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Air India fined Rs 1.1 cr for flying Boeing to US with low emergency oxygen supply

Aviation watchdog DGCA has slapped a tremendous of Rs 1.10 crore on Air India for security violations with respect to flights operated on sure lengthy routes.

In line with a MoneyControl report, citing an announcement, the aviation regulator identified that Air India’s leased Boeing 777 plane flew to the US with out the mandatory emergency oxygen provide system.

The choice follows an investigation by the civil aviation ministry and the DGCA right into a grievance filed by a former senior pilot in opposition to Air India who alleged that the airline operated Boeing 777 planes to the US with out the required emergency oxygen provide, the report quoted DGCA as saying.

The pilot, a former B777 commander, reported this apply to the ministry and the DGCA on 29 October however is not related to the airline.

Usually, most plane are geared up with cylinders to supply oxygen to overhead masks within the occasion of cabin depressurization, permitting for 12-Quarter-hour of oxygen provide per passenger.

Within the grievance, the pilot additionally claimed that he had refused to function a leased B777 plane for the Air India flight from San Francisco to Bengaluru on 30 January, 2023 as a result of situation with the oxygen system.

Three months later, the pilot within the grievance mentioned that he was terminated from the service by the airline, as per the grievance.

“Since the said operations of the leased aircraft were not in line with regulatory/ OEM performance limits, DGCA has initiated enforcement action and imposed a penalty of Rs 1.10 crore on Air India,” DGCA mentioned within the launch.

With inputs from companies

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