Fined after 4 tailstrikes recorded in the first six months of 2023
India's civil aviation ministry said on Thursday air carrier IndiGo Airlines was fined 36,475 dollars. This follows an investigation conducted by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) after a series of tailstrikes, that is when the rear of an aircraft touches the runway during landing or take-off. The authority found shortcomings in the company's documentation and operations.
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has therefore ordered the IndiGo airline to modify the documents (training procedures, engineering, flight data monitoring) and operating procedures in line with the regulatory requirements in force in India. This measure was decided after the four tailstrikes recorded in the first six months of 2023, which involved A-321 aircraft from the Indian fleet.