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165 Pilots in India Found Drunk in Pre-Flight Tests, During Last 5 Years

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
By George Hatcher

In reply to an RTI application filed by the Time of India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India, has revealed that between 2009 and February 2014, 165 pilots throughout the country were grounded after their pre-flight medical tests showed high levels of alcohol in their blood. Among these, 50 pilots were from... »

Indian Airlines to Employ Real-Time Plane Tracking; Orders DGCA

Friday, May 9, 2014
By George Hatcher

The civil aviation regulator of India has issued a directive, ordering the airlines to use real-time tracking for locating the planes. In the directive, the Director General Prabhat Kumar has obligated the airlines to track all of their aircrafts with the on-board Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) or Automatic Dependent Surveillance –... »

Business Jet India and SpanAir’s Planes Grounded for Violating Safety Norms

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By George Hatcher

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), India, grounded two business jets belonging to Business Jet India Private Limited and Span Air for violating safety norms during its safety audit of non-scheduled operators (NSOPs). During the inspection of the Cessna aircraft belonging to Business Jets India, the aviation regulator found that the crew on-board... »

Revised Safety Rating for India

Friday, January 31, 2014
By George Hatcher
Revised Safety Rating for India

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been notified that the US is downgrading its aviation safety ranking, based on failure to meet the standards of the ICAO. The International Civil Aviation Organization regulates technical, training, inspection, records, airworthiness, and operations standards. The safety downgrade is partially due to a September FAA audit... »

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