Wednesday, September 16, 2015

AI fleet, engineering bases under DGCA lens after fire mishaps

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has initiated an audit of engineering bases of Air India. DGCA will also conduct a check on Air India’s fleet records.

This comes in the wake of two fire incidents on Air India flights last week. According to sources, the DGCA will thoroughly check the status of the fleet  and spares.

The inspection will be conducted at the airline’s engineering bases at Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

Last Tuesday, the tail pipe of an Air India Jaipur-Mumbai aircraft had caught fire at the Mumbai airport.
“Fire was observed in the right engine tail pipe of the Jaipur-Mumbai flight of Air India,” DGCA sources said.
All the passengers were safely evacuated.
16/09/15 Business Standard
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