Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
Part of: Prelims and GS III – Aviation industry
Context The United States’ aviation watchdog, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started its five-day audit of India’s safety regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
- Under its International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program, the FAA determines whether another country’s oversight of its airlines that operate to the U.S. or have a codeshare agreement with a U.S. airline comply with safety standards laid down by the global aviation watchdog International Civil Aviation Organisation.
About Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
- It is a statutory body of the Indian Central Government to regulate civil aviation in India.
- It was Formed under the Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020.
- Functions: It investigates aviation accidents and incidents, maintains all regulations related to aviation and is responsible for issuance of licenses.