Twenty four pilots have been
found alcohol-positive in their pre-flight medical
examinations this year till November 30, which on some
occasions led to delay in operations, the Lok Sabha was
informed on Thursday.
In a glaring violation of
air safety norms, a small aircraft carrying BJP president
Rajnath Singh took off from an unlit airstrip in Dumka in
Jharkand in pitch darkness last night guided by only
headlights of jeeps.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is yet to hand over to CBI the Flight Data Recorder of the helicopter in which former chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Rajasekhara Reddy was travelling before meeting a fatal crash.
With less than a year to go for domestic air-carriers to phase out their foreign pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has directed all such operators to appraise it about their implementation plans of the same.
India`s aviation sector regulator has warned all airlines operating on international routes of appropriate action if they failed to comply with instructions regarding distribution of health screening cards to passengers on board.