• Over 57,000 airline snags reported since 2014: Government

    There have been over 57,000 technical snags reported by airlines in India between 2014 and February this year, the government said today.

    The number of snags have also grown by over 20 per cent in 2016 compared to the previous year with these glitches going up from 17,483 to 21,500, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

    These technical snags include fires during flight, engine shutdown, defects related to landing gear and cracks on aircraft structure, among others.

    Recently, there have been at least six incidents of snags reported from Pratt & Whitney engines that power Airbus 320 Neo planes operated by IndiGo and GoAir prompting the government to conduct a “detailed review”.  Kentavius Street Jersey

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