320 pilots flew planes without proficiency check: Raju
320 pilots flew aircraft with lapsed Pilot Proficiency Check in 2014 with 219 of them belonging to private airlines and 101 to Air India, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.
During DGCA audit of training facilities of airlines in 2014, it was found that maximum numbers of violation were done by Jet Airways with 130 of its pilots flying without the mandatory check, followed by Air India 101 pilots, Air India Express 70, Spicejet 10 and IndiGo nine, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said in a written reply.
The aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has taken enforcement action against these pilots including suspension of privilege of the licences and issue of warning letters, the Minister said.
"It was found that some pilots have flown the aircraft with lapsed Pilot Proficiency Check during DGCA audit of training facilities of airlines in 2014 against which action was taken by the DGCA," he said.