With that kind of monopoly anti-trust laws would kick-in in any country.
I believe DGCA after a three-hour review (of 99acres) mandated PW1100 weekly inspection of 3rd stage LPT blade. Someone said inspections take time and loss of revenue. With PW1100 quality + 6E's arrogance + Prabhu's luck, I think weekly inspections is a good thing.http://dgca.nic.in/public_notice/PN-A32 ... Jan%202019
Agree. I think India needs Western style anti-trust and competition laws especially now that we are dealing with a company like Indigo indulging in textbook predatory behavior. Indigo enters a market, dumps capacity at below price to push out competition and then jacks up prices when the competition is forced to exit the market. This is certainly not benefitting the customer!
When British Airways bought out Bmed, they were required to give up slots in LHR. BOM, DEL and BLR certainly need these kind of measures to prevent domination by one carrier.
Wrt engine issue, I am surprised it has taken the DGCA this long to act! Why is Indigo allowed to put passenger lives at risk by continuing to fly aircraft with proven safety issues? Indigo's deals with the engine maker protect the airline from financial implications of the engine issues. But it certainly puts passengers at risk. Highly unethical!
If this was Air India/Indian Airlines, the aircraft would have been grounded till the issues were rectified. This has happened before with Indian Airlines A320 back in 1990.
Anyway, it's good to see the Govt agencies take action however limited. A complete ground of PW powered A320's for rigorous inspection would have been better. But this weekly inspection rule is a step in the right direction.
It will be tragic if lives are lost because of unethical practices of an allegedly "well run airlines"! "Well run" extends beyond just the bottom line.