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15 March 2011

Indian authorities suspend PAR approaches

15 March 2011

The Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA) India has suspended Precision Approach Radar (PAR) approaches with immediate effect. In an Operations Circular the DGCA notified operators in November 2010 about PAR approaches.  It had been observed that several air operators were utilizing PAR facility for approaches to land at Indian Defence Airfields. This was being carried out […]

Indonesia grounds airline SMAC over safety concerns

19 February 2011

The Indonesian Directorate General of Civil Aviation suspended the AOC of Sabang Merauke Raya Air Charter (SMAC) following the fatal accident of a CASA C-212 Aviocar operated by SMAC on February 12, 2011. The CASA Aviocar operated on a test flight from Batam Airport (BTH), Indonesia to Tanjung Pinang (TNJ) after the replacement of an engine. Preliminary investigation […]

Indian safety council inaugurated, further DGCA autonomy planned

3 June 2010

Indian Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel inaugurated the newly formed Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC). The council will give suggestions to the Government on various air safety issues. The first CASAC meeting was held on June 3, 2010. The 28 members will meet every month for three months and then on a quarterly basis. […]

India to establish Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council

27 May 2010

In the wake of the serious accident involving an Air India Express Boeing 737 at Mangalore, the Civil Aviation Minister decided to establish the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC). The Council will work directly with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and recommend steps for improving air safety. The proposed Council will constitute […]