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DGCA Issues Notice to AirAsia India For Suspension of Pilot Who Alleged ‘Violation of Safety Norms’

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday issued a notice to a top executive of AirAsia India, two weeks after it began a probe into suspension of a pilot of the airline, who claimed that he was being suspended for exposing ‘violations of safety norms’ by the low-cost airline

Confirming the development, a DGCA official said, “A show cause notice has been issued to Manish Uppal, Head of Operations, AirAsia India after the pilot’s allegations.”

AirAsia India, too, confirmed the receipt of the notice, saying, “AirAsia India confirms receipt of the notice and we are assisting the regulator in its fact finding process. We will fully cooperate with the regulator”.

Notably, on June 14, Delhi-based Captain Gaurav Taneja had tweeted that he had been officially suspended from AirAsia India for ‘standing up for safe operations of an aircraft and its passengers”.

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