Sunday, June 11, 2017

Pilots likely to move court on DGCA's notice period proposal

Commercial pilots are likely to challenge in court a proposal that seeks to make it mandatory for commanders quitting their jobs to serve a notice period of one year, double the six months in force now.
Pilots' bodies -- the National Aviator's Guild (NAG) of Jet Airways and the Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) and Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) of Air India -- plan to move court next week, an IPG executive committee member said.

"We are opposed to any extension in the notice period and have already expressed our views to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). We are going to challenge the move," the member said.

The DGCA had last month proposed to make a one-year notice period mandatory for commanders and six months for first officers, or co-pilots.

The pilots' groups are planning to move the Bombay High Court, challenging the DGCA's draft civil aviation requirement (CAR) on this.
11/06/17 PTI/DNA