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delhi hc issues notice to dgca on overworked crew in commercial airlines




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.on april 24 the delhi high court had banned the extension of duty timings of pilots and cabin crew, except for very special circumstances, citing lack of safety of passengers through overworked and fatigued pilots and cabin crew.on tuesday (ma...



airlines fix notice period for pilots, we only lay down norms: dgca to hc




the directorate general of civil aviation (dgca) has told the delhi high court that it has not fixed the notice period for pilots but has just laid down the guidelines under the civil aviation requirements (cars), and the power to decide the duration has been left with the airlines. the aviation reg...



airlines liable to pay passengers for denying boarding: dgca to delhi hc




aviation regulator dgca has told the delhi high court that it does not permit the practice of overbooking of flights and the airlines are liable to compensate the passengers who are denied boarding despite having confirmed tickets.air india also conceded before the court that not permitting a passen...



over 130 pilots, 430 crew members of ai likely to be grounded




the directorate general of civil aviation (dgca) is likely to ground over 130 pilots and 430 cabin crew members of national carrier air india for allegedly skipping the mandatory pre and post-flight alcohol test.these crew members had regularly been "evading" the breath analyser test over a period o...



landmark judgment: court strikes down stretched duty hours for pilots




in a landmark judgment, the delhi high court on wednesday struck down a law which allowed commercial airline operators to change stipulated working hours for pilots. the ruling can have wide ramifications over pilots’ working hours in india and will require airlines to change the work pattern for ...



landmark judgment: court strikes down stretched duty hours for pilots




in a landmark judgment, the delhi high court on wednesday struck down a law which allowed commercial airline operators to change stipulated working hours for pilots. the ruling can have wide ramifications over pilots’ working hours in india and will require airlines to change the work pattern for ...



hc sets aside dgca circular on excess baggage fees




fliers with excess baggage may have to pay more with the delhi high court on wednesday setting aside civil aviation regulator's circular fixing rs 100 per kg for check-in baggage between 15 to 20 kg.till 15 kg, the flier need not pay any money for checked-in baggage and the latest order now allows a...



dgca likely to ground ai staff who skipped alcohol test




india's aviation regulator dgca has found 132 pilots and 434 cabin crew of state-owned air india to have allegedly skipped the mandatory pre and post-flight alcohol test this year and they face the prospect of being grounded.these crew members had regularly been "evading" the breath analyser(ba) tes...



air india may have to pay $8.8 mn penalty to passengers for flight delay




state-run carrier air india may have to pay a penalty of usd 8.8 million to 323 passengers of its may 9 delhi-chicago flight, which was delayed as a fallout of withdrawal of relaxations given on flight duty time limitation (fdtl) of the crew. this incident has brought into focus in a plea by air ind...



faulty engines also led to kfa collapse: mallya




liquor baron vijay mallya, who is facing investigation in loan default cases, has said “faulty engines” was one of the reasons for the collapse of kingfisher airlines.his comments came against the backdrop of the directorate general of civil aviation (dgca) ordering inspection of 21 airbus a320n...



dgca files complaint against 34 pilots for obscene messages




in a rare move, aviation watchdog dgca has filed a police complaint against 34 pilots of jet airways, indigo, spicejet and goair for allegedly posting "obscene" messages on a whatsapp group against its officials.acting on the complaint, delhi police today questioned 13 pilots. it is rare for the dir...



airlines don't charge passengers arbitrarily: dgca to high court




press trust of india  |  new delhi  may 7, 2017 last updated at 13:42 ist



jet airways cockpit brawl: dgca suspends license of 2 pilots for 5 years




aviation regulator dgca on tuesday suspended the flying licence of two former jet airways pilots for five years, who were involved in a mid-air brawl on its london-mumbai flight early this month. the pilots' flying privileges have been withdrawn for leaving the cockpit unattended and thereby jeopard...



faulty aircraft engines led to kingfisher collapse: mallya




vijay mallya, the embattled businessman who is in the uk, today said faulty engines were one of the factors for the collapse of kingfisher airlines.a group firm of pratt & whitney has been sued for supplying defective engines to kingfisher airlines, mallya said amid aviation regulator dgca ordering ...



saudi to give bar codes to air india, jet crew, not retain their passports




the saudi arabian government has decided not to retain the passport of the indian airline crew members on arrival in the country and issue a bar code instead, an air india spokesperson confirmed. the move comes as a big relief to the crew of air india and jet airways, the two indian airlines who fly...



no violation by 132 pilots, 434 cabin crew: air india tells dgca




press trust of india  |  new delhi  last updated at september 8, 2017 23:16 ist



indigo, goair cancel 70 flights today over dgca's aircraft grounding order




indigo and go air cancelled around 70 flights on tuesday as the two airlines grapple with aircraft grounding by aviation regulator directorate general of civil aviation (dgca). indigo cancelled around 50 flights, whereas go air cancelled 20 flights. the airlines said the affected passengers will be ...



pratt and whitney upset with dgca's decision of grounding a320neo planes




engine maker pratt and whitney expressed disappointment with indian regulator dgca's decision of grounding 11 a320neo planes. however, the company has assured that it has resumed production of a fix late last week and will indian airlines indigo and go air will have their planes flying by end of apr...



mid-air cockpit fight: licence of 2 jet airways' pilots suspended for 5 yrs




aviation regulator dgca on tuesday suspended the flying licence of two former jet airways pilots for five years, who were involved in a mid-air brawl on its london-mumbai flight early this month. the pilots' flying privileges have been withdrawn for leaving the cockpit unattended and thereby jeopard...



singapore airlines crew member held at delhi airport for smuggling gold




customs officials at indira gandhi international (igi) airport arrested a crew member of singapore airlines with 1048 grams of gold, worth more than rs 3.1 million. "the officers of air customs preventive igi airport, new delhi intercepted a singapore national (crew member of singapore airlines) on ...



two jet pilots grounded for fighting in cockpit of london-mumbai flight




"misunderstanding occurred between cockpit crew of jet airways flight, london–mumbai on 1 jan. it was resolved amicably & flight continued journey to mumbai. incident reported to dgca & concerned crew derostered pending an internal investigation, that has been initiated," jet airways said in a sta...



no excess baggage fee: delhi hc sets aside rs 100 per kg rule fixed by dgca




1984 anti-sikh riots: sc appoints panel to probe closure of 241 casesbusiness standardearlier, private airlines had been allowed to charge rs 100 per extra kg till 20 kgpress trust of india  august 16, 2017 last updated at 16:19 isthttp://mybs.in/2uy4qrh



1 killed, pilots injured in helicopter accident in badrinath




a crew member was killed and two pilots suffered injuries when a helicopter carrying pilgrims met with an accident while taking off from the himalayan shrine of badrinath in uttarakhand today.all the five passengers were safe.an official at the directorate general of civil aviation (dgca) in delhi s...



aircraft grounded only for passenger safety, says prabhu




the dgca decision to ground certain a320 neo aircraft with faulty engines is "only for passenger safety", civil aviation minister suresh prabhu said on tuesday and expressed hope that airlines would restore the flights as soon as possible.the aviation regulator's move has resulted in flight cancella...



indigo cancels 50 flights, goair 20 over grounding order on faulty engines




indigo and go air cancelled around 70 flights on tuesday as the two airlines grapple with aircraft grounding by aviation regulator directorate general of civil aviation (dgca). indigo cancelled around 50 flights, whereas go air cancelled 20 flights. the airlines said the affected passengers will be ...