Friday, October 05, 2018

Prabhu seeks regular safety compliance report about airlines

New Delhi: Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu has sought regular "safety compliance report" about airlines, an official said Thursday amid instances of safety-related issues in the aviation sector.

Besides, the ministry is looking at also having a third party professional organisation to look into various safety aspects at Air India, the official said.

The development comes two weeks after the minister ordered a safety audit of all scheduled airlines and airports following an incident involving a Jet Airways flight.

On September 20, at least 30 passengers on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nose and ear bleeding after the crew "forgot" to turn on a switch that controls cabin air pressure.

The official said that in order to have continuous updates about safety of airlines, the minister has decided to get regular "safety compliance report". The issue was discussed at a review meeting Thursday, he added.
04/10/18 PTI/Outlook