The DGCA strongly condemns the use of psychotropic substances by airline personnel

In an effort to reduce the use of psychotropic substances by airline personnel, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on August 25 issued a draft evaluation procedure for aviation personnel and personnel personnel.

This step is considered a pilot’s step to ensure the safety of passengers and aircraft in the event of an emergency. The DGCA sought comment from stakeholders within the next 30 days before implementing it as a regulation.

The controller has already tested flight attendants by respirators to check the content of alcohol in their bodies before starting flight operations.

Under the proposed draft laws, DGCA will test the presence of psychotropic substances such as amphetamine, methamphtamine, cannabis, cocaine, opioid, barbiturates, benzodizipine and MDMA / ecstasy.

All positive cases will need to be reported to the DGCA headquarters within 24 hours and staff with favorable conditions will undergo organizational rehabilitation before returning to work.
The draft regulation also encourages airlines, air service providers (ANS), and aviation training organizations (FTO) to conduct random drug testing of their staff and trained pilots.

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Airlines, ANS providers, and FTOs will also be required to ensure that members of aviation staff, flight control officers, aircraft repair engineers, certified personnel, trained pilots, instructors and inspectors are assessed for drug abuse, drug dependence and pre-employment addiction, and tracking. verified case studies.
Alcohol and psychotropic substances cause hypoxia and reduce a person’s tolerance to increased height and disrupt the sensor-motor, visual and cortical reaction, which has led to a significant deterioration of brain function. This reduces the amount of mental energy available to deal with the many important tasks involved in making a safe flight.
In the event of an emergency flight, a member of the liquor staff may not be able to handle the situation. The level of alcohol in the blood associated with safe flight is ‘Zero’, which is also recommended by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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