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DGCA Grounds 12 Pilots Of Spicejet+GoAir+AirIndiaExpress

[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

फ्लाइट केंसिल करने पर रु २० हजार मुआवजा ,एयरलाइन्स की आनाकानी

[नई दिल्ली] फ्लाइट केंसिल करने पर एयर लाइन्स द्वारा यात्री को रु २० हजार मुआवजा देना होगा लेकिन दोषी एयरलाइन्स कर रही हैं आनाकानी| गौरतलब हे के अपने फायदे के लिए इंडिगो +जेट एयर+ स्पाईस जेट आदि एयर लाइन्स द्वारा आये दिन फ्लाइट्स में देरी की जाती है|कनेक्टिंग फ्लाइट्स केंसिल कर दी जाती है और यात्रियों को कोई मुआवजा भी नहीं दिया जाता |इसी के फलस्वरूप डी जी सी ऐ ने यात्रियों के कष्ट देने वाली एयरलाइन्स पर नकेल डालने के लिए मसौदा तैयार किया है |अब कनेक्टिंग फ्लाइट केंसिल होने पर २० हजार रु के मुआवजे का प्रावधान होगा |इसके जवाब में एयरलाइन्स ने किराया बढ़ाने की धमकी दी है

Spicejet Plane Lands Without Hydraulic Fluid :176 safe

[New Delhi] Spicejet Plane Lands Without Hydraulic Fluid :176 safe
A Delhi-bound SpiceJet aircraft from Bengaluru with 176 persons onboard landed under emergency conditions at the Indira Gandhi International Airport this morning following partial failure of hydraulic system.
All passengers and crew of SpiceJet flight SG 136 are safe
The Boeing 737 aircraft landed at around 0845 hours,

Airlines Challenges Development Charges @Rs 8500 In HC :UDAN

[New Delhi]Airlines Challenges Development Charges @Rs 8500 In HC
The proposal to levy Rs 7500 to Rs 8500 per flight operated by Indian airlines to create a fund to develop regional airports under its UDAN scheme was today challenged in Delhi High Court which sought to know the government’s stand on the matter.
A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal issued notice to Ministry of Civil Aviation, Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and sought their replies by December 21 regarding the challenge to the levy, which comes into effect from tomorrow.
The order came on the petition by Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) which has said that while the scheme allows it to pass on the levy to the passengers, it cannot do so as it is not a fee for which the carriers are rendering any service to the flyers.
The FIA, which represents scheduled carriers like Indigo, GoAir, Spicejet and Jet Airways, has sought quashing of the October 21 notification inserting the rule for imposing the levy as well as the November 9 order declaring rates of levy and the categories of the scheduled flights on which they would be imposed.
FIA, represented by senior advocate Arvind P Datar, said the levy would put an “immense financial burden”, estimated between Rs 388 crore to Rs 532 crore or more per annum, and sought orders prohibiting the AAI from collecting the levy.
It said that if the financial burden was passed on to the flyers, it would lead to an increase in tariff which would run counter to objectives of the National Civil Aviation Policy and the Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme under it to bring airfares down to affordable rates.
UDAN, as per the Centre, seeks to connect small cities by air as well as make flying more affordable for the people

Spicejet+GoAir Came Close Over Goa Airspace

[New Delhi]Near Miss Over Goa Airspace.Spicejet+GoAir Came Close Over Goa Airspace
In a near miss incident, two aircraft came close to each other in Goa airspace,
The incident, involving a SpiceJet’s Hyderabad-bound plane from Goa and a GoAir aircraft operating on Nagpur-Mumbai route, took place yesterday, As per sources A probe has been ordered by the civil aviation regulator–Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA),
In the Indian airspace, two planes can fly at minimum permitted vertical separation of 1,000 feet, and a breach in this separation prompts the TCAS to go off.

Budget Air Carrier SpiceJet ,With 75 Flyers,Cancelled Flight At Last Minute

[Chennai,TN] Budget Air Carrier SpiceJet cancelled flight At The Last Minute ,75 Flyers Put To Hardship
Seventy five passengers were put to hardship after budget air carrier SpiceJet cancelled its flight to Port Blair at the last minute
Airport officials said the flight, scheduled to leave Chennai this afternoon, was cancelled at the last minute due to heavy rainfall in Port Blair.
The passengers were then requested to come tomorrow,
Meanwhile, SpiceJet in its micro-blogging site, cautioned passengers about flight operations getting affected due to bad weather in Port Blair.


Indian Domestic Air Traffic Consecutively Jumped Growth in July Also:26%

[New Delhi] Indian Domestic Air Traffic Jumped Record 26% Growth in July
Domestic air passenger traffic jumped by nearly 26 per cent in July, registering double-digit growth for the 24th consecutive month with lower fares attracting more fliers.
IndiGo saw its market share climb to 39.8 per cent It had a market share of 37.9 per cent in June.
Latest data from aviation regulator DGCA showed that local airlines flew
85.08 lakh passengers in July compared to
67.62 lakh fliers recorded in the year-ago period.
This is the 24th straight month that domestic air traffic has registered high double-digit growth, which also comes against the backdrop of many airlines offering lower fares as they compete to attract more passengers.
In terms of market share in July,
IndiGo [39.8%]
Jet Airways (16.3%),
Air India (14.8 %),
SpiceJet (11.7%),
GoAir (8.4 %),
Vistara (2.6 %) and
AirAsia (2.2%).
When it comes to load factor — a measure of seat occupancy in flights — low-cost carrier
SpiceJet emerged on top with 92 %in July. The same stood at 93 % in June.
During July,
IndiGo’s load factor stood at 83.6 % higher than 77.9 % seen in the previous month.
Among other airlines,
GoAir registered a load factor of 90.3 % followed by Air Asia with 85.7 % while that of
Jet Airways and Vistara were 83.8 % and 75.2 % respectively.
National carrier Air India registered a lower load factor of 80.3 %in July compared to 82 % in June.
Scheduled domestic airlines shelled out compensation to the tune of Rs 35.56 lakh for denied boarding to passengers last month.
For cancellations, the carriers gave a total
compensation of Rs 23.22 lakh while the overall amount for
flight delays, a total amount of Rs 61.33 lakh was given “towards compensation and facilities”.
According to DGCA, 1,111 passengers were affected by
denied boarding, 4,796 people by cancellations and
delays impacted 65,953 passengers.
Last month, as many as 948 passenger-related complaints were received by the scheduled domestic airlines with maximum number coming against Air Pegasus — which saw disruptions in its operations amid financial woes.
As much as 34.2 % complaints were related to flight problems, followed by customer service (27.4 %) and baggage (17.5%).

25 Indigo’s Crew Members Faced Enforcement Action During Six Months Of This Year

[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
IndiGo (25),
Air India (22),
Spicejet (15),
GoAir (8),
Vistara (4) and
AirAsia (2).
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
Jet Airways
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.

63 SpiceJet Pilots Violate Duty Norms

[New Delhi]63 SpiceJet Pilots Violate Duty Norms
Indian Aviation regulator DGCA found 63 pilots of SpiceJet for operating flights beyond their stipulated duty hours,
Pilots who have exceeded the flight duty period more than once have been suspended for 15 days and warnings have been issued to those who have exceeded the stipulated time only once,
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha told the Lok Sabha.”During surveillance and subsequent scrutiny of records, it has been revealed that 63 pilots of SpiceJet had operated flights exceeding flight duty period as laid down in Civil Aviation Requirements…,”
However, the Minister did not disclose specific details such as when these incidents happened.
In a separate written reply, Sinha said the new airport at Kannur in Kerala is expected to be completed by May 31, 2017.
The project is being implemented by Kannur International Airport Ltd (KIAL) through funds from equity and term loan from banks.

National Carrier ‘Maharaja’ To Share MRO Facilities with Pvt Airline Spicejet

[Nagpur] National Carrier A I To Share MRO Facilities with Pvt Airline Spicejet
Air India has finally succeeded in roping-in a private airline to use the maintenance repair overhaul (MRO) facility at the SEZ in Mihan
An MoU has been signed by Air India Engineering Services CEO H R Jagannath and Spicejet vice president Arun Kashyap in the presence of top AI officials
With the signing of the agreement, Spicejet will send its aircraft from the fleet of 42 planes to Nagpur MRO in immediate future,
Spread over 50 acres of land adjacent to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, the Rs 600 crore MRO, which is connected by a 3.5 km taxiway, offers this facility.
The construction work of the MRO, funded by Boeing, commenced in March 2011 and completed in a record period of 3.5 years. It was finally handed over to Air India on December 29, 2014, and actual operations commenced from August 27 last year