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Over 25 per cent posts at DGCA lying vacant, minister says in Lok Sabha

Over 25 per cent of the sanctioned posts at aviation watchdog DGCA are lying vacant, the government said.

published on : 3rd August 2017

DGCA calls on airlines to carry Hindi newspapers on board

“Not providing Hindi reading material on board is against Indian government’s policy for official language”, Lalit Gupta, joint director general, DGCA, said in a letter to airlines.

published on : 26th July 2017

DGCA to conduct special audit of airlines

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of the Indian skies.

published on : 5th July 2017

Impossible to dump human waste mid-air: DGCA tells NGT

The National Green Tribunal today directed the aviation regulator DGCA to substantiate its claim that it is impossible to dump human waste from aircraft tanks mid-air.

published on : 4th July 2017

'Bird-hit' GoAir plane with 155 onboard continues flight, DGCA de-rosters pilots

GoAir's G8 338 faced a bird hit during its initial climb during take off yesterday but instead of returning to the airport, the pilots allegedly continued the journey.

published on : 22nd June 2017

DGCA guidelines to help airport firefighters beat stress

According to the advisory issued by DGCA, the airports must observe “human factors” and incorporate them in emergency planning and training manuals.

published on : 21st June 2017

Now, seven airlines bar TDP MP Diwakar Reddy from flying

As per DGCA rules, checking counters close 45 minutes before the scheduled take-off time of an aircraft.

published on : 16th June 2017

MPs should stay in their limits: Former DGCA

Both IndiGo and Air India yesterday barred Reddy from taking their flights for creating ruckus at the Visakhapatnam airport over boarding pass.

published on : 16th June 2017

Pilots likely to move court on DGCA's notice period proposal

The DGCA had last month proposed to make a one-year notice period mandatory for commanders and six months for first officers, or co-pilots

published on : 11th June 2017

National Aviator's Guild wants pilots' say in formulating rules concerning them

The NAG pilots along with those from Indian Pilots Guild and Indian Commercial Pilots Association are at loggerheads with the aviation regulator DGCA over the issue of extension in notice period.

published on : 11th June 2017

One killed, pilots injured in chopper crash at Uttarakhand's Badrinath

An official at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Delhi said that an engineer, who was part of the crew, died in the accident, while the two pilots suffered injuries.

published on : 10th June 2017

DGCA withdraws complaint against pilots over 'obscene' remarks

The complaint was withdrawn after the airlines and the pilots expressed regret over the issue, a DGCA official said.

published on : 8th June 2017

Pilots' unions seek action against DGCA official for misuse of power

The unions accused the official of "victimising and threatening" with regulatory and police action some of the pilots for airing their views against a draft note.

published on : 8th June 2017

Watchdog files complaint against 34 pilots for objectionable messages

THE Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Delhi Police against a group of pilots for allegedly abusing a top DGCA official on a closed WhatsApp group. Acco

published on : 7th June 2017

DGCA bullying pilots? Complaint against 34 for Whatsapp messages, Delhi police question 13

Obscene messages allegedly sent; 10 pilots kept off flying duties after DGCA Joint Director General took offence at not being addressed with the correct designation in a letter written by them to him

published on : 6th June 2017
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