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DGCA imposes Rs 10 lakh fine on SpiceJet for training pilots on faulty simulator

By Shefali Kohli -- May 30, 2022 8:55 pm

New Delhi [India], May 30: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has imposed a Rs 10 lakh fine on SpiceJet for training 737 Max aircraft's pilots on a faulty simulator on Monday.

A senior DGCA official informed that during simulator surveillance by DGCA at CSTPL Greater Noida on 30th Mar'22, it was observed that there was an MMI (Missing Malfunction Inoperative Item ) for the B737 Max with respect to the Stick shaker on the P2 side, being inoperative since 17th March 2022.

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However, the simulator was being operated to conduct RTS (Return To Service) training for Spice Jet pilots which was in violation of the invoked MMI item.

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The training being imparted by M/S Spice Jet could have adversely affected flight safety and hence was nullified. M/S Spice Jet was issued a show-cause notice and their reply was not found satisfactory," he said.

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DGCA has, therefore, imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on M/s Spice Jet for utilising a faulty simulator to train their pilots, he said.

-PTC News

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