The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has decided to ground the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by Indian operators as specific safety concerns raised by the aviation watchdog were not answered.
BS Bhullar, Director General, DGCA, told newspersons here on Wednesday that while it shared with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing all the steps it is taking to ensure safe flights by the aircraft, the responses received from them were generic.
“It was a general thing. On the specific issues we raised, we felt that they were not being addressed. Word over the general (feeling) of very robust regulators is that, at this moment, there are safety concerns ,” said the DG.