Delhi High Court issues notice to Jet Airways on plea for refund and alternative flights to passengers

The High Court has also asked the Centre and the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation to respond to the plea by next date of hearing on July 16. The Delhi High Court on May 1 issued notice to Jet Airways on a plea seeking refund or alternative mode of travel to passengers who had booked tickets with the […]

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DGCA moves NGT, says impossible to dump poop mid-air

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has moved the National Green Tribunal seeking a stay and review of its order directing the aviation regulator to issue a circular to all airlines operating at IGI Airport here to ensure that they do not empty toilet tanks mid-air. The DGCA has now moved a plea seeking […]

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High Court raps DGCA for changing stipulated flight duty time limitations

Concerned over fatigued pilots and cabin crew posing a risk to passenger safety, the Delhi High Court today took to task aviation regulator DGCA for allowing airlines to change stipulated flight and duty time limitations (FDTLs). A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said that the Directorate General of […]

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High Court asks Air India to release salary of grounded pilot

The Delhi High Court today directed national carrier Air India to release the salary of a pilot, who was grounded in 2016 after being allegedly tested positive for alcohol consumption before and after flights on two occasions. Justice Rajiv Shakdher asked the airline why it had withdrawn the full salary of the pilot and how […]

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Pratt and Whitney snag: DGCA assures Bombay High Court of precautions in the wake of certain A320 neo planes.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today told the Bombay High Court that it was taking all necessary precautions in the wake of certain A320 neo planes, powered by Pratt & Whitney engines, being grounded due to engine failures. Hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Mumbai resident Harish Agarwal, a division bench […]

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Assure safety of P&W engines: Bombay High Court to DGCA

The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to list the steps being taken since 2007 to check the airworthiness of all Pratt & Whitney 1100 engines that power Airbus A320 New Engine Option (Neo) planes. A Division Bench of Justices Naresh Patil and Justice G.S. Kulkarni was hearing […]

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Delhi High Court asks DGCA to file affidavit on airworthiness of A320 Neos

The Delhi High Court today directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to file an affidavit as required under the Aircraft Rules on the safety and airworthiness of the A320 Neo planes flying in India. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar said the affidavit would be signed […]

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 The Directorate General of Civil Aviation fix notice period, we only lay down guidelines : Delhi High Court

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has told the Delhi High Court that it has not fixed the notice period for pilots but has just laid down the guidelines under the Civil Aviation Requirements (CARs) , and the power to decide the duration has been left with the airlines. The aviation regulator told the […]

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HC frowns upon AAI, DGCA over safety issues

“It seems that passenger safety is of no priority to you,” the Bombay High Court’s told Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) as it rapped them for failing to ensure safety of air passengers and those living around airports. A division bench of justices V M Kanade and M […]

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How is Rs 100/kg for excess baggage okay: asks HC

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Delhi High Court today asked aviation regulator DGCA how the figure of Rs 100 per kg for checked-in excess baggage between 15-20 kgs was reasonable as was contended by it. “You have not said what is the basis for the figure of Rs 100 per kg,” Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva asked. “How do you call it […]

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