Bureau of Civil Aviation Security, Directorate General of Civil Aviation to assess aviation training standards of domestic carriers

This comes in wake of rising air incidents in the country.

Published: 16th February 2017 07:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th February 2017 07:57 PM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service


NEW DELHI: The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation is set to assess aviation training standards of domestic carriers in the wake of rising air incidents
in the country.

The DGCA, earlier this month, said they have detected 422 air safety violations in 2016 against 275 in 2015. SpiceJet reported the highest number of suspensions in 2016, followed by Jet Airways with 53.
Forty-one IndiGo pilots and crew members faced suspensions for air safety violations.

BCAS, India’s regulator for civil aviation security, this month had suspended the licence of Budget carrier IndiGo's aviation security training facility for alleged lapses in the examination system
conducted by it. It, however, revoked orders for suspension on February 10.

This had barred IndiGo from conducting security training programme for its employees. The training academy is run by IndiGo's parent company, InterGlobe Aviation.

IndiGo would have to outsource the training programme, which would have resulted in additional cost burden to the carrier.

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