- The DGCA found no major significant security violations in the
- It has asked the airline to fix the malfunctions on 10 of its planes and now all of those planes are back in service.
- The regulator had notified SpiceJet after it reported 8 security incidents in just 18 days.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) that oversees aviation safety found no “significant finding or safety violation” when conducting on-site checks on SpiceJet aircraft after a series of airborne safety incidents were reported over the past two months. the ministry of aviation said in parliament on July 25.
“Recently, a series of random checks were conducted on all M/s Spicejet operational aircraft from July 9, 2022 to July 13, 2022. A total of 53 samples were conducted on 48 aircraft, finding no significant significant finding or safety violation,” the ministry of aviation said. Rajya Sabha in an answer to a question.
The DGCA has asked the airlines to fix the malfunctions in 10 of its aircraft and now all of these aircraft are back in service, the ministry added.
The ministry further informed parliament that it had also conducted the regulatory audit of three scheduled airlines, including SpiceJet, according to the published Annual Monitoring Program (ASP) 2022.
The ministry also clarified that in the SpiceJet flight that was diverted to Karachi on July 5, the crew had not declared a state of emergency and there was no fuel leak on the plane.
“The cabin crew has not declared an emergency. Post-landing checks and inspections in Karachi revealed no fuel leaks,” the ministry said.
“I am pleased that the findings of the various checks carried out by the DGCA on our fleet have been made public by the government. I am pleased that these findings and assessment are from none other than the DGCA, India’s foremost aviation safety agency and regulator,” said Ajay Singh, SpiceJet Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
The regulator had notified SpiceJet after it reported 8 security incidents in just 18 days. “The safety of the passengers is paramount. Even the smallest flaw that hinders safety will be thoroughly investigated and corrected,” Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said in a tweet in June. The airline has a market share of approximately 13% in the Indian aviation sector, in terms of passengers carried.
The security issues demanded SpiceJet. In May, the airline finished in second place in terms of flight cancellations, according to a report from DGCA.
SpiceJet also topped the list of airlines whose services are the most unsatisfactory, followed by Indigo, according to a recent survey by LocalCircles.
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