Friday, December 22, 2017

Indian Airlines Reported 1,000 Technical Snags In 2017, Most By Air India: Centre

Domestic carriers reported a total of 1,000 technical snags in 2017 with the Air India accounting for more than half of them, according to data shared by the government in Parliament today. The divestment-bound national carrier witnessed 581 technical glitches across its fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.

It was followed by the SpiceJet with 259 snags reported across its fleet of Boeing and the smaller Bombardier Q400 aircraft. The Jet Airways saw 80 technical problems in its fleet of Boeings, Airbuses and ATR planes.

Market leader IndiGo reported 37 cases of malfunctions in its planes. These figures were shared by Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha in the Lok Sabha.

The national carrier, comprising Air India, Air India Express and Alliance Air, has the largest fleet size of 155 aircraft. The IndiGo has the second largest number of planes at 150.

The Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 115 aircraft and SpiceJet has 57 planes.

The Go Air, which has 32 planes, reported 17 technical problems. The AirAsia has 13 aircraft and faced 16 glitches, while the Vistara, with 17 aircraft, witnessed 3 malfunctions.
22/12/17 NDTV