DGCA takes action against two flying schools in Gujarat
By DeshGujarat News, New Delhi, 23 March, 2012
During the process of safety audit, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) found discrepancies in the operation of two flying schools of Gujarat. While warning was issued to one flying school, the other flying school’s approval was suspended for two months.
This was declared by the minister of Civil Aviation Shri Ajit Singh in Rajya Sabha.
In his reply, the minister said that on the basis of the observations made during the audit enforcement the Ahmedabad Aviation & Aeronautics Ltd was issued warning while approval of Gujarat Flying Training Institute, Vadodara – Organisation and CFI was suspended for two months.
The minister said that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has carried out safety audits of the flying training institutes and during the safety audits deficiencies in some of the school related to the operation, flying training, maintenance, documentation etc. were observed.
According to the minister, the main deficiencies observed by DGCA during the safety audits were (i) deficiencies in upkeep of documents; (ii) improper maintenance of dossiers; (iii) insufficient number of ground Instructors; (iv) Fuel, Mismanagement, False entries in authorization books; (v) non availability of contingency plan and emergency plan in case of accident to aircraft; (vi) Expired First Aid medicine; (vii) Insufficient books in Library; (viii) Improper earthing point in Hanger; (ix) Improper maintenance of Tarmac; (x) Improper maintenance on side strips of Taxiways; (xi) Improper Boundary wall around operational area; (xii) Uncalibrated Battery charging equipment; (xiii) Fire fighting equipments not well equipped etc.
Other flying schools facing action were; Bombay Flying Club, Mumbai – Approval withheld from 13.07.2011 – 22.09.2011 and Birmi Flying Academy Pvt. Ltd., Patiala – Approval suspended from 14.09.2011 – 23.11.2011.
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