The ministry says that 478 technical incidents were reported in aircraft in a year

Between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022, a total of 478 technical faults were reported with the aircraft. “During operation, aircraft may experience technical malfunctions due to faulty parts/equipment which require rectification. Airlines for continuous safe, efficient and reliable air transport service. These technical malfunctions are reported by the flight crew when an aural or visual warning is received in the cockpit or an indication of a malfunctioning/malfunctioning system is detected or when the aircraft is experiencing difficulty operating,” Civil Aviation Minister Jyotraditya Scindia told Lok Sabha. said in the meeting. Thursday.

A total of 177 inspections, 497 spot checks, and 169 night inspections on engineering and maintenance aspects of scheduled operators have been conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) during the last year (July 1, 2021 – June 30). . 2022).

Based on violations detected during surveillance, spot checks and night surveillance during 2021-22, the DGCA has taken enforcement action against responsible officials of airline operators in 21 cases of violations. This includes license suspension. Return of post holder (approved personnel of airlines involved in aircraft maintenance), issuance of warning letters, etc.

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The DGCA has laid down regulations under the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) which require aircraft to be maintained as per the manufacturer’s guidelines and to report on the aircraft before the aircraft is released for flight. All errors should be corrected. In addition, the CAR specifies requirements for maintenance organization accreditation that specify the type and fleet of manpower, equipment and literature necessary for the organization to maintain. The minister said that under the system, airline operators are required to ensure that aircraft are maintained in a state of continuous airworthiness and that all defects are rectified.

DGCA has a set procedure to conduct surveillance, spot check, night surveillance etc. of airlines/organizations and staff to ensure safety of passengers and aircraft. Results obtained during surveillance, spot checks, and night surveillance are provided to the airline for corrective action. Actions taken to correct observations are reviewed. The reply stated that the DGCA takes enforcement action as per the prescribed procedure which may include warning, suspension, cancellation and financial penalty on the officials/airline involved.

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