The country’s score in terms of effective implementation of key safety elements has improved to 85.49%, putting it ahead of China (49), Israel (50), and Turkey (54).
Directorate General of Civil Aviation
India has jumped to the 48th position — its highest-ever spot — in the international aviation safety ranking by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials stated on Saturday.
4 years ago, the country was at the 102nd spot in the rankings. The country’s score in terms of effective implementation of key safety elements has improved to 85.49%, putting it ahead of China (49), Israel (50), and Turkey (54).
“Maintaining the newfound status is a challenge. We assure all our stakeholders that DGCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) will leave no stone unturned to further improve India’s ranking,” said Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)director general Arun Kumar.
A formal announcement on the result is expected soon, he stated. The higher ranking means that India has improved its air safety processes. Better aviation safety in home skies also permits Indian carriers to expand faster in overseas markets as approvals for new services are easier to get.
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United Nations agency
The United Nations agency conducted the audit from November 9 to 16 in places including legislation, organization, personal licensing, operations, airworthiness, and aerodrome. “2 places, aircraft accident, and investigation and air navigation were not audited by International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO),” Kumar told.
“To check if rules were being followed, the team also visited Delhi airport, SpiceJet, a charter operator, air traffic control, communication navigation, and surveillance,” he stated.
India’s score for civil aviation organization rose from 63.64% to 72.73%, personnel licensing and training from 25.58% to 84.71%, aircraft operations from 80.34% to 97.44%, airworthiness of aircraft from 90.20% to 97.06% and aerodrome and ground aids from 72.36% to 92.68%.
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