ANOTHER SETBACK FOR DGCA, US FAA DOWNGRADES THE INDIAN AVIATION SECTOR TO CATEGORY II
New Delhi: Another setback for India’s aviation sector came out when United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) downgrades the India’s civial aviation safety ranking into Category 2 which was into Category 1 prior to this notification. Category II means that DGCA is not performing as per the standards set by International Civil Aviation Organization.
FAA sent a delegation to DGCA confirming this ranking on Friday. FAA’s audit of DGCA was not satisfactory and pointed out 33 areas of inadequacy.
The major victim of this decision will be Air India , Jet Airways etc. Air India is going to ink the agreement for the Star Alliance in which there are several US Airlines are also going to enter.
Hassles for the airline and the passenger are going to be increased after this decision like – Code share with the US Flights will become difficult for Indian Flights now, Indian flights can be detained for checking in US for indefinite duration etc.
FAA decision exhibits that the DGCA had only made the tall claims in the past for eradicating all the obscure procedures and implementation of the more secure and strengthening policies pertaining with a good technical expertise, clean book keeping , deploying more trained professional etc.