There is a lot of “uninformed drivel” circulating on social media on matters relating to aviation safety, Jet Airways CEO Sanjiv Kapoor stated, asking social media users to seek out ” reported, expert opinions” before concluding. “Don’t go by hearsay,” Mr. Kapoor tweeted.
Jet Airways CEO
“The amount of uninformed drivel I have seen on social media last 24 hours on matters relating to aviation safety and glitches, is astounding. Genuine problems and non-issues conflated and given equal coverage. Folks, please seek out knowledgeable, expert opinions. Don’t go by hearsay,” he tweeted.
Jet Airways CEO Sanjiv Kapoor on Twitter
Mr. Kapoor’s tweet today arrived amid a series of incidents affecting SpiceJet aircraft. The unusually high number of incidents has prompted the aviation regulator to seek an explanation from SpiceJet.
The latest incident involved a China-bound cargo plane worked by SpiceJet returning to Kolkata after its weather radar stopped operating. It was the eighth incident of technical malfunction on a SpiceJet aircraft in the last 18 days, which also include a Delhi-Dubai SpiceJet flight landing in Pakistan’s Karachi due to a malfunctioning fuel indicator light. Later, an analysis saw there was clearly nothing wrong with the aircraft.
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Directorate General of Civil Aviation
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation, or DGCA, has pointed out big gaps in how the airline is functioning, from operating flights with “degraded safety margins”, issues that point to “poor internal safety oversight” to vendors not being paid on time, leading to a lack of spare parts for the SpiceJet fleet.
SpiceJet in a report said it will answer the notice within the specified period. “We are committed to providing a safe operation for our passengers and crew. We are an IATA-IOSA certified airline,” the airline stated, referring to the International Air Transport Association and the IATA Operational Safety Audit.
Earlier this week, the engine of a Vistara plane failed just after a flight from Bangkok landed in Delhi. The airline said one of the engines had developed a “minor” electrical malfunction after the aircraft disembarked at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday.
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