DGCA fines Vistara Rs 10 lakh over violation of takeoff, landing clearance

By Shgun S -- June 02, 2022 2:38 pm -- Updated:June 02, 2022 2:38 pm

New Delhi, June 2: India's aviation watchdog, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), penalised Tata-SIA Vistara airlines Rs 10 lakh for violation of take-off and landing clearance.

"Vistara has been fined by DGCA for violation of takeoff and landing clearance given to first officers without conducting any training. A penalty of ten lakh has been levied on the airline for the said lapse. It was detected during a landing in Indore," DGCA stated.

According to the rules, the first officer must undergo training on the simulator before landing the aircraft with passengers on board.

"A captain is trained at simulator before he/she can give landing to the first officer. Aircraft was being landed by the first officer without the captain or the first officer training at the simulator," DGCA added.

Vistara penalised for 'endangering lives’

The DGCA emphasised that the act was a serious breach because it jeopardised the safety of passengers.

"It is a serious violation endangering the lives of the passengers on board," DGCA said.

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The airline, on the other hand, has refused to give a statement over the said incident.

Vistara penalised for 'endangering lives’

Tata-SIA Airlines Limited, which operates as Vistara, is an Indian full-service airline.

Earlier this week, the DGCA penalised SpiceJet Rs.10 lakh for training 737 Max aircraft pilots on a faulty simulator.

A senior DGCA official stated that on March 30, 2022, during simulator surveillance by the DGCA at CSTPL Greater Noida, it was discovered that there was an MMI (Missing Malfunction Inoperative Item) for the B737 Max with respect to the Stick shaker on the P2 side, which had been inoperative since March 17, 2022.

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-PTC News

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