Saturday, September 09, 2017

No violation by pilots, cabin crew: Air India to DGCA

New Delhi: With over 500 of its pilots and cabin crew coming under the DGCA scanner for skipping mandatory alcohol tests, Air India has told the regulator that there has been no violation even as a pilots' grouping has threatened to go on protest if any action is taken.
The DGCA has found 132 pilots and 434 cabin crew of Air India to have allegedly skipped the mandatory pre- and post- flight alcohol test this year and they face the prospect of being grounded.
Air India pilots' union ICPA has threatened to go on protest against a senior official at the DGCA if the airline staff are suspended.
Earlier this week, Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal told the DGCA that pilots should not be punished for something that is not their fault.
"There has been no violation of any nature by pilots and the cabin crew and the management has not introduced medical checks at transit stations due to interpretation of language of DGCA CAR (Civil Aviation Requirement).
08/09/17 PTI/Economic Times