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AirAsia India sacks pilot Gaurav Taneja after his video alleging violations of security rules; DGCA points discover to airline – India News , Firstpost

On Sunday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) despatched a present trigger discover to an AirAsia India government over the allegations made by Taneja.

AirAsia India sacked pilot and blogger Gaurav Taneja on Friday, days after he publicly alleged violations of security rules within the airline, media stories mentioned.

Taneja tweeted about his termination round midnight on 28 June.

On Sunday, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) despatched a present trigger discover to an government of AirAsia India over the allegations made by Taneja.

Earlier, on 15 June, the DGCA had mentioned on Twitter that it had “taken be aware of the considerations raised by some stakeholders towards a selected Airline and its strategy to security”.

AirAsia India sacks pilot Gaurav Taneja after his video alleging violations of safety regulations DGCA issues notice to airline

Gaurav Taneja, the pilot terminated by AirAsia India. MoneyControl

On 14 June, Taneja had mentioned that he was suspended by the airline for “standing up for protected operations of an plane and its passengers.” He additionally uploaded a video on YouTube, wherein he particularly talked about that the airline had requested pilots to hold out 98 p.c of landings on “Flap 3” mode, which permits them to save lots of gasoline. Flaps are a part of an plane’s wings and are introduced into operation whereas taking off or touchdown.

He additionally alleged that the airline was not following protocols in place in March when the coronavirus was spreading, though he didn’t elaborate on the protocols he was referring to.

However, a report in The News Minute quoted sources as saying, “All this is because of him (Taneja) having behavioural issues which weren’t in sync with company policies, and this was monitored over the last one year.”

According to a MoneyControl report, the termination discover issued to Taneja was as a result of him “not appearing for an investigation started by the airline, going public on social media without following the due company process of redressal, breach of non-disclosure agreement and photography in the cockpit in breach of company and DGCA norms.”

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