DGCA suspends Air India Chief of Flight Safety for a month

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DGCA suspends Air India Chief of Flight Safety for a month

The civil AviationRegulatory Authority has suspended Air India's Chief of Flight Safety for a month after an inspection found lapses in the carrier's accident prevention protocol.

On 25-26 July, the Directorate of Civil Aviation has announced a surveillance on interior audits, accident prevention work, and availability of required technical manpower in Air India, which boasts of a fleet size of 121 aircraft.

After review of the airline's action taken report, the DGCA issued showcause notices to the postholders concerned.

The airline has also said it regularly engages in such audits to continue assess and strengthen our processes.

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said passenger safety is at the top of DGCA's priority list and that there is no compromise on that front.

DGCA's tough stand on flight safety and maintenance was followed by multiple incidents of flight snags.