DGCA asks airlines to deploy adequate maintenance engineers at airports
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered airlines to depute adequate maintenance engineers at all airports to certify airworthiness of aircraft before departure. Airlines have been asked to comply with the same by July 28.
The civil aviation regulator issued the directions following frequent instances of snags and comes in the backdrop of recent mass protests by technicians. Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, too, held meetings with officials of airlines and DGCA and instructions were given to tighten safety measures.
Spot inspections were carried out by the DGCA at various airports. These revealed that cause of defects was not being properly identified. Non-availability of enough certified staff was another concern. It also found that airlines are giving frequent one off authorisations to certain junior engineers, which is not as per regulations
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First Published: Mon, July 18 2022. 21:05 IST
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