Due to grave safety concerns, two flying training schools have ceased operations, according to a statement released on Saturday.
The two institutions are NMIMS Academy of Aviation in Maharashtra and Chimes Aviation Academy in Madhya Pradesh, according to the statement.
The largest airline in the nation, IndiGo, and Chimes Aviation Academy (CAA) signed a contract for a cadet pilot programme in February of last year.
“In one instance (Chimes), it has been suspended until the runway is fit for use by aircraft. It was discovered during inspection to have loose gravel and an uneven surface, making it unsafe for flying”claimed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s statement (DGCA)
In the second instance (NMIMS), it was found that three planes belonging to a flight school had broken fuel gauge indicators but were still in operation.
“This school’s (NMIMS) flying operations have been suspended for the past three weeks. Only when everything is in order will it be permitted to run “Observed the regulator.
Due to the aforementioned “severe safety issues,” the DGCA stated that it has halted “flying operations” at these two schools, which are situated in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, respectively.
The aviation regulator had previously stated that it had halted “flying operations” at the two schools in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh due to “severe safety concerns.”
On June 16, the DGCA announced that it has audited 30 of the 32 flying training organisations (FTOs) in India since March 21 and discovered that they were breaking many safety laws.
“The facilities at the airfield/training organisation are not being maintained as per the requirements,” the regulator had discovered in the audit. “Runway surface was found worn out, wind sock was found torn or nonstandard.”
The audit had discovered that numerous FTOs had not complied with the pre-flight alcohol test standards.
Few instructors, student pilots, and aircraft maintenance engineers did not submit an undertaking or go through a BA (breathalyser) test before starting work or using their rights, according to the audit.
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