Air Aisa has been fined by the Directorate General Civil Aviation for violating the DGCA Civil Aviation RequirementsDGCA Civil Aviation Requirements for a pecuniary penalty of Rs 20 lakh. A number of mandatory exercises for AirAsia pilots were not completed on time during the Pilot Proficiency Check, which is an International Civil Aviation Organization requirement.
A fine of Rs 3 lakhs has been levied on Air Asia's 08 designated examiners for failing to fulfill their duties in accordance with the DGCA Civil Aviation RequirementsDGCA Civil Aviation Requirements.
The DGCA sent show cause notices to Air Asia's accountable manager, head of training, and all authorised examiners, asking for an explanation as to why enforcement action should not be taken against them for failing to oversee their regulatory requirements. After examining their responses, the fine was imposed.
The Head of Training was removed from his position for a period of three months due to his failure to carry out his duties in accordance with the relevant DGCA Civil Aviation Requirements.
The DGCA has initiated these enforcement steps to protect the safety of air travel, and all airlines must follow the DGCA and ICAO regulatory criteria. The imposition of fines and the removal of the head of training shows the commitment of the DGCA to implementing laws and upholding the highest safety standards in the aviation industry.
Air Asia should take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with the applicable legislation and avoid future infractions. In order to remain in compliance with DGCA regulations, the airline must take action to prevent similar offences in the future.
The DGCA fined Vistara Rs 70 lakh for failing to follow the Route Dispersal Guidelines in the previous year. The full-service airline paid the amount under protest. The airline claimed that it had fully complied with the RDG Route Dispersal Guidelines and that it had only missed compliance by one flight.