Aviation watchdog DGCA has suspended two senior executives of AirAsia India for 3 months citing “security violations”.
“We had issued a listing region off uncover to 2 AirAsia India executives — Head of Operations Manish Uppal and Head of Flight Security Mukesh Nema — in June only. It has been made up our minds now to suspend them for a duration of three months,” an sufficient from the Directorate Abnormal of Civil Aviation (DGCA) acknowledged.
The airline got here underneath the radar after one in all its pilots alleged violations of security norms by the carrier.
Captain Gaurav Taneja, who runs a widespread YouTube channel called Flying Beast, tweeted on June 14 that he has been suspended by AirAsia India “for standing up for stable operations of an plane and its passengers.”
Later, on June 15, the suspended pilot posted a detailed video titled “Reasons at the support of suspension from my pilot job”.
Capt Manish Uppal and Mukesh Neema from @AirAsiaIndian are suspended by @DGCAIndia for security violations and risking folks lives for profits.
Your complete “security specialists” who’ve been performing as PR brokers of @AirAsiaIndian , you would possibly most certainly well most certainly also very neatly be caught alongside with your pants down. #AirAsiaIsUnsafe
— Gaurav Taneja (@flyingbeast320) August 10, 2020
In his video, Taneja alleged that the airline has asked its pilots to manufacture 98 per cent of landings in “Flap 3” mode, which enables it to set apart fuel. He acknowledged: “If a pilot does now not fabricate 98 per cent of landings in ‘Flap 3’ mode, the airline considers it a violation of its same old working process (SOP).”
Citing the instance of Imphal airport, the set apart the plane de-escalates more steeply as when put next with other airports when coming near near for landing. He acknowledged: “When an plane is coming down steeply, it desires to have a stir so that it stays lifeless, and in these situations a pilot has to manufacture a ‘Flap plump’ landing.”
“In uncover to prevail in targets, what would folks fabricate? They will manufacture Flap 3 landings with out giving consideration whether or now not it is stable or unsafe. This straight impacts the passenger security,” he had claimed in his YouTube video. “If one thing happens throughout a Flap 3 landing, then the ask will probably be asked to the pilot if she or he cares more about saving fuel or 180 passengers,” Taneja had acknowledged.
He had furthermore raised considerations over some personnel insurance policies at the side of the sanctioning of sick leaves by the airline.
Following his complaints, a probe used to be ordered and the news of suspension got here rapidly after ascertaining the information and conducting an enquiry.