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DGCA

@DGCAIndia

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Official Twitter Account of Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India.

Opp. Safdarjung Airport, New Delhi, India
Joined on June 08, 2019
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DGCA
7 days ago

Traffic data of Domestic Airlines for the month of August 2020 has been uploaded on DGCA website and is available at https://t.co/T0ErNqHI91

Some Hon'bl members enquired  during RS session today as to why the regulator had not imposed fines on operators despite finding deficiencies in the past. I want to inform my esteemed colleagues that power to impose penalties vested with Hon'ble courts before today's amendment.

In the amended Aircraft Bill as passed by Rajya Sabha today, the maximum penalty for any act in contravention of the provisions of the Rule has been enhanced from ₹10 lakhs to ₹1 crore.  Further, the regulator has been empowered to impose the penalty.

As per international practice, appropriately qualified people are recruited from the industry after following due process. DGCA has different directorates like – Air worthiness, Air Safety, Aircraft Engineering Operations and Aerodrome.

These directorates are headed by officer of the rank of Joint Director General (JDG) with technical expertise in the field of Aviation, having at least 20-25 years of experience. In India, DG is administrative head of DGCA & also has experience in the field of Civil Aviation.

Further, all the power of decision making in technical aspects is with JDGs. The technical areas covered by JDGs include – flight operations, licensing, airworthiness, air safety, aerodromes & air navigation services.

The DG is appointed by ACC. The recruitment rules provide equal opportunities to people having technical experience as well as people from defence and civil background.

Globally there are two models. In the UK, Australia, New Zealand, France, Singapore, the DG of the Civil Aviation Regulator is from Civil Service. In the US, Sri Lanka and Malaysia – the DG of the Civil Aviation Regulator has a pilot background.

Our efforts are bearing results. Number of air misses has considerably come down from 35 in 2018 to 18 in 2019. There have only been 3 such cases in 2020 till now. One of the major reforms underway is licensing of ATCOs by DGCA.

We take all measures to ensure aviation safety. @MoCA_GoI & @AAI_Official have taken positive steps to further strengthen the aviation safety infrastructure in the country. About 1000 Air Traffic Controllers have been recruited during last 3 years taking their number to 3263.

As another step towards enhancing air safety in our country & leaving nothing to chance, @DGCAIndia has asked @IndiGo6E & @goairlinesindia not to fly any aircraft without both Neo engines modified. @PMOIndia @HMOIndia @MoCA_GoI @PIB_India

Indigo has 134 A320/321 aircraft with Neo engines which all now have modified Neo engines.  GoAir has 46 aircraft with Neo engines out of which both engines have now been modified in 30 aircraft.

During our discussions today, some Hon'bl members compared India's aviation safety ratings vis-a-vis some of our neighbors. I was pleased to inform the August House that while India is placed in Category-I, others like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Thailand & Malaysia are in Category-II.

Indian skies are safe. Effective Implementation of safety standards by @DGCAIndia has resulted in considerable improvement from 57% in 2017 to 72% in 2018. DGCA received @icao President's Award for this achievement in 2019 Assembly in which I had the privilege to represent India.

Safety of our skies reflects from the fact that US Safety Regulator FAA which had downgraded India to Category-II status in 2014, upgraded us to Category-I in April 2015 after significant steps were taken by DGCA to ensure air safety.

Sky full of milestones!

More than 1000 flights.
More than 200K passenger footfalls at airports.
Now we cross the milestone of more than 100K domestic passengers in a day!
Civil Aviation sector flies high.

Congratulations to everyone who has made this achievement possible. https://t.co/sGb9rehxE9

Sky full of milestones! More than 1000 flights. More than 200K passenger footfalls at airports. Now we cross the milestone of more than 100K domestic passengers in a day! Civil Aviation sector flies high. Congratulations to everyone who has made this achievement possible. https://t.co/sGb9rehxE9

DGCA
a month ago

Traffic data of Domestic Airlines for the month of July 2020 has been uploaded on DGCA website and is available at: https://t.co/D62TsKHtEw

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