Scindia reacted to the repeated technical snags that have continued to take place in the country’s domestic carriers
Indian Minister of Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia has said that passenger safety was of paramount importance and there could not be any compromise on that, reported ANI. He was reacting to the repeated technical snags that have continued to take place in the country’s domestic carriers.
A number of incidents have been reported this year: 478 technical snags were reported in past one year, July 2021 – June 2022, Scindia informed the Lok Sabha in a written reply on July 28. Most have forced the aircraft to return to their originating station or land at destinations with low safety margins. “We have taken decisive actions, (civil aviation regulator Director General of Directorate General of Civil Aviation) DGCA has done spot checks and audits and several actions were taken,” Scindia said.
Scindia also mentioned that “these technical snags are reported by the flight crew on receiving an aural/visual warning in the cockpit or an indication of an inoperative/faulty system or while experiencing difficulty in handling/operating the aircraft”.
The DGCA, had a day earlier — on July 27 — ordered SpiceJet to operate a maximum of 50 per cent of its flights for eight weeks after several of its planes reported technical malfunctions.
Director General of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Arun Kumar was quoted saying that aircraft systems were reasonably robust and do have multiple redundancies but component failures did not imply that it was compromising the safety of the passengers. “We are extremely proud of our pilots, who navigate occasional glitches with appropriate competence,” Kumar said.
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