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India : DGCA issues order to penalize three private airlines for noncompliance of rules.

The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday has penalized three privately operated airline companies of India due to their disobedience of rules concerning flight operations during foggy conditions, which led to flight diversions.

The civil aviation regulator has punished Jet Airways, Go Air and IndiGo via withdrawing six landing slots at the IGI Airport, Delhi, for non-deployment of pilots trained to land in foggy weather conditions.

The DGCA has withdrawn six slots, two each of IndiGo, GoAir and Jet Airways, with immediate effect.

The aviation regulator has penalized these airlines taking diversion of same number of flights on January 29, 2014, at the Delhi Airport into account. The DGCA revealed that the airport s visibility on that day began falling after 5.30 pm and afterward Runway Visual Range (RVR) began falling after 8.30 pm, and all the airlines were given information on this development.

In a statement, the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry revealed, Two flights each of Jet Airways, Go Air and IndiGo were diverted from Delhi to Jaipur. Operational Control I informed that one of the flight crew on the flights was not Cat III trained. Thus, the above mentioned airlines violated the provisions of Civil Aviation Regulations.

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Date:Jan 31, 2014
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