New Delhi, Sept 7 (IBNS) US aviation regulator Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has showed their concern based on the media reports on current civil aviation scenario in India and had raised doubt on effectiveness of its Indian counterpart Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)'s oversight of the country's aviation industry.
The FAA Flight Standard Office representative wrote to the Director General on their concern and indicated that if it is established that the DGCA oversight has been compromised, then the necessary consultation process has to start in the direction of conducting an 'International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA)' of the DGCA by the FAA.
"The Director General in his detailed response, based on the actual facts, figures and the 'Annual Surveillance Programme' of the DGCA (which was forwarded to FAA), allayed the doubts," said the Civil Aviation Ministry on Friday.
"During this correspondence, it was felt that discussion across the table and presentation of facts/ figures would be really beneficial in the case to eliminate any doubts of FAA on the continuous oversight/ surveillance functions of DGCA. Hence, it was decided to depute a Team of senior officials of DGCA to FAA in the last week of August, 2012," the ministry said.