Friday, March 31, 2017

Government makes grounded Air India captain company’s director

The government has cleared Captain Arvind Kathpalia as Air India's director operations. Captain Kathpalia, who was AI's ED (operations), had been grounded for allegedly skipping pre-flight breath analyser test. He told an inquiry panel he was getting late for a flight and hence skipped the test. The appointment committee of cabinet cleared his name as director.
He has been appointed director for five years, said sources. AI had proposed his name for the director position last year. He ran into rough weather earlier this year following allegations of skipping the pre-flight test. The DGCA then suspended his flying licence for three months.
31/03/17 The Times Of India