Thursday, September 01, 2016

Air India Pilots Association Protests Absence Of Weekly Off In Roster

New Delhi:  Air India pilots' association (ICPA) has claimed that the airline has removed their weekly off in the latest fortnightly duty roster, saying that such a move creates a "perfect concoction for another disaster to happen as a stressed pilot is unsafe in the cockpit".

In a strongly-worded letter, the ICPA also said the carrier has adopted a confrontational attitude jeopardising flight safety and violated norms.

ICPA represents around 750 pilots who operate narrow-body planes and are from erstwhile Indian Airlines.

"It is evident through your actions that you are deliberately trying to instigate ICPA towards industrial unrest by violating the DGCA-approved AI FDTL scheme by issuing a revised roster removing the planned weekly off which was printed in the initial roster," the association said.

It has directed its members to consider all non-printed (blank days) days in CMS (Crew Management System) roster as off days till such time CMS prints planned weekly off as per AI FDTL (Flight Duty Time Limitation) scheme.
01/09/16 NDTV
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