Friday, February 07, 2020

After DGCA notice, GoAir conducting daily audit of pilots' roster

New Delhi: After a notice by aviation regulator DGCA for violation of rules regarding flight duty and time limitations (FDTL), GoAir has been conducting a daily audit of pilots' roster every evening, Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Thursday.

The FDTL norms are there so that the cockpit crew and cabin crew get adequate rest to mitigate fatigue, so that they remain alert during any flight operations.

"During review...Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) observed multiple cases of non compliance of FDTL the case of Go Airlines (India) Ltd by both operator and flight crew," Puri said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.

These violations were mainly on requirement of weekly off, minimum rest period, consecutive night operations etc, he added.

Go Airlines (India) Ltd runs the GoAir brand of airline in India. "Show cause notice was issued to accountable manager and director of flight operations of Go Airlines (India) Ltd for engaging flight crew (pilots) in violation to their approved FDTL Scheme," Puri stated.
07/02/20 PTI/Business Standard

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