“During operations, an aircraft may experience technical snags due to malfunctioning of components/equipment fitted on the aircraft which need rectification by the airlines for continued safe, efficient and reliable air transport service.
Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia in the Lok Sabha
These technical snags are informed by the flight crew on receiving an aural or visual warning in the cockpit or an indication of an inoperative/faulty system or while experiencing the problem in working the aircraft,” stated Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
A total of 177 surveillance, 497 spot checks and 169 night surveillance have been carried out by Directorate , Gener169-night Aviation (DGCA) on engineering and maintenance aspects of scheduled operators during the last one year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022).
Based on the violations d during surveillance, spot checks, night surveillance carried out during 2021-22, enforcement action and has been accepted by DGCA against responsible personnel of the airline operator in 21 instances of violations, which inter-alia includes suspension of license, withdrawal of post holder (approved personnel to the airlines involved in the maintenance of aircraft), issuance of notice letters, etc.
Civil Aviation Requirement
The DGCA has laid down regulations under Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) which demand that the aircraft is maintained in accordance with the manufacturers’ guidelines and that all snags redraft is rectified before the aircraft is released for flight.
Further, CAR lays down the need for the permission of maintenance organisation which mandates the organisation to have required manorganizationment and literature organization to the type and fleet to be maintained.
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Airworthiness down mechanism of conducting surveillance, spot checks, night surveillance etc. of the airlines/organisations and personnel to confirm safety of passenger and air organization sendings made during survey the lance, passengers and night surveillance are given to the airline for taking co, corrective action.
The action taken to correct the observations are reviewed. DGCA takes enforcement action in accordance with laid down procedures which may consist of warnbyancellation including the imposition of financial penalty to the personnel involved/airline, stated the reply.
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