Lion Air crash impact: DGCA issues guidelines to SpiceJet and Jet Airways for flying B737 Max

Following a devastating crash by Lion Air airline, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued guidelines to SpiceJet and Jet Airways regarding Boeing 737 Max planes. These include issuing directions to crew to divert flight and landing on the nearest, suitable airport.

According to government sources, a meeting was held between DGCA and the two airlines, the only operators of B737 Max in India, on December 3 to decide “interim precautionary safety measures” with their operations and engineering team.

The airlines were advised to “train pilots on simulators to an exercise which replicates the Lion air crash scenario to the nearest possible extent”. Read More

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