"We faced huge losses due to its non-operation. Three years ago, we inducted this aircraft, flew it for 6 months and no incidents occurred. Passengers were also happy with the aircraft," said SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh.
To reinstil the passengers' trust in the safety of the aircraft, SpiceJet owners, their families along with Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia will fly in 737 MAX aircraft.
"On the first flight from Delhi to Gwalior, we will be flying with several of our people and my family members are flying tomorrow with honourable Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia who will also be flying in 737 Max flight," Ajay Singh told ANI.
Earlier, India's regulator DGCA had grounded the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after receiving a serious software complaint, but SpiceJet's CMD is overjoyed after the MAX aircraft returned to its fleet.
"737 Max is the safest aircraft in the world, the software rectification was made more than two and half years ago and it has been scrutinized for two years by the regulators around the world. The aircraft has been flying for the last one year in the United States, Europe, Australia and South America and different parts of the world.It has already flown close to 600,000 hours and more than 250,000 commercial flights and this aircraft has absolutely no problem after all the scrutiny," SpiceJet CMD said.
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