The spokesperson informed that the flight had a normal landing and passengers were debarked as per procedure.
The exercise starts Monday with ICAO's audit of the Indian aviation regulator.
The authorities have been alarmed by a series of incidents involving mobile phones catching fire mid-air, reports Times of India.
The suggestion by the DGCA comes despite the recent outrage against the Indian Army for bringing back bodies of slain soldiers from Arunachal Pradesh in cardboard boxes without proper military honours
The civil aviation regulator also wants crew to be grounded as soon as they land, if they operate a flight by skipping the test.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) decided to extend the notice period to be served by senior pilots to one year from six months.
The audit is conducted in areas legislation, organisation, operations, airworthiness, accident investigation, etc and "randomly" pick an airline to check its compliance of the safety regulations.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) later clarified that the directive was "advisory in nature".
In March, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had asked P&W to fix the issues related to its engines powering A320 neo planes flown by the Indian carriers within a specified time. Sources, who did not wish to be named, said at least nine A320 neo planes of IndiGo are currently grounded due to engine issues, which are in the process of being addressed.
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.
The Bombay High Court, on April 12, 2017, ordered the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and other agencies, to demolish or reduce the height of over 100 buildings that are in violation of R
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.