February 26, 2024
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DGCA issues showcause notice to SpiceJet over frequent snags

In response to SpiceJet’s increasing number of air safety problems, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Tuesday issued a show-cause notice. The aviation safety authority noted in its notice that after reviewing the numerous incidents that have occurred since April 1 of this year, it was determined that “poor internal safety oversight” and “inadequate maintenance activities” have caused a reduction in safety margins.

CMD of SpiceJet Ajay Singh promised that the airline will be “double cautious” and improve the examination of the aircraft before to takeoff. Singh stated in a news release that many of the reported accidents were rather small in nature and occurred on every airline. We will close any holes in SpiceJet’s system if the aviation authority finds any.

At least three mishaps involving SpiceJet planes were recorded on Tuesday alone. First, an unscheduled landing in Karachi, Pakistan was made by a Boeing 737 Max aircraft on the Delhi-Dubai sector due to a broken indicator light in the cockpit.

Second, a Bombardier Q400 Dash 8 flight from Kandla to Mumbai performed a special emergency landing in Mumbai because one of its windshields developed a fracture on the outside. Third, a Boeing 737 cargo that took off from Kolkata made a U-turn because its weather radar was inoperable.

The airline’s financial situation, which has caused a shortage of replacement parts, is also mentioned in the show-cause notice by the DGCA. The airline is operating on a cash-and-carry basis, and suppliers and approved vendors aren’t getting paid on a regular basis, which is causing a lack of spare parts, according to DGCA’s financial assessment report from September 2021.

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