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Pilot commanding Boeing B737 Max planes must have at least 1,000 flying hours: DGCA

Aviation regulator DGCA has issued additional safety instructions to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for operating Boeing 737 MAX planes.

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New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA on Monday issued additional safety instructions to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for operating Boeing 737 MAX planes.

The pilot commanding the aircraft should have at least 1,000 hours of flying experience, according to the DGCA directions.

A day after a 737 MAX aircraft crashed in Ethiopia killing 157 people, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said interim safety measures are being taken with inputs available at this stage.

“The DGCA will continue to closely monitor the situation and may impose/ take any other operational/ maintenance measures/ restrictions based on the information received from accident investigation agency/ FAA/ Boeing,” the regulator said in a statement.

The watchdog has also asked the airlines to ensure various requirements are complied with by engineering and maintenance personnel with respect to 737 MAX planes.

The operators have to ensure that no B737 8 MAX aircraft in their fleet is operated without compliance with DGCA’s latest directions with effect from 1200 hours on March 12, the statement said.


Also read: Boeing 737 Max has gone from a bestseller to an aircraft with safety concerns


 

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  1. There is something clearly very wrong with the software that regulates some aspects of this aircraft’s trajectory. Brand new aircraft, experienced pilots, and such grievous loss of life. Boeing lost 9% of its $ 200 billion market cap after news came in of this second accident. China and Indonesia have grounded this fleet. So should others. The manufacturer should get to the bottom of this glitch.

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