DGCA slaps Rs 30 lakh fine on Air India

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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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