Presentation on theme: "Safety Oversight System in India"— Presentation transcript:
1 Safety Oversight System in India Presentation by DGCA India(January 2010)
2 International Audit by ICAO and FAA of USA Audit by International Civil Aviation OrganisationOctober 2006Total findings – 70Implemented 54Under implementation 16 } 9 (under implementation)} 7 (covered under National Projectswith ICAO)Audit by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of USAMarch 200919 areas of concern identified
3 Final Consultation by FAA FAA IASA team revisited DGCA on 23rd September 2009Confirmed and validated the action taken by DGCA since the audit in March 2009.FAA determined that India meets all international standards in all the eight (8) Critical Elements of an effective safety oversight system
4 Main areas of Concern of ICAO and FAA Lack of availability of skilled and trained technical manpower in DGCALack of adequate surveillance of airlines and other organisationsInadequate enforcement of the aviation regulations
5 Actions initiated - trained technical manpower Restructuring and strengthening of DGCACapacity Building and Skill upgradationFeasibility study for establishment of CAA in place of existing DGCA
6 Restructuring and strengthening of DGCA 132 lapsed posts revived and 427 new technical positions createdTime-bound action plan initiated to fill newly created posts in phased mannerShort term experts hired pending regular recruitmentAdministrative and financial delegation enhanced at headquarters and regional officesNew scheme of decentralization and strengthening of regional offices created
7 Capacity Building in DGCA Aviation Safety Inspectors in the areas of Flight Operations; Aerodromes; Air Navigation Services (CNS/ ATM) and Cabin Safety taken on secondment from industryFull strength of Flight Operations Inspectors on boardTechnical Cooperation from ICAO on three National Projects (Flight Safety; Aerodromes and ANS)
8 Skill Upgradation of DGCA officers System for annual preparation of training programme established (Internal and External training)In 2009, about 100 technical officers trained at FAA facilities, Singapore, Thailand, IATA etc.All newly recruited/ seconded inspectors provided ab-initio trainingJoint Training Academy of DGCA being set up.
9 Technical Guidance for DGCA Inspectors/ Industry Comprehensive Airworthiness Procedures ManualEnforcement Policy and Procedures manualFlight Operations Inspectors’ Manual – Air operator Certification, Administration and SurveillanceFlight Operations Inspectors Training and Qualification HandbookManuals available on DGCA’s website
10 Restructuring and strengthening of DGCA Feasibility study for establishment of Civil Aviation Authority commissioned to ICAO.Study commenced in October 2009Scheduled for completion in February/ March 2010.
11 Enhanced Surveillance and Enforcement of Regulations Annual Surveillance programme 2009 – 4000 inspections planned and completedAnnual Surveillance programme 2010 prepared and launched – 4400 inspectionsSurveillance of foreign airlines operating to/from India included in the programme
12 Enhanced Surveillance and Enforcement of Regulations Financial surveillance of airlines introduced to identify areas for heightened surveillance etc.Regulations amended to enhance penaltiesBoard for Aviation Safety set up to resolve deficienciesDatabase of deficiencies createdSurveillance and Enforcement Division set up at headquarters
13 Post ICAO’s USOAP and FAA’s IASA - ROADMAP All initiatives brought under an aggressive “Roadmap” with deliverables and time frames setMonitored on a monthly basisThe “Roadmap” also include new initiativesAviation Regulation Advisory Panel (ARAP) - to make regulations dynamicA “SSP Group” setup to prepare India’s Safety Programme. Presently “Gap analysis” being conducted by task groups formed for various areasIT driven solutions in DGCA – establishment of data-driven processes for ease of functioning and transparency
14 Total Accidents versus Fatal Accidents 2000-2009
16 Current International Initiatives BASA with USA - Under progress to carry out a shadow certification of Indian aeronautical products by FAA experts.ACP with USAActivities completed include air traffic flow management proceduresTwo agreements of cooperation signed with FAA for support by US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for assistance on helicopter operations (Bell Helicopters) and training on certification of aeronautical products (HAECO Parts Group USA).
17 Current International Initiatives Cooperative Development of Operational Safety and continued airworthiness programme – South Asia (COSCAP-SA)EASAProject of evaluation of Indian manufacturing industry which will include DGCA certification and oversight capabilities.The process will lead to type certification by EASA of Dhruv helicopter manufactured by HAL Bangalore.
18 Current International Initiatives EU-India Civil Aviation Cooperation programmeInitially operated in India for three yearsThe current phase of the programme being finalisedFocus on strengthening institutional capacity of DGCA to ensure adoption and enforcement of international best standards and practicesSouth Asia Regional Initiative (SARI)Focus on introduction of international regulations/ guidance documentation for adoption by South Asia States.
19 Current International Initiatives India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Cooperation ProgrammeAn agreement signed with India, Brazil and South Africa envisages a cooperation programme in the areas of certification, regulatory frame work and accident investigationAssistance to AfghanistanUnder a cooperation programme with Afghanistan, India plans to send aviation experts the country in the areas of airport and air traffic management and also in airworthiness and operational controlProvide training to the technical experts of Afghanistan
20 Conclusion DGCA has put in place an effective surveillance programme duly backed by required number of inspectors along with an institutionalized mechanism for monitoring and resolution of safety deficiencies.India endeavors to promote safe and efficient air transportation through regulation and proactive safety oversight system.