Coronavirus lockdown | DGCA issues guidelines for aircraft storage and their return to service
All domestic and international commercial passenger flights have been suspended during the 21-day lockdown till April 14
As almost all commercial passenger aircraft in India have been grounded due to COVID-19 lockdown, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on April 9 issued guidelines for their storage and subsequent return to service.
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“Some aircraft manufacturers have recommended storage programs. An operator may use these recommendations while developing their own specific storage programme,” the DGCA circular noted, adding that each company’s storage programme must be approved by the regulator.