DGCA slaps Rs 30 lakh fine on Air India
DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) has imposed a fine of Rs 30 lakh on Air India for violating the rules.
An overview of the news
In the violation in question, an Air India pilot allowed a female friend into the cockpit during a Dubai-Delhi flight.
The aviation watchdog had issued a show cause notice to Air India CEO Campbell Wilson for lapse in reporting the incident.
Air India has been fined ₹30 lakh for not promptly and effectively addressing a safety-sensitive issue.
The incident took place on February 27, 2023 when a cabin crew member lodged a complaint with the DGCA.
The DGCA has suspended the pilot's license for three months for violating regulations and "misuse of his authority."
Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
It is a statutory body and formed under the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
It is headquartered in New Delhi and functions under the Ministry of Civil Aviation.
It investigates aviation accidents and enforces all regulations related to aviation.
It registers and provides certificates to civil aircrafts.
It coordinates all regulatory functions with the International Civil Aviation Organisation.
About Air India
Establishment of Air India -1932
Air India Headquarters- New Delhi
Founder of Air India- Ratan Tata
President of Air India- N Chandrasekaran
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