Thursday, 3 May 2012

Penalty on Drunk Pilots on Airlines


Shri Ajit Singh, the Minister of Civil Aviation informed Rajya Sabha today in a written reply that Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has amended Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) Section 5, Series ‘F’, Part III dated 30th November, 2010 which provides for suspension of license for three months for first time and for five years in case a pilot is detected positive during pre-flight medical examination for the second time. This regulation requires airlines to conduct the test before all domestic flights and after every 15 days at foreign airports. This shall be supplemented by post medical flight checkup. It shall be ensured that all flights originating from outstation are covered by post flight medical checkup within a period of 10 days, i.e., three times in a calendar month.

            The details of total number of Pilots found drunk on airlines for the last three years are:

S.No
Year
No.of Pilots
1
2009
17
2
2010
23
3
2011
17

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