The Federal Aviation
Administration, FAA of US, has expressed complete satisfaction over the
functioning of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, DGCA, in
various regulatory areas relating to safety in India.
The development follows a meeting between a DGCA team and FAA officials
in which the former presented the actual facts and figures to the
On the basis of media reports, FAA had expressed concern on the current
civil aviation scenario in the country and cast doubt on the
effectiveness of the DGCA’s oversight of the aviation industry.
After the presentation and discussion between the two sides, FAA was
convinced that there has been no compromise on DGCA’s functions of
continuous surveillance and supervision of the industry.
FAA has categorically stated that there was no need to begin
consultation process on conducting a fresh International Aviation Saftey
Assessments of the DGCA by them. FAA has also reiterated that India
would continue to enjoy the privilege of Category one country