DGCA Suspended Pilot’s of Taj Air & Aerotech Aviation :
DGCA recently conducted a spot check for pre flight medicals in which DGCA has grounded Two pilots, including the chief pilots, of Tata Group’s aircraft charter firm Taj Air & another two pilots including Capt VS Malik of Aerotech Aviation.
The DGCA had conducted a surprise check when it was found that the pilot forged the signatures of the doctor who oversees the pre-flight tests. According to DGCA norms, it is mandatory for pilots and cabin crew to undergo a series of pre-flight tests under the guidance of an empanelled doctor.
The DGCA has suspended the co-pilot and the cabin crew of Taj Air along with its chief pilot. The incident was related to a Falcon 2000 jet aircraft which is used by Ratan Tata, chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons.
“The safety of our passengers is of paramount importance. We are currently investigating the matter and will continue to cooperate with the DGCA. We take such matters very seriously and appropriate action will be taken in case of any non-compliance,” a Taj Air spokesperson said.
Apart from Taj Air, the DGCA also suspended the pilot of a charter company Kestrel Aviation based in Mumbai for irregularities in pre-flight medical check.
All the five pilots and one cabin crew of aircraft charter firms have been suspended for three months by the DGCA.
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