The aviation regulator’s move has resulted in flight cancellations by IndiGo and GoAir as the two airways have grounded 11 A320 neo aircraft subsequent the directive.
Against this backdrop, Mr Prabhu claimed it is DGCA’s prerogative and that security is paramount.
“This is only for passenger security and airways have also responded positively. They would like to restore the flights as quickly as attainable by producing substitute arrangements. But we cannot play with any challenge relevant to security and security is paramount,” he explained to reporters on the sidelines of an function below.
Mr Prabhu took around the added demand of Civil Aviation Ministry on Monday.
The Directorate Common of Civil Aviation or DGCA has grounded 11 A320 neo planes driven with a sure collection of Pratt & Whitney engines subsequent a few incidents of mid-air engine failures in considerably less than a thirty day period.
A overall of 14 A320 neo aircraft equipped with a distinct collection of engines — 11 operated by IndiGo and 3 by GoAir — have now been grounded. Three IndiGo planes have been grounded final thirty day period.