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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said it is "continuously monitoring these operations to ensure that safety is not compromised at any stage and A320neo aircraft in the fleet of Indian operators are being operated safely".
The DGCA's statement comes days after budget passenger carrier IndiGo withdrew three of its A320neo aircraft from service after "receiving" precautionary recommendations from European Aviation Safety Agency on the particular engine type which powers these planes.
"The recommendations are with respect to a certain sub-population of engines, with a particular engine configuration. IndiGo has only three such affected aircraft. As soon as IndiGo learnt of these developments, IndiGo had proactively withdrawn the three A320neo aircraft from service w.e.f. 9th of February," the airline had said in a statement on February 10.
"Since these aircraft are not approved for ETOPs (extended-range twin-engine operational performance standards) operations, no other additional operational restriction has been imposed on these 11 aircraft. DGCA continues to closely monitor operations of these aircraft so as to ensure that safety is not compromised."
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"It is further stated that no national authority has imposed any additional restriction on these aircraft. DGCA is already in touch with M/s Airbus and EASA and any action taken by them will be reviewed proactively to ensure safety of aircraft operations, which is of paramount importance by the DGCA."
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