Wednesday, August 07, 2013

10-member international team to inspect India's air safety preparedness

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is keeping its fingers crossed as it prepares for inspections by two global aviation agencies on air safety preparedness besides evaluation of the training and technical measures meant to support India's growing civil aviation sector.
While a 10-member ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) team will be in India from August 19 to 24, a representative of USFAA (US Federal Aviation Administration) will arrive in the county on September 9, a top DGCA official said.
"We have done our best to meet the demands of ICAO and USFAA . We have recruited at least 77 airworthiness officers who will take care of air safety. About 33 more officers will join soon," the official said. The ICAO team will inspect DGCA's preparedness for addressing immediate concerns related to the safety of air passengers as well as training and technical support to the country's civil aviation sector.
07/08/13 Sanjay Singh/India Today