DGCA bans 50 per cent services of SpiceJet airline for eight weeks

MUMBAI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has banned 50 pre cent of SpiceJet airline’s flight services for eight weeks.  

According to the statement of DGCA, after going through several inspections, spot checks and the answers provided by SpiceJet for the showcause notice, DGCA has taken this action. 

Minister of State for Civil Aviation VK Singh recently stated in the Rajya Sabha that the DGCA checked 48 SpiceJet planes 53 times between July 9 and July 13 but no significant security violation was found.

On July 6, the DGCA issued a showcause notice to the airline after at least eight cases of technical snags were reported in SpiceJet planes during 18 days from June 19.

Singh said that three days after issuing the notice, the regulator started investigating SpiceJet’s planes. The investigation on the spot was completed on July 13.

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