Indian Airlines Face Surprise Safety Checks

India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), will carry out surprise checks on its carriers every month in a bid to ensure safety.

India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), will carry out surprise checks on its carriers every month in a bid to ensure safety.

The regulator stepped up checks following the FAA’s decision to downgrade the country’s safety rating in January.

The FAA found that a lack of aircraft training and no full-time flight operation inspectors at the DGCA.

The DGCA has stepped-up training and hiring, and is aiming to regain its Category 1 safety status.

The additional DGCA audits will include document checks, pilot licence checks and breathalyser checks, the Economic Times has reported.

TAGS: Asia
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