Not In Town | @notintownlive | 29 Aug 2019
New Delhi, Aug 28 (NITN): The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday assured all its stakeholders to take harshest actions against all flight operators if needed, media reports said.
DGCA, the aviation watchdog, had called an urgent meeting with with IndiGo and GoAir to review performance of Airbus Neo aircraft in the respective fleets.
DGCA's statement has been quoted by Times Now, "About 40 per cent of the domestic seat capacity of India is powered by Neo Engines and therefore, any knee-jerk reaction to completely shut their operations will have serious consequences. As there has not been any reported case of any accident in any part of the world, where these engines are in operation, will it be prudent?"
The aviation regulator has also admitted that there have been cases of Air Turn Back, in-flight shutdown or engine vibrations.
"DGCA is continuously monitoring the performance of these engines and taking appropriate proactive measures as and when required including grounding of aircraft in the interest of safety and further remedial measure if necessitated, will be taken. The operation of these aircraft/ engines are considered safe globally. Manufacturer has been directed to ensure more availability of spare engines for Indian operators to prevent grounding of aircraft due to removal of engines," the regulator added as quoted by the media.
- Thailand rated as the number one International destination from India
- EaseMyTrip teams up with 20th IIFA Awards as travel partner
- Indian tourist arrivals in Turkey mark 56% growth between January to July 2019
- Seychelles Tourism Board enhances its presence in tier II and tier III cities
- Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to host ‘Future of Tourism Summit 2019’ in Sri Lanka
- Jordan unveils its Underwater Military Museum in Aqaba
- Israel Tourism conducts roadshow in Mumbai
- DGCA assures all stakeholders to take harshest action against flight operators
- Eco Adventure Resorts opens at Bada Bungalow Temi Tea Gardens in Sikkim
- Statue of Unity features in TIME Magazine's list of world's greatest places 2019
New Delhi: The Board of Directors of InterGlobe Aviation Limited (IndiGo) unanimously approved the appointment of Pallavi Shardul Shroff as Independent Woman Director with effect from Sept 19.
New Delhi: As a part of its international expansion plans, Indian airline IndiGo on Friday commenced its operations to Myanmar.
Sepang: AirAsia on Wednesday announced the launch of an exclusive route to Da Lat from Kuala Lumpur, further expanding its footprint in Vietnam.