DGCA notice to 131 Jet pilots for flying without test


In one of the biggest crackdown on pilots of a single airline, the directorate general of civil aviation (DGCA) Friday issued show cause notice to 131 pilots of Jet Airways for flying without clearing a mandatory biannual exam. The regulator asked Jet why flying licences of these 131 pilots should not be suspended or cancelled, apart from ordering the airline to remove its chief of training and issuing a show cause to the chief of operations.

Jet was also asked to ground three more pilots “whose training was found to be deficient” along with the regulator initiating action against some trainers who “imparted deficient simulator training to pilots”. In all, the regulator acted against about 140 Jet Airways pilots in one go Friday.

The airline’s chief operating officer was also issued a show cause, asking him why action should not be taken against Jet for deficiencies in training.

Full report here Times of India



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