Sunday, August 14, 2016

270 airline crew violated safety norms this year

New Delhi: As many as 270 airline crew members, mostly pilots, were found violating safety norms+ this year by regulator DGCA which suspended over 150 of them, raising serious concerns about aviation safety+ .
The number paints an alarming picture as there was a total of 275 "enforcement actions+ " by DGCA last year, compared 270 such actions being initiated in less than eight months this year.
"Instances of safety violations+ are increasing. To curb such incidents, the regulator has stepped up surveillance activities," a senior DGCA official said.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had earlier this week suspended flying licences of two pilots of Air India and Jet Airways for four years as they were found to be drunk soon after operating international flights. It had also directed the airlines to register FIRs against them.
Violation of safety requirements such as being drunk while operating a flight can also attract imprisonment.
One cabin crew member each from the two carriers have also been suspended for the same violation for one year.
As per latest data available with DGCA, there were safety violations involving around 270 airline crew members this year till August 12 and the number stood at 169 at the end of June.
14/08/16 PTI/Times of India
To Read the News in full at Source, Click the Headline


Post a Comment