Airlines Reported 546 Technical Snags During Flight Operations In 2022: MoCA

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New Delhi: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) data revealed a total of 546 technical snags were reported by various airlines in the country in the year 2022, with IndiGo topping the list with 215 such reported incidents.

According to data released by MoCA, IndiGo topped the list with 215 such incidents while Spicejet and Vistara reported 143 and 97 technical snag-related occurrences in the year 2022.

The data further reported that Air India (Fleet A) reported 64 such incidents, Go Air reported seven technical snags.

On the question of whether technical snags are reported due to low-cost airlines in the country, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Gen V.K.Singh (retd), in a written reply added that “These (technical snags) may be due to improper functioning or malfunctions of systems, equipment or components fitted on the aircraft.”

He further added that “Some of the technical snags may require the flight crew to take actions such as air turn back, abort take-off, or go around keeping the safety of operation in view, and are usually taken to avert serious incidents or accidents,”.

He said that operators take action to rectify the technical snags based on the guidance provided by the manufacturer before further operating the aircraft.

Talking about the steps taken or proposed to be taken by the Government to rectify such technical snags, Singh said that the DGCA ensures that the airline and the maintenance organisation continue to comply with the regulatory requirements.

He further added that “DGCA initiates enforcement action against organisations/personnel in case violations are found which may include warning, suspension, and cancellation besides imposition of financial penalty,”.

(With Agency Inputs)

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