DGCA will increase monitoring of flying training institutes to improve safety
DGCA said to save camera recording for 30 days and flight data of all devices for 6 months
Rickshaws are directly supervised by the Directorate of Flying Training (DFT).
New Delhi, dated 24 November-2022, Thursday
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday issued a new circular instructing Flying Training Organizations (FTOs) to expand its surveillance by installing CCTV cameras and other monitoring devices to monitor training activities. It should be done within 90 days, the aviation regulator said.
The objective of the order is to enhance DGCA’s supervision of aviation training and ground training activities of training institutes to improve operational safety and quality of training.
“FTOs operate from various controlled and uncontrolled airfields. Inspection/surveillance/audit of these aviation training institutes is conducted by DGCA as per Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR),” reads the order. Increased surveillance will also help instructors analyze the performance of trainee pilots and conduct investigations by the DGCA, the order added.
The circular also advises that the Student Pilot License (SPL) and Flight Radio Telephone Operators License (FRTOL) (R) examinations are directly supervised by the Directorate of Flying Training (DFT).
“The FTO shall ensure that glass cockpit, automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast ADS (B) or any other recording monitoring device is operational during flying activities. If the camera/ADS (B) or any other monitoring device is non-functional, the FTO shall immediately inform the DFT through email and steps shall be taken to make it functional within 15 days,” the circular read.
The DGCA said that camera recordings should be preserved for at least 30 days and flight data from all devices for at least 6 months.