DGCA: SpiceJet no longer under enhanced surveillance: DGCA – Times of India

New Delhi: spicejet is no longer under “advanced surveillance” directorate general of civil aviation ,DGCA, The regulator said Tuesday that the airline was being removed from that list after 51 spot checks of 23 aircraft, both Boeing 737 and Q400, revealed nothing “significant” except findings of a “routine nature”.

The airline was under the scanner for more than a month, starting June 22, 2023. While it may no longer be under regulatory scrutiny, SpiceJet urgently needs significant fund infusion.
“Keeping in view the observations made in the past regarding inadequate maintenance and the events that have taken place during the monsoon Last year, SpiceJet was placed under enhanced surveillance by the DGCA. Accordingly, 51 spot checks were carried out on the fleet of Boeing 737 and Bombardier DHC Q-400 aircraft at 11 locations across India, where a total of 23 aircraft were inspected and 95 observations were made by DGCA teams,” said a senior DGCA official.

“The findings were routine in nature and were not considered significant by the DGCA. Appropriate maintenance action was taken by the airline to address the findings as per DGCA guidelines. As a result, SpiceJet has been removed from the enhanced surveillance regime by the DGCA,” the official said.