Wednesday, July 05, 2017

DGCA begins special audit of airlines

New Delhi:  The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will audit all big Indian airlines in the run-up to being audited itself by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) this November.The exercise has kicked off with the regulator ordering a "special audit" of IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet.In the second phase, other airlines like Air India and GoAir will be audited.
"The operations of these airlines are increasing in terms of both fleet size and number of flights. In view of that, we will check the airlines' overall safety and operations and the airworthiness of their fleet," said a senior DGCA official.
The airlines did not comment on this audit. A senior official of one of these airlines said: "This is part of the DGCA 's preparation for its upcoming audit by United Nation's aviation watchdog, ICAO. This audit is not due to the regulator finding any discrepancy in our operations as we increase our flights."
05/07/17 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India