India’s low-cost airline SpiceJet is all set to restart its Boeing 737 MAX plane, which have been grounded world wide after two deadly (Ethiopia and Lion Airways) crashes. After an extended wait of over two years, India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has lastly allowed SpiceJet to restart its Max plane for industrial use by passengers. SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) Ajay Singh spoke completely to ANI on industrial use of 737 MAX plane.
“The regulators from worldwide especially the United States, Europe and India had scrutinized multiple times and have finally given us the nod for commercial operations. We are ready to take off our flight for commercial passengers use,” he said. To reinstil the passengers’ belief within the security of the plane, SpiceJet house owners, their households together with Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will fly in 737 MAX plane.
“On the first flight from Delhi to Gwalior, we will be flying with several of our people and my family members are flying tomorrow with honourable Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia who will also be flying in 737 Max flight,” Ajay Singh informed ANI. Earlier, India’s regulator DGCA had grounded the Boeing 737 MAX plane after receiving a severe software program grievance, however SpiceJet’s CMD is overjoyed after the MAX plane returned to its fleet.
“737 Max is the safest aircraft in the world, the software rectification was made more than two and half years ago and it has been scrutinized for two years by the regulators around the world. The aircraft has been flying for the last one year in the United States, Europe, Australia and South America and different parts of the world. It has already flown close to 600,000 hours and more than 250,000 commercial flights and this aircraft has absolutely no problem after all the scrutiny,” SpiceJet CMD stated.
SpiceJet at present has 13 Boeing 737 MAX plane and 205 extra plane have been ordered, the supply of which can begin in December as the corporate knowledgeable ANI. Loss value crores have been confronted by SpiceJet resulting from non-operational Max plane, for which the corporate has additionally sought compensation from the Boeing firm.” I am not at liberty to disclose the settlement details, but whatever loss has been caused to SpiceJet, has been compensated by the Boeing Company,” stated the CMD.