DGCA to issue fresh safety measures for flying Boeing 737 Max soon
NEW DELHI: India will issue additional safety measures for operating the Boeing 737 Max, which two of its airlines -- SpiceJet and Jet Airways -- have, latest by Tuesday morning. Ethiopian Airlines, and Indonesian aviation regulators on Monday ordered grounding of the B737 Max following two crashes of this plane within five months in which 346 people have lost their lives.
新德里：印度最迟将于星期二发布关于运营波音737 Max的额外安全措施。目前有两家印度航空公司运营波音737 Max，百捷航空和捷特航空。和印尼航空机构星期一下令停飞波音737 Max。该飞机在5个月内发生两起坠机事故，造成346人丧生。
"DGCA is reviewing the matter regarding safety issues post accident of Boeing Ethopian Airline B737-800MAX on Sunday. We shall issue additional safety instructions Monday night or Tuesday morning in this regard for Indian operators," said a senior Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) offi al.
星期日埃航波音737 MAX 8发生事故后，印度民航总局正在审查相关安全问题。印度民航总局一位高级表示:“我们将在星期一晚或星期二上午向印度航空公司发布额外的安全指示。”
While the five B737 Max that Jet has are all grounded due to non-payment of lease, SpiceJet is currently operating 13 of these planes. SpiceJet's longest flight, Delhi-, is operated using the Max.
尽管捷特航空的5架波音737 Max飞机都因未支付租金而停飞，但百捷航空目前正在运营13架波音737 Max。百捷最长的航线“德里-”使用的是波音737 Max。
DGCA chief B S Bhullar had after the Ethiopian crash on Sunday said India has sought information from Boeing on this aircraft and that "further safety measures, if required, shall follow that.”
在星期日埃航客机坠毁后，印度民航总局局长B S Bhullar表示，印度已向波音公司询问有关这款飞机的信息，“如有需要，将采取进一步的安全措施。”
The doomed Ethiopian and Lion Air B737 Max had four Indian passengers and an Indian pilot, respectively, among those on board.
While SpiceJet has up to 205 B737 Max on order, Jet Airways — which is facing a battle for survival — has 225 of them on order.
Following the Lion Air crash, the DGCA had issued a slew of directives for the B737 Max to both SpiceJet and Jet (which was then flying the Max). It had asked these two airlines to land their Boeing 737 Max at the nearest suitable airport in case the new plane shows any problem with its onboard maneuvering characteristics augmentation sy em (MCAS) — a software on the B737 Max to prevent it from stalling.
狮航坠机事件发生后，印度民航总局向百捷航空和捷特航空(捷达当时正有波音737 Max在飞行)发布了一系列有关波音737 Max的指示，要求这两家航空公司将他们的波音737 Max飞机降落在最近的机场，以防该新飞机的机载机动特性增强系统(MCAS)出现问题。MCAS是波音737 Max上的一款防止飞机失速的软件。
“In case of any snag or feared snag with the MCAS, pilots will revert to manual trimming (not depend on or use MCAS) and then land at nearest suitable airport. If any repairs are carried out on MCAS of a B737 Max, that aircraft should first do a verification flight (without passengers) and after that begin commercial flights with passengers,” the DGCA instructions had said.
Following inputs from Boeing and US Federal Aviation Administration, DGCA had asked the Indian Airlines to alert their pilots about a pential handling a particular situation (technically known as erroneous high angle of attack (AOA) sensor input).
“This condition, if not addressed, could cause the flight crew to have difficulty controlling the airplane, and lead to excessive nose-down attitude, significant altitude loss, and possible impact with terrain,” a senior DGCA offi al had said then.
To be sure, the cause of Ethiopian B737 Max’s crash will be known after a probe.
Shantanu - Delhi - 22 hours ago -Follow
As usual, Indian regulators are playing with the lives of flyers. While multiple countries have immediately grounded the jet pending safety reviews after two big disasters, what is DGCA waiting for?
Krantikari - 23 hours ago -Follow
Bhullar sir please ground all 737 max if you gona ask Boeing they won't accept that they have a bad product.
请停飞所有波音 737 max。去问波音的话，他们不会承认自己的产品有问题的。
Akhil Venugopal - Dubai, United Arab Emira - 23 hours ago -Follow
Hatta off to the pilots and crew who almost spend the whole life in the risky skies
baba pyara - 23 hours ago -Follow
Now onwards will never ride on Spice and jet who are operating through boing max 737.
Rajesh - 22 hours ago -Follow
Everyone should tweet to DGCA to ground all MAX and NEO
Indian - Bengaluru South - 22 hours ago -Follow
Planes should be grounded immediately. No guidelines work if the machines are proven defective. Two planes crashed in 6 months what else DGCA is looking for. Today only DGCA should ground these planes.
MAHASHIVA RAMAN - 23 hours ago -Follow
after every accidents the top brass of dgca sit and take good free time and issue new notification and no body bothers
Jain Abhay - 22 hours ago -Follow
Boeing 737 stopped immediately like ..don''t wait report from DCGI
Sai Chaitanya - 23 hours ago -Follow
DGCA is busy nap and now only guidelines while other countries are grounding the, typical sarkaari babus
With No Malice - India - 23 hours ago -Follow
They should be grounded, like done by and Indonesia.
Spaceman - Earth - 19 hours ago -Follow
IS DGCA WAITING FOR A CRASH BEFORE THEY GROUND? WAKE UP...LEARN FROM CHINA OR EVEN CAYMAN ISLANDS. THIRD RATE AVIATION AUTHORITY OF INDIA...
Satish Shah - 20 hours ago -Follow
DGCA always talks of high safety of passenger but other countries do not talk but act they have immediately grounded Aircraft from past reports
Shiv - 20 hours ago -Follow
DGCA has consistently ignored safety issues,be it engines or other aspects.
Monica - New Delhi - 21 hours ago -Follow
The airlines should inform all the booked passengers that it flies B-737 Max 8. It has been discerned that the problem is caused by Boeing, and not by the pilot errors. Thus, safety of its passengers is at risk. However, it will continue to fly those passengers willing to risk their lives for the Boeing. In case the plane crashes, its passengers will be compensated as per Warsaw convention agreement.
航空公司应该通知所订票乘客，他们乘坐的是否是波音-737 Max 8。据了解，问题是由波音公司造成的，而不是飞行员的失误。因此，乘客的安全面临风险。
Salil - 21 hours ago -Follow
why not ground till fresh safety measures are out. who will be responsible in event of any accident despite knowing they are having some problems.
Pushder - 22 hours ago -Follow
Bik gya DGCA. Pressure from the airlines. What will our paj pilots do if the onboard computer puts the nose down, increases speed and starts hurtling the plane down within minutes of takeoff? There is no time to follow any procedure whatsoever.
I’m not flying any Max 737 anytime soon
如果飞机上的系统让飞机提高速度，并在起飞几分钟内开始俯冲，我们的飞行员会怎么做?根本没有时间遵循程序。我近期都不会坐波音 737 MAX
aaaa bbbb - 10 hours ago -Follow
India authorities just buying time for people to forget this event. They said similar things when indigo planes were stalling mid air due to defective engines, did nothing. A disaster is waiting to happen in indian airspace
Saurabh - 19 hours ago -Follow
When , Ethiopia and Indonesia had grounded Boeing 737 max as a safeguard, then why India is not doing the same? is it necessary to suffer an accident first before taking any effective step?
Spaceman - Earth - 19 hours ago -Follow
WHO IS DGCA TO GIVE SAFETY MEASURES? WHY ARE YOU PROTECTING BOEING AT COST OF PASSENGER LIVES. SO SHAMEFUL. BAN BOEING'S MAX.
Shyam Kant - 20 hours ago -Follow
Whipe m phillie have grounded, our fckijg dgca is still considering ??? Wtf order grounding asap.
Ravi K Garg - Bangalore - 21 hours ago -Follow
Well, if dgca doesn''t do it, spice should ground its fleet voluntarily! Or is the loss from non operation higher than the insurance payout?
NANDU MENON - 22 hours ago -Follow
DGCA , with out delay, should take sterner action ag inst flying Boeing 737 max and Airbus Neo 320. Both these planes have unidentifiable problems which can cause crashes in a jiffy,taking valuable human life. Airbus Neo planes have many engine failures in India recently! We have been very lucky so far but.....
Vijay Banga - new delhi - 23 hours ago -Follow
Safety measures concern design changes not anything DGCA can do
Vedhanta - oman - 20 hours ago -Follow
What if the Boing was produced by an Indian company
Vijaykumar Menon - Hyderabad - 22 hours ago
Why not ask Boeing to address this problem before it leaves the factory.
Rohit Garg - Noida - 22 hours ago
No one should fly max 8 planes. has already ordered grounding all these planes. Surprising that DGCA is taking so long on deciding on these. Boeing and operating airlines will always be greedy , they will never accept that these planes are faulty.