Air India allows cockpit staff to fly in an emergency situation but the crew is needed to go through the mandatory breath
analyser test which the pilot failed.
According to the DGCA official, they found that the Alco Sensor machine was unserviceable, the mandatory breath
analyser check was not carried out and the crew was cleared for the flight in spite of this mandatory test.
The mandatory breath
rate is the minimum amount of breaths the machine will deliver in a minute.
Anyone with two or more DUI convictions in the last six years, five DUI convictions in the last 20 years, or a felony DUI conviction will be required to submit a mandatory breath
test if stopped by police.
The bill also calls for mandatory breath
tests for drivers involved in a fatal crash.
They revealed a huge clampdown on drink-driving with more than 30,000 mandatory breath
tests taking place on motorists now each month.
Alcohol was detected in a mandatory breath
test on the 34-year-old driver that he took upon arriving at a station on Aug.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Apr 30 (ANI): National carrier Air India on Tuesday appointed senior pilot Arvind Kathpalia, who was sacked from the post of Director (Operations) for failing in a mandatory breath
analyzer test, as its Regional Director for Northern region.
The European Transport Safety Council hailed the Government for bringing in mandatory breath
tests in 2006 and tougher drink-driving penalties a year later.
The Centre, he added, is planning to bring in mandatory breath
analyser tests for all pilots before they fly.
Consequently, to assure adequate minute ventilation, either the mandatory breath
rate or "tidal volume" must be increased.
He added: "Since mandatory breath
testing was introduced in 2006 it has made a difference.