DGCA Undertakes Special Safety Audit of all Scheduled Airlines in India
The DGCA is
carrying out special safety audit of all the scheduled airlines in the country.
For the Airports, spot inspections at 13 licensed airports have been carried
out during the monsoon season by the DGCA.
Regulatory audit of scheduled airlines is carried out every two years
of scheduled airlines is carried out every two years as per the Manual of
Regulatory Audit. However based on the findings during surveillances, spot
checks, complaints, voluntary report and severity of occurrence, risk based
audits are carried out in the form of special audits.
safety audits, DGCA had identified certain deficiencies. These were circulated
to the airline operators for taking corrective measures.
The deficiencies found include inter-alia:
Delay in taking
corrective action in case of outcome of the Flight Operation Quality Assurance
(FOQA) exceedance data.
Non-reporting of the incidents/occurrences by
Control Centre (MCC) of the airlines was not adequately staffed with
technically qualified personnel.
Few of the
procedures in practice were not in compliance with manufacturer's recommended
workplace manuals, documented procedures and documentation.
Action Taken Report submitted by the organizations reviewed for
The Action Taken
Report has been submitted by each of the organizations. These were reviewed for
effective compliance. The latest surveillances and audits have shown
improvement in areas which include compliance of procedures, workplace manual,
was given in a written reply by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State,
I/C, Civil Aviation, in Lok Sabha 17 Sep