Sunday, September 7, 2014
DGGA threatens to suspend licenses of nearly 140 Jet pilots
AVIATION regulator DGCA has cracked down on nearly 140 Jet Airways pilots for continuing to fly without clearing mandatory biannual exams and issued show cause notices to the airline questioning its pilot training programme. The notices were issued to the pilots, as also Jet's chief operating officer ami training chief, on the basis of an audit of its training programme by a three-member DGCA team.
The DGCA. through the show cause notices, asked these pilots why their licenses should not be suspended as they were flying without clearing their Pilot Proficiency Check (PPC) tests, which have to be carried out every six months.
The audit was ordered after one of the airline's planes plunged several thousand feet while flying over the Turkish airspace on the Brussels-Mumhai route early last month.
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