India’s air safety rating could fall after Air India crew complain


MUMBAI 
India’s fears of being marked poorly by the United Nations’ aviation watchdog, which is assessing air safety standards in the country, grew on Wednesday, after Air India’s cabin crew accused the airline of of rampant safety violations.

In a letter, sent to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on August 21, the Union also alleged that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been turning a blind eye to these lapses.

“We have reported more than 5000 safety violations on long haul destination flights alone, over the past three years. However, as the DGCA has ignored them, we were left with no choice but approach the ICAO,” said a member of the All India Cabin Crew Association, requesting anonymity.

Full report here Hindustan Times 

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