The Indian Aviation industry has been facing various trouble amidst the outbreak of Covid-19. Recently, the government has announced 21 days lockdown in the entire nation to combat the deadly virus. All the domestic and international flights have also been postponed till April 14, 2020. To ensure that the Aviation Industry takes all safety measures, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has temporarily suspended breath analyser tests across all the airports in the country. DGCA announced the decision after a SpiceJet pilot was found positive of Covid-19 without flying any international flight. Not only this, but the government-owned carrier Air India has also appealed DGCA to suspend Breath Analyser Test as it could spread act as an aid in spreading the infection.
DGCA Sends Notice to Aviation Personnel
DGCA addressed the Aviation Personnel through a notice and have stated that aviation staff who is reporting for the duty must not be in influence of any toxic substance like alcohol at least 12 hours from the time of reporting for duty. In case any member violates the regulations mentioned by DGCA, their license will be cancelled for a period of three years.
Indian Airlines are Operating Rescue Flights to Evacuate People from Different Countries
Various Airlines such as Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet are operating rescue flights to save people from different countries. Earlier this Sunday, IndiGo and SpiceJet operated a flight from Delhi and Jodhpur to rescue people from Iran. Also, Air India has operated multiple flights to rescue people from China, Italy, France and Germany. Air India was the first carrier who started rescue operations when the coronavirus outbreak began to grow rapidly. All the Airlines operating rescue flights are following all the safety measures to make sure that rescue operations are safe hassle-free.