Aviation has become the most important sector in the Indian economy as it employs more people than any other industry in the country.
But the crash of the Boeing 737 MAX that took place in September 2014 in India’s Gujarat region left a long legacy of sadness, anger and pain.
In the days that followed, a series of accidents that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people rocked the aviation industry.
The crash has come to symbolise the dangers of the aviation business in India and the aviation sector in general.
Aviation experts have blamed the accident on “technical and safety failures” and blamed the Government of India for failing to address the problem.
The Government of Indian Airlines, the company that owned and operated the 737 MAX, was accused of failing to maintain aircraft safety standards, and its CEO, Satish Srivastava, was suspended for 12 months.
“There were a lot of failures by the company,” said Gautam Tiwari, an aerospace expert and the former chairman of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bangalore, and a former chair of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
“The company failed to make adequate use of resources and the regulatory environment for air safety.”
The 737 MAX was built in 1988 and was the first commercial aircraft to be built for the Indian market.
In 1999, the aircraft was introduced to the Indian air traffic system, known as IATA, which allowed for faster flights.
It was the only commercial aircraft that operated between New Delhi and Mumbai in the region of Gujarat.
However, in 1999, India lost its lead in aviation technology, losing out to Russia and China.
As the industry grew in India, India experienced an increase in the number of passenger planes and a reduction in the aircraft fleet as airlines were forced to look for new routes.
In 2011, the United States and the European Union imposed tighter restrictions on aircraft operations in India.
In 2013, the Indian government decided to introduce tougher rules to improve aviation safety standards and the new rules imposed a three-tier safety framework.
These regulations were introduced by the Indian Aviation Safety Advisory Council (IASAC), which is responsible for enforcing the rules in India (The Indian Airports Authority (IAA) also has a responsibility).
The IASAC has also come under scrutiny for its lack of action on aviation safety.
A report by the National Commission for Civil Aviation (NCCA) on Aviation Safety (NCSA) in 2013 revealed that the IASA had failed to issue any guidelines on the implementation of aviation safety rules in the past five years, and the ICAAs lax enforcement of aviation rules has led to a spate of fatal accidents, including the loss of over 300 lives.
“The safety of our aircraft is a priority for the airline and it is a concern for us all,” said Birender Singh, the general manager of Air India, the parent of the 737MAX.
“It is important that the safety and security of our passengers, crew and the aircraft are taken seriously.”
Indian airlines have been accused of a lack of transparency and oversight, and they have been criticised for not being proactive in investigating safety issues.
According to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), airlines have a total of 10,500 accident investigations in their backlog.
The crash in the state of Gujarat also highlighted how a lot was not being done by Indian airlines.
In 2014, an airline owned by Indian Airlines Ltd (IAAL) crashed in India after an emergency landing in a remote area.
The company said the pilot had been drunk and was not at fault.
But in 2014, the IAA had also claimed that the plane had suffered an engine fire after a technical problem.
In November, another Indian Airlines crashed during a routine landing, killing three people.
The airline had been under the control of the IAAF since 2004.
According for the IATA website, “India is home to the world’s largest aircraft fleet, which is used to transport over 500 million passengers per year.
The country also hosts the world-renowned IATA Aviation Federation and the world headquarters of the world trade-exporting Association of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (IACCI).
The aviation industry is also a major contributor to India’s economy and contributes over Rs 20 trillion to the national economy every year.
In addition to the aviation accidents, IATA also conducts a number of aviation training programmes, including pilot training, for its employees.”
In December, IASI had announced a compensation of Rs 2.8 crore to the family of the pilot who had died, but only Rs 50,000 has been paid out so far.
The IAA has been criticised by the families for not taking any action against the company, and some of them have also filed a case against IAS for negligence.
“We will take a strong stand on aviation accidents and have taken a series to raise awareness on safety of pilots,” said Praveen Sharma, an IAS employee.
“IAS is doing everything it can to educate the public about