DGCA to issue notices to 100 GoAir pilots, senior officials for violation of FDTL norms

Aviation regulator DGCA has started the procedure of issuing show cause notices to  approximately one hundred pilots and senior executives of GoAir over alleged violation of flight duty time limit (FDTL) norms, a senior official said on January 6.

According to a source, GoAir cancelled as many as forty flights among December 23 and 24. During this period, it also said air turn lower back of two if its aircraft due to  engine  system defects and they were later taken out of operations for in addition inspection.

The airline had said on December 26 that because of inclement weather in north India, it experienced substantial flight delays and diversions leading to cancellation of flights as its group approached its FDTL inside the last 2-3 days.

Asked if the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated the process of issuing notices to around 100 pilots and senior officials of budget carrier GoAir over violation of FDTL norms, the senior official replied in the affirmative.

“Yes, it is in process. Those who have violated FDTL are being issued show cause notices as to why action should not be taken against them,” the official said.

GoAir did not respond to queries sent.

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