There have been several incidents this year in which planes have either been forced to return to their origin airports or landed at their destinations with poor safety margins.
“We have taken decisive action, (Regulatory Directorate General of Civil Aviation) DGCA has conducted spot checks and audits and several actions have been taken,” the civil aviation minister said at a briefing.
A total of 478 technical faults were reported in the last one year – July 2021 – June 2022, the minister informed. Lok Sabha In a written reply on Thursday.
“These technical faults are reported by the flight crew upon receiving an aural/visual warning in the cockpit or indicating a dysfunctional/faulty system or experiencing difficulty in handling/operating the aircraft,” he added. Told.
DGCA ordered on Wednesday SpiceJet To operate a maximum of 50 per cent of its flights for eight weeks after it recently reported a technical glitch in several of its aircraft.
Director General of DGCA Arun Kumar The aircraft system is robust and has many redundancies but component failures do not mean it is compromising on the safety of passengers, it said on Thursday.
“We are extremely proud of our pilots, who, with reasonable efficiency, manage to correct the occasional glitches,” said the head of the civil aviation regulator.
Asked what was the major reason for such back-to-back technical glitches and if they have forced the regulator to reconsider how much they have compromised the safety of passengers, he said the requisite maintenance works No component failure is expected despite “unscientific and gullible”.
An aircraft is a complex machine and consists of thousands of components and can be continued to be used for air operations, subject to compliance with airworthiness requirements, he said.
Aviation is a highly process-driven sector and is the safest mode of transport globally. In 2021 and 2022, there were no fatal accidents in India.
Further, when asked whether these tremors were the underlying cause of the airplane being non-functional for a long period of time during Covid, he replied that it could be possible.