Air India, IndiGo, and SpiceJet said 184, 98, and 77 incidents due to technical snags during the one year till June 30, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh told on Monday
Go First, Vistara and AirAsia India reported 50, 40, and 14 incidents due to technical snags in the aforementioned period, he stated in his written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
Air India Express had 10 incidents in one year
While the government-run airline Alliance Air reported 5 incidents, Air India Express had ten incidents in one year, he said.
- The Tata Group took control of Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express on January 27 after successfully winning the bid for the airline on October 8 last year.
- Overall, a “total of 478 incidents of technical snags were reported in last one year between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022”, Singh noted.
These technical snags are reported by the flight crew on receiving an aural or visual warning in the cockpit or when there is an indication of an inoperative or faulty system or while experiencing difficulty in managing or operating the aircraft, he said.
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Directorate General of Civil Aviation
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) chief stated the back-to-back technical snags in aircraft last month. He said an aircraft may “continue to be used for air operation subject to compliance to rules and regulations”.
He further added, that an aircraft is a complex machine and has many components that may continue to be operated for air operations provided it is compliant with airworthiness needs as laid down by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation(DGCA).
Now, SpiceJet is operating not more than 50 percent of its flights as per the orders of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
The regulator had July imposed the curb on the airline’s flights for 8 weeks as its planes were involved in at least 9 incidents of technical malfunction from June 19-July 5 times.
During the last 2 months, planes of other Indian carriers have also reported multiple incidents of technical malfunction.
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