India, March 22 -- Civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) imposed a fine of Rs.80 lakh on Air India for violating norms related to flight duty time limitations and fatigue management system of flight crew.

The aviation regulator, in a statement issued on Friday, said that it imposed a fine for violation of regulations pertaining to Flight Duty Time Limitations (FDTL) and fatigue management system (FMS) of flight crew.

"As a proactive step towards ensuring a high level of safety in aviation, DGCA conducted a spot audit of Air India Limited in the month of January this year for verifying the regulatory compliance by the operator in respect of FDTL and FMS regulations", the statement read.

DGCA said that it ...