Air India operations director stopped from piloting flight after failing breath tests

It is the second time Arvind Kathpalia, who is also on the loss-making airline's board, has been in trouble over alcohol tests.

Capt Arvind Kathpalia failed 2 alcohol tests; was suspended in Jan for 3 months after skipping the test

A senior pilot who is also director of operations for Air India, and has had responsibility for flight safety and training, said he was told by the carrier he failed two breathalyzer tests on Sunday before a flight to London from New Delhi.

India Business News: Air India director (operations) Capt Arvind Kathpalia tested positive for alcohol during the mandatory pre-flight breath-analyser test in Delhi on Sun

AI operations chief fails pre flight alcohol test grounded - BW Businessworld

AI operations chief fails pre flight alcohol test grounded

A Bangkok-bound Air India flight returned to New Delhi as its co-pilot missed the pre-flight breath analyser test.

Top Air India pilot fails alcohol test, another takes off without it; both grounded | india news | Hindustan Times Top Air India pilot fails alcohol test, another takes off without it; both grounded

The Delhi-London flight was delayed after its captain tested positive for alcohol in his breath-analyser test while the Delhi-Bangkok flight was called back, 30 minutes, after it took-off as it was found its pilot had not taken the test

Senior Air India Pilot Found Drunk, Another Skips Test. Both Grounded

National carrier Air India today grounded a senior official after a mandatory breathalyzer test conducted shortly before he was supposed to fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane between New Delhi and London detected an unacceptably high alcohol count in his blood. Captain Arvind Kathpalia, the Air India Director of Operations, will now face a probe by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Air India pilot grounded after being caught drunk before takeoff for the 2nd time

An Air India flight from Delhi to London has been delayed after the pilot of the carrier was found unfit to fly. Passengers of the Air India flight AI 111 to London have been left stranded at the Delhi airport. The flight was delayed as the senior pilot and Director (Operations) Arvind Kathpalia failed the pre-flight breath analysis test for alcohol. The test deemed him unfit to fly.

Air India director ops fails pre-flight alcohol test, grounded

Captain Arvind Kathpalia, who was to operate Air India's London-bound AI-111 flight from New Delhi on Sunday afternoon, has also been grounded earlier for a similar offence.