Akasa Airlines filed a petition in the Delhi High Court, seeking intervention into the recent mass resignation of pilots. Notably, the airline is going through a shortage of pilots, as 43 pilots submitted their resignation, to join rival airlines, leading to a potential shutdown. The Airline, which is cancelling over 21 flights a day, is suffering huge losses and also sought action by the Director General of Civil Aviation.
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During an Air India Flight Al-915 (Delhi-Dubai), the pilots invited their female friend into the cockpit. As a result, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has fined the airline Rs. 30 lakhs for not promptly and effectively addressing this safety-sensitive issue. The pilot has also been suspended by the Civil Aviation Department. The matter came to light after one of the operating crew complaint about it to Air India.
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) imposed a hefty fine of Rs 20 lakhs on Air Asia, owned by Tata Groups, on February 11. AirAsia India was fined for breaking some rules pertaining to pilot training. In addition, DCGA also ordered three-month suspension of the airline's head of training. Notably, On January 23, AirAsia India allegedly violated aviation norms with respect to pilot proficiency checks and instrument rating tests.
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) extended restrictions on the low-cost airline SpiceJet to operate only 50% of departures till October 29, 2022. On September 21, the DGCA, India's airline and airport regulatory body released a statement in this regard and also appreciated the reduction in a number of safety incidents. The DCGA issued a showcase notice to SpiceJet on July 6, amid safety concerns after many incidents.
The Director General of Civil Aviation removed a pilot of a prominent airline from flight duty after he failed a drug test, confirmed official on August 26. Furthermore, with this so far, four pilots of airlines failed the required civil aviation requirement (CAR) drug test. Notably, the procedure for examination of aviation personnel for consumption of psychoactive substances came into effect on January 31, conducted on a random basis.
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) asked Indian airlines to mandate mask-wearing, amid the rising number of Covid-19 cases in India. On August 17, the DCGA said, if a passenger shows disagreement to comply with the Covid-19 protocols, strict actions will be taken against the passenger. The aviation ministry also warned to put passengers under "unruly" list and no flying list.
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced that they had curtailed the SpiceJet flight operations to 50%. The operations were reduced to hald for the next eight weeks, from July 27. The decision was taken in view of the recent snags and technical glitches, risking the lives of people, by SpiceJet… read-more
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The Director General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) issued guidelines for airlines, in India after a recent incident of onboard refusal to a disabled passenger. On July 22, the DCGA said, "Under the amended rule, Airline shall not refuse carriage of any person on the basis of disability and/or reduced mobility if it happens then airlines have informed the passenger with a disability in writing with the reason therein immediately".
In another technical issue, SpiceJet had to do an emergency landing of its Dubai-Madurai flight. Notably, on July 11, a Spicejet B737 aircraft VT-SZK Max aircraft's nose wheel malfunctioned, following which the authority did ground the craft and arranged another flight immediately, for Dubai-Madurai. The incident is at least the ninth incident of technical malfunction in a SpiceJet aircraft in the past 24-days, especially after the DCGA show-… read-more
SpiceJet, an Indian airline is facing a rough time after shares slump to 40% from the previous 69%, amid recent negligence in safety margins, in 2022. The airlines' shares on July 6, closed at 39%, hours after SpiceJet received a show-cause notice by the Director-General of Civil Aviation, over safety margin issues.… read-more