Budget carrier IndiGo confirmed Wednesday that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is conducting a safety audit of the airlines’ operations and engineering, along with the annual main base audit.
“We confirm that there is currently a DGCA audit on IndiGo which is combined with the annual main base audit. We have received a limited number of show cause notices,” IndiGo said in a statement to ANI.
The airline also said it has responded accordingly and it can only comment on this matter after it has discussions with the regulator on the matter but refused to comment on the reasons for the audit.
“We can confirm that our operations are run in more stringent ways as prescribed by regulatory framework. As this is an ongoing audit we can only comment after the process is over,” the airline added.
The aviation regulator had issued a showcause notice to IndiGo’s chief operating officer and engineering head over problems faced by the engines, PTI reported. Indian carriers including IndiGo and GoAir have Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320 neo aircraft and the engines have been facing issues since their induction in the fleet three years ago.
(With inputs from agencies)