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Arun Kumar appointed as new chief of Directorate General of Civil Aviation

Arun Kumar, an IAS officer of 1989 batch of Haryana cadre, has been appointed as the new chief of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Kumar is also the additional secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The DGCA is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation ..

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) retained highest aviation safety ranking for India in 2018

As per global auditors – International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Indian aviation sector has maintained the highest safety audit rating in 2018. Provisionally, India has been given 74% marks by ICAO and has maintained Category 1 (highest category) under International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) by FAA in 2018. FAA ..

M Sathiyavathy appointed as new member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)

M Sathiyavathy, an IAS officer of the 1982 batch of Union Territories cadre, has been appointed as the new member of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Currntly, she is secretary in Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, and has been given additional charge of the post of secretary, Ministry of Labour and ..

DGCA allows commercial flight nod to HAL-manufactured Dornier 228

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL)-manufactured Dornier 228 to be used for civilian flights. Till now, the 19-seater aircraft has been used by defense forces and is the first plane to be made in the country for commercial flights. With a maximum cruise speed of 428 kmph, the ..

DGCA chief Bharat Bhushan told to quit; Prashant Narain Sukul takes charge

Civil aviation ministry has asked Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief E K Bharat Bhushan to quit as head of the aviation regulator with immediate effect. Bhushan was recently granted an extension as the head of DGCA. However, he would continue to serve as additional secretary in the ministry. Official explanation to his removal ..