Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

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  • October 26, 2021
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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).

Key takeaways 

  • 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.

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