SpiceJet’s 90 pilots to undergo re-training


After the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) imposed a Rs 10 lakh fine on SpiceJet airline for training pilots on faulty simulators, the low-cost airline said that all the 90 barred pilots will undergo re-training. The DGCA had barred 90 SpiceJet pilots from operating the Boeing 737 Max aircraft, and those pilots were subjected to retraining on 737 Max simulators. In a statement, DGCA Director General Arun Kumar said: “For the moment, we have barred these pilots from flying Max and they have to retrain successfully for flying Max. Also, we will take strict action against those found responsible for the lapse.” At present, the airline has 650 pilots trained to operate the 737 Max aircraft.