According to a source, DGCA, a statutory body of the Indian Government that regulates civil aviation in India has temporarily suspended the Boeing simulator training facility of Air India for certain alleged lapses.
Some documents related to the matter are being verified by the DGCA, and a decision on the restoration of the training facility will be taken after the completion of the procedure.
A senior official of Air India said that the Director General of DGCA carries out routine checks on the airlines but did not disclose any details. DGCA has issued a temporary suspension of Boeing’s simulator training facility of Air India in connection with certain lapses.
According to the source, the regulatory action against Air India came some days after two DGCA inspection team members allegedly found lapses in the airline’s internal safety audit reporting, persuading it to launch an investigation into the matter. A decision on the restoration of the training at the facility will be taken after the process of document verification is completed.
Air India’s wide-body fleet consists of Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The airline is also likely to take Airbus wide-body A350 aircraft into its fleet from the end of this year.