Air India operations Director put off roaster over low fuel issue in Sydney


New Delhi, Sep 12: Director General Of Civil Aviation official informed that Air India Captain and Director of operations Amitabh Singh has been put-off roaster for mid-air fuel issue during Delhi-Sydney flight on September 7.

” Air India Captain and Director of operations to be put off-roaster during investigation in an incident wherein he operated AI-302 Delhi-Sydney on Sept 7 on low fuel,&has failed to provide a reason for it before DGCA , ” irector General Of Civil Aviation official stated.

Singh, who was captaining a New Delhi-Sydney flight on September 7 failed to file the mandatory report on the low fuel situation to the DGCA, though he informed the airline. The incident came under the scanner of both Indian and Australian aviation regulators.

Under the regulations, a pilot is required to compulsorily report certain incidents, including low fuel situation during a flight, to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Though Singh filed a voluntary report about the incident with the airline, he allegedly did not file it online with the DGCA within the stipulated 24 hours, airline source had said Monday. “He has been derostered on the orders of the DGCA,” the source added.

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