

SpiceJet denies reports of banks putting loans on high-risk head

Debt-laden Spicejet on Monday denied the reports that a few banks have put their account on high -risk category.

published on : 9th August 2022

'Confident of addressing DGCA's concerns': SpiceJet on grounding of 50 per cent of its flights

The DGCA had on Wednesday ordered SpiceJet to operate not more than 50 per cent of its flights for eight weeks after several of its planes reported technical malfunction recently.

published on : 28th July 2022

CPI MP Viswam writes to Scindia, raises concern over 'woeful' safety conditions of airlines

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice on Wednesday to SpiceJet after its planes had eight technical malfunctions over the past 18 days.

published on : 8th July 2022

SpiceJet going through turbulent phase amid safety scares, share slumps over 40 per cent in 2022

It all started in April 2022 when the aviation watchdog the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) restrained 90 pilots of the airline from operating Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

published on : 7th July 2022

Eight safety-related incidents in 18 days, DGCA slaps notice on SpiceJet; regulator body sounds caution

The DGCA termed the airline’s internal safety oversight as ‘poor’, adding its ‘inadequate’ maintenance actions have resulted in ‘degradation’ of the safety margins of SpiceJet.

published on : 7th July 2022

DGCA issues show cause notice to SpiceJet after eight incidents in last 18 days

Reacting to the DGCA notice, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia asserted that passenger safety was paramount.

published on : 6th July 2022

DGCA issues monsoon advisory for airports to safeguard against bird hit  

During monsoons, it has been noticed that there is an increase of wildlife activity in and around airports. It can pose danger to aircraft landing and taking off.

published on : 21st June 2022

DGCA pulls up airlines from selling unserviceable seats

Under The Aircraft Rule 1937, all materials including aircraft seats shall conform to approved design specifications. 

published on : 24th May 2022

Nine pilots, 32 cabin crew found drunk on duty grounded by DGCA

The remaining seven pilots and 30 cabin-crew members were suspended for three months as they tested breathalyser positive for the first time, it added.

published on : 11th May 2022

DGCA probes IndiGo barring a differently-abled teenager from boarding aircraft at Ranchi airport 

The three-member team will visit Ranchi and Hyderabad (the place of stay of the concerned family) and collect evidence within one week from Monday.

published on : 9th May 2022

Amid spate of mishaps, DGCA conducts night checks of aircraft to ensure airworthiness

Last month, a passenger on board an Air India flight tweeted about the aircraft’s shabby interiors, which included a broken armrest.

published on : 9th May 2022

Focus on not letting aircraft with safety issues fly: DGCA

The regulator wants to ensure that passengers not just fly in aircraft that have well-maintained interiors but are also safe to operate.

published on : 8th May 2022

Compensate or pay fine: DGCA tells airlines wrongly denying boarding to passengers

The DGCA's e-mail directed the airlines to comply with the 2010 regulation at the earliest opportunity available, preferably at the airport, if the passenger has reported on time.

published on : 6th May 2022

Air India loses priority in overseas traffic rights

The new circular also notes that traffic rights allocated to an airline for a particular schedule period has to be fully utilised by it during the mentioned period.

published on : 26th April 2022

SpiceJet wing damaged after hitting airport pole at Delhi airport

None of the passengers were injured and the DGCA has begun an investigation into the matter.

published on : 29th March 2022
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