CONFUSION OVER AIR INDIA WORK HOURS DIRECTIVE

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore December 20, 2010 14:44

CONFUSION OVER AIR INDIA WORK HOURS DIRECTIVE

Air India is reported to have issued an advisory extending work hours of its crew during flight diversion but then immediately withdrew it because it did not have approval of the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Air India has stated that “all FDTL (flight duty time limitation) are to be waived off in case an aircraft is diverted to an alternate airport due to bad weather”, however the director general E K Bharat Bhushan said that the advisory on extended work hours did not have his mandatory approval, which caused the airline to withdrawal it.

Currently Air India’s flying crew has a maximum of 12 working hours, excluding four hours allowed in an emergency.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore December 20, 2010 14:44
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