Sunday, July 29, 2012

NEWS | DGCA faces international audit

Barely three years after escaping a downgrade by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is going to be under the scanner of another global aviation agency.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is going to do a safety audit of the grossly-understaffed regulator this December and examine if it is effective enough to ensure safe flying in and over India. The ICAO report is then made public to all countries which then decide whether the examined place is safe to fly to or not. With this forthcoming audit and the current oversight on aircraft of financially-crippled airlines, Arun Mishra, who took over as the DGCA from Prashant Sukul on Friday, has his work cut out for him.


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