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Will comply with DGCA recommendations: AirAsia India on DGCA action against two pilots


PTI New Delhi
Updated: 12-07-2019 19:48 IST
Will comply with DGCA recommendations: AirAsia India on DGCA action against two pilots

A day after aviation watchdog DGCA suspended two AirAsia India pilots for procedural violations, the airline Friday said it would comply with the recommendations of the regulator. "AirAsia India confirms receipt of final remarks in an incident involving our aircraft. We have followed all norms and will comply with the recommendations of the regulator. AirAsia India abides by and is actively involved with the regulator to ensure safe flying experience always," the airline said in a statement.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended flying licences of two pilots for violating procedures that caused damage to the wing sharklet of an aircraft. The left hand wing sharklet of an A320 aircraft that was to fly to Bengaluru was damaged while negotiating a turn from the runway at Bagdogra airport on February 15.

A sharklet is a wing-tip device that helps improve aerodynamics of an aircraft as well as reduce fuel burn. A senior official had said the two pilots have been suspended for violating laid down procedures.

The six-month suspension for the two pilots would be effective from February 15, the date of the incident.

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COUNTRY : India

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