Over 6000 violations by aviation companies in 2016: DGCA

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Aviation watchdog DGCA has come across over 6,000 violations related to compliance by aviation companies last year, the government said today.

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Another 233 such violations were detected during the random survey (surprise checks) by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) as part of its annual surveillance programme, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.
“During 2016, violations observed under planned and non- planned surveillance by DGCA were 6,310 and 233 respectively,” he said.

In case of violations observed under planned surveillance during 2017, the requisite data was not available at present, but, “in case of violations observed under non-plan surveillance during 2017, the number is 30,” Sinha said.

As part of its aviation safety mechanism, DGCA conducts frequent surveillance checks on airlines, non-scheduled operators as well as airport and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operators to ensure that the standard demonstrated at the time of issuance of aviation documents such as approval certificate, license, rating, among others is maintained on a continuous basis.

The primary responsibility of the DGCA is safety oversight and to meet this obligation, it implements an Annual Surveillance Programme (ASP) covering all aviation activities.

In reply to a question on the incident of an IndiGo aircraft coming right in front of a SpiceJet plane at Delhi airport last month, and skidding of a Jet Airways plane off the runway at Goa airport late last year, Sinha said, “IndiGo and SpiceJet case in under investigation by DGCA”. Read more

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