AI removes operations director Captain A.K. Kathpalia from his post

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 2 (ANI): Air India on Thursday removed director (operations) Captain A.K. Kathpalia from his post, sources said. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) earlier on February 15 suspended Kathpalia's license for three months as he failed in Breath Analyser (BA) test on January 19. Kathpalia was positioned as executive director operations in Air India. As per law, it is mandatory to all pilots to examine pre flight medical check-up before taking flight. "Captain A Kathpalia operated AI DEL-BLR on January 19 without undergoing BA examine test which is contravention to the contain in CAR section-5 series-F part III issue III dated 4 August 2015," DGCA said in an order. "Now in exercise of the power delegate under clause (a) of sub rule (3) of Rule 19 of aircraft rule 1937 read with ministry of tourism and civil aviation notification no. so 727 (E) of October 1994 undersigned hereby suspend in public interest the privileges of the pilot license held by captain Kathpalia for a period of three month," the order added. (ANI)