A protective cover sits on a wing engine fitting of an undelivered Airbus A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo | Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg
An undelivered Airbus A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo in Toulouse, France | Balint Porneczi | Bloomberg
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New Delhi: Four senior executives of IndiGo airline were issued show cause notices Friday by the DGCA after a special audit team of the aviation regulator found safety lapses, according to sources privy to the development.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) carried out the audit at the IndiGo office in Gurgaon on July 8 and July 9, the sources said.

“Captain Sanjiv Bhalla, Head of Training; Captain Hemant Kumar, Chief of Flight Safety; Captain Ashim Mitra, Senior Vice President – Operations; Captain Rakesh Srivastava, QA (Quality Assurance) and Ops Safety – these four executives of IndiGo have been issued show cause notices today,” a source told PTI.

The DGCA is conducting special audit of all airlines and airports which are in monsoon-affected areas in the wake of multiple landing incidents across the country.


Also read: Inside story of why DGCA is conducting a safety audit of Indigo’s A320neo Airbus planes


 

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  1. Indian civil aviation has grown to a size we are all proud of. However, safety is what defines this sector. It should not be allowed to lag the explosive growth of the industry.

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