Airline regulator to do special safety audit of Indigo airlines

  1. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered a safety audit of domestic airline IndiGo over Pratt & Whitney engines.Safety auditing is a core safety management activity,providing a means of identifying potential problems before they have an impact on safety.
  2. In India,IndiGo and GoAir operate Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320 neo planes.The aircraft has been facing engine problems since the induction of the United States firm’s engines in the fleet three years ago.
  3. Directorate General of Civil Aviation is an attached office of the Ministry of Civil Aviation. It is the regulatory body in the field of Civil Aviation primarily dealing with safety issues.
  4. The main functions of DGCA are following (a)registration of aircraft,Licensing pilots,aircraft maintenance engineers,flight engineers (b)Supervision of Institutes,clubs and schools engaged in in flying training (c)Conducting air crash investigations (d)Formulating guidelines for airplane safety and (e)It serves as nodal agency for coordination with ICAO (International Civil Aviation organisation,a United Nations agency).