After IndiGo, three more airlines report snags

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: Mar 20, 2018, 11:18 AM(IST)

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Just a day after budget carrier IngiGo reported five technical snags in its aircraft, airlines like SpiceJet and Jet Airways today reported three technical faults while government-owned Air India found a couple of similar faults. 

According to reports, IndiGo and GoAir are worst hit by the directives issued by the national aviation regulator. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) recently grounded Airbus 320neos with the new series engine. 

Over the weekend, two Indigo aircraft were grounded after pilots reported glitches. IndiGo's A320neo aircraft was grounded on Sunday in Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. The aircraft was reported of a hydraulic leak from its engine. 

The incident occurred within a week of the national aviation watchdog cracking its whip on airlines over stringent safety and security measures. 

IndiGo was earlier slapped with a notice by the national aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

DGCA grounded eight of IndiGo's A320Neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines. 

The official data states as many as 24,700 technical snags reported last year. Jet Airways alone accounted for 9,689 of them, PTI reported. 

SpiceJet reported a total of 4,903 technical faults last year, Air India group was at 4,563. GoAir saw 1,888 snags, AirAsia (1,367), Vistara (1,225), Blue Dart (793), IndiGo (340) and Zoom Air (23). 

(With inputs from PTI)

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