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Indian regulator asks airlines to use effective tracking systems

airlines-tracking-systemsNew Delhi, May 7 : Taking into view the recent Malaysian Airlines tragedy, where the aircraft went missing with all its passengers and crew on-board, the Indian safety regulator Wednesday said it has issued fresh guidelines to avoid such incidents.

According to a new safety circular by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), issued May 6, the operators have been asked to use on-board aircraft communications addressing and reporting (ACARS) or automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast (ADS-B) system that can be used for real-time tracking of aircraft.

BAOA objects to DGCA’s surprise inspections of private jets

BAOA objects to DGCA’s surprise inspections of private jetsThe Business Aircraft Operators' Association (BAOA) on Friday objected to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's (DGCA's) recent surprise inspections of private planes and the publicizing of the inspection reports.

Airlines continue to launch aggressive discount schemes

Airlines continue to launch aggressive discount schemesCivil aviation regulator DGCA might have ordered SpiceJet to withdraw its special Re 1 scheme, but that failed to discourage rivals from announcing discount schemes of their own.

GoAir and IndiGo have announced special schemes that offer discounts of up to 30 per cent to 40 per cent on advance purchases of tickets for travel between July and March 2015.

Air India too has launched its Monsoon Bonanza scheme, for the travel before September 2014. To avail the discounts, tickets must be booked during April 3 to April 5.

DGCA orders SpiceJet to withdraw its Re 1 discount ticket scheme

Directorate General of Civil AviationThe Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday ordered low-cost carrier SpiceJet to immediately withdraw its discount scheme that offered tickets at prices as low as Re 1.

DGCA won’t allow Kingfisher to fly again until it gets nod from all stakeholders

DGCA won’t allow Kingfisher to fly again until it gets nod from all stakeholdersVijay Mallya recently submitted a revival plan for his grounded carrier Kingfisher Airlines, suggesting an infusion of Rs 425 crore in phases, but it would not be easy for the carrier to implement the plan and resume operations.

Civil aviation regulator DGCA has reportedly not in a mood to allow Kingfisher Airlines to resume operations until it gets the nod from all stakeholders, including airport operators, oil companies and employees.

DGCA can cancel Kingfisher Airlines' licence today

DGCA can cancel Kingfisher Airlines' licence todayThe licence of beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines can be cancelled today as the carrier has failed to come up with a viable financial revival plan, sources said.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had asked Kingfisher to respond to a show-cause notice by October 20. The regulator had asked the carrier to explain why its licence should not be suspended or cancelled. But the carrier failed to reply to the questions raised by the aviation regulator.

DGCA warns against price hike amid agitation by AI pilots

DGCA warns against price hike amid agitation by AI pilotsIndian aviation watchdog, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has warned airlines against taking advantage of the strike by Air India pilots and increasing the fare beyond the point they have already increased.

The move comes after ministers voiced concerns over rising fares in the parliament. The regulator observed that the private airlines have increased their fares by upto 20 per cent on certain sectors amid strike and pointed out that the cost of operation has not increased significantly recently and ths the airlines must not increase their prices further.




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