Government Strengthens Civil Aviation Safety Environment



Government Strengthens Civil Aviation Safety Environment


Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma informed the Lok Sabha today that in the year 2014, there have been two meetings of the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC) in which the following recommendations were made by the committee:


(i)      DGCA to constitute two or three safety teams for identifying the safety risk in various areas, including operation and training group and aerodromes group.

(ii)    A group has to be set up to study the usage of single engine helicopter for VIP operations.

(iii)   Review of DGCA requirements for operation of aircraft to/from performance limited airfields, which have been issued in the form of Air Safety Circular 06/2014.

(iv)   Delhi International Airport Ltd. (DIAL) gave a presentation on geofencing   technology to address the issue of runway incursions

 DGCA has constituted the two groups with the following functions:

Operation & Training Group:

(i)     Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures-Stabilized Approach for Safe Landing-reduction of unstabilised approaches.

(ii)   Policy on selection of trainers, standardization of quality of training imparted by trainers.

(iii)    Adverse weather operation

Aerodrome Group:

(i)      Identification of criteria for critical airfields

(ii)   Policy on runway occupancy time reduction in view of large number of air miss incidents.

(iii)   Provision of Runway End Safety Area (RESA) for operations to airfield with land constraints and requirement to provide connectivity
In order to strengthen aviation safety environment through synergisation of available expertise, the Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC) under the chairmanship of Secretary, Civil Aviation was formed on 28th May, 2010. The members of the council include DGCA, Chairman AAI, heads of scheduled airlines, experts in flight operations, airworthiness, air navigation, aerodrome and heliports, aircraft engineering, representative of Indian Air Force. Since its formation, the committee has held 10 meetings.

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