Saturday, March 19, 2016

DGCA seeks bar on Oslo plant on B737 component servicing lapse

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA will soon ask its American and European counterparts to bar an Oslo workshop from providing maintenance to a critical component in the landing gear of Boeing 737s that has led some flights to undertake emergency landings in India.
Apart from the two regulators FAA and EASA, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) would also ask Boeing to issue a global advisory pertaining to ST Aerospace's workshop in Oslo, Norway, a senior DGCA official said on Friday.
The decision comes after the DGCA found problems in the 'trunnion pin', which is part of landing gear of an aircraft, during two separate incidents involving Jet Airways planes.
On both occasions, the watchdog detected "chicken wire mesh like cracks" in the trunnion pins of two Boeing 737 planes. The latest incident happened on March 3 at the Mumbai airport while the first one took place on April 13 at Khajuraho.
In both the cases, the planes had to make emergency landings due to problems with these pins, which take the entire load of the aircraft at the time of landing.
18/03/16 IBN Live
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