On November 1, aviation regulator DGCA had asked IndiGo to replace all unmodified PW engines on its 97 A320neo family aircraft or face grounding of planes.
The DGCA on Monday instructed IndiGo to ground an old A320 neo family aircraft with an unmodified PW engine for every new A320 neo plane added to its fleet.
The aviation regulator issued the directions in view of the January 31 deadline given by it to IndiGo to replace all unmodified PW engines on its 97 A320neo family.
On March 13 this year, all Boeing 737 Max planes were grounded in India by the aviation regulator DGCA on safety concerns after Ethiopian Airlines' flight crash.
In the interim, DGCA has also asked the carrier to replace the P&W engines of 23 A320neo planes by November 19, else they will be grounded.
Seven employees of IndiGo, and one airside worker each of GoAir and SpiceJet have failed the alcohol tests since the rules were issued, the official said.
The petitioner contended that these modifications would further contribute to the fatigue faced by the pilots and increase the risk factor.
We have forwarded representations and the idea to start manufacturing spares in-house is in the pipeline.
The pilots ignored ATC instructions to hold their B737 plane at a point and causing runway incursion incident at Delhi airport on August 27, according to a senior official.
The two pilots of the academy--Amanpreet Kaur and Prakash Vishal--died on October 6 after their aircraft--headed from Begumpet in Telangana to Gobur in Karnataka, crashed in Sultanpur village.
In a communique sent to all the airlines, the aviation regulator has directed them to keep passengers updated on delays and cancellations
The regulator has asked the travel agents to share the mobile number of passengers with the airlines for ease in sending flight information updates.
Apart from the scheduled surveillance checks and regulatory audits, spot checks too will be conducted by the regulator to verify effectivity of internal audit system of organisations
The regulator also issued a show cause notice to the pilot training academy, Wings Aviation Private Limited, and barred its Deputy Chief Flight Instructor from a training exercise.
While the student pilot is safe, the Cessna 172R was extensively damaged in the crash, the official said.