Directorate General of Civil Aviation chief Arun Kumar has stated that the Indian Aviation sector is safe and there is no need to panic amidst the rising technical snag incidents in planes.
Directorate General of Civil Aviation chief Arun Kumar said
Amidst the rising technical snag incident, aviation watchdog authority (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) DGCA’s chief Arun Kumar has told that the aviation sector is ‘safe. He said, saying that there was no reason to panic. According to the head of the aviation authority, the nation’s civil aviation space is “completely safe,” and all ICAO-mandated procedures are carried out. It is to be stated that recently there have been approximately 478 technical-snag incidents in the last year.
DGCA’s decision to stop SpiceJet’s operation
In light of the recent string of technical difficulties faced by Indian airlines and the DGCA’s decision to stop SpiceJet’s operations, Mr. Kumar emphasized that there is no reason to fear because none of the incidents have been issued or discussed have the potential to cause chaos.
DGCA chief also stated that all difficulties encountered are common and affect all airlines and fleet types. There have been 15 technical problems in the last 16 days, including for international operators visiting India, which have been addressed and fixed.
It was not made public what specific problems the international carriers encountered. Mr. Kumar claimed that the difficulties encountered by the overseas operators were similar to those faced by the Indian carriers. More than a dozen incidents of Indian carriers running into technical difficulties recently became public, particularly in the case of SpiceJet, and the DGCA is closely monitoring the events.
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In answer to concerns raised by some that the DGCA’s action against SpiceJet was insufficient, Mr. Kumar told, “I am not here to shut down airlines. My role is to take measures to provide safe and efficient flying”.
Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia
The DGCA chairman further noted that, in comparison to many other nations, the fleet of Indian carriers is primarily young. “The focus is always on safety and to ensure that any situation is not allowed to worsen.”The DGCA’s annual surveillance program incorporates regulatory audits, spot checks, and surveillance as part of its safety monitoring process.
Recently, Jyotiraditya Scindia, the minister of aviation, met with senior members of his ministry and the civil aviation authority to discuss safety issues (DGCA). The minister informed the officials there should be no compromising on the safety of the passengers after receiving a thorough report from them regarding these incidences over the last month.
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