DGCA audits 30 flying training organisations
   Date :17-Jun-2022

AVIATION regulator DGCA on Thursday said it has audited 30 flying training organisations (FTOs) since March 21 and found them violating multiple safety regulations.
The regulator found in the audit that “the facilities at the airfield/training organization are not being maintained as per the requirements — runway surface was found worn out, wind sock was found torn or nonstandard.” The pre-flight alcohol test regulations were not followed at multiple FTOs, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said. “Few of the instructors, student pilots and aircraft maintenance engineers did not undergo BA (breathalyser) test or submit undertaking prior to commencement of duty/exercise of privileges,” the DGCA noted. In few cases, the testing equipment being used were not in compliance with the requirements or calibrated as required, it added. “One FTO has been suspended. Enforcement actions against other individuals/ FTOs are at various stages,” it added.