Monday, November 07, 2016

Pilots may face strict action for failing flight duties

New Delhi:  Pilots coming late for duty as well as falsely reporting sick are likely to face strict enforcement action, with the government proposing stringent regulations in this regard.
The proposal comes against the backdrop of instances where pilots did not adhere to their assigned flight duties.
To deal with such incidents, the civil aviation ministry has proposed new norms under the Aircraft Rules, 1937.
As per the proposal, likely to be finalised by the second week of December, pilots who are found to falsely report illness to escape flight duty and those unwilling to follow the dynamic roster, among others, will be considered as acts against public interests liable for enforcement action.
In a release on Monday, the ministry said cases often have come to the notice of DGCA where pilots employed with air transport undertakings do not adhere to their assigned flight duties, at times reporting sick.
07/11/16 Times of India