Friday, June 23, 2006

Govt. approve proposals to amend Aircraft Act

New Delhi: In a bid to grant regulatory powers to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Government on Thursday approved a number of proposals to amend the 1934 Aircraft Act, to enable it to exercise supervisory control over several matters including communication, air traffic management and operation of foreign registered planes in the Indian skies.
The Union Cabinet decided to finalise the legislation to in consultation with the legislative department before being moved in the Parliament, Finance Minister P Chidambaram told reporters after the Cabinet meeting.
Through the proposed amendment, the government would acquire powers to exercise supervisory control on the standards of airport, communication, navigation and surveillance (CNS) and air traffic management (ATM) facilities.
23/06/06 PTI/The Hindu
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