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Aviation regulator DGCA temporarily suspends SpiceJet’s dangerous goods license

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SpiceJet said there was a “minor issue” in which the package was declared as “non-dangerous goods”.

According to sources, aviation regulator DGCA has temporarily suspended SpiceJet’s license to transport ‘dangerous goods’ for alleged violation. Sources told PTI on Friday that the suspension is for 30 days and during this period SpiceJet will not be allowed to carry dangerous goods, including lithium-ion batteries, on its domestic and international flights.

When contacted, a SpiceJet spokesperson did not directly mention the suspension. The airline said there was a “minor issue” in which a package declared “non-dangerous goods” by a shipper had been blacklisted.

According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) regulations, dangerous goods are articles or substances capable of causing risk to health, safety, property or the environment. “The DGCA has suspended SpiceJet’s license for dangerous goods for 30 days,” said one of the sources.

As a result, the airline has been “barred” from carrying such cargo on its flights across the network, he said. Director General of Civil Aviation Arun Kumar was not available for comment.

A SpiceJet spokesperson said, “There was a minor issue with the shipper declaring the package as ‘Non-Dangerous Goods’ and there were lapses on the part of the shipper. SpiceJet has taken preventive and corrective action as advised by DGCA,” SpiceJet spokesperson said. in a statement.

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