DGCA commences special safety audit of all scheduled airlines in India: Govt 

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Regulatory audit of scheduled airlines is carried out every two years as per the manual of regulatory audit

The country’s aviation regulator is carrying out special safety audit of all the scheduled airlines in the country.

For the airports, spot inspections at 13 licensed airports have been carried out during the monsoon season by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri while giving a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.

Regulatory audit of scheduled airlines is carried out every two years as per the manual of regulatory audit. However based on the findings during surveillances, spot checks, complaints, voluntary report and severity of occurrence, risk based audits are carried out in the form of special audits.

During previous safety audits, DGCA had identified certain deficiencies. These deficiencies were circulated to the airline operators for taking corrective measures.

During the audit drive, delay was found in taking corrective action in case of outcome of the flight operation quality assurance (FOQA) exceedance data.

Again, non-reporting of the incidents/occurrences by the airlines was also detected.

The maintenance control centre (MCC) of the airlines was not adequately staffed with technically qualified personnel while few of the procedures in practice were not in compliance with manufacturer's recommended procedures.

The special audit drive also noted the non-compliance to workplace manuals, documented procedures and documentation.

The action taken report has been submitted by each of the organisations. These were reviewed for effective compliance.

The latest surveillances and audits have shown improvement in areas which include compliance of procedures, workplace manual and documentation.

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