Earlier this week, Jet Airways said it has added 65 new weekly services to its domestic and international operations. Meanwhile, the company also announced stopping of free meals for most of its economy class passengers.
The latest directive follows advisories issued by US watchdog Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing regarding the B 737 MAX planes after the crash of a Lion Air aircraft in Indonesia last month.
Most aircraft are required to be equipped with two black boxes – the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder – that record the information about a flight and help reconstruct the events leading to an aircraft accident.
ICPA General Secretary Capt. T. Praveen Keerthi said that every single pilot of the afore-mentioned 132 had undergone the breath analyser test at the final port of termination, and added that none of them refused or attempted to evade the post-flight breath analyser examination.
According to the government, domestic scheduled carriers are likely to induct over 384 aircraft in their fleet by March 2020. Currently, the combined fleet of these carriers stands at 490. These airlines will require a good number of pilots -both junior and senior (commanders) pilots - to operate these many planes
"During the notice period, neither the pilot shall refuse to undertake the flight duties assigned to him nor shall the employer deprive the pilot of his legitimate rights and privileges with respect to the assignment of his duties," DGCA said in the CAR