Left Menu
Development News Edition

DGCA serves show-cause notices to IndiGO over faulty P&W engines issue


DGCA serves show-cause notices to IndiGO over faulty P&W engines issue
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Cracking the whip on budget carrier IndiGo over the issue of faulty Pratt & Whitney engines, aviation regulator DGCA has served show-cause notices to its chief operating officer and engineering head, sources close to the development said Wednesday. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also carrying out a special safety audits of the carrier as it has found issues in "operations and engineering of the country's largest airline," an official source said.

While IndiGo confirmed the receipt of the show-cause notices and the safety audit, DGCA chief BS Bhullar said the regualtor carries out detailed audit of all airlines at least once a year. He, however, did comment on the show-cause notice saying, "we conduct detailed audits of all airlines at least once a year. IndiGo's audit is this month, and another airline's is in June. Every audit involves some action."

"The DGCA has issued show-cause notice last week to IndiGo's chief operating officer Wolfgang Prock-Schauer and engineering head SC Gupta over the Pratt & Whitney engines issues," the source said. "The regulator is also conducting a special safety audit of the airline after coming across issues in its operations and engineering," he said. IndiGo and GoAir, which have Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320 Neo planes, have been facing problems with these engines, manufactured by the US firm, since their induction three years ago.

"We confirm that there is currently a DGCA audit on IndiGo which is combined with the annual main base audit. We have received a limited number of show cause notices," IndiGo said in a statement to PTI. The airline also said it has responded accordingly and it can only comment on this matter after it has discussions with the regulator on the matter but refused to comment on the reasons for the audit. "We can confirm that our operations are run in more stringent ways as prescribed by regulatory framework. As this is an ongoing audit we can only comment after the process is over," the airline added.

(With inputs from agencies.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Future of Food: Technology fostering the road to global food security

Technological innovation can help address most of the pressing issues facing the world today including food security by enhancing productivity, improving financial services, managing resources, addressing environmental concerns, etc....

Conspiracy theories on COVID 19: Legislators, Scientists, and Journalists all joined the Caravan

Conspiracy theories are not new for virus epidemics. There have been conspiracy theories on HIV-AIDS, Polio Vaccines, Ebola Virus, and several other diseases as well. However, what makes the 2019 Novel Coronavirus different from others is ...

Now it’s a war, Uganda deploys army to combat locust swarms

Its for the first time after 1986, the locust swarms have attacked Uganda twice in a season. With the increasing number of countries of Africa under attack by locust swarms, the problem seems to have taken a regional paradigm. Its very diff...

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Videos

Latest News

Trump tweets in Hindi on way to India, says eager to visit country

US President Donald Trump on Monday tweeted in Hindi on his way to India, saying he is eager to visit the country and would be soon meeting all. Trump, on board the special Air Force One aircraft along with his delegation, took to the micro...

UPDATE 2-Malaysian politics in turmoil amid talk of new coalition; markets fall

The fate of Malaysias ruling coalition hung in doubt on Monday, after surprise weekend talks between Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamads party and other groups on forming a new government that would exclude his anointed successor Anwar Ibrahim...

The ECB wants to talk to you about inflation. But will it listen?

For many people, the language of European Central Bank policymakers is so impenetrable, it could be beamed from another planet.Now, however, the ECB experts are in for a dose of real life as they meet audiences ranging from students to cler...

ICC bans Oman player from all cricket for 7 years on match-fixing charges

The International Cricket Council ICC has banned Oman player Yousuf Abdulrahim Al Balushi from all forms of cricket for seven years for his involvement in trying to fix matches. Al Balushi accepted four charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Cor...

Give Feedback