The license of an Air India pilot and a co-pilot, who permitted an unauthorized woman to enter the cockpit of flight AI-445, operating from Delhi to Leh on June 3, has been suspended by the DGCA, said an official.
During the departure of Air India flight AI-458 from Chandigarh to Leh, the Pilot in Command (PIC) allowed an unauthorized person to enter the cockpit. “The First Officer (co-pilot) failed to object to this unauthorized entry.
After conducting an investigation, the DGCA has taken the following actions the PIC’s pilot license has been suspended for one year, and the First Officer’s pilot license has been suspended for one month,” said an official. Earlier, following the breach of cockpit norms, Air India had taken disciplinary action against two pilots and had suspended them.
The decision came after the airline received a complaint from the cabin crew, who raised concerns about the violation of cockpit regulations.