After Jet Airways' negligence, Prabhu orders safety-audit of all airlines
Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu ordered a safety audit of all scheduled airlines and airports, amid recent incidents related to the safety of passengers. The development also comes on a day when several passengers on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur suffered nose and ear bleeding after the crew "forgot" to turn on a switch that controls cabin air pressure. Here's more.
Safety audit's report to be submitted within 30 days
Prabhu has directed officials concerned to prepare a comprehensive safety audit plan, which involves assessment of safety parameters of all scheduled airlines, aerodromes, flying training schools, and MROs immediately, an official statement said. Further, he has directed that safety audit should be commenced forthwith and a report to this effect should be submitted for his perusal within 30 days.
Prabhu has ordered inquiry into the Jet Airways incident
On the Jet Airways incident, the Minister has ordered an inquiry into it. The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) is conducting an inquiry into the incident, the statement said. In recent times, there have also been incidents of mid-air engine failures.