Flying training activities won’t slow down due to recent suspension orders, says DGCA – Times of India

MUMBAI: The current suspension orders issued by the civil aviation regulator to flight instructors of 5 flying coaching organisations (FTOs) will on no account decelerate the coaching of cadets or trigger issues for Business Pilot License (CPL) holders wanting to maintain their licenses legitimate, clarified the director common, civil aviation on Monday.
In all of the 5 instances, different instructors have taken on the job duties, earlier dealt with by the suspended instructors. “The Chief Flight Teacher (CFI) and deputy CFI of Pioneer, Aligarh has been suspended for a interval of 1 12 months. The FTO continues to be practical as a brand new CFI has been appointed,” mentioned Arun Kumar, director common, civil aviation.
Equally the CFI of Madhya Pradesh Flying Membership, Indore has been suspended. “They have already got 3 extra CFI/Dy. CFI,” he mentioned.
The Dy. CFI and CFI of TSAA, Telangana has been suspended. However the faculty has yet one more CFI, he mentioned. The FTO approval of SVKM, Shirpur has been suspended for 21 days. It is a small FTO with solely 3 plane. Chimes aviation academy’s FTO has been suspended until its runway in Dhana is re-carpeted, which is a routine work which must be carried out after years of damage and tear.
The Directorate Common of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had suspended the FTO approval of Chimes following an inspection which revealed the runway had unfastened gravel and uneven floor and was unsafe for flying.
In case of Shirpur FTO three of its plane was discovered to have a dysfunctional gasoline gauge indicator. D espite that these planes have been being operated. “The flying operations at this faculty has been stopped for 3 weeks. It will likely be allowed to function solely when issues are so as,” mentioned Kumar.
Following a spate of accidents and incidents involving FTOs in India, the director common ordered a particular security audit of all FTOs, which started on March 21.
The audit had discovered that in some colleges, scholar pilots weren’t appropriately briefed and educated on emergencies and important workout routines earlier than being launched for solo flights or cross-country flights. In some FTOs the instructors, scholar pilots and plane upkeep engineers have been discovered to have skipped the obligatory breath-analyzer take a look at (BA) take a look at, whereas in others the BA tools was not in compliance with the necessities, mentioned the official.
One other violation was false logging. In a couple of instances twin flight was discovered to be logged as a solo flight, in different instances the taxi time was calculated in the direction of the instrument flying time of the scholar pilot, the audit discovered. Some FTOs have been discovered working plane with defective gasoline gauges, stall warning and so on; others had poor emergency response plan with out of date contact particulars.

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