Weekly Current Affairs


  • The DGCA has issued a Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) on “Climate Change Initiatives and Local Air Quality Monitoring in Civil Aviation”.
  • As per provisions of this CAR, airlines are required to develop fuel management procedures without compromising with the safety of aircraft and its occupants.
  • Accordingly, to avoid additional fuel burn on account of unwanted extra weight, airlines have been asked for proper Weight Management.
  • Airlines have been also asked that carriage of unwanted items such as old magazines & newspapers, excess duty free material, extra water, excessive crew baggage, empty baggage and cargo containers, etc. shall be avoided on board the aircraft during flight.
  • From Environmental Protection point of view, any additional fuel consumption will lead to unwanted increase of carbon emissions.
  • The aviation community is committed to reduce the adverse impact of aviation on environment and this is one of the measures being adopted globally in this direction.