Air India removes 57 over weight crew members from flying duty road-and-transport-news

 

 

NEW DELHI. Cracking the whip on its over-weight cabin staff, the Indian government-owned Air India has temporarily taken off 57 crew members from flying and put them on ground duty. 
 
These cabin crew members, including air hostesses, have been told to "shape up" within a stipulated time frame, failing which they would be grounded permanently, Air India sources said.Air India has over 3,800 cabin crew members, of whom more than 2,500 are women. Out of the total cabin crew strength, around 2,200 members are on permanent rolls.
 
As per norms of aviation regulator DGCA, the cabin crew has to be declared as 'fit', 'temporary unfit' and 'permanent unfit' by designated doctors through their periodic medical examination. 
 
"These cabin crew members were found over-weight during the periodic review and told to get fit for flying in a particular time frame. However, as they failed to do so in the stipulated time, they have been taken off from flying duties last month and given ground jobs," a source said. Business Today


Posted Date :  23-01-17

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