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Govt allows airlines to serve on-board meals; passengers refusing to wear face masks can be put on no-fly lists
India

Govt allows airlines to serve on-board meals; passengers refusing to wear face masks can be put on no-fly lists

The aviation ministry also permitted the airlines to let passengers use in-flight entertainment systems on international as well as domestic flights

DGCA extends validity of certificates related to transporting dangerous goods to 30 June
Business

DGCA extends validity of certificates related to transporting dangerous goods to 30 June

DGCA said separate training records have to be maintained for each such extended certificate till December-end for verification or audit purposes.

IndiGo may get more time to replace PW engines on A320neo; relaxation a big relief for budget carrier, passengers
Business

IndiGo may get more time to replace PW engines on A320neo; relaxation a big relief for budget carrier, passengers

The PW engine-powered A320 neo planes in the fleets of IndiGo and GoAir have been facing glitches both mid-air and on-ground since their induction way back in 2016.

DGCA to IndiGo: For every new A320neo plane, ground an old one with unmodified PW engines; directive to likely affect carrier's expansion plans
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DGCA to IndiGo: For every new A320neo plane, ground an old one with unmodified PW engines; directive to likely affect carrier's expansion plans

PW engine-powered A320 neo planes in the fleets of IndiGo and GoAir have been facing glitches both mid-air and on-ground since their induction way back in 2016

DGCA finds safety lapses by IndiGo airline during special audit, issues notices to four senior executives
Business

DGCA finds safety lapses by IndiGo airline during special audit, issues notices to four senior executives

Four senior executives of IndiGo airline were issued show cause notices Friday by the DGCA after a special audit team of the aviation regulator found safety lapses, according to sources privy to the development

Aircraft landing with unstabilised approach in bad weather conditions to attract punitive action: DGCA
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Aircraft landing with unstabilised approach in bad weather conditions to attract punitive action: DGCA

A senior official at the DGCA told PTI that it is probing the incidents of planes overshooting runways

Jet Airways crisis: Hinduja Group, Etihad Airways likely to bid for debt-laden airline via IBC route; Tata, Qatar Airways keen to join race too
Business

Jet Airways crisis: Hinduja Group, Etihad Airways likely to bid for debt-laden airline via IBC route; Tata, Qatar Airways keen to join race too

Qatar Airways is also expected to join the race for Jet Airways stake acquisition if the state-owned flag carrier of Qatar is able to find out a suitable local partner, the report said.

DGCA to seek credible revival plan from Jet Airways; will extend help within regulatory framework: Official
Business

DGCA to seek credible revival plan from Jet Airways; will extend help within regulatory framework: Official

After weeks of uncertainty, Jet Airways on Wednesday announced temporary suspension of its operations as it did not receive emergency funds to stay afloat.

Aviation regulator asks airlines to increase number of flights to stabilise rising airfares
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Aviation regulator asks airlines to increase number of flights to stabilise rising airfares

India's aviation regulator has asked all airlines to come out with an individual medium-term plan by Wednesday on enhancing the availability of domestic flights, in a move aimed at curbing rising airfares, government officials said

Jet Airways grounds more planes after failing to pay lessors; seeks access to bailout funds promised by banks
Business

Jet Airways grounds more planes after failing to pay lessors; seeks access to bailout funds promised by banks

With a smaller operating fleet, Jet Airways has given pilots and cabin crew the option of flexible working days and taking extended leave with or without pay.

Jet Airways pilots body to hold annual meeting on Tuesday amid non-payment of salaries to employees
Business

Jet Airways pilots body to hold annual meeting on Tuesday amid non-payment of salaries to employees

The meeting assumes significance as it comes in the backdrop of drastically reduced operations and non-payment of salaries to pilots along with engineers and other senior staff for more than three months now.

Boeing 737 Max aircraft: SpiceJet says all additional DGCA safety measures put in place
Business

Boeing 737 Max aircraft: SpiceJet says all additional DGCA safety measures put in place

SpiceJet and Jet Airways are the only two domestic airlines which operate Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.

IndiGo pulls out 30 flights as pilot shortage continues to hamper operations, says cancellations to go on for a few more days
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IndiGo pulls out 30 flights as pilot shortage continues to hamper operations, says cancellations to go on for a few more days

IndiGo has cancelled 30 flights on Tuesday due to the on-going pilot shortages. Most flights have been cancelled from Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.

GoAir grounds 7 P&W engines-powered A320 Neos; civil aviation ministry set to review glitches
Business

GoAir grounds 7 P&W engines-powered A320 Neos; civil aviation ministry set to review glitches

The Mumbai-headquartered GoAir has 49 planes in the fleet and 30 of them are Airbus A320 Neos.

Air India reverts senior pilot Arvind Kathpalia who failed alcohol test to executive director's post
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Air India reverts senior pilot Arvind Kathpalia who failed alcohol test to executive director's post

Kathpalia, a senior pilot, who has been working with Air India since the late 1980s, was elevated to the post of director in March 2017 from the position of ED

IndiGo's technical snags: A clueless aviation watchdog, DGCA must seek aircraft-specific glitch data from carriers
Business

IndiGo's technical snags: A clueless aviation watchdog, DGCA must seek aircraft-specific glitch data from carriers

Instead of asking for the number of technical snags, aviation regulator DGCA must seek data on the percentage of snags per aircraft per cycle (one takeoff and landing).

UAE to heavily regulate drones; set to introduce new laws to minimize risks
News & Analysis

UAE to heavily regulate drones; set to introduce new laws to minimize risks

The United Arab Emirates will finalise laws to more heavily regulate the sale of drones and their operations soon, aiming to minimise risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, an official at the aviation regulator said on Monday.

Govt to table new bill to replace DGCA by new aviation regulator
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Govt to table new bill to replace DGCA by new aviation regulator

A bill to replace the DGCA by a new aviation regulator with full operational and financial autonomy is likely to be tabled in Parliament in the next part of the Budget Session starting later this month, official sources said today.