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Pilots’ Lives at Risk

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence A petition has been filed against a new Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) which increases the flight timings of aviators and reduces their rest periods. Is ...

DGCA Shows Mettle Before Letting 737 MAX Fly Again

By Shobha John Boeing, the world’s largest aircraft-maker, which is almost synonymous with America and its might, has never had it so bad. With the crash of two of its 737 MAX planes in October 201...

Are DGCA Rules Implementable?

By Shobha John The aviation industry worldwide is all about safety and security and often has zero tolerance for lapses. As compared to other countries, India is far stricter in its aviation rules ...

A Maharaja with No Suitors

Above: Photo by UNI The government’s attempt to disinvest Air India has come a cropper as no bids were received for it. How can the airline be made more attractive to potential suitors? ~By Jite...

Making Waves…

Above: Prime Minister Modi waves to supporters from a seaplane on the Sabarmati  Prime Minister Modi has focussed attention on a little known mode of transport which can be used as a feeder servic...

Flight Safety At Peril?

In a shocking answer to an RTI query, the DGCA had said it lost all data related to planes and pilot licences in August 2015. Will this compromise national security and the lives of passengers? ~By S...

Dogfight in the Skies

A DGCA move to cancel the licenses of pilots who feign sickness has rebounded on it as pilot unions have sent it a legal notice. This is yet another skirmish in the testy ties between both parties  ...

Highway no Runway

Despite the Directorate General of Civil Aviation laying down rules, flying in India has its comic but risky moments. Why has increased automation not led to greater safety or probity?

Anti-Hijacking Bill: Tackling Terror in the Skies

Seventeen years after the hijacking of IC-814, India has passed this stringent bill to tackle hijackers. It should now ensure that its provisions are seriously implemented By Shobha John In a...

Taming of the Drone

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has laid out strict guidelines for civil unmanned aircraft in an effort to regulate them     By Shobha John When India Legal did a cover story on dr...

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