The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India's aviation regulator, requested an explanation from the airline operations after multiple Indigo flights were delayed across the nation. The principal cause of the problem was attributed to a lack of crew members. On July 2, just 45% of IndiGo flights were able to depart within 15 minutes of the planned time, according to statistics from the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
Akasa Air received the first 737 Max airplane from Boeing in Seattle, USA on June 16. Akasa Air sealed an agreement with Boeing to acquire 72 Max jets, three months after Indian aviation regulator DGCA granted green light. "This brings us one step closer to the process of obtaining our Air Operator's Permit and leading to our commercial launch," said Vinay Dube CEO of Akasa Air.
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
According to a corporate statement released on October 11, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has issued a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for the establishment of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's new airline "Akasa Air". By the summer of 2022, the new airline hopes to be operational. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala and Vinay Dube, the former CEO of Jet Airways, have financed Akasa Air. In the next four years, the airline intends to operate over 70 planes.
Courtesy: India Tv
The Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on August 12 that it has increased the passengers’ capacity from 65% to 72.5% to fly in domestic airlines. The order came after the MoCA Jyotiraditya Scindia held a meeting on August 6 and said ''will remain in place until further order.'' Besides, people have to invest more in tickets as a separate order by the government has increased the airfare bands to 12%.
Courtesy: United News of India
The Indian Council of Medical Research has received a go-ahead from the Civil Aviation ministry and Directorate General of Civil Aviation to conduct trials of COVID-19 vaccine delivery through drones. Granted conditional exemption, the study will be conducted in a collaborative effort with IIT-Kanpur. Valid for only one year the permission requires the trial conducting entities to fulfill all conditions laid by DGCA and MoCA, to avoid action… read-more
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