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Sarojini Bishi

New Delhi: Air India got a big blow from DGCA. Air India will pay 80 lakh rupees. The fine has been imposed for allegedly violating flight time regulations and ignoring standards related to rest and fatigue management systems for airline staff. This information related to violation of rules has come to light after the inspection of Air India by DGCA in January. A show cause notice has also been sent to Air India on March 1 in this case.

A further statement by the DGCA said that a penalty of Rs. Some reports published by the DGCA have shown that Air India Limited has violated sub-rule (2) of the Aircraft Rules 1937, 28A, by flying two flight crew members above the age of 60 years together.

The DGCA also said that aircrews are not given adequate rest before or after long-haul flights and during flight operations. The audit found several such cases where pilots worked beyond their duty hours. Which is a violation of regulations related to civil aviation requirements of flight duty time limits. Earlier, in February, after the death of an 80-year-old passenger, DG India imposed a fine of Rs 300 lakh on Air India. Apart from this, a fine of Rs 1.10 crore has been imposed on Air India for violating safety rules in January.

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