DGCA puts on hold Malkanis appointment as Jet Airways safety head

Written by Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Updated: Sep 2 2013, 06:42am hrs
Aviation regulator DGCA is understood to have put on hold a decision on the appointment of Capt Naveen Malkani as the flight safety head for Jet Airways and asked the airline to come up with more names for the top safety post.

Following laid-down procedures, the private carrier had recently named Capt NT Malkani as flight safety head and sought the regulator's approval for it, airline sources said.

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is understood to have asked the Jet management to come up with some other names for the flight safety head, apparently unsatisfied with Malkani's qualifications. Sources said new names were sought after it was found that Malkani had not done any course on safety, accident prevention or safety management systems.