DGCA suspends licence of Air India pilot

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The Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has recently suspended the license of an Air India pilot for one year due to a breach of protocol. 

An overview of the news

  • The pilot allowed an individual who did not have proper authorization to enter the cockpit of the Chandigarh-Leh flight.

  • The first officer, who was responsible for the cockpit, did not raise any concerns about the unauthorized person's presence.

  • The incident occurred on the 3rd of this month during the Air India flight from Chandigarh to Leh. 

  • The unauthorized person remained in the cockpit throughout the duration of the flight.

  • As a result of the investigation, the DGCA suspended the license of the first officer pilot for one year. 

  • This disciplinary action is a consequence of allowing the unauthorized entry and failing to address the violation promptly.

  • The first officer was found to be lacking assertiveness in preventing the unauthorized entry and also failed to report the violation.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) 

  • It is a statutory body and formed under the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

  • It investigates aviation accidents and enforces all regulations related to aviation.

  • It registers and provides certificates to civil aircrafts.

  • It is attached to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

  • It coordinates all regulatory functions with the International Civil Aviation Organisation. 

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