Daily Archives: March 16, 2009

Dragonair Airbus A330 grounded for five days at Bengaluru International Airport

During my visit to the Bengaluru International Airport on March 14th, I observed a Dragonair Airbus A330 B-HWH parked on the apron at 08:00 Obviously something was wrong. Normally the Dragonair flight is scheduled to arrive at 01:40 and leave by 02:40. Found out today that the Dragonair aircraft had an engine problem on the outbound flight back to Hong …

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India risks downgrade by US FAA under IASA program

An audit team of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is meeting the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in Delhi today. The team will check if India is following the international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) under the FAA’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) Program. During its 2006 audits, ICAO had found several violations …

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