These restraining devices look like hand-cuffs and the DGCA guidelines state that they must be kept in the aircraft cabin to defuse situations getting out of control.
India has recorded numerous air safety breaches this year including several alarming incidents by SpiceJet, the country's second-largest carrier.
As per the DGCA’s approved winter schedule, SpiceJet would be able to operate 100% of its flights scheduled from October 30.
There were 86 passengers onboard the and that due to the emergency landing, as many as nine flights were diverted on Wednesday night after the incident at around 11 pm.
Overall, 6.69 crore people travelled on domestic flights in the January-July period of 2022, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) stated in its monthly statement.
Debt-laden Spicejet on Monday denied the reports that a few banks have put their account on high -risk category.
The DGCA had on Wednesday ordered SpiceJet to operate not more than 50 per cent of its flights for eight weeks after several of its planes reported technical malfunction recently.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show-cause notice on Wednesday to SpiceJet after its planes had eight technical malfunctions over the past 18 days.
It all started in April 2022 when the aviation watchdog the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) restrained 90 pilots of the airline from operating Boeing 737 Max aircraft.
Eight safety-related incidents in 18 days, DGCA slaps notice on SpiceJet; regulator body sounds caution
The DGCA termed the airline’s internal safety oversight as ‘poor’, adding its ‘inadequate’ maintenance actions have resulted in ‘degradation’ of the safety margins of SpiceJet.
Reacting to the DGCA notice, Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia asserted that passenger safety was paramount.
During monsoons, it has been noticed that there is an increase of wildlife activity in and around airports. It can pose danger to aircraft landing and taking off.
Under The Aircraft Rule 1937, all materials including aircraft seats shall conform to approved design specifications.
The remaining seven pilots and 30 cabin-crew members were suspended for three months as they tested breathalyser positive for the first time, it added.
The three-member team will visit Ranchi and Hyderabad (the place of stay of the concerned family) and collect evidence within one week from Monday.
Last month, a passenger on board an Air India flight tweeted about the aircraft’s shabby interiors, which included a broken armrest.
The regulator wants to ensure that passengers not just fly in aircraft that have well-maintained interiors but are also safe to operate.
The DGCA's e-mail directed the airlines to comply with the 2010 regulation at the earliest opportunity available, preferably at the airport, if the passenger has reported on time.
The new circular also notes that traffic rights allocated to an airline for a particular schedule period has to be fully utilised by it during the mentioned period.
None of the passengers were injured and the DGCA has begun an investigation into the matter.