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Zero tolerance on air safety violations: Minister

IANS  |  New Delhi 

In context to the recent safety-related issues faced by engine-powered A320 Neo aircrafts, for Civil has said that there is zero tolerance on any violation of the safety guidelines.

Answering a question during the livestream event on "Flying for All: Global Summit" on Friday, Prabhu said the aviation regulator DGCA has been directed that "... at any cost, safety has to be paramount. (There is) zero tolerance on any violation of safety issues".

Recently, India's civil aviation regulator said it would issue an "additional directive" on for engines, which power A320 Neo

The DGCA's decision to issue additional directive came after the held a meeting with IndiGo, GoAir, and maker on last Tuesday.

The government has taken a serious note of the incidents with the aircraft's engines and called the meet to review the safety issues.

At present, there are 97 Neo aircrafts operating in the country which are powered by P&W engines.

The meeting follows last week's incident with budget IndiGo, when its Kolkata-bound flight had to return to Chennai, and the said that it was the result of "technical caution" noted by the crew.



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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 02:52 IST