The regulator of Indian Aviation DGCA has barred 90 SpiceJet pilots from operating the Boeing 737 Max aircraft after finding them not properly trained. “For the moment, we have barred these pilots from flying the Max and they have to retrain successfully for flying the aircraft,” DGCA chief Arun Kumar said in a statement. He also said that the regulator will take “strict action against those found responsible for the lapse.”
To start flying again, the piolets need to go through proper training once again on a Max stimulator. The Boeing 737 Max planes were grounded in India by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on March 13, 2019, three days after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max aircraft near Addis Ababa, which killed 157 people, including four Indians.
“Of the 650 trained pilots on the Max, 560 continue to remain available, which is much more than the current requirement, the spokesperson said. SpiceJet is the only Indian airline that has the Max aircraft in its fleet.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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