AviationNational carrier Air India has come under serious criticism for flouting safety standards.

Air India under fire

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Air India under fire

In line crew members are mandated on a B-777  to man doors in case of emergency. According to a whistleblower, over 100 complaints had been filed with the regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation that did not respond. 

National carrier Air India has come under serious criticism for flouting safety standards. The latest accusation made on national television by former and existing crew has been of plastering with tape, emergency doors due to lack of cabin crew. 

In line crew members are mandated on a B-777  to man doors in case of emergency. According to a whistleblower, over 100 complaints had been filed with the regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation that did not respond. This comes in the background of the FAA audit that had lowered India’s aviation safety ranking to Category 2 from Cat 1. FAA is expected to review the ranking in Dec.

Air India that recently joined Star Alliance, in a statement said it “strongly denies allegations in the media of violating safety standards and causing a safety risk to its passengers. We hereby assure our passengers that Air India follows all safety regulations laid down by the regulatory authority…..” blaming former employees for the tirade.

Subhash Goyal, President Indian Association of Tour Operators called it “shocking.”

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