In a report released on Thursday, Indian airlines operating their Boeing 737-800 aircraft excluding the technical problem that prompted US airline Southwest to ground 115 of 737-800 aircraft.
Throughout a report published on Thursday, the Dallas-based low-cost operator stated that they have temporarily grounded their 115 Boeing 737-800 aircraft resulting in the weight discrepancy.
India civil aviation regulatory authority, DGCA reported that they had validated no such discrepancy in the B737-800 aircraft from their three airlines, SpiceJet, Vistara, and Air India Express.
Southwest has grounded its Boeing 737s because of a weight data difference of 34 kg. This data determines how many tons of fuel, passenger, and freight the aircraft will hold safely and where those weights should indeed be placed inside the aircraft such that the aircraft remains secure through several stages of flight.
In Feb 2015, Southwest Airlines knowingly grounded 128 Boeing 737-700 series, 20% of total feet, due to the lack of scheduled inspections.
Since 2012, Southwest has been flying Boeing’s 737-800 is able to carry 175 passengers.