GoI sets up Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council
The Government has set up a Civil Aviation Safety Advisory Council (CASAC) with the view of strengthening the aviation safety environment through synergisation of available expertise.
The Council has been set up under the Chairmanship of Director General of Civil Aviation. The council comprising of 28 members drawn from various aviation sub-sectors such as airlines (both public and private), flight operations, air worthiness, operations etc has been constituted for a period of one year. Representatives from ICAO, FAA, Boeing, Airbus and other organisations will also be invited as special invitee as per requirement to participate in the meetings of CASAC.
The Council will be advisory in nature and advise DGCA in areas of oerations of aircraft – (commercial and general aviation), aerodromes and Heliports, air-navigation services, air operator certification, airworthiness of aircraft including maintenance, certification of aeronautical products, and human performance and training.
It would also review the existing regulatory framework and give recommendations to further strengthen the aviation safety.It will also develop, examine and recommend incorporation of best regulatory practices,recommend short, medium and long term measures for safety enhancement and reflect public views on aviation safety matters.
It will have a quarterly meeting or as may be decided by the Chair. The Council can set up Working Groups in focused areas and can also conduct business by electronic means.