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DGCA seeks report from IndiGo over 'safety' violations on Kangana Ranaut's Chandigarh-Mumbai flight
India

DGCA seeks report from IndiGo over 'safety' violations on Kangana Ranaut's Chandigarh-Mumbai flight

The DGCA has sought an report from the airline after videos showed mediapersons standing too close to each other in its Chandigarh-Mumbai flight (6E264) on Wednesday

Days after Spicejet mishap, DGCA tells airlines to factor in alternative destination during flight planning in bad weather
India

Days after Spicejet mishap, DGCA tells airlines to factor in alternative destination during flight planning in bad weather

Aviation regulator DGCA Friday said that in cases of adverse weather or airport limitation, airlines must factor in the alternative destination during the flight planning stage itself

DGCA issues safety directions to airlines following four landing-related mishaps this week, says crew roster should factor in fatigue element
India

DGCA issues safety directions to airlines following four landing-related mishaps this week, says crew roster should factor in fatigue element

Indian aviation regulator DGCA Tuesday issued safety directions to airlines in the wake of multiple incidents of planes overshooting runways while operating amidst bad weather conditions

AN-32 crash in Arunachal Pradesh should wake authorities up to dangers of retaining obsolete aircraft
India

AN-32 crash in Arunachal Pradesh should wake authorities up to dangers of retaining obsolete aircraft

It needs to be asked as to why the flight data recorder in the AN-32, which is relatively indestructible, was so wrecked.

Firstpost Editor's picks: Vijay Mallya's extradition, corruption in MP farm loan waiver, Chelsea's struggles; today's top stories
India

Firstpost Editor's picks: Vijay Mallya's extradition, corruption in MP farm loan waiver, Chelsea's struggles; today's top stories

Vijay Mallya pinning his hopes on UK Appeals court'; Congress' loan waiver scheme is giving farmers sleepless nights; Chelsea's systemic faults resurfacing against Manchester City; other top stories

Rs 30,000cr for pilot's kin? Rahul Gandhi not alone; 'paying off the dead' part of Indian mindset that cares least for safety
India

Rs 30,000cr for pilot's kin? Rahul Gandhi not alone; 'paying off the dead' part of Indian mindset that cares least for safety

Let’s not just castigate Rahul Gandhi for offering Rs 30,000 cr from the Rafale deal to the kin of pilots killed in a mishap, because the Indian government does nothing else but fling money to camouflage its official sins of commission and omission

One of three runways at Delhi airport to be closed for 13 days starting 15 November; flight disruptions likely
India

One of three runways at Delhi airport to be closed for 13 days starting 15 November; flight disruptions likely

A DIAL spokesperson said the preventive repairs at Delhi airport will lower its capacity by 50 arrivals and 50 departures per day in this duration.

Exclusive: India stares at an air safety crisis as disgruntled CNS officers intend to cede ratings over recruitment, allowance row
India

Exclusive: India stares at an air safety crisis as disgruntled CNS officers intend to cede ratings over recruitment, allowance row

When contacted by Firstpost, AAI chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra refused to comment on the simmering issue.

Delhi High Court seeks latest position on air safety, probe into accidents from DGCA
India

Delhi High Court seeks latest position on air safety, probe into accidents from DGCA

The Delhi High Court has sought from the civil aviation regulator, DGCA, the latest position regarding air safety, probe into aircraft accidents and recruitment of flight operations inspectors.

Russia faces one of its worst aviation disasters as Saratov Airlines flight carrying 71 crashes; Vladimir Putin offers condolences
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Russia faces one of its worst aviation disasters as Saratov Airlines flight carrying 71 crashes; Vladimir Putin offers condolences

A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow on Sunday minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board in one of the country's worst ever aviation disasters.

Russian military aircraft carrying 39 passengers crashes; 16 seriously injured, say reports
World

Russian military aircraft carrying 39 passengers crashes; 16 seriously injured, say reports

A IL-18 military aircraft carrying 39 people on board, including seven crew members, reportedly crashed in Russia"s Far East on Monday.

EgyptAir crash: French deep-sea robot to join search for remains
World

EgyptAir crash: French deep-sea robot to join search for remains

A research vessel with an underwater robot is set to begin searching the Mediterranean "as from Friday" for the wreck of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month

EgyptAir: Smoke was detected inside cabin before crash, says report
World

EgyptAir: Smoke was detected inside cabin before crash, says report

Smoke alerts were triggered inside the cabin of the ill-fated EgyptAir jet minutes before it plunged into the Mediterranean Sea with 66 people on board..

Kolkata: Airplane suffers major damage after bus driver dozes off on tarmac
India

Kolkata: Airplane suffers major damage after bus driver dozes off on tarmac

An Alliance Air plane on Tuesday suffered "extensive" damage in Kolkata when the driver of a tarmac bus ferrying Jet Airways crew apparently dozed off.

No psychometric tests for pilots: Raju informs Lok Sabha
India

No psychometric tests for pilots: Raju informs Lok Sabha

There have been some reports of DGCA considering introduction of psychometric tests now.

Air India, Malaysia Airlines, now AirAsia: Does Asia have an air safety issue?
World

Air India, Malaysia Airlines, now AirAsia: Does Asia have an air safety issue?

Questions are being raised on the enforcement of air safety standards followed in Indonesia, from where QZ8501 began its flight, and whether the airlines have adequately qualified pilots to fly the rapidly growing fleets.

Will US aviation authority downgrade India's air safety ranking?
Business

Will US aviation authority downgrade India's air safety ranking?

A FAA downgrade of India's aviation safety ranking would result in banning Indian airlines from code-sharing and service expansion in the US.

Concerned Supreme Court refers PIL on air safety to Centre
India

Concerned Supreme Court refers PIL on air safety to Centre

The Mangalore-bound passenger aircraft, which was coming from Dubai, had 160 passengers and six crew members on board and only eight of them had survived.

Is Shah Rukh on America’s Kafkaesque terror watch lists?
World

Is Shah Rukh on America’s Kafkaesque terror watch lists?

Even US senators have been tagged for extra screening, as have nuns and war heroes with the same names as suspected terrorists on the watch list.

US airport violates protocol, frisked Kalam twice in Sept
India

US airport violates protocol, frisked Kalam twice in Sept

The former president had a similar experience in April 2009.