Aviation

DGCA checks reveal airlines violating safety procedures

DELHI

In April this year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) put up a presentation on safety standards for airline representatives that revealed some glaring lack of safety procedures by leading carriers.

The presentation, including pictures, were a compilation of about 50 safety issues detected by the aviation regulator during their surprise checks. ET has reviewed the presentation. “There were several instances of safety violation detected by our surveillance teams. We asked them to ensure that these things be taken care of because little things make a difference,” said a senior DGCA official, who did not wish to be identified.

The safety check of scheduled carriers found serious violations, including leakage of fuel all along the belly of the fuselage, hydraulic fuel leak in the wheel area, panels of emergency doors missing, repetitive overlooking of defects like gallery light not working.

Read more at Economic Times

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