Indian Aviation Sector Crisis – Reasons & ResponsesPREMIUM 

Last year, India’s aviation sector saw numerous problems. Amid an overall economic downswing, the sector started 2019 with the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in the country following the deaths of over 300 people in the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airways crashes. Then it witnessed the closure of India’s only privately-owned full-service carrier Jet Airways. By the end of that year, Air India sought to go down the privatisation route to save itself from towering debts. There were also notable incidences of runway excursions in some of India’s prominent airports, which brought forth doubts on the sector’s overall safety standards. The technical glitches and increasing debts are leading to the reducing potential of India’s civil aviation market.