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DGCA lifts cap imposed on SpiceJet; now airline to operate at full capacity

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday lifted the limitations on SpiceJet’s ability to run at 50% capacity. As soon as DCCA lifts the restrictions, the airline will be free to run at full capacity as of October 30.

The ban on SpiceJet’s operations was imposed by the civil aviation regulator in July due to persistent reports of safety issues on the low-cost carrier’s flights. The reason given was passenger safety.

The limitations were extended until October 29 following a review. The limits were extended by the DGCA on September 31 as a “cautionary measure,” and in the interim, the airline will be under “increased observation.”

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“The review has indicated that there is an appreciable reduction in the number of safety incidents. However, as a matter of caution. However, as a matter of abundant caution, the authority has decided that the restriction imposed shall continue till the end of summer schedule which is 29 October,” DGCA said.

Following a string of eight accidents in a month, the aviation authority gave SpiceJet a show-cause notice in the first week of July for failing to establish safe, effective, and dependable services.

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The airline was given three weeks to provide justifications for why no action should be taken against it.

The DGCA discovered that SpiceJet had an inadequate supply of replacement components during a financial audit last year. SpiceJet requested over 80 pilots to take Leave without Pay on Tuesday since the airline has an excess of pilots. A total of 40 pilots from the Boeing 737 fleet and an additional 40 from the Q400 fleet, which the airline uses for regional flights, will be placed on three months of unpaid leave.

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