Sunday, September 09, 2018

DGCA licensing air traffic controllers not to have 'much impact' on AAI's operational structure

Entrusting the responsibility of licensing air traffic controllers with the DGCA would not have "much impact" on the operational structure of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), according to a senior official. As part of complying with the ICAO norms, the Civil Aviation Ministry has decided that the DGCA would be issuing licensing for air traffic controllers.
Currently, the AAI licenses air traffic controllers as well as provides air traffic control services.
By virtue of having long established practices and adequately trained and skilled manpower, the AAI has been complying with the ICAO provisions pertaining to air traffic services personnel, AAI Chairman Guruprasad Mohapatra said.
He also noted that as a regulator the DGCA has full oversight over the entire aviation functions, including that of air traffic controllers.
09/09/19 PTI/Economic Times