Air India moves to ground 132 Air India pilots, 430 crew members over Alcoholic symptoms

360turn

Minister (2k+ posts)
The news of using banned substances in flight duty by consuming alcohol in air or ground before their working shifts began. This is another one of those stories of having lame hearts to disbelievers in faith of moral abiding in law in order. Where drinks consumption should be banned these disbelievers are using alcoholic drinks to signify similarities between being in open bar or on the ground bwith illegal substances on use just to relate a good job holding by Air India colleagues.

Pilots' body warns of stir against move to ground 132 Air India pilots, 430 crew members


NEW DELHI: With the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) threatening to ground 132 pilots and 430 cabin crew members+ of Air India for skipping alcohol test, the Indian Commercial Pilots' Association (ICPA), union of the erstwhile Indian Airlines' pilots, has threatened to launch a protest against a senior official of the DGCA if the regulator acts against any pilot.
The ICPA says Air India or its crew members are not at fault as the violation happened due to lack of clarity on rules.

"We have come to know DGCA is on the verge of suspending licences of 132 pilots and 400 cabin crew for no fault of theirs. This is a clear case of vindication (sic) by (DGCA official). Inspite of our CMD writing to DGCA, taking the onus for not providing medical facility at transit stations and the airline management's interpretation to carry out post flight medical after completion flight, DGCA is trying to suspend the licences of the pilots in a phased manner," an ICPA letter issued by its general secretary Captain T Praveen Keerthi.

"(The DGCA official) handpicked only two flights on narrow body and left out wide body flights. He has taken data from only past few months and not from the time of implementation of DGCA civil aviation requirement (CAR). There is no provision in CAR to suspend license in a phased manner. The above actions by (the DGCA official) are a clear indication of victimisation towards a section of pilots of specific fleet.... if any one of our innocent member pilot becomes a victim of DGCA for no fault of the pilot, we will resort to a full fledged protest against (the DGCA official)," Captain Keerthi's letter says.


"Crew of international flights have to undergo post-flight BA to check if they consumed alcohol available on board such flights. For example, we have a Dubai-Goa-Chennai flight operated by the same crew on the same aircraft. We did post-flight BA at Chennai when the crew would complete the entire flight they were rostered for. DGCA's BA rule does not say that this check must be done at the first port of arrival in India. When we were asked to do the check at the first arrival airport, we started doing that," said the senior official.
The airline management has petitioned DGCA chief BS Bhullar, giving this logic to the regulator. Top DGCA officials say Bhullar is going to decide on the issue of grounding the crew shortly.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ir-india-pilots-crew/articleshow/60425145.cms
 
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ram dar

Politcal Worker (100+ posts)
very good move ,
when you are flying 300 passengers on board you should be clean.
 

Solidify

MPA (400+ posts)
Exactly when people are in the air their safety and well-being is utterly totally ignored by Indian air staff that shows lack of motivation to get their jobs done, people should use alternative airlines straight forward.
 
Exactly when people are in the air their safety and well-being is utterly totally ignored by Indian air staff that shows lack of motivation to get their jobs done, people should use alternative airlines straight forward.

you mean p.i.a. the alternative carrier :lol: