Suresh Prabhu tells DGCA to prepare safety audit of all airlines, airports


The government has ordered the aviation regulator to prepare a “comprehensive safety audit plan” of the entire aviation space within a month and then start the safety audit as soon as the plan is ready.

Aviation minister Suresh Prabhu issued this directive on Thursday afternoon, hours after a Jet Airways cabin pressurisation issue caused reportedly due to pilot error left 30 passengers bleeding from the ear and nose.

“In view of the incidents reported related to the safety of the passengers, Suresh Prabhu has directed concerned officials to prepare a comprehensive safety audit plan which involves assessment of safety parameters of all scheduled airlines, airports, flying training schools and MROs (companies doing maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft) immediately. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has been asked to do it. Read More

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