NEW DELHI: The DGCA flight regulator has asked Jet Airways and SpiceJet to take remedial action to address potential issues with Boeing 737 MAX feeds that could lead to the aircraft's "substantial height loss", he said senior officer Thursday
The latest directive follows consultations issued by the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing consular administration after the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by Lion Air Indonesia last month.
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Jet Airways and SpiceJet are currently flying Boeing 737 MAX avion in India. With each other, there are at least six such aircraft with both carriers.
"Both documents address the inaccurate intake (AOA) invoice input incorrect and correction actions for the same thing as it could be possible for repeated trimming orders and # 39 ; the horizontal stabilizer, "Senior Civil Aviation Directorate (DGCA) in PTI.
The official said that if the condition is not referred, it could cause the flight crew to have difficulty managing the plane.
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The condition can lead to an "excessive downward aspect, significant height loss, and potential impact with the land," the officer noted.
Based on the initial investigation of the Air Air aircraft crash, the FAA Emergency Practices Directive (AD) announced on November 7. Boeing published a bulletin on the issue on 6 November.
The DGCA officer said that within three days of receiving FAA AD, changes to the plane's flight handbook must be made, for procedures that the flight crew must follow.
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"The DGCA has ensured that all Indian operators are aware of FAA AD and have taken appropriate corrective action," he added.
Comments from Jet Airways and SpiceJet are awaited. With each other, both airlines have set orders for more than 400 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
On 6 November, Boeing said that she had published an Operations Manual Bulletin (OMB) referring operators to existing flight crew procedures to address circumstances where there is an inaccurate input from AOA sensor.
On October 30, Suresh Prabhu's Civil Aviation Minister said that the DGCA was asked to look at machines and other issues related to airlines following the plane crash in Indonesia.
The DGCA has reviewed the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Jet Airways and SpiceJet.
The review came the day after a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed to the sea soon after removing Jakarta.
There were more than 180 people aboard. The guardian had also tried details of the plane crash by Boeing and FAA.
In September, the minister referred to the officers in question to prepare a comprehensive security audit plan, which includes the assessment of the security parameters of all scheduled airlines, aerodromes, flight training schools and maintenance, repair and renovation establishments ( MRO).