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Miss Incidents In Indian Airspace Compiled to 28 in 2017

[New Delhi]Miss Incidents In Indian Airspace Compiled to 28 in 2017 .Probe Of Such Incedents are still in files
Near miss incidents, known as ‘airprox’ in aviation parlance, are generally those where the distance between two airborne planes is less than the prescribed safety limits.
The count of near miss incidents touched 32 in 2016 before coming down to 28 last year.
While 33 such incidents happened in 2014, the number dropped to 25 in 2015.
These figures are based on incidents reported to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Civil Aviation Ministry officials said the airprox rate per 10,000 aircraft movements has been on the decline during the 2012-17 period.
However, there has been an increase in terms of absolute number of such incidents during the same period, as per the data.
In 2012, as many as 18 near miss incidents were reported to the DGCA and the number rose to 23 in 2013. It went up to 33 in 2014, the data showed.
The count increased to 28 in 2017.
Under aviation norms, airprox incidents are classified into four categories —
‘no hazard’ and
The officials noted that there was only one ‘critical’ incident during the 2012-17 period.
In recent times, there have been airprox incidents, including the one that involved two IndiGo aircraft.
This incident happened on July 10 in the Bangalore airspace. The planes were operating on Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bangalore-Cochin routes.
The officials said this incident was classified under the ‘no hazard’ category and is being probed by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB).
India is one of the fastest growing aviation markets in the world and many domestic airlines have placed orders for a large number of aircraft as they look to cater to the rising passenger traffic.

Govt’s 2nd Big NO In Just 2 Days,Today’s ‘NO’ For Opaque DGCA

[New Delhi]Govt’s 2nd No In Two Days This Time For Replacement Of Opaque DGCA
Central Govt Has Shelved Its Another Proposal for Civil Aviation Authority
Union Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today said that he saw no need to merely rename the regulator.
The UPA government had proposed to replace Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) with Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) having full functional and financial autonomy to give the regulator more teeth.
But the Civil Aviation Minister said.”What is the need for CAA? What purpose will be served by just changing the name? I do not see any reason (to replace DGCA),”
Raju, however, admitted there is “opaqueness” in working of DGCA and promised to usher in transparency in the body in the interest of passenger safety and security.
The Minister said an ambitious plan is being worked out to make the DGCA a more “responsive” and “meaningful” body, which had faced a downgrade on safety grounds during the UPA regime.
The DGCA is expected to make completely online 18 major services including granting of licence to pilots, approval of safety procedures and engineering and flight operations this month as part of its e-GCA (e-Governance in Civil Aviation) project.
His comments come,Through PTI, at a time when there are increasing threats to aviation security worldwide, particularly after the terror attack on Brussels airport in March.
Yesterday Raju Ruled Out any Formulation For Capping Of Airfare

DGCA May Allow Local Airlines To Import 18 Years Old Aircraft Also

[New Delhi] Indian Aviation Watchdog DGCA May Allow Domestic Airlines To Import 18 Years Old Aircraft Also
Domestic airlines might soon be allowed to import aircraft that are up to 18 years old.New Aviation Policy Regarding ‘5/20’ Norms Is Also Under Progress. ,
Currently, local carriers are not allowed to import aircraft that are more than 15 years old.
The proposal to relax the aircraft import requirements comes at a time when the government is in the final stages of preparing the new aviation policy that would focus on improving regional air connectivity, among other areas.
The watchdog has proposed that pressurized aircraft that are to be imported should not have “completed 18 years of age or 50 % of operating cycle”.
A pressurized aircraft is one which is equipped to handle cabin pressure at an altitude of above 10,000 feet.
Besides, such aircraft should not have completed “15 years of age or 75 per cent of design economic life or 45,000 pressurisation cycle”.These norms, once in place, would be applicable for use in scheduled, non-scheduled and general aviation operations.

Tata’s Taj Air’s 2 Pilots Suspended For 3 Months For Falsifying Medical Records

[New Delhi]Taj Air’s Two Pilots Suspended
Tata’s Taj Air’s Two Pilots ,Falsifying Medical Records,Suspended
Aviation regulator DGCA has suspended two pilots of Tata Group’s Taj Air, a non-scheduled airline that flies Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and Chairman Cyrus Mistry among others, for allegedly falsifying medical records.
Besides chief pilot and co-pilot of Taj Air, a cabin crew member has also been suspended. All the three have been suspended for three months,
DGCA source said that The chief pilot was found to have falsified medical records of pilots and crew. This pilot had signed on behalf of the doctor,”
Tata Group also runs scheduled airline Vistara in a joint venture with Singapore Airlines, while it is a shareholder in budget carrier AirAsia India as well.
During a surprise check of non-scheduled operators last week, the DGCA found violations by pilots of Taj Air, Kestrel Aviation and Aerotech Aviation.
Subsequently, the regulator also suspended Kestrel’s one pilot and Aerotech’s two pilots, sources said.
In case of Kestrel, the pilot did not comply with the regulation pertaining to pre-flight medical test whereas with respect to Aerotech, there were irregularities in maintenance of medical test records,
According to sources, the registry maintained by Aerotech was found to have been signed by the same doctor at different stations although that particular doctor had not travelled to all the places.
Kestrel and Aerotech could not be immediately contacted.

Air India Demands,Removed Safety Chief, AS Soman Back In Service

[New Delhi]Air India Demands , Removed Flight Safety Chief, AS Soman Back In Service
National carrier Air India may request aviation regulator DGCA to reconsider its order removing A S Soman from the post of its flight safety chief after discussing the issue tomorrow.
Soman, who was appointed to the post in January, was removed on Friday on the charge that he had failed to preserve the Digital Flight Data Recording (DFDR) for the mandated period.
“The airline received the DGCA order only on Friday. The management will discuss the issue (of flight safety chief’s removal) on Monday and then take a call accordingly,” a senior Air India official said, adding, the aviation regulator may be requested to review its order.
According to regulatory norms, a scheduled airline has to monitor data for every flight and this should be kept in the records for six months.
DGCA’s approval is mandatory for the appointment of an airline’s safety head. The post of safety chief in the government-owned airline is of the level of a director.
Arvind Kathpalia, who heads the training wing, and A K Govil, who supervises the operations, are the two other directors of Air India.
The DGCA had sought data for all AI flights to Leh between May 23 and June 25 and its Bengaluru-Hyderabad flight (AI 513) of June 28. A passenger had complained about AI 513 having had a hard touch down in Hyderabad after which it took off again.
Soman, however, reportedly failed to provide the data, contending that the engineering department, which downloads it, had not sent it to the safety department. The aviation regulator found the reply unsatisfactory and removed Soman from the post.

Aviation Ministry to Discuss Airport & Ground Handling[High]Charges

[New Delhi]Civil Aviation Ministry to Discuss Issues Like Airport and Ground Handling[High] Charges,Next Week
Civil Aviation Ministry has convened a meeting of business aircraft and chopper operators next week to discuss issues being faced by the industry, particularly the airport and ground handling charges,
The meeting, which is likely to be chaired by the civil aviation secretary Rajiv Nayan Choubey, would have representatives from the Business Aircraft Operators’ Association (BAOA) and Rotary Wing Society of India (RSWI), they said.
Chairpersons of Airports Authority of India (AAI) and the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) have also been invited to the meeting, sources said.
“The government is quite keen to address the issues confronting the general aviation and helicopter segment. The meeting called on July 14 aims at looking at things such as airport and other charges, which are quite high and make the business unviable,”
According to government data, the domestic helicopter industry has seen a decline in growth in the recent years.
As per Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) records using as a yardstick the number of helicopters registered in the country, the industry was showing a slow growth, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma had informed Parliament in March.
As against a total of 35 helicopters registered in 2010, the number came down to 20 in 2011 and 16 in 2012. In 2013 and 2014, a total of 23 helicopters were registered, 12 of them last year.
Business Aircraft Operators’ Association (BAOA) has already mandated Dubai-based Martin Consulting to conduct a comprehensive study of the business and general aviation segments including the growth potential, infrastructure requirements and challenges.
The segment leaders are of the view that general aviation suffers a major perception problem leading to apathy that has resulted in non-existence of a separate policy framework, punitive taxations and lack of infrastructural support.The study would map the real dynamics of the segment, identify challenges that are affecting its growth while bringing out a list of immediate imperatives and long-term recommendations in order to give a fillip.

Yes Theft Cases Are On Rise at Delhi’s Highly Secured IGI Airport:Govt Admits In RS

[New Delhi]Yes Theft Cases Are On Rise at Delhi’s Highly Secured IGI Airport:Govt Admits In RS
67 Theft cases Registered During Last Year at Delhi’s Highly Secured IGI Airport Which is four time higher compared to 2013
The number of theft cases reported at the Indira Gandhi International Airport rose to 67 last year compared to only 14 in 2013, the government informed the Rajya Sabha today.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Mahesh Sharma said that 67 theft cases were reported at the IGI Airport in 2014 compared to 14 in 2013.
In 2012, Only 24 theft cases were reported at the airport while in the first three months of this year, their number stood at 19, the minister said.
While the number of theft cases reported at the IGI Airport had declined in 2013, it reported an increase in the subsequent year. Further, during the initial five months of 2014, only 18 cases were reported at this airport.
He was responding to a question on whether it is a fact that instances of baggage theft at the IGI Airport are increasing.
According to the minister, various measures, including sharing list of suspects with all concerned agencies, are done to prevent thefts at airports.
Ground handling staff are frisked while leaving airport, and they are banned from using cell phone in the air side.
Minister said that Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) help desk counters, among others, have been set up at the airports for receipt of complaint of thefts from the passengers,

गो एयर एयर लाइन्स के मालिकों ने प्लेन्स के नट+बोल्ट्स कसवाने के लिए भी पैसे नहीं छोड़े

झल्ले दी झल्लियां गल्लाँ

एयर इंडिया का चीयर लीडर

ओये झल्लेया ये क्या हो रहा है|मोदी के राज में ऐसी अंधेरगर्दी ? ओये हसाड़ी पिछड़ी इंडियन एयर लाइन्स +एयर इंडिया के राष्ट्रीय मिक्सचर को पीछे धकेल कर फायदे में जा रही प्राइवेट एयर लाइन्स को और फायदे वाली एयर वेज़ के अलॉटमेंट और एयर पोर्ट्स पर सारी सुविधाएं सस्ते में दी जा रही है|ओये इनकेचक्कर में हमें ख्वाहमख़ाह हवा में ही चक्कर लगा कर महंगा ऐ टी ऍफ़ फूंकना पड़ता है ओये अब तो उच्चतम न्यायलय ने भी इस पर ऐतराज जता दिया है लेकिन सरकार कुछ सोच ही नहीं रही


ओ मेरे भापा जी मालूम हुआ है कि प्राइवेट एयरलाइन्स गो एयर आदि की जेबों में इनके मालिकों ने इतना पैसा भी नहीं छोड़ा है कि ये लोग अपने जहाज़ों के नट +बोल्ट तक कसवा सकें उस पर आपजी के आपजी के नियामक डी जी सी ऐ ने गो एयर और एयर इंडिया आदि के तीन प्लेन्स को ,इन्ही नट बोल्ट के कारण, ग्राउंड पर हैंग करवा दिया है इन्हें दुर्घटना के लाभ भी लेने नहीं दिए


डीजीसीए ने एयरलाइनों को हवाई अड्डों पर यात्रियों के साथ मृदु भाषी होने और यात्रियों की सहायता के निर्देश दिए

डीजीसीए ने एयरलाइनों को हवाई अड्डों पर यात्रियों के साथ शिष्टाचार से पेश आने के निर्देश दिए|
डायरेक्टर जनरल ऑफ़ सिविल एविएशन [डीजीसीए] ने 2014 के वायु परिवहन परिपत्र [१] में हवाई अड्डों पर यात्रियों के लिए सुविधाओं/शिष्टाचार के बारे में अपने तरह के पहले व्यापक दिशा निर्देश जारी किए हैं। परिपत्र में यात्रियों की शिकायतों के समाधान और यात्रियों के साथ एयरलाइन/हवाई अड्डा कर्मचारियों के शिष्ट व्यवहार को मानक रूप देने पर बल दिया गया है। इन दिशानिर्देशों में निम्नलिखित बिंदुओं पर ध्यान दिया गया है:
[१]हर वर्ष 50,000 या अधिक यात्रियों के आवागमन को संचालित करने वाले सभी हवाई अड्उों पर तार्किक पैदल दूरी से दूर स्थित बोर्डिंग द्वारों तक पहुंचने के लिए सभी वरिष्ठ नागरिकों+गर्भवती महिलाओं+ विकलांगजनों + टर्मिनल भवन में जरूरतमंद यात्रियों के लिए निशुल्क स्वचालित बॉगी का प्रावधान।
[२] बोर्डिंग द्वार तक हैंडबैग ले जाने के लिए सुरक्षा जांच के बाद छोटी ट्रॉली का प्रावधान
[३] एयरलाइनों/हवाई अड्डा संचालकों को मुख्य क्षेत्रों में अपने नोडल अधिकारियों और अपील प्राधिकरण का विवरण स्पष्ट ढंग से प्रदर्शित करना
[४]यात्रियों को संभालने में लगे एयरलाइनों/हवाई अड्डा संचालकों के ग्राउंड हैंडलिंग कर्मचारियों को समय-समय पर मृदु व्यवहार, शिष्टाचार और यात्रियों की सहायता करने का प्रशिक्षण देना
[५]एयरलाइनों/हवाई अड्डा संचालकों को यात्रियों की शिकायतों एवं दुर्व्यवहार, गलत बर्ताव और यात्रियों को परेशान करने तथा उनकी शिकायतों पर की कार्रवाई के बारे में हर महीने रिपोर्ट देनी होगी।
सोर्स :ब्यूरो

ऍफ़ ऐ ऐ द्वारा, भारतीय नागर विमानन छेत्र को डाउन ग्रेड किये जाने से स्टार अलायन्स पर प्रभाव नहीं

भारतीय नागर विमानन छेत्र को फेडरल एविएशन एडमिनिस्‍ट्रेशन[FAA] द्वारा, सुरक्षा को लेकर, डाउन ग्रेड किये जाने से कोई प्रभाव नहीं पड़ेगायह दावा नागर विमानन राज्‍य मंत्री श्री के. सी. वेणुगोपाल ने लोकसभा में किया |
नागर विमानन राज्‍य मंत्री श्री के. सी. वेणुगोपाल ने लोकसभा में जानकारी दी कि एयर इंडिया के स्‍टार एलायंस में जुड़ने से फेडरल एविएशन एडमिनिस्‍ट्रेशन (एफएए) द्वारा भारतीय विमानन क्षेत्र की डाउन ग्रेडिंग से कोई प्रभाव नहीं पड़ेगा।
स्‍टार एलायंस ने इसकी पुष्टि भी की है कि एफएए सुरक्षा आकलन, संबंधित सरकारों तथा विमानन प्राधिकरण से संबंध रखता है तथा इसका स्‍टार एलायंस में एयर इंडिया के जुड़ने से प्रत्‍यक्ष प्रभाव नहीं पड़ेगा।
पिछले वर्ष दिसंबर, 2013 में स्‍टार एलायंस द्वारा की गई घोषणा के बाद इसके मुख्‍य कार्यकारी बोर्ड (सीईबी) ने सर्वसम्मति से पुन: एकीकरण को स्‍वीकार किया है। एकीकरण के तहत स्‍टार एलायंस की विभिन्‍न अपेक्षाओं+ प्रक्रियाओं + मानकों को अपनाना पड़ता है।
एयर मंत्री ने बताया कि करगिल के लिए अभी तक नियमित उड़ान शुरू नहीं हुई है ,जम्मू-कश्मीर में करगिल को हवाई सेवा से जोड़ने की संभावनाओं का पता लगाया जा रहा है। हालांकि यह हवाई सेवा प्रदाता एयरलाइनों पर निर्भर करता है कि वे विशेष स्थानों पर सेवा उपलब्ध कराते हैं या नहीं। यह मार्ग पर ट्रैफिक की मांग और वाणिज्यिक तौर पर मुनाफे पर भी निर्भर करता है।
करगिल तक पहली उड़ान 7 जनवरी, 2014 को उद्घाटन के मौके परभरने वाले ,एयर मंत्री ने बताया था कि क्षेत्रीय एयरलाइन परियोजना में सुधार दोबारा मूल्यांकन किया जा रहा है। ऑपरेटर ने आंतरिक मूल्यांकन, उड़ान संबंधी नीतियां बनाने और विलय एवं अधिग्रहण जैसे काम के लिए और समय मांगा था। आज की तारीख तक करगिल से या करगिल तक कोई घरेलू उड़ान की सुविधा नहीं है।
देशभर में हवाई परिवहन सेवाओं के बेहतर नियमन के लिए सरकार ने रूट डिसपर्सल गाइडलाइन्स (आरडीजी) का प्रस्ताव रखा है। आरडीजी के अनुसार, कैटेगरी-1 (मेट्रो) मार्ग पर अधिसूचित सभी एयरलाइन्स के लिए कैटेगरी-1 और कैटेगरी-2 मार्ग पर तैनात एयरलाइंस की पूरी क्षमता का 10 फीसदी होना जरूरी है। कैटेगरी-2 के मार्ग से पूर्वोत्तर राज्यों, जम्मू-कश्मीर (करगिल सहित), अंडमान एवं निकोबार और लक्षद्वीप के हवाई अड्डे जुडे हैं