[New Delhi] DGCA Grounds 12 Pilots Of Spicejet+GoAir+AirIndiaExpress
Aviation regulator DGCA has grounded 12 pilots and served show-cause notices on them after the six recent cases of aircraft veering off runway or taxiway
Air India Express and
have been involved in three, two and one such incidents, respectively, in the past few days
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[New Delhi] DGCA Grounds 12 Pilots Of Spicejet+GoAir+AirIndiaExpress
[New Delhi]IndiGo’s Airbuses Facing Glitches, DGCA Yet To Put a Check on PW Engine
The DGCA had issued an advisory in November last year to deal with this issue. However, the PW engines continue to face glitches P&W engine woes had forced both IndiGo (which operates 57 of such planes)and the larger rival GoAir to ground some of the A320 Neos on earlier occasions also.Despite repeated glitches neither the engine maker nor the plane maker has been able to provide any lasting solution so far.
India’s aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is likely to issue an additional advisory soon for Airbus planes fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines,
The recurring glitches on the Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus planes have forced the Wadia group-run budget carrier GoAir to ground as many as seven A320 Neos.
GoAir has 49 planes in the fleet and 30 of them are Airbus A320 Neos.
During February and March last year, 14 planes — 11 of IndiGo and three of GoAir – were grounded by the aviation regulator DGCA following a series of mid-air engine shutdowns.
Apart from these two carriers, Air India and Vistara also operate A320 Neos but they are powered by CFM engines. P&W engine woes had forced both IndiGo (which operates 57 of such planes)and the larger rival GoAir to ground some of the A320 Neos on earlier occasions also.
[New Delhi]Govt Relaxes Its Gripes Over Air India:49 % FDI Allowed
Modi government today relaxed FDI norms in various sectors such as single brand retail and allowed foreign airlines to invest up to 49 per cent in Air India. The decision was taken during the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . The Cabinet allowed overseas investors to invest 100 per cent FDI (foreign direct investment) in single brand retail trading and construction development without any government approval,
. “Foreign airlines allowed to invest up to 49 per cent under approval route in Air India,” the statement said. As per the policy, foreign airlines are allowed to invest under government approval route in Indian companies operating scheduled and non-scheduled air transport services, up to the limit of 49 per cent of their paid-up capital. However, the provision was not applicable to Air India, thereby implying that foreign airlines could not invest in Air India. “It has now been decided to do away with this restriction and allow foreign airlines to invest up to 49 per cent under approval route in Air India,”
[Chennai,,TN] Centre Plans to Double Airports in 2-3 Yrs: Jayant Sinha
The Union government plans to double the number of airports in the country over the next two to three years to serve the largely untapped domestic aviation industry which has seen an increase in passengers
Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha has said.”Our party in its 2014 elections manifesto announced the UDAN (Udey Desh Ka Aam Nagrik) scheme, under which we have to expand the number of airports.
The fact is we have 75 airports with scheduled services. We think to double it in next two to three years,” Minister was delivering the third Memorial Lecture on G Ramachandran organised by SICCI last night.
On availability of trained employees for the aviation sector, Sinha said, “We are facing shortage of planes and crew.
We have to pay a lot of time in developing the skills. For every plane, we need 14 crew. And that tells the kind of recruitment we need (to fill the shortage of manpower).
[New Delhi] 25 IndiGo’s Crew Members Faced Enforcement Action Just Six Months
44 crew members, including pilots, of
Jet Airways faced enforcement actions this year till June end, followed by
Air India (22),
Vistara (4) and
On August 11, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha informed Parliament that DGCA acted against 63 pilots of SpiceJet for operating flights beyond their stipulated duty hours. In 2014, there were 391 enforcement actions by the DGCA.
As per DGCA Reports ,270 airline crew violated safety norms this year
As many as 270 airline crew members, mostly pilots, were found violating safety norms this year by regulator DGCA which suspended over 150 of them, raising serious concerns about aviation safety.
The number paints an alarming picture as there was a total of
275 “enforcement actions” by DGCA last year, compared
270 such actions being initiated in less than eight months this year.
“Instances of safety violations are increasing. To curb such incidents, the regulator has stepped up surveillance activities,” a senior DGCA official said.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had earlier this week suspended flying licenses of two pilots of
Air India and
for four years as they were found to be drunk soon after operating international flights. It had also directed the airlines to register FIRs against them.
Violation of safety requirements such as being drunk while operating a flight can also attract imprisonment.
One cabin crew member each from the two carriers have also been suspended for the same violation for one year.
As per latest data available with DGCA, there were safety violations involving around 270 airline crew members this year till August 12 and the number stood at 169 at the end of June.
Most of them were pilots, flight commanders and first officers.
[New Delhi]Regional Carrier Air Pegasus Knocks DGCA for Approval To Import two ATR Planes.Airline has Two 66 aircrafts
The Bengaluru-based Regional carrier Air Pegasus has sought aviation regulator DGCA’s approval to import two ATR planes, which it intends to induct in the fleet by the end of the current financial year.
As per Air Pegasus Managing Director Shyson Thomas,The airline will also submit its network expansion plans to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) once the permission for leasing of the two planes is in place,
Regional airline had commenced operations in April last year. Air Pegasus currently has two 66-seater aircraft by French-Italian manufacturer ATR in its fleet.
The airline had earlier applied to the Civil Aviation Ministry for permission to import the aircraft,
Promoted by ground-handling services provider Decor Aviation, Air Pegasus is among the three regional airlines currently operating in the country. Vijaywada-based Air Costa + Hyderbad-based Trujet are the other two.
Air Pegasus at present operates over 50 weekly services to Hubballi, Thiruvananthapuram, Madurai, Mangaluru, Chennai, Kadapa and Madurai from its base Bengaluru.It also plans to scale up its services to connect Tuticorin, Belagavi, Rajahmundry and Puducherry.
Since the launch of its services, the carrier has flown a total of 1.37 lakh passengers till December 2015.
[New Delhi]Ms M Sathiyavathy Upgraded To The Post Of DGCA .M Sathiyavathy And 17 Other Officers Upgraded
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved 18 appointments w.e.f. 31.08.2015 by temporarily upgrading the posts held by these officers
Ms M. Sathiyavathy, IAS (UT:1982) as Director General of Civil Aviation, in the rank and pay of Secretary