Air India Suspends the General Manager In Charge Training, on Grounds of Fudging Simulator Training Records
Air India has suspended the General Manager (Operations), In charge Training, on grounds of fudging Simulator training records.
This follows a complaint received about alleged irregularities in the conduct of Simulator Sessions at A-330 Jet Airways Simulator.
The misconduct was brought to the notice of the Union Civil Aviation Minister, Shri Ajit Singh. Subsequently, at his behest, the matter was entrusted to the Vigilance Department of Air India for investigation.
The investigation report has now revealed that records with regard to training imparted on Simulator were prima facie fudged. Prima facie, it has also been established that the general manager has not conducted full 8 hours of Simulator training – in fact he has conducted less than 4 hours of training.
As this misconduct is fraught with serious implications on the training of pilots and consequently flight safety, the general manager has been placed under suspension w.e.f. 31-12-2012 pending charge-sheet and further inquiry.
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