New Delhi: A total of 2,613 technical snag related occurrences have been reported by various airlines in the country in the last five years, the Parliament was told on Thursday.
According to Ministry of Civil Aviation data, Indigo airline topped the list with 885 such incidents while Spicejet and Vistara reported 691 and 444 technical snag related occurrences, respectively between the years 2018 and 2022. While Air India (Fleet A) reported 361 such incidents, Air India (Fleet B) reported 38 technical snags.
An aircraft may experience technical snags due to malfunctioning of components/ equipment fitted on the aircraft which require rectification by the airlines for continued safe, efficient and reliable air transport service, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Gen V K Singh (Retd) told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
"These technical snags are reported by the flight crew on receiving an aural and visual warning in the cockpit or an indication of an inoperative and faulty system or while experiencing difficulty in operating the aircraft," he said.
The minister informed the house that the snags are recorded by the flight crew in the Flight Report Book of the aircraft and after completion of the flight, this is examined by a duly qualified and type rated Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME), as per the procedure laid down in the manufacturer's Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM) and Trouble Shooting Manual.