The Indian aviation sector has performed best to date in terms of the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) comprehensive safety audit, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
A senior DGCA official confirmed on Wednesday that an ICAO Coordinated Validation Mission (ICVM) was conducted from November 9 to 16 this year as part of the ICAO’s Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) continuous monitoring approach. Legislation, Organization, Personal Licensing, Operations, Airworthiness, and Aerodromes were all audited.
“According to early reports, the Mission was a huge success. “While the formal communication from ICAO will be received in due course, it is to be noted that this is India’s best performance to date,” he said, adding that “while the formal communication from ICAO will be received in due course, it is to be noted that this is India’s best performance to date.”” The ICAO’s USOAP focuses on a state’s capability to provide safety oversight by assessing whether the state has effectively and consistently implemented the critical elements (CEs) of a safety oversight system. This allows the state to ensure that the ICAO’s safety-related Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs), as well as associated procedures and guidance material, are followed. Furthermore, it allows ICAO to continuously monitor states’ compliance with their safety oversight obligations.
After being severely impacted by Covid-19, the Indian civil aviation sector is recovering. It is regaining traction. The International Civil Aviation Organization is a United Nations specialised agency that coordinates the principles and techniques of international air navigation and promotes the planning and development of international air transport in order to ensure safe and orderly growth.