Incidents talked about trivial, doesn’t mean any airline is unsafe: SpiceJet MD | Latest News India

SpiceJet managing director Ajay Singh on Wednesday stressed that the mid-air incidents involving the three flights were ‘trivial’ and occurred on a ‘daily basis’ and did not affect the airline’s safety.

“SpiceJet has been operating a safe airline for 15 years. (The) kind of incidents are trivial and happen daily in (all) airlines,” he was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. Singh said at least 30 such incidents take place every day across all airlines.

“But one or two incidents of SpiceJet highlighted in the media, which is not right…doesn’t mean any airline is unsafe,” Singh said.

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Earlier in the day, India’s aviation watchdog, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), issued a notice to SpiceJet for ‘failing to establish safe, efficient and reliable flight services under Rule 134 and Schedule XI regulations’. Aircraft Rules, 1937′.

In response, SpiceJet said it was ‘committed to ensuring safe operations for our passengers and crew’ and would respond within three weeks as directed by the DGCA.

Three SpiceJet flights — Delhi-Dubai, Kandla-Mumbai, and a Kolkata-China cargo flight — reported technical problems on Tuesday. Passengers on commercial flights disembarked safely, while a third returned safely to Kolkata.

However, the airline has faced at least nine technical malfunction incidents in the last 18 days.

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