Helicopter operators will meet DGCA on June 13 to present their case in favour of being allowed to operate single-engine helicopters under the govt's regional connectivity scheme.
“The Sikorsky helicopter VT-CMM took off from Nilanda, Latur, at 12 pm. There were six people, including the Maharashtra CM. All six are safe. The pilot decided on emergency landing due to variable wind pattern. The helicopter was damaged during landing,” said a statement by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Opposing the plea, the DGCA has told the court that in emergency situations, transportation by road and by rail are affected and only air transportation is available due to which the demand for air travel increases manifold leading to rise in fares.
Overbooking of a flight has been a long-standing practice in the airline industry as seats are considered as a "time sensitive and perishable" product once the flight takes off.
A mid-air smash like debacle was averted over Delhi airport today after an Air India plane aborted its take off as an incoming IndiGo flight did a last minute go-around before touch down on an adjacent but merging runway.
The Civil Aviation Ministry is in consultation with the DGCA for preparing a no-fly list for unruly fliers.
Twenty cases of violations of guidelines by private airlines, including Jet Airways and SpiceJet, have come to the notice of aviation regulator DGCA this year till February, according to the government.
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who was flying on an Air India flight from Pune to Delhi, hit the airline's duty manager Sukumar with his slipper several times.
Ravindra Gaikwad refused to get off the plane as he was forced to travel economy despite carrying a business class ticket and did not accept the airline's explanation that there were only economy seats on the flight.
Air India can count itself lucky every time the government jumped to its rescue â€“ and the carrier has run into rough weather more number of times than it seems normal for a flag-bearer.
It has been made by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) while submitting its report on an emergency landing incident of a SpiceJet aircraft last year.
Prior to suspending its flight services, Air Costa had been operating 16 flights daily to eight destinations.
A report had claimed that the government was looking to sell a majority stake in the loss-making national carrier to a strategic partner.
Air India pilots' union ICPA today sought removal of Captain A K Kathpalia, whose flying licence has been suspended by DGCA, as head of operations of the national carrier.
Aviation watchdog DGCA has come across over 6,000 violations related to compliance by aviation companies last year, the government said today.
There were 422 air safety violations by the crew of various air operators in 2016, a rise of nearly 50 per cent from 2015, resulting in de-rostering of 42 pilots besides suspension of 272 crew members, DGCA said today.
A woman pilot and another crew member of state-owned Air India were grounded for three months after they failed a pre-flight alcohol test.
Aviation regulator DGCA, which is probing the incident of an IndiGo flight aborting take off from Mumbai Airport due to an engine "failure" last week, may handover the inquiry to the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), sources said.
Domestic air passenger traffic rose nearly 24 percent in December 2016 to 95.52 lakh from 77.09 lakh registered during the same period of 2015 even as IndiGo continued to deliver poor on time performance besides losing market share by almost 2 percent in the month.
Expressing concern over aviation regulator ordering a review of the data collection procedure of airlines' on-time performance (OTP) at four airports on IndiGo's complaint, officials from Jet Airways and SpiceJet are expected take up the issue with the DGCA next week.
Domestic carrier Vistara is likely to enter into a codesharing agreement with Singapore Airlines soon in a move that would allow seamless connectivity to its customers to Singapore and vice versa.
Airline operators having more than 20 aircraft of one type should compulsorily have simulator training facility within India, aviation watchdog DGCA has said months after detecting lapses at an overseas simulator training facility used by IndiGo.
Jet Airways today said passengers can carry power banks only in their cabin bags and not in check-in baggages.
All Indian airlines together had transported a total of 73.22 lakh passengers in November 2015.
The matter was listed for hearing today but could not be taken up as the judges were not available for hearing it. The hearing was posted for February 23 next year.