SpiceJet Slapped With ₹10 Lakh Fine For Inappropriate Training Of Pilots

by Sanjana Shenoy
SpiceJet Slapped With ₹10 Lakh Fine For Inappropriate Training Of Pilots

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is taking struct actions on flights for violating rules and causing inconvenience to passengers. Recently DGCA imposed a fine of ₹5 lakh on IndiGo for denying boarding to a specially-abled child and his parents at Ranchi airport. And now, DGCA has slapped a fine of ₹10 lakh on SpiceJet for inappropriate training of pilots. Read on to know more.

SpiceJet Fined ₹10 Lakh By DGCA For Training Pilots In Faulty Simulator

SpiceJet has been fined ₹10 lakh by DGCA for training its Boeing 737 Max pilots on a faulty simulator. According to a report by Zee News, the move could have had a bad impact on flight safety. Earlier, DGCA banned 90 SpiceJet pilots from operating the Max aircraft after finding out that the pilots trained in a faulty simulator. The faulty simulator had an inoperative stick shaker on the co-pilot’s side.

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This Move Could Impact Flight Safety

The stick shaker’s job is to warn pilots if it detects that the plane is stalled mid-air. The airline regulator also issued a show-cause notice to the airline in April. But the response by SpiceJet wasn’t satisfactory. Not training pilots in well-operative simulators can put passengers’ lives in danger. This negligence by SpiceJet has cost them dearly. So much so, that they must now pay a fine of ₹10 lakh to DGCA.