DGCA revises flight duty norms; pilots to get more rest amid fatigue concerns

New Delhi, January 09, 2024.

In a major relief for pilots in dealing with fatigue, aviation watchdog DGCA on Monday came out with revised norms that increase their weekly rest time to 48 hours and limit the number of landings to two during night operations.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has also extended the night hours for pilots and now, it covers the period from 0000-0600 hours whereas it was 0000-0500 hours earlier.

Besides, all airlines have to compulsorily submit quarterly fatigue reports, which “should follow a follow a non-punitive and confidentiality policy”.