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Regulator cracks whip on flying schools after audit finds violations

Thirty of the 32 schools in the country have been inspected in the audit beginning March.

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The action comes in the backdrop of a spate of accidents involving aircraft from flying schools.

Aneesh Phadnis Mumbai
An audit of flying training schools in India has revealed serious violations such as false logging of hours, operation of aircraft with faulty instruments, deficiencies in training procedures among others.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has cracked the whip on the schools after its audit. It has suspended approval to one school, issued warning letters to two managers and suspended seven chief flight instructors for three months to one year. An assistant flying instructor and a student were suspended for three months.

The action comes in the backdrop of a spate of accidents involving aircraft from flying schools.

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First Published: Jun 16 2022 | 11:22 PM IST

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