Irked by the frequent violation of safety norms by scheduled (SOPs) as well as non-scheduled operators (NSOPs), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to carry out safety inspections of 44 major NSOPs and of two aircraft each of all scheduled domestic airlines over the next three months.
A senior official in DGCA told Business Standard, “It is the responsibility of all operators to ensure compliance with the safety guidelines issued by the DGCA. However, over the last few days we have had to ground four pilots in two leading airlines for allowing passengers into the cockpit. We have decided to step up surveillance and will be inspecting all 44 NSOPs who fly overseas and two aircraft each of all scheduled carriers by June end.”
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