Jyotiraditya Scindia repeatedly held high level meetings on security issues in aviation

Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia
Image Source: PTI Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia

Aviation Safety Issues: Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia asked senior officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to “not compromise on the safety of passengers” during a high-level meeting chaired by him on Sunday.

A MoCA official said that the Union Minister made it clear that there should be no compromise in the matter of people’s safety.

A MoCA official said, “Civil Aviation Minister Scindia in the meeting directed the officials not to compromise on the safety of the passengers, saying that safety is of paramount importance.” The official said that Scindia asked the officials to strictly follow the prescribed safety norms.

Petition against SpiceJet in Delhi HC amid malfunction

A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court demanding that all SpiceJet flights be stopped amid one failure after another. It has also been mentioned in the petition that flights should be stopped to prevent a major incident where there may be a huge loss of life and property.

The petition contends that SpiceJet has failed to establish safe, efficient and reliable air service. The petition, filed by advocate Rahul Bhardwaj, states that there have been several recent incidents in connection with SpiceJet flights.

Increasing incidents of technical faults

Informed DGCA that Air India Express VT-AXX operating flight IX-355 which was on its way from Calicut to Dubai was diverted towards Muscat on Sunday after a “burning smell” started emanating from one of the vents of the aircraft. The flight took off from Calicut for Dubai last night.

The crew checked for any smoke or fire when they felt a burning smell. However, nothing of the sort was found. Despite this, the flight was diverted to Muscat as a precaution.

In another incident, SpiceJet’s Dubai-Madurai flight was delayed on Monday following a defect in the nose wheel of a Boeing B737 MAX aircraft, officials from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation said.

Monday’s incident is at least the ninth incident of a technical snag in a SpiceJet aircraft in 24 days.

SpiceJet showcased earlier

Aviation regulator DGCA had issued a show-cause notice to SpiceJet after eight incidents of mid-air technical snag in the last 18 days, saying the budget carrier has “failed” to establish safe, efficient and reliable air services. ,

As the DGCA’s review of incidents revealed that “poor” internal safety inspections and “inadequate” maintenance operations have resulted in “degradation” of SpiceJet’s safety margins, airline chief Ajay Singh said it was “doubly careful”. and strengthen oversight. of planes before the operation of their flights. A statement from SpiceJet also said that it is committed to ensure a safe operation for its passengers and crew.

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