Tag: DGCA

DGCA Encourages Training to Replicate Lion Air Crash for Boeing Pilots

Reading Time: 1 minute While confirming that neither Jet Airways nor SpiceJet have experienced any problems with their Boeing 737 MAX jets, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has recommended that Boeing pilots undergo additional training. The advice comes after the October 29 crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX which killed all 189 passengers and crew on […]

ATR Hopes to Continue Iranian Business

Reading Time: 2 minutes Regional turboprop manufacturer ATR is hopeful that worsening relations between the US administration and Iran will not hinder its business relationship with Tehran. ATR delivered eight aircraft to Iran Air in 2017 and plans to deliver a further 12 by the end of this year, as part of Iran’s effort to replace its antiquated civil […]

Pratt & Whitney Gets DGCA Certification for Customer Training Center

Reading Time: 2 minutes Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp., announced the certification of its customer training center in Hyderabad by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, which is the Indian civil aviation regulator. This is a major milestone for United Technologies Corporation India Private Limited (“Pratt & Whitney Customer Training Center India”), as it allows […]

India’s DGCA Investigating A320neo P&W Engines

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating incidents involving Pratt & Whitney engines in the A320neo fleet of IndiGo Airlines and GoAir. Part of their investigation will involve the inspection of sixteen A320neo aircraft in IndiGo’s fleet and five in GoAir’s, reports The Times of India. The inspection is due to take two […]

Tech Support Team Working on Solution to Deal with Drone Threats

Reading Time: 2 minutes The threat perception is real. Late in 2015, the Intelligence Bureau issued alerts of drone attacks in Delhi. Last month, Mumbai airport was put on alert after a pilot spotted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also called drone. But agencies in India don’t have a concrete solution. Unlike shooting down an enemy fighter aircraft on […]

Air Safety Regulator Bans Pilots From Clicking Photos While On Duty

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s air safety regulator has banned pilots from taking photographs when they are on duty. The move comes five months after Hindustan Times (HT) reported a first-of-its-kind complaint against six pilots working with a private airline, for taking selfies on board. HT had reported on April 28 that at least six pilots were investigated for […]

1 In 3 Pilot Applicants with Air India Fail Psychological Health Test

Reading Time: 1 minute A third of shortlisted candidates applying to be pilots with India’s leading airline have failed the test which analyses their psychological health, since December 2015. These applicants to Air India had all previously successfully cleared the simulator and technical exams before failing the psychometric test. Air India sources have revealed that 130 of the 413 […]