DGCA finds 270 safety violations among airline crew members

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has found as many as 270 airline crew members, mostly pilots, were found violating safety norms this year, the organization said.

The organization said it suspended over 150 of the 270 violators, raising concerns about aviation safety.

The organization said in 2015, there were a total of 275 enforcement actions, compared 270 such actions being initiated in less than eight months in 2016.

DGCA said it had suspended flying licenses of two pilots of Air India and Jet Airways for four years as they were found to be drunk soon after operating international flights.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is the Indian governmental regulatory body for civil aviation under the Ministry of Civil Aviation that investigates aviation accidents and incidents.