On Monday, January 8, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) provided an update on the Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 incident, stating that operational checks on the fleet of Boeing B737-8 Max aircraft by Air India Express, SpiceJet, and Akasa have been satisfactorily performed. The Akasa Air fleet, including the B737-8200 aircraft with a mid-cabin door, has also undergone successful operational checks. This announcement follows an incident on January 5, 2024, involving an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9, where a mid-cabin door plug experienced an in-flight departure, leading to rapid decompression. As a precautionary measure, DGCA directed all Indian operators with Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to ensure the proper operation and closing of all over-wing emergency exits by January 7, 2024. Alaska Airlines Incident: DGCA Directs all Indian Air Operators to Carry Out Inspection of Emergency Exits in Aircrafts as Precautionary Measure.

Successful Checks on Indian Boeing 737 Max Fleet

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