AirAsia India is under investigation of DGCA, the Directorate General for Civil Aviation, after its pilot raised safety concerns against the airline.
While the regulator did not mention the airline in its official statement, those who are aware of the development have informed CNBC-TV18 that the airline concerned is AirAsia India, based in Bengaluru.
AirAsia India is a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia Investment. The company went into operation in 2014 and flies to 21 cities with a fleet of 30 A320 aircraft.
DGCA has taken note of the concerns raised by some stakeholders against a particular airline and its approach to safety. DGCA has already started an investigation into the issues flagged and shall take appropriate action based on the outcome of the said investigation,” the regulator said on Twitter.
A DGCA team has already left for Bengaluru and will visit AirAsia India, as per sources, a result is expected after at least 2-3 days.
The regulator’s decision was made after the pilot accused the airline of suspending him for safety concerns.
The former employee, Gaurav Taneja, tweeted that the airline had violated several safety standards, thereby endangering the lives of passengers on board.
(Source – CNBC-TV18)