Jet Airways keeps pilots off duty for quoting incorrect designation of DGCA official

The DGCA official has directed the airline to check the “mental alertness of these pilots” since “they could not even quote a designation properly.”

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Jet airways has asked the 10 pilots to report at the headquarters on Monday.(Mint File Photo)

As many as 10 pilots of Jet Airways have been kept out of flying duties, and their mistake -- quoting incorrect designation of a senior DGCA official in a communique.

A communication, sent to the aviation watchdog opposing the proposal to increase notice period for pilots to one year, in which the DGCA official’s designation was written incorrect, seem to be have backfired with an ‘arbitrary’ regulatory action against them, sources said.

Besides, the DGCA official has directed the airline to check the “mental alertness of these pilots” since “they could not even quote a designation properly”.

The airline has asked the 10 pilots to report at the headquarters on Monday following the developments, the sources said, adding the DGCA has also directed the aviators to appear before it on Tuesday.

The two unions of Air India pilots --Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) and Indian Pilots Guild (IPG) -- have come out in support of the Jet Airways pilots over the issue, they said.

A response to a query sent to Jet Airways on the issue was awaited.
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