As many as 63 passengers were placed in "No Fly List" in the last one year, for either not wearing mask or not cooperating with crew members, Minister of State, Civil Aviation Ministry Gen (Dr) VK Singh (Retd) said on Monday.
VK Singh mentioned in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Monday that a total of 63 passengers were placed in "No Fly List" for such period, as recommended by the airline's Internal Committee, constituted in accordance with the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR), Section 3- Air Transport, Series M, and Part VI entitled "Handling of unruly / disruptive passengers".
The unruly behavior of passengers include two incidents of urinating that have come to the notice of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in last one year, he said.
As per the provision mentioned in CAR, a 'No Fly List' is maintained by DGCA containing specific information related to the passenger involved, contact details of identification documents, date of occurrence, sector, flight number, period of imposition of ban etc, VK Singh said.
Majority of passengers placed in "No Fly List" were for violation related to not wearing mask or not obeying the instructions of crew members, he added.
As regards specific incidents related to urination, following action was taken by DGCA for non-compliance to applicable regulations, as mentioned in the reply by the minister:
1) AI-102 flight, New York to New Delhi dated November 26, 2022.
(i) Financial Penalty of Rs 30,00,000 imposed on Air India.
(ii) Financial Penalty of Rs 3,00,000 imposed on Director Flight services of Air India.
(iii) License of Pilot in Command suspended for three months.
2) AI-142, Paris to New Delhi dated December 6, 2022.
(i) Financial Penalty of Rs 10,00,000 imposed by DGCA on Air India.
This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh, (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.