Aviation regulator DGCA has quickly suspended SpiceJet’s licence for the transportation of ”harmful items” for alleged violations, in keeping with sources. The suspension is for 30 days, and through this era, SpiceJet is not going to be allowed to hold harmful items, together with lithium-ion batteries, on its home in addition to worldwide flights, the sources instructed PTI on Friday.
When contacted, a SpiceJet spokesperson didn’t immediately point out the suspension. The airline mentioned there was a “minor issue” with a package deal being declared as a “non-dangerous goods” by a shipper, who has been blacklisted.
According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) guidelines, harmful items are articles or substances which can be able to posing a danger to well being, security, property or the atmosphere. “The DGCA has suspended SpiceJet’s licence for dangerous goods for 30 days allegedly for violating norms involved in the handling of such cargo,” one of many sources mentioned.
As a consequence, the airline has been “barred” from carrying such cargo on its flights throughout the community, he mentioned. Director-General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar was not reachable for feedback.
“There was a minor issue with a package being declared as ”non-dangerous goods” by a shipper and the lapses were on the shipper’s part. SpiceJet has taken preventive and corrective action as advised by the DGCA,” the SpiceJet spokesperson mentioned in a press release.
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