Wednesday, November 06, 2019

SpiceJet aircraft viewing pane of a window shade found cracked, replaced: DGCA

New Delhi: The viewing pane of a SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 window shade was found cracked after it operated a Trivandrum-Mumbai flight on October 17, which was the aircraft’s fifth flight of that day. The flight landed uneventfully and cabin crew noticed the crack during the post-flight check. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) probed this issue and the window was changed on Tuesday.
The regulator Tweeted on Wednesday night: “On October 17, 2019, SpiceJet Boeing B737-800 aircraft (VT-SYG) operated SG-6438. This was the fifth sector of the day for the aircraft…. (This) flight was uneventful. However, during post-flight (check), the cabin crew made an entry: ‘Observed crack in viewing pane of window shade and reveal assembly of seat 25F’.”
SpiceJet, under its acceptable deferred defect (ADD) policy, decided to replace within 90 days. And the same was done on Wednesday.
ADD is made for systems or components which do not affect the airworthiness of aircraft.
06/11/19 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India
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